Conferencing is the general use of equipment to provide voice, video, or web communication over distances, specifically by connecting over a wired or wireless network. Conferencing enables individuals and groups to collaborate from remote locations.
- Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches
- Constitutional and Elected Offices
- Higher Education
- K-12 Education
- Local government
What We Provide
- Digital Dakota Network (DDN) or video conferencing facilities in K-12 facilities, state facilities, local facilities and higher education facilities.
- Bridging and scheduling capabilities to connect within and outside of state supported video sites.
- Coordination of installation and repairs for video devices.
- Coordination and management of the telephone conferencing system statewide.
- Coordination and management of audio conferencing statewide.
- Research and design of new plant cabling.
- Providing a web/audio conferencing option (LiveMeeting).
- Assign an agency point of contact for technical issues.
- Properly utilize the telephone conferencing system. Ports are limited and overbooking limits access to others.
- Request DDN Video content from the catalog as required.
- Request audio conferences as needed by calling 605.773.3011.
- Request required Live Meeting licenses as needed through the BIT Help Desk.
Major Investment Costs
- Using the State Audio Conferencing System and LiveMeeting can greatly reduce expense.
- For conferences under 66 minutes, it is less expensive to use the audio conferencing option with the LiveMeeting provider (Intercall). Over 66 minutes the $2.00/port flat rate of the state conferencing system will be more economical.
- DDN video conferencing for meetings, skills development and other needs can significantly reduce travel-related expenses.
- Intercall audio bridge is $.0299/minute per participant.
- Switchboard audio bridge is a flat $2.00/port.
- View Voice Networking rates.