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David Alan WILLSON
Colleagues,
 
Recently there has been much interest expressed video conference solutions.  One solution that you may be interested in is the videoconferencing functionality that is being added to Readytalk's audio and web conferencing solution.  Readytalk has a competitively bid systemwide contract in place and the video conferencing functionality is being integrated into their product at no additional charge.  Those of you with Readytalk accounts may participate in the beta by signing up here http://meet.readytalk.com/VCbetasignup.
 
 The following from our Readytalk account representative provides some additional details.
ReadyTalk’s initial live video application is designed for collaborative work groups. Up to 25 people can participate in a video conference and 4 of those individuals can be viewed at any one time. The video feeds can be swapped during the meeting so that more than 4 people have the opportunity to share their video. Currently the application is offered as a beta. We are working through a few known bugs and we plan to improve the video quality before we deliver the application to all users in Q2 of this year. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you do participate in the beta I (and I expect others on this list) am interested in your feedback.
 
Regards,
 
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Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
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Re: [Micronet] ReadyTalk video beta

Phyllis Orrick
Hi David,

This is great news about the Readytalk video option.. We've been using the web conferencing service since August and have seen our webinar attendance rise by several orders of magnitude, and we have been able to generate a record of playbacks and users which is a great deliverable.

Quick question: what's the pricing structure for the video? I see a .20 cents per minute rate on their website, but am wondering if UCB got a discount. The audio and web webinar fees are barely higher than nominal, but I wanted to check that that was the case here as well before going any further.

Thanks,

Phyllis


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM, David Alan WILLSON <[hidden email]> wrote:
Colleagues,
 
Recently there has been much interest expressed video conference solutions.  One solution that you may be interested in is the videoconferencing functionality that is being added to Readytalk's audio and web conferencing solution.  Readytalk has a competitively bid systemwide contract in place and the video conferencing functionality is being integrated into their product at no additional charge.  Those of you with Readytalk accounts may participate in the beta by signing up here http://meet.readytalk.com/VCbetasignup.
 
 The following from our Readytalk account representative provides some additional details.
ReadyTalk’s initial live video application is designed for collaborative work groups. Up to 25 people can participate in a video conference and 4 of those individuals can be viewed at any one time. The video feeds can be swapped during the meeting so that more than 4 people have the opportunity to share their video. Currently the application is offered as a beta. We are working through a few known bugs and we plan to improve the video quality before we deliver the application to all users in Q2 of this year. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you do participate in the beta I (and I expect others on this list) am interested in your feedback.
 
Regards,
 
--
 
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Manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition
Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
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Re: [Micronet] ReadyTalk video beta

Gladys Oddoye
Hi Phyllis,

In reading David's email from yesterday and your question below, we thought it will be helpful if we shared more information on our ReadyTalk rates with everyone.  We will modify our content on the links to include video conferencing when ready.

From our IST shopping cart, below are the links to the ReadyTalk services and the contracted rates negotiated for the UC System.  You can review these and also keep for your records.

As was mentioned in our earlier communication to micronet, the video conferencing when ready will be at no additional cost to users.  We will send communication to the campus when this is available. 

ReadyTalk Conf. Call Rates (Nationwide & Canada)

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/ReadyTalk%20conference%20call%20rates.pdf

International Dial-Out Countries & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Dial%20Out%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

International Toll-Free Countires & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Toll-Free%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Gladys
IST Telecom

On 4/4/2013 6:58 AM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:
Hi David,

This is great news about the Readytalk video option.. We've been using the web conferencing service since August and have seen our webinar attendance rise by several orders of magnitude, and we have been able to generate a record of playbacks and users which is a great deliverable.

Quick question: what's the pricing structure for the video? I see a .20 cents per minute rate on their website, but am wondering if UCB got a discount. The audio and web webinar fees are barely higher than nominal, but I wanted to check that that was the case here as well before going any further.

Thanks,

Phyllis


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM, David Alan WILLSON <[hidden email]> wrote:
Colleagues,
 
Recently there has been much interest expressed video conference solutions.  One solution that you may be interested in is the videoconferencing functionality that is being added to Readytalk's audio and web conferencing solution.  Readytalk has a competitively bid systemwide contract in place and the video conferencing functionality is being integrated into their product at no additional charge.  Those of you with Readytalk accounts may participate in the beta by signing up here http://meet.readytalk.com/VCbetasignup.
 
 The following from our Readytalk account representative provides some additional details.
ReadyTalk’s initial live video application is designed for collaborative work groups. Up to 25 people can participate in a video conference and 4 of those individuals can be viewed at any one time. The video feeds can be swapped during the meeting so that more than 4 people have the opportunity to share their video. Currently the application is offered as a beta. We are working through a few known bugs and we plan to improve the video quality before we deliver the application to all users in Q2 of this year. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you do participate in the beta I (and I expect others on this list) am interested in your feedback.
 
Regards,
 
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Manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition
Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
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Re: [Micronet] ReadyTalk video beta

Beth Muramoto
Gladys,

Thanks for this information. I was wondering about cost and creating an account in order to take advantage of this.

