IOCOM Becomes a JANET-Connected Organization

Visimeet Software as a Service Delivered Directly Over the JANET Network

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

LONDON, Aug. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IOCOM, a leading provider of universal video conferencing solutions and based in Chicago, is pleased to announce that it has become a JANET-Connected organisation and will deliver the Visimeet service directly over the JANET Network in the UK. IOCOM's service will be provided on a dedicated IOCOM Visimeet server located on the JANET core network enabling a user on the JANET network to reach any partner, anywhere in the world, quickly and easily. The agreement between JANET and IOCOM allows for organisations to receive a discount on standard pricing. 

"This is a much anticipated and exciting opportunity to bring high quality, affordable, video collaboration software to educational and research facilities in the UK," explained Jim Miller, Executive Vice-President of IOCOM.

Research and education are not isolated efforts: they demand collaboration from many people who are rarely in the same location at the same time. Visimeet was created by researchers for researchers to ensure that multi-party collaboration can occur anytime, anywhere and still be efficient and effective. Anyone involved in education and research can benefit from Visimeet's collaborative tools, multi-point video, and scalability.

Visimeet is a video collaboration tool designed specifically for the education and research sector and offers:

  • quick and easy creation of a virtual online classroom environment
  • contact lists to manage presence and allow instant communication
  • a variety of data share options
  • a fully scalable solution (Windows or MAC OS) usable from laptops to dedicated room systems
  • interoperability with H.323, SIP, and Access Grid technologies
  • low cost subscriptions and maintenance
  • free access for a desktop user to an entry level account.

This service is one of the first to utilise the JANET Connected Service, a non-exclusive third party service agreement.


IOCOM provides software to keep people connected through video, audio, and data conferencing. Its trusted solutions work with virtually any internet-enabled device including room systems, desktop PCs, notebooks, and mobile devices. IOCOM focuses on delivering high performance solutions that provide superior quality audio and video without the cost and complexity of proprietary systems.

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JANET(UK) manages the operation and development of JANET on behalf of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) for the UK Further and Higher Education Funding Councils. JISC also works in partnership with the Research Councils.

JANET(UK) operates as a key delivery partner with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education and Further Education Funding Councils and the Research Councils , with the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure that meets the needs of the education and research communities.

For more information on this press release, please contact Gary Refka in the UK ( or Jim Miller in the US (