Connecting to Vidyo

  • Using a computer

Make sure your computer has

  •  robust internet connection.
  • webcam.
  • microphone (echo-canceling best, noise-canceling good.  Relatively new computers and software typically have these built in.  But that can sometime be defeated by plugging in separate speakers or microphones).
  • speakers with enough amplification that all in your room can hear.

Connect to Vidyo meeting URL:

  • Find the Virtual Center Indico page at
  • Choose "Join now!"

Join the meeting:

  • If you have a CERN computer account, you can use your credentials to log in.
  • Anyone can log in as a Guest.
  • If your computer is connecting to Vidyo for the first time, you will be prompted to download the client. Please do so.

The Vidyo window will appear. Enjoy the meeting!

[edit]Using an H.323 (Polycom or equivalent) device

To call into a meeting, dial in the IP address of a Vidyo gateway:

  • CERN: (
  • Internet2 (Ann Arbor): (

Dial in the Vidyo Room extension 180794 (?) followed by the # key.  Find the Vidyo meeting extension; explanation here.

For additional information, contact