Visionable Ltd

Visionable AWS Video Conferencing for Education

The Viosonable Education Platform links teachers and students anywhere in the world to enable next generation education services. Visionable provides an interactive learning environment with a state of the art on line multimedia classroom. Students can attend from anywhere and Professors can teach multiple classrooms simultaneously. Available for corporate functions.

Features

  • Pixel for pixel data image quality
  • Unlimited participants
  • Unlimited data shares
  • Patented multi-stream technology goes beyond the limits of video conferencing
  • Easily Scalable
  • Multiple Camera inputs for 360 degrees views
  • Connected external devices such as tablets and smart boards
  • Presence, chat, record, desktop and app share
  • Moderator controls
  • Works on Windows, Mac, IOS, Android and Linux

Benefits

  • A single platform for students, faculty and partners
  • Teach multiple classrooms simultaneously
  • Expand classroom size with virtual students
  • Recruit overseas students
  • Invite speakers or guest lecturers from anywhere in the world
  • Ideal for large research collaboration
  • Works over stand internet reduces need for expensive support
  • Re-use existing hardware and does not require expensive hardware infrastructure
  • Can be embedded into existing learning platforms
  • Unrestricted collaboration capability

Pricing

£2 per person per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 11

686978978345282

Visionable Ltd

Ashley Thornley-Davies

+44 (0) 2033 320074

ashley@visionable.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Community cloud
Service constraints None
System requirements
  • High Speed Internet connection
  • One or more USB, PTZ or builtin camera upto HD-Resolutions
  • Requires Windows7+, MAC OSX 10.9+ or any recent Linux distribution
  • High Quality Audio Device
  • IOS: Requires IOS 9 or later
  • Compatible with iphone 4s and + and ipad2 and +
  • Audio and Video are allowed WFI/3G/4G
  • Android: Requires Android OS4 or later and supports ARM V7

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Support is within 4 working hours Monday to Friday or as agreed in a Service Level Agreement. At the weekend Users are still able to submit email tickets and although support is not guaranteed, it is provided on a best endeavours basis with higher priority tickets taking precedence over those that have are less critical.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 A
Web chat accessibility testing We have tested against the standards and can meet and can self-certify that we have achieved the levels required. We also take on customer feedback and ensure that any improvements that could be made are built into software.
Onsite support No
Support levels Visionable Support Staff are categorised as described below: “Level 1 Support Staff” – Visionable technicians who act as liaisons between Visionable and the Authorised Customer Contacts to resolve Errors. Upon receiving a Support Request, Level 1 Support Staff will classify and log the support request. Thereafter, Level 1 Support Staff will work toward resolving issues relating to: Sound settings, including echo cancellation problems; desktop and room video settings; room display settings; node configuration settings; or operational questions not covered in an ACC Training Session. Level 1 Support Staff provide technical support and assistance by email, Visionable and telephone to Authorised Customer Contacts. If an Error will be solved through a future software upgrade, dynamic update package, or documentation change, the Level 1 Support Staff will use commercially reasonable efforts to advise Authorised Customer Contact on how to bypass the Error. “Level 2 Support Staff” – senior technical specialists, technical product management, and Research and Development personnel employed by Visionable. “Level 3 Support Staff” – Visionable's Chief Technology Officer and his/her direct reports. We offer a full account management service to our customers covering future service developments, risk management and performance against the agreed standards.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Single users can access our support online support portal for getting started, documents and videos plus more in-depth support materials. Organisations can purchase training packages by the hour which includes online and onsite training options. Our maintenance agreement stipulates any bundle sales includes 4 authorised customer contacts (ACCs).
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction All user records are indexed by email address and can be deleted by purging files and database entries . We comply with all GDPR mandates and requirements as per current legislation.
End-of-contract process If the customer decides that they do not wish to renew their subscription, the software will cease to work and they will be provided with instructions to remove software from the designated PC. All user data will be purged by email address.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Mobiles devices can receive multiple devices at one time depending on the licence level. Users, however, can only receive one video at a time, on a mobile device.
Service interface Yes
Description of service interface The Visionable application is available via a commonly used mediums, namely smartphone (IOS/Android), tablet, laptop and PC (please see system and browser requirements). The application has a small footprint and has been designed with a combination of features that provide an intuitive interface and enable users ease of access to our solutions.
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility Non-text-context is presented to the user in a text alternative, except as listed below: Controls/Input: A name is provided that describes its purpose. Time-Based Media: Text alternatives provide descriptions. Test: Text alternatives provide a descriptions. Sensory: Text alternatives provide descriptions. CAPTCHA: If the purpose is to confirm that content is being accessed by a person not a computer, then text alternatives describe the purpose of content, and alternative forms of CAPTCHA using output modes for different types of sensory perception and disabilities. Decoration, Formatting, Invisible: It is implemented in a way that it can be ignored by assertive technology.
Accessibility testing We have not tested our solution widely however we take on customer feedback and make accessibility changes as they are identified.
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API Visionable has a complete set of server and client side APIs that allow managing users accounts, meetings, and complete control and customisation of the user interface. Sandbox test environment can be easily deployed as needed.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation The application is completely customisable on many levels. Basic customisation and branding is available by uploading logos and specifying colours on the server. Complete customisation and white label options are also available.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Mutiple Visionable servers are deployed as a Cloud of nodes that can be monitored and scaled for demand. Any additional demand is addressed by increasing capacity. We scale server (nodes) and band-with as demand increases with no impact to users.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Account managers can generate usage reports.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Account Managers can generate usage reports by email address.
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network IT to complete

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability The service credits are is passed to you that we obtain from the hosting service provider. The service credits are calculated from the time and date they are escalated to the hosting provider. AWS details are at https://aws.amazon.com/compute/sla/, and provide for a 10% credit for less than 99.0%-99.99%, and 30% for less than 99.0%. Our other key hosting provider provides the same levels of service. In addition we have quality assurance processes in respect User Acceptance Testing to ensure the performance of our testing and once in the live environment the system is regularly monitored to ensure that the system remains at its optimal performance.
Approach to resilience Highly availability fault tolerant database with federated servers distributed across multiple datacentres.
Outage reporting Each server has a status page that can be monitored with network monitoring software and email alerts can be generated. The Email alerts are sent to named customer support contacts or generic email address. Phone call to customer support contact or helpdesk. Our Support desk pro-actively contact customers to highlight any high priority. We discuss impact and resolution or any preventative action already taken by our Infrastructure team.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication 2-factor authentication
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels User name, password and user access level. We adhere to a standard methodology and hierarchical structure ranging from Support User with limited access only dealing with what is available to them, to administrators who are senior engineers.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication 2-factor authentication

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 DRS J Sehgal RE IDirector, EY Certypoint
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 15/12/2017
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Nothing
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date Via hosting provider
CSA STAR certification level Level 2: CSA STAR Attestation
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover Visionable uses AWS http://aws.amazon.com/compliance/CSA per the CSA definitions. Out third party audits for SOC and ISO: CSA Star rating Level 2 Attestation is based on SOC 2 which can be requested with AWS Artifact. The SOC 2 report audit attests that AWS has been validated by a third party auditor to confirm that AWS Control Objectives are designed and operating effectively.
PCI certification Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification QSA - report available on request
PCI DSS accreditation date 03/01/2018
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover Visionable uses https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, they make use of best in class security tools and practices to maintain a level of security at Stripe.
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications Cyber Essentials Certification

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Servers are hosted with our provider AWS that comply with ISO27001, SOC1-3 and additional standards as needed. Visionable also have a security policy which meets stringent criteria.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach Typically large organisations, such as the NHS, have their own change management boards and processes. Any users request for a Visionable change is submitted via a change request form that is sent to the board for approval. This includes type of change, purpose of change, impact on business and timeframe. The board will approve the change request and allocate time for the change to us.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Penetration Testing Tools, internal testing, general security audits. OS security patches are automatically applied nightly and vulnerability reporting databases like cert.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach Each server has a status page that monitors its health and can be monitored its health and can be monitored with network monitoring software to generate alerts.
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach We have predefined processes. Support and software problems can be reported via telephone and via the ticketing system. Incident reports are provided by email.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks Yes
Connected networks Joint Academic Network (JANET)

Pricing

Pricing
Price £2 per person per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Two week full trial of software
Link to free trial https://cloud.visionable.com/signup/gcloud

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document odt document: Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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