I'll pass this on.


Beth


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM, Gladys Oddoye <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Phyllis,

In reading David's email from yesterday and your question below, we thought it will be helpful if we shared more information on our ReadyTalk rates with everyone.  We will modify our content on the links to include video conferencing when ready.

From our IST shopping cart, below are the links to the ReadyTalk services and the contracted rates negotiated for the UC System.  You can review these and also keep for your records.

As was mentioned in our earlier communication to micronet, the video conferencing when ready will be at no additional cost to users.  We will send communication to the campus when this is available. 

ReadyTalk Conf. Call Rates (Nationwide & Canada)

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/ReadyTalk%20conference%20call%20rates.pdf

International Dial-Out Countries & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Dial%20Out%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

International Toll-Free Countires & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Toll-Free%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Gladys
IST Telecom


On 4/4/2013 6:58 AM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:
Hi David,

This is great news about the Readytalk video option.. We've been using the web conferencing service since August and have seen our webinar attendance rise by several orders of magnitude, and we have been able to generate a record of playbacks and users which is a great deliverable.

Quick question: what's the pricing structure for the video? I see a .20 cents per minute rate on their website, but am wondering if UCB got a discount. The audio and web webinar fees are barely higher than nominal, but I wanted to check that that was the case here as well before going any further.

Thanks,

Phyllis


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM, David Alan WILLSON <[hidden email]> wrote:
Colleagues,
 
Recently there has been much interest expressed video conference solutions.  One solution that you may be interested in is the videoconferencing functionality that is being added to Readytalk's audio and web conferencing solution.  Readytalk has a competitively bid systemwide contract in place and the video conferencing functionality is being integrated into their product at no additional charge.  Those of you with Readytalk accounts may participate in the beta by signing up here http://meet.readytalk.com/VCbetasignup.
 
 The following from our Readytalk account representative provides some additional details.
ReadyTalk’s initial live video application is designed for collaborative work groups. Up to 25 people can participate in a video conference and 4 of those individuals can be viewed at any one time. The video feeds can be swapped during the meeting so that more than 4 people have the opportunity to share their video. Currently the application is offered as a beta. We are working through a few known bugs and we plan to improve the video quality before we deliver the application to all users in Q2 of this year. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you do participate in the beta I (and I expect others on this list) am interested in your feedback.
 
Regards,
 
--
 
David Willson, CPSM, CFA
Manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition
Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
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Re: [Micronet] ReadyTalk video beta

Phyllis Orrick
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Hi Gladys,

That's great you're sharing this info on Micronet. As I said, this is a terrific service. But it does cost a small amount, based on number of participants and duration. Not to be scared off: it is so small that one time, when I was testing it and forgot to close the meeting, and it ran for 45 minutes, the bill was a couple of bucks, if that. So I urge everyone to give it a try. Plus there's an archiving option, but you want to keep an eye on that, as the charges can mount over time, but again, nothing too drastic.

In terms of the question of video conferencing, I'm hearing that there is no additional cost above what we pay for the conference call rates negotiated by UCB. Is that correct.

Also, a word of caution to those of you ordering the service through the IST shopping cart: be sure to have a chart string ready. Although IST charges nothing to "install" Readytalk, you have to have a chart string for ReadyTalk to bill to. Also, once you establish one "chair person account," you can share that among yourselves. Finally, on the IST shopping site, you won't find ReadyTalk anywhere as a product: Click on the link that says something to the effect "not among the choices."

Once you clear that hurdle, it's a great service. Customer support is AWESOME.

Feel free to contact me offline if you want to hear more accolades.

Phyllis


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM, Gladys Oddoye <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Phyllis,

In reading David's email from yesterday and your question below, we thought it will be helpful if we shared more information on our ReadyTalk rates with everyone.  We will modify our content on the links to include video conferencing when ready.

From our IST shopping cart, below are the links to the ReadyTalk services and the contracted rates negotiated for the UC System.  You can review these and also keep for your records.

As was mentioned in our earlier communication to micronet, the video conferencing when ready will be at no additional cost to users.  We will send communication to the campus when this is available. 

ReadyTalk Conf. Call Rates (Nationwide & Canada)

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/ReadyTalk%20conference%20call%20rates.pdf

International Dial-Out Countries & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Dial%20Out%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

International Toll-Free Countires & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Toll-Free%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Gladys
IST Telecom


On 4/4/2013 6:58 AM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:
Hi David,

This is great news about the Readytalk video option.. We've been using the web conferencing service since August and have seen our webinar attendance rise by several orders of magnitude, and we have been able to generate a record of playbacks and users which is a great deliverable.

Quick question: what's the pricing structure for the video? I see a .20 cents per minute rate on their website, but am wondering if UCB got a discount. The audio and web webinar fees are barely higher than nominal, but I wanted to check that that was the case here as well before going any further.

