Open access to KAREN Video Conferencing Service for earthquake affected people
KAREN Video Conferencing Service is open and free to use for anyone affected by the Christchurch earthquake. The service is operational and available for people to link to and from Christchurch from any national and international point to help and assist with the Christchurch earthquake and to assist with any meetings that need to get transferred to video conference.
KAREN Video Conferencing Service (KVCS) free for use
For new users, the KVCS enables multiple parties to link together via a free desktop application for windows and mac computers. This can be downloaded at http://sds.karen.net.nz. The bridge can support broadband connections to enable users who may need to connect from their homes.
How to get started
To start using the video bridge from anytime now onwards over the next couple of weeks:
- Go to http://sds.karen.net.nz to download the software
- Install the software in your computer
- Go back to http://sds.karen.net.nz
- Enter any 4 digit number into the meeting id field, starting with a 6, e.g. 6123, 6987
- Pass on your ad-hoc meeting id you created to others who would like to join
The bridge has a capacity to host up to 60 concurrent connections.
For more detailed information about how to use the KAREN Video Bridge from your laptop or desktop, please see:
Until further notice, AVCC staff will be working remotely and will be handling only urgent matters of assistance. Our thoughts go out to those who are affected at this time in Christchurch.