Provided video conferencing tools

System evaluation of the tools provided by HA IT

Here you will find a summary of the video conferencing systems offered at HZB to help you find the right tool for your video conference.

Tool Jitsi GoToMeeting Skype for Business (MS Lync) DFN conference service
maximum number of participants per conference 25

250

(according to LogMeIn)

250

(according to Microsoft)

73
maximum number of  simultaneously active cameras
(the actual videos displayed on the screen may vary dependent on client software and device)

15

(the 15 participants who have most recently spoken are displayed)

25

(the 25 participants who have most recently spoken are displayed)

 

5

(the 5 participants who have most recently spoken are displayed)

23

(for the first 23 connected participants)

costs for users

no

(free software)

yes

(License to be purchased from the initiator of the conference)

no

(concluded license agreement with Microsoft)

no

(free of charge as part of the DFN membership)

use cases

internal meetings

ad-hoc meetings

external participants possible

internal meetings

ad-hoc meetings (after first-time registration)

external participants possible

link to our lecture halls (including Polycom system)

internal meetings

ad-hoc meetings

external participants possible

link to our lecture halls (including Polycom system)

internal meetings

ad-hoc meetings (after first-time registration)

external participants possible

link to our lecture halls (including Polycom system)

additional functions

desktop sharing (desktop or single application window)

dial-in by phone

chat

password protection possible

function "raise hand" (signal for interruption-free conversation)

desktop sharing (desktop or single application window)

dial-in by phone

chat

password protection possible

recording possible

function "laser pointer" at presentation 

function "Drawing Tool" at presentation

desktop sharing (desktop or single application window)

dial-in by phone

chat

recording possible

function "whiteboard" for collaborative work

waiting-area/lobby before attendance

desktop sharing (desktop or single application window)

dial-in by phone

chat

password protection possible

recording possible

function "streaming" (live stream as in a webinar with chat function, no limited number of participants)

supported devices

laptop or PC with webcam/headset

Windows, Mac, Linux

app for iOS and android

laptop or PC with webcam/headset

Windows, Mac, Linux

app for iOS and android

laptop or PC with webcam/headset

Windows, Mac

app for iOS and android

laptop or PC with webcam/headset

Windows, Mac, Linux

app for iOS and android

client software

Jitsi meet client

GoToMeeting-Opener

Skype for Business client

PEXIP client

recommended browsers

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

MS Internet Explorer (installation of a plugin required)

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

supported browsers (laptop/PC) or software

new MS Edge (based on chromium)

other browsers (installation of a plugin required)

MS Internet Explorer

other browsers

hoster

(company and location of IT)

HZB, HA IT

data processing takes place in HZB

company LogMeIn

data processing takes place outside hzb (national and international)

HZB, HA IT

data processing takes place in HZB

DFN Verein

data processing takes place in Germany

evalution of data protection and IT security 

recommended

 

GDPR-compliant video conferencing with a limited number of participants and confidential or strictly confidential content

allowed

 

video conferencing with very high numbers of participants and without sensitive or confidential content

(data protection is regulated by a contract of commissioned data processing)

recommended

 

GDPR-compliant video conferencing with a limited number of participants and confidential or strictly confidential content

recommended

 

GDPR-compliant video conferencing with a high number of participants and confidential or strictly confidential content

 

comments

open source software

video conferencing tool accepted by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)