Adding TLS1.1 support to Windows 7

Posted on May 1, 2018

If you are using Windows 7 and are unable to access Immersive Terf® your systems does not support the latest SSL (TLS) updates from Microsoft.  The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has set a deadline of June 2018 for disabling older versions of SSL and TLS 