MCNC Plans Video Upgrade on Statewide Education Network August 26, 2011


MCNC announced today that the video services infrastructure on the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) is scheduled to be upgraded on July 1.
MCNC has entered the final testing phases of Cisco TelePresence interoperability with H.323 point-to-point (standard on most desktops) and multipoint video services, and TelePresence Management System (TMS) scheduling. Also, a select pilot group is testing centrally-managed soft client licenses for additional devices including laptop and desktop computers and tablets. New services are scheduled to be widely available to NCREN users during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 school year.

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Merit Network to Host Internet2 IPv6 Workshop, August 2-3 August 26, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Merit Network Inc. announced today that it will host the Internet2 IPv6 workshop, a special learning opportunity for network professionals. The two-day workshop is provided through Merit’s Professional Learning program and will take place on August 2-3, 2011 at Merit’s offices in Ann Arbor.

NYSERNet Hosts Network Security Summit August 24, 2011

June 23, 2011

What are the best practices and tools for incident response? And what about DNSSEC? With engineers and security officers from member institutions increasingly concerned over threats to their networks, and even universities with dedicated network security organizations expressing need to improve tracking of emerging malicious technologies, implement compliance standards, and deploy campus specific security policies—all within budget—by summer 2010 NYSERNet realized that network security education required more than just a session or two at a general conference; only a concentrated agenda wholly dedicated to security issues would permit members the immersion with peers required.

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