The University of Otago is set to upgrade its standard definition videoconferencing equipment to 1080 high definition.
The upgrade is intended to improve global communications and inter campus communications between its Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill locations.
The KAREN network infrastructure and HD Bridge will be used to provide multipoint connectivity. However, local bridging facilities in Dunedin and the other sites will be required.
Its Dunedin site differs in requirements to the other sites as one unit ,currently a Polycom VS4000, will need to service up to three separate conferencing suites while being located in a separate control room.
Suppliers will have to service and maintain the equipment for up to 12 months as well as provide training to University staff.
The deadline for replies is Friday, April 30.