UNM Information Technologies has announced that Meeting.UNM, a secure, high-quality, web meeting service for faculty and staff based on Adobe® Connect™, goes live on Monday, April 30. Meeting.UNM ensures easy meeting access for all participants, enables rich interactions between host and participants and makes managing web meetings easier. Meeting.UNM reduces UNM's carbon footprint, reduces travel costs and improves collaboration. Additionally, UNM IT is making the basic Meeting.UNM infrastructure available at no-charge across UNM.

Meeting.UNM meetings are simple to set up, participate in and join. Meeting.UNM runs on Adobe Flash Player software, and a web camera, microphone and earphones/speakers are required. A plug-in from Adobe is needed to share desktop files in a meeting. Participant browsers need to have the latest version of Flash. Meeting.UNM enables easy participant access to live sessions with Voice-over-IP calling.

Meeting.UNM is a complete solution for both live and on-demand presentations. Meetings can easily be recorded and the link shared with others. Virtual meeting rooms such as meeting.unm.edu/netid are persistent and can be added onto email signature blocks, business cards, and document footers.

The rich Meeting.UNM interface captures participants' attention and provides an intuitive way for host/participants to interact. Meeting.UNM allows organizations to efficiently share a wide range of content, including PowerPoint™ slides, live and recorded video, Adobe Flash content, live screen sharing, whiteboard collaboration, application sharing, audio, and multi-user text chat.

As a secure alternative to Skype, WebX or GoToMeeting, all UNM faculty and staff members may host or participate in Meeting.UNM using their UNM NetID/Password and encrypt the transmissions.

Meeting.UNM has many training opportunities through Adobe, Clarix and Lynda. Meeting.UNM quick start guides, troubleshooting and other information is available. Visit Meeting.UNM to learn more and to request Meeting.UNM access during this initial roll-out period.

Media contact: Steve Carr (505) 277-1821; email: scarr@unm.edu