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Ontario’s research and education sector gain access to preferred-pricing video conferencing solutions

ORION has signed an agreement to enable Ontario’s research education institutions to access both Kaltura, a video experience cloud, and BlueJeans, a cloud-based video conferencing service. This is part of a national procurement agreement through Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) to offer cloud based video conferencing to all members of the NREN, including ORION constituents. 

With the increased demand for online teaching and learning, Canada’s NREN Partners collectively identified the need for tools to simplify the experience for educators and students and offer a robust, low-cost, video tool tailored to the unique requirements of education. Kaltura and BlueJeans are two top-tier services designed to meet the unique needs of the education community, while providing security and safety to their connected users. 

About BlueJeans Meetings

BlueJeans Meetings transforms the video conferencing experience by integrating the industry’s highest-fidelity audio and video performance with incredible productivity features and a comprehensive security toolkit to provide a distinct competitive advantage for virtual meetings. 

About Kaltura Education Video Cloud

Kaltura’s Education Video Cloud is a single platform purposely built to power real-time, live and video on demand experiences for online programs and virtual learning. The Kaltura Education Video Cloud includes a range of products for virtual classrooms, lecture capture, webinars & live events and student outreach — all designed to create engaging, personalized and accessible experiences on campus and beyond. 

About Canada’s NREN 

The National Research and Education Network (NREN) is an essential collective of infrastructure, tools and people that bolsters Canadian leadership in research, education, and innovation. CANARIE and twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s NREN. We connect Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to data, technology, and colleagues around the world. 

About ORION 

ORION is a not-for-profit organization supporting Ontario’s progress with essential digital infrastructure. Since 2001, we’ve facilitated new discoveries by connecting research and education institutions, regions, and people across the province, enabling collaboration, learning, forging partnerships, and providing our community with the digital tools and expertise they need to make the world a better place. 

Read more about ORION at https://www.orion.on.ca | @ORIONNetwork 

For media inquiries, contact: 

Cathy Bogaart 
Director, Marketing and Communications 
ORION 
Office: 416.507.9860 ext. 250 
cathy.bogaart@orion.on.ca