Thanks,

Phyllis


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM, David Alan WILLSON <[hidden email]> wrote:
Colleagues,
 
Recently there has been much interest expressed video conference solutions.  One solution that you may be interested in is the videoconferencing functionality that is being added to Readytalk's audio and web conferencing solution.  Readytalk has a competitively bid systemwide contract in place and the video conferencing functionality is being integrated into their product at no additional charge.  Those of you with Readytalk accounts may participate in the beta by signing up here http://meet.readytalk.com/VCbetasignup.
 
 The following from our Readytalk account representative provides some additional details.
ReadyTalk’s initial live video application is designed for collaborative work groups. Up to 25 people can participate in a video conference and 4 of those individuals can be viewed at any one time. The video feeds can be swapped during the meeting so that more than 4 people have the opportunity to share their video. Currently the application is offered as a beta. We are working through a few known bugs and we plan to improve the video quality before we deliver the application to all users in Q2 of this year. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you do participate in the beta I (and I expect others on this list) am interested in your feedback.
 
Regards,
 
--
 
David Willson, CPSM, CFA
Manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition
Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
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Re: [Micronet] ReadyTalk video beta

Gladys Oddoye
Hi Phyllis,

The answer to your video conferencing question service is yes.   If you have any other questions, can you please send them to my personal email address?  

Thank you
Gladys

On Apr 5, 2013, at 10:01 AM, Phyllis Orrick <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Gladys,

That's great you're sharing this info on Micronet. As I said, this is a terrific service. But it does cost a small amount, based on number of participants and duration. Not to be scared off: it is so small that one time, when I was testing it and forgot to close the meeting, and it ran for 45 minutes, the bill was a couple of bucks, if that. So I urge everyone to give it a try. Plus there's an archiving option, but you want to keep an eye on that, as the charges can mount over time, but again, nothing too drastic.

In terms of the question of video conferencing, I'm hearing that there is no additional cost above what we pay for the conference call rates negotiated by UCB. Is that correct.

Also, a word of caution to those of you ordering the service through the IST shopping cart: be sure to have a chart string ready. Although IST charges nothing to "install" Readytalk, you have to have a chart string for ReadyTalk to bill to. Also, once you establish one "chair person account," you can share that among yourselves. Finally, on the IST shopping site, you won't find ReadyTalk anywhere as a product: Click on the link that says something to the effect "not among the choices."

Once you clear that hurdle, it's a great service. Customer support is AWESOME.

Feel free to contact me offline if you want to hear more accolades.

Phyllis


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM, Gladys Oddoye <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Phyllis,

In reading David's email from yesterday and your question below, we thought it will be helpful if we shared more information on our ReadyTalk rates with everyone.  We will modify our content on the links to include video conferencing when ready.

From our IST shopping cart, below are the links to the ReadyTalk services and the contracted rates negotiated for the UC System.  You can review these and also keep for your records.

As was mentioned in our earlier communication to micronet, the video conferencing when ready will be at no additional cost to users.  We will send communication to the campus when this is available. 

ReadyTalk Conf. Call Rates (Nationwide & Canada)

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/ReadyTalk%20conference%20call%20rates.pdf

International Dial-Out Countries & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Dial%20Out%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

International Toll-Free Countires & Rates

https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/AS/Web_Apps/comet/help/comet_anon_help_library/International%20Toll-Free%20Countries%20and%20%20Rates.pdf

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Gladys
IST Telecom


On 4/4/2013 6:58 AM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:
Hi David,

This is great news about the Readytalk video option.. We've been using the web conferencing service since August and have seen our webinar attendance rise by several orders of magnitude, and we have been able to generate a record of playbacks and users which is a great deliverable.

Quick question: what's the pricing structure for the video? I see a .20 cents per minute rate on their website, but am wondering if UCB got a discount. The audio and web webinar fees are barely higher than nominal, but I wanted to check that that was the case here as well before going any further.

Thanks,

Phyllis


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM, David Alan WILLSON <[hidden email]> wrote:
Colleagues,
 
Recently there has been much interest expressed video conference solutions.  One solution that you may be interested in is the videoconferencing functionality that is being added to Readytalk's audio and web conferencing solution.  Readytalk has a competitively bid systemwide contract in place and the video conferencing functionality is being integrated into their product at no additional charge.  Those of you with Readytalk accounts may participate in the beta by signing up here http://meet.readytalk.com/VCbetasignup.
 
 The following from our Readytalk account representative provides some additional details.
ReadyTalk’s initial live video application is designed for collaborative work groups. Up to 25 people can participate in a video conference and 4 of those individuals can be viewed at any one time. The video feeds can be swapped during the meeting so that more than 4 people have the opportunity to share their video. Currently the application is offered as a beta. We are working through a few known bugs and we plan to improve the video quality before we deliver the application to all users in Q2 of this year. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you do participate in the beta I (and I expect others on this list) am interested in your feedback.
 
Regards,
 
--
 
David Willson, CPSM, CFA
Manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition
Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of California, Berkeley
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Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC)
University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
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California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (CATSIP)
2614 Dwight Way
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