Antares Project GmbH

Secure Videoconferencing System for Hessian Schools

In the Corona pandemic, schools had to implement home schooling, i.e. virtual teaching, within a very short time. For this distance learning, teachers have to be able to convey the educational content to their students in a uniform and guaranteed manner using digital devices and appropriate software. The legal requirements, especially for data protection and secure use, are very high. At the same time, the infrastructure needed to guarantee the provision of virtual lessons was not yet available to the extent required. The ANTARES PROJECT GmbH is established among others at Hessian schools, universities and public media centers as a supplier of a distribution system for digital educational content. ANTARES enlisted the support of T-Systems MMS to set up a video conferencing system at schools in Hesse that would meet legal requirements and the needs of schools.

Benefit for our Customer

High availability and scalable architecture of the video conferencing system on the Open Telekom Cloud guarantee participation of all users

A DSGVO-compliant platform for a secure video conferencing system ensures data protection and data sovereignty

The browser-based application offers both high usability and easy integration into existing learning portals

„Fast, reliable, secure, and cost-effective - these were the prerequisites
for the introduction of a suitable video conferencing system for home schooling at schools in Hesse.
Together with the T-Systems MMS team, we were able to implement exactly that.
A stable solution for 27,500 simultaneous users! “

Ingo List, Managing Director, Antares Project GmbH

Reference at a Glance


Rapid deployment of a DSGVO-compliant video conferencing system with connection to existing learning platforms



BigBlueButton as a conferencing tool on the Open Telekom Cloud as a fully managed service



Parallel use by 475 schools with protected access


  • Requirements

    A DSGVO-Compliant and Scalable Cloud Solution for School Requirements

    In the urgent pandemic phase with strict contact restrictions, it was important to give students access to digital instruction via home schooling as quickly and securely as possible. Strict data protection and data security requirements as well as protected use for students and teachers were specified. At the same time, the solution had to be quick to implement so that virtual classes could take place quickly and cause little class downtime. A high level of user-friendliness for simple and intuitive operation was to help get the solution up and running quickly. Existing learning platforms such as Moodle and EDU Pool had to be easily integrated. A cost framework was also specified.

  • Solution

    BigBlueButton on the Open Telekom Cloud

    BigBlueButton was the desired video conferencing system for the schools in Hessen. In order to be able to set up the BigBlueButton architecture in a scalable manner for the varying number of users and to ensure stable and reliable operation, T-Systems MMS relies on the Open Telekom Cloud, among other things. This fulfills EU-DSGVO conformity through important test certificates (e.g., BSI C5), certificates (e.g., ISO27001), as well as through a German parent company (T-Systems International GmbH) with the group's own employees. MMS ensures reliability and data protection on the cloud by working according to ITIL/ISO20000 & ISO27001.
    In addition, the scalability and availability of the solution is ensured with the Cloud Automation Center. The integration of other, even existing learning platforms such as Moodle, via API connection, was also used. More than 475 schools use this solution for around 300,000 learners and almost 12,000 teachers for digital lessons in audio and video format, with up to 162 servers in operation for this purpose.

  • Benefit

    DSGVO Compliant, Protected and Stable Usage for Digital Home Schooling

    A highly available solution with high usability and ease of use that meets all data security and privacy requirements - BigBlueButton is ideally suited for use at schools and universities in digital teaching. The conferencing system can map varied online teaching formats and is used in public institutions due to its data sovereignty and secure authentication. Since the dynamically scalable Open Telekom Cloud hosts the BigBlueButton architecture, the solution can not only be implemented in a DSGVO-compliant manner, but also cost-effectively for many schools in Hesse. The ease of use and usability support the quickly demanded deployment. Together with T-Systems MMS, Antares Project can further advance the distribution of digital educational content.

About Antares Project GmbH

ANTARES PROJECT GmbH is a medium-sized company that develops and operates a distribution system for digital educational content. It maps the entire distribution chain from publishing and media management to online and offline use of the content by end users. Antares is strongly established as a supplier in the state of Hesse and among public media centers and provides, among other things, the Edupool product for providing and sharing learning content.

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