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DICENTIS IP-based Conference system in action

Optimizing user experience with DICENTIS software release 3.50

Incorporating new market insights in IP-based conferencing

Standardized IP technology and a software-based ecosystem assure a reliable, scalable and future-proof conference solution. With DICENTIS, we have one goal in mind: enhancing your conference business by continuously improving meeting efficiency. This also includes a smooth interaction with 3rd party equipment. Our regular software updates answer questions that arise in the conference market, incorporate new insights learned in the field and offer an improved user experience.

DICENTIS 3.50 highlights

Auto-relay function on the interpreter desk

Auto-relay function on the interpreter desk

Auto-relay function on the interpreter desk

The auto-relay function provides ease-of-use for interpreters. When a group of interpreters don’t speak a certain source-floor language, the DICENTIS system can be configured so that this unknown language is automatically replaced by a language that the group understands. An interpreter that speaks the source-floor language will provide the auto-relay interpretation, meaning the “known” language will automatically replace the source-floor language. On the synoptic layout, system operators can see which interpreter is providing the auto-relay interpretation.

Auto-relay function on the interpreter desk
Automatic quorum and majority calculation

Automatic quorum and majority calculation

Automatic quorum and majority calculation

DICENTIS enables the chairperson to enjoy a fast, reliable and simple decision-making process during meetings. It offers the possibility to prepare voting rounds ahead of a session, but the clerk or operator can also prepare and execute an ad hoc voting round during a meeting. The system offers a wide range of settings to configure and assist with the voting round: answer set, voting authorization, vote weighing, timer and now also automatic quorum – a meeting setting which automatically indicates if there are enough meeting participants present to start a meeting or voting session – and majority calculation – a voting setting which automatically determines if there are enough votes to accept the proposal.

The majority and quorum information is saved in the meeting notes and voting files and can be accessed on the synoptic control and meeting application, but is also available via the .NET Application Programming Interface (API) and conference protocol for external applications.

Automatic quorum and majority calculation
Contact identification

Contact identification

Contact identification

The software update also sees an extension of near field communication (NFC) to contact identification. When using a simple DICENTIS software-setting, delegate identification becomes even more adjustable to the user’s needs. When the NFC card is in contact with the device, the unit is activated and the delegate is logged on. When the card is removed and no longer in contact with the device, the delegate is automatically logged off. Contact-identification works with all DICENTIS participants’ seats when they have an identification at seat license.

Contact identification
Extension of conference protocol

Extension of conference protocol

Extension of conference protocol

The DICENTIS Conference System has a Microsoft .NET based API. This makes it easier to make an interface due to the supplied .NET Data Definition Language (DDL). It also offers system configuration, meeting preparation and control functionality. However, this API only works on Windows-based systems.

For systems which do not support .NET, we have now introduced a Conference Protocol which is a web socket-based JSON solution. To get started, a web-based demonstrator and Linux example code is available. All commands for this conference protocol extension are available in the documentation.

Extension of conference protocol
System support for Windows Server 2019

System support for Windows Server 2019

System support for Windows Server 2019

We previously offered system support for Windows Server 2016. This will now be extended to Windows Server 2019.

System support for Windows Server 2019

Review the release notes, read all about the new additions to the DICENTIS Conference System and download the new software from the website.

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