Unified communications solutions provider Polycom announced that North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law is leveraging Polycom video collaboration solutions at key NCCU programs.
NCCU has deployed Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions as the foundation for its Virtual Justice Broadband Project, which is providing legal information and assistance throughout North Carolina. Schools participating in this program include Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Winston-Salem State University.
Another program, Virtual Legal Assistance – NCCU’s Clinical Legal Education Program – is using Polycom video solutions at 17 Legal Aid of North Carolina offices, three Pisgah Legal Services offices, and two mediation centers. The program is designed to offer students at participating universities and communities throughout North Carolina virtual access to staff attorneys.
Polycom also supports Virtual Classrooms at NCCU. The NCCU School of Law currently offers eight virtual courses for students pursuing law degrees, as well as two undergraduate courses for students who are considering legal careers.
“The placement of video collaboration equipment in the rural areas of North Carolina allows people to go to one of our rural sites and receive legal information and services from attorneys who are hours away. These services enhance the quality of their lives,” states Pam Glean, assistant dean for clinical and professional skills.
NCCU School of Law has installed a Polycom RealPresence Experience (RPXTM) room for fully immersive video collaboration. This room serves as the primary location for live courses that are made available to remote students.
NCCU and its partners across North Carolina have installed Polycom HDX 8000 video collaboration systems at participating campuses and Legal Aid offices around the state. These are gathering places where students and citizens without Polycom desktop software can access NCCU’s virtual courses and legal services.
The law school has also installed Polycom desktop software on 500 laptops and tablets to bring the HD video to those remote students. The law school is using the Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server to scale its implementation, and the Polycom Video Border ProxyTM E Series to secure its video collaboration network.
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