UniMy appointed global training centre for Japan’s Fresh Voice videoconferencing
By Digital News Asia March 16, 2015
- UniMy to use system to create video-enabled teaching and learning environment
- Both parties to do joint R&D to create system tailored for local needs
UNIVERSITY Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy), Malaysia’s first IT boutique university, said it has been appointed by Japan’s Anet Co Ltd as the first ever global training centre for the latter’s Fresh Voice.
Fresh Voice is a web-based videoconferencing system that offers full HD (high-definition) voice and video, desktop and document sharing, and the ability to invite and schedule conferences.
Furthermore, the SIP-based system enables it to connect to other videoconferencing systems such as Polycom, Tandberg and Sony. [SIP or Session Initiation Protocol is a telecommunications protocol for signaling and controlling multimedia communication sessions.]
UniMy said it is establishing this partnership in the interest of the advancement of its students as well as the local IT industry.
With this appointment, UniMy will be adopting the Fresh Voice system in its Putrajaya campus, thus creating a video-enabled teaching and learning environment to benefit the student body as well as faculty members and staff.
“Nowadays, videoconferencing systems are widely used in a variety of industries including medical, banking and of course education, amongst others,” said its Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khairuddin Ab. Hamid.
“Apart from the education sector, we are also planning to introduce this system to other industries, especially to the government agencies.
“Therefore, we are planning to start training sessions of the system for government agencies in April where a software engineer from Anet, who doubles as a visiting lecturer, and our fully trained staff will be on hand to conduct and facilitate these sessions,” he added.
Additionally, as part of its long-term plan, UniMy and Anet will also be sharing resources and collaborating on research and development (R&D) efforts to develop a customised web-based videoconferencing system tailored to the local market’s needs.
UniMy was founded by Prestariang Education Sdn Bhd (PESB), jointly owned by Main Market-listed Prestariang Berhad and MARA with the latter in the final stages of acquiring 30% equity in PESB in January 2015.
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