A videoconference bridge is used to connect videoconference rooms located at different sites into one videoconference call so participants can see and hear one another. A videoconference bridge can connect rooms within the same network (e.g. one UBC FoM room to another UBC FoM room) or between different networks (e.g. a UBC FoM room to a BC Health Authority room).
The following Connectivity Diagram illustrates how the UBC FoM TEL bridge, the Provincial Health Services Authority PHSA bridge, and other types of bridges interact together to connect their respective sites via videoconferencing.
For example: (a) if hosting a videoconference from UBC FoM room and connecting to Interior Health Authority room for a UBC event, the UBC TEL bridge is used to connect the sites, (b) if hosting a videoconference from a Northern Health Authority room and connecting to a UBC FoM room for a health authority event, the PHSA bridge is used to connect the sites.
Please note that although the Connectivity Diagram does not include integrated services digital network (ISDN) connections, UBC does have the capability to connect ISDN calls.
For information on intersite connections or to book a connection test, contact: MedIT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-266-0666 X 2.