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NTG has earned a position as an Ontario provincial government Vendor of Record for Web Collaboration Solutions and Services (#OSS_00382899). Based on Adobe’s Connect offering, New Toronto Group is authorized to provide solutions to ministries and broader public sector clients.

Adobe Connect is sold two ways: 1) as an on premise, commercial off the shelf module installation ("COTS") or 2) through software as a service ("SaaS"). With the on premise COTS version, software modules are sold to the customer and installed locally. Normally the software modules are sold with an annual maintenance and support contract. The SaaS offering is hosted by Adobe and provided through an annual service contract.

Below is a summary of the on premise (COTS) and SaaS options.

Adobe Connect:  On Premise (COTS) 

Application Server:

Adobe Connect Server is available as licensed software for local installation and acts as the foundation piece for Adobe Connect’s e-conference, e-training and large event modules. 

Adobe Connect Server integrates real-time and on-demand communications and provides user administration, tracking, reporting, and integrated content management across all Adobe Connect applications through a fully searchable content library. Adobe Connect Server offers true enterprise-class scalability, with support for single-server or clustered environments, providing reliable redundant deployment that can support thousands of concurrent users. Adobe Connect is open and extensible through industry-standard APIs.

Adobe Connect Named Host: (for e-conferences)

Each individual Named Host has the ability to host a meeting with up to 100 total attendees.  Named Host may create an unlimited number of meeting rooms, however, the Named Host can only use one of their rooms at any one time and rooms cannot be accessed unless the Named Host is present.  Named Hosts must be individuals, not groups or generic logins, and a Named Host license cannot be shared. If a Named Host leaves the organization, his/her name can be replaced by a new Named Host through the administration settings in Adobe Connect.

Adobe Connect Concurrent User: (alternate module for e-conferences)

With the Concurrent user model, an organization is provided with a pool of licenses that anyone can use to host live meetings. The customer can name as many hosts as desired, but the limit on total concurrent users (the number of meeting attendees) is limited to the license pool.  

Adobe Connect Seminar Rooms: (for large events)

Seminar rooms are shared "auditorium" type rooms that can range from 500 to 1,500 people, whatever size is desired. These are separate rooms – not built beyond an existing named organizer room.

The seminar room size is determined based on the number of seats purchased per room. Only one meeting can take place in a seminar room at any given time and a designated seminar Room Host must be present in the room for it to be accessed. Host identity is not assigned to one individual – it is flexible.

Adobe Connect Content Publisher Module:

Content Publisher provides an individual Named Author with rights to publish to the Adobe Connect Server includes management, delivery and reporting functionality. Content can be published from Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate or other authoring tools.

Adobe Connect Training Module: (for e-training)

The Adobe Connect Training module provides everything training professionals require to deploy, manage and track online training. Training content is easy for participants to access via a web browser. Curriculum management capabilities enable integration of both live and self-paced courses, including courses created with non-Adobe authoring tools. User completion and course results can be tracked using convenient dashboard reports. Class data can be viewed at a more detailed level, down to individual learners or questions. 

The Adobe Connect Training Module is sized on the basis of a purchased pool of concurrent learners. The number of concurrent learners is determined by the organization and licensed in advance. This is the maximum number of students who could be logged into the training module at a given moment in time – which reflects the size of a virtual classroom. The total eligible population does not affect pricing – the training module is sized according to the number of concurrent learners purchased.

Adobe Presenter:

Adobe Presenter software enhances Microsoft PowerPoint by adding narration, rich media content and robust testing to create on demand presentations and self-paced eLearning courses. The software also provides support for high-impact content through adaptive streaming of audio and video. Trainers and nontechnical subject matter experts can use their PowerPoint skills to develop professional-quality eLearning courses complete with voice-overs, pre-recorded video, interactive simulations, and formal assessments. Adobe Presenter courses can also be delivered and tracked by SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, and AICC-compatible Learning Management Systems.  Licenses are assigned to the PC’s which host PowerPoint.

 

Adobe Connect:  Software as a Service (SaaS)

All of the above modules (except Connect Server and Presenter) are available through the Software as a Service model.

There is no change to the functionality described. There is no limit to the amount of content which can be uploaded to a web conference room or training module.

Adobe Connect Named Host Service: (for e-conferences)

Each individual Named Host has the ability to host a meeting with up to 100 total attendees. Named Hosts may create an unlimited number of meeting rooms, however, the Named Hosts can only use one of their rooms at any one time and rooms cannot be accessed unless the Named Hosts is present. Named Hosts must be individuals, not groups or generic logins, and a Named Hosts license cannot be shared. If a Named Host leaves the organization, his/her name can be replaced by a new Named Host through the administration settings in Adobe Connect.

Adobe Connect Concurrent User: (alternate service for e conferences) 

With the Concurrent user model, an organization is provided with a pool of licenses that anyone can use to host live meetings. The customer can name as many hosts as desired, but the limit on total concurrent users (the number of meeting attendees) is limited to the license pool.   

Adobe Connect Seminar Rooms: (for large events)

Seminar rooms are shared "auditorium" type rooms that can range from 500 to 1,500 people, whatever size is desired.  These are separate rooms – not built beyond an existing named organizer room.

The seminar room size is determined based on the number of seats purchased per room. Only one meeting can take place in a seminar room at any given time and a designated seminar Room Host must be present in the room for it to be accessed. Host identity is not assigned to one individual – it is flexible.

Adobe Connect Content Publisher SaaS: 

Content Publisher provides an individual Named Author with rights to publish to the Adobe Connect SAS Server includes management, delivery and reporting functionality. Content can be published from Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate or other authoring tools.

Adobe Connect Training SaaS: (for e-training)

Adobe Connect Training provides everything training professionals require to deploy, manage and track online training. Training content is easy for participants to access via a web browser. Curriculum management capabilities enable integration of both live and self-paced courses, including courses created with non-Adobe authoring tools.  User completion and course results can be tracked using convenient dashboard reports. Class data can be viewed at a more detailed level, down to individual learners or questions.

Adobe Connect Training is sized on the basis of a purchased pool of concurrent learners. The number of concurrent learners is determined by the organization and licensed in advance. This is the maximum number of students who could be logged into the training module at a given moment in time – which reflects the size of a virtual classroom. The total eligible population does not affect pricing – the training module is sized according to the number of concurrent learners purchased.