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CARNET Video Conferences

CARNET has developed a unique video conferencing system that allows establishing a videoconferencing connection between two or more locations involved in the system via the H.323 protocol. With the Polycom Real Presence Desktop application on your computer, and with adequate audio-video equipment, CARNET users can participate in video conferencing. There is also a possibility of booking the TCR Classroom (Tele Conferencing Room) available to them in the system.

The TCR classroom is an academic institution facility, equipped with a videoconferencing device that is fully adjusted to conditions required for high-quality audio and video transmission. Active TCR classrooms can be booked on the website TCR booking.  

Adobe Connect

In its desire to offer additional opportunities to remote day-to-day communication to the educational and academic community CARNET has implemented Adobe Connect Pro server that enables network collaboration. This network tool allows users to participate in webinars, meetings, tests, tutorials, and distance training. Options are available such as whiteboard, chat, sharing screen content, windows or individual applications, voice and image upload, polls, and various other features. Webinar (WEB based seminar) is a seminar, lecture or workshop that is transmitted via the Internet. It happens in real time and includes sound, text or video communication between lecturers and participants who are at different locations. The level of interaction depends on the author and the subject. Webinars can be accessed from any computer that has internet access and can later be downloaded and viewed. The technical prerequisite for tracking a webinar is a computer with speakers connected to the internet at an average speed. Microphones and headphones are not necessary, but enhance the experience of participation.

Users

pupils
students
parents
CARNET system engineers
e-Citizens
schools
ministries
teachers
professors
scientists
other AAI@EduHr users
public
faculties and colleges
other public intitutions

How to Become a User

Videoconferences – Real Presence Desktop

To use the computer video conferencing service on your computer, the request is sent by e-mail to: dma@carnet.hr.

Video conferencing in the TCR classroom

To use the TCR classroom system, it is recommended to obtain approval for video conferencing with an academic institution with a videoconference classroom (TCR). Use of the hall is required in the reservation system. If you would like to use all the advanced features of CARNET videoconferencing system and put your TCR classroom and resources into a system available to the academic community, contact us by e-mail: tcr@carnet.hr. 

Connect

You can become a user by submitting a virtual room booking request to the e-mail address: acp@carnet.hr, from your e-mail address in AAI@EduHr system. The request should specify the date and time of the conference and the name (topic) of the conference. Before you submit your application, you must log in to your CARNET Adobe Connect service with your electronic identity in the AAI@EduHr system. As a conference organizer, you shall have administrator authority in the virtual room. The Host shall allow you to manage your virtual room. Read the more detailed instructions by selecting the Menu User Guide link. After approving your reservation by signing into CARNET Adobe Connect system, you shall be offered the requested virtual room. Although there are currently no applications for Linux users, users can still attend webinars via their web browser. If you want to continue participating in video conferencing through your current Internet browser, we suggest that you:

  • update flash player
  • install Adobe add-in that allows you to share screen content, window, and applications, and test the prerequisites

If you are having problems accessing the virtual room, be sure to update the older version of Connect (Connect Add-in) download the application.

Group of pupils or students can use the videoconferencing system under the mentorship of a professor or a teacher. Professor or a teacher mentor has to make a reservation of the TCR classroom instead of the students. 

 

Download the App

For video conferences:

Polycom RealPresence Windows App or

Polycom RealPresence Desktop Mac OS App

For webconferences and webinars use Adobe Connect App:

Connect for Windows OS

Connect for MAC OS

Questions and Answers

How much time does it take to activate the service?

After receiving your request, the Multimedia Service shall send you information on how to start using the service at the latest within one business day. Of course, we shall always try to respond within a short period.

What is the recommended configuration for using the Real Presence Desktop application?

The recommended configuration of a computer that meets the HD ready standard/720p is Intel Core i3 Dual Core 2.5 GHz processor or better (up to 30 fps images per second), i.e. Intel Core i5 Quad Core 2.0 GHz or better (up to 30 fps). Supported operating systems are Windows 10, Windows 7: 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 8 and 8.1 Standard, Pro and Enterprise 32-bit and 64-bit. It is required to provide 200 MB of disk space, 4 GB of RAM, and 256 MB of video memory or more. For a better experience, it is advised to use a USB camera or built-in Webcam with a minimum resolution of 720p, and a 3.5 mm headset (microphone headset) or a USB headset (microphone headset) for a stand-alone use of the system.

When you open an app download link, the page reports an error that the resource is unavailable.

Please try again to open the link on our site or manually find the application on Polycom pages.

Where are the TCR classrooms?

TCR classrooms can be viewed on the map, and their functionality, availability and reservation must be made on the website: http://tcr-rezervacije.carnet.hr Some rooms for technical malfunctions are currently or permanently unavailable.

Why do I have problems following webinars or video conferencing?

We recommend that you use a wired connection to the Internet, not wirelessly, and we recommend using the listed applications. If you still have issues, you may have a problem with your bandwidth connection or with your local devices or computer.

Contact Details

CARNET’s User Support Service

Phone: +385 1 6661 555
E-mail: helpdesk@carnet.hr

Video conferencing software can be requested by sending a request via e-mail to: dma@carnet.hr.