The Blue Jeans video conferencing service delivered to UBC through BCNet will be ending in May 2015. The university has recognized that there is a need to continue offering a conference bridge service at a reasonable cost.
UBC, in partnership with other Higher Education BC institutions, is participating in a tender (Request for Proposal process) to gather bids from potential vendors and to select a cost-effective online/video/web conferencing bridge service that can be implemented at UBC.
The process for selecting a new conferencing bridge service is still underway and due to this the Blue Jeans video conferencing service will be extended until further notice.
Why can’t we continue to use Blue Jeans Conference Bridge?
Blue Jeans is participating in the RFP, so there is a chance that we will continue to use the Blue Jeans video conference bridge. However, if a different product is chosen based on the selection criteria, Blue Jeans will be replaced.
Will I have to pay for the new service?
A replacement service has not been selected yet, so we are not able to determine a pricing model at this time. However, in the future, there may be a nominal fee to use the UBC video conference bridge service.
When will this change happen?
This change will happen after a new video conference bridge service is selected.
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