Videoconferencing background: EVO/SeeVogh

Enabling Virtual Organizations or EVO provides a means of videoconferencing that -in principle- is completely separate from our "standard" Ad-Hoc H.323 conferencing. It is the successor of the (now defunct) VRVS system. It is largely desktop based, has a fairly large user community, and the recommendation for e.g. the LHC experiments (see the CERN RTAG-12 working group) is for EVO to be always available as a means of communication. Moreover, it is Java-based, and is (freely) available on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, ...), so for smaller-scale meetings (but see the notes on meeting etiquette) it may be a good low-budget alternative.

EVO is very flexible, in that it supports multiple protocols:

Also several telephone bridges are available.

Videoconferencing background: Vidyo

For those working on an LHC experiment, Vidyo is also a good option to connect to D0 meetings.
1) Start your Vidyo client
2) Log into the cern video portal http://vidyoportal.cern.ch/
3) In the address box of your Vidyo client, simply enter confID@gk1.es.net (eg. 8843325@gk1.es.net). Then click "Call Direct" to connect ESNET.

If you want remote collborators to connect to your Vidyo meeting with their Polycom/h323 client, see the instructions Vidyo page.