Friday, October 29, 2010

CENIC K20Video Now Serving Institutions Throughout California

CENIC and Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE) announce the availability of K20Video Services, a state-wide videoconference infrastructure over the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) to serve educational institutions across California, including all CCC, CSU, K12 and UC sites. This new service is a collaborative effort to combine CalREN Video Services (CVS) with, providing greater opportunities for California's K-20 education segments to utilize multi-point videoconferencing for both academic and administrative needs. By forming a single state-wide infrastructure, K20Video seeks to encourage increased collaboration between segments and facilitate continued and new distance learning programs.

Training for K20Video is now available at It is anticipated that campuses will transition from CVS to K20Video at their own pace during November and December, 2010. CENIC will continue to provide 24x7 support for videoconferencing via the CENIC Video Services Desk and CENIC NOC.

Questions may be directed to the CENIC Video Services Desk during regular business hours via email to or by telephone at (714) 220-3465. We are eager to share this new direction in videoconferencing and look forward to continuing to serve the CalREN videoconferencing community!

About CENIC:

California's education and research communities leverage their networking resources under CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, in order to obtain cost-effective, high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed to meet the unique requirements of these communities, and to which the vast majority of the state's K-20 educational institutions are connected. In order to facilitate collaboration in education and research, CENIC also provides connectivity to non-California institutions and industry research organizations with which CENIC's Associate researchers and educators are engaged.

CENIC is governed by its member institutions. Representatives from these institutions also donate expertise through their participation in various committees designed to ensure that CENIC is managed effectively and efficiently, and to support the continued evolution of the network as technology advances.

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