The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Department of Information Technology (DGI, Spanish abbreviation), participated –through the Department of Web Services- in 43rd Virtual Day, which was organized by the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas.
On September 22nd, MC. Mayra Silva Almanza and Ing. Cosme Damian Cavazos Martinez gave a talk called ‘Servicios video e interaccion en linea’ trough a videoconference between both academic institutions.
“In the UANL, everyday the DGI services are being used for massive, internal and external events.”
“Activities being carried out are: computers installation, live broadcast of the event through the UANL Website, installation of wireless and wired network, electronic registration in the event, call roll, creation of personalized identity cards with barcode, personalized certificates printing, creation of electronic certificates and delivery, and online preregistration by Web,” said Silva Almanza.
We have to mention that DGI provides services of information technology to all Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, an institution with more than 135 thousand students.
Besides assuring connectivity services, power networks, computing, administrative, academic and financial systems, the DGI provides technological and logistics support for institutional events where the use of information technology is required to carry out specific processes.
“We take advantage of technology in order to knowledge is close to all people. The DGI supports in broadcasting online lectures, workshops, exhibitions, courses, etc. through the videoconference technology or streaming, supported by the DGI Subdirection of Telecommunications,” said Silva Almanza.
Engineer Cavazos Martinez explained how, with this experience and to satisfy a specific necessity of the Center for Agricultural Production, an online system was developed and implemented to register offers of the ‘3era Gran Subasta AUANL.’
It is about a webpage divided into two parts, the first one is where the box of the videoconference broadcast is located and developed in HTML. The second one is a combination of three languages, PHP, Java Script and Ajax.
The authentication of user was worked in PHP and depending of it the user sees different boxes with possibility of carrying out different activities too,” said Cavazos Martinez.
Almost at the end of the participation, Silva Almanza highlighted some conclusions, “technology in universities makes the spreading of communication and knowledge easier, however, technology must be also exploited to remove costs of transportation and spread services offered in an academic institution,” she said.
Furthermore, she said that the most important contribution of this type of application like ‘Subasta online’ “is the ability of adapting an online broadcast and complementing it to different types of events with controlled or public access, with a possibility of open or closed participation and keeping the security of information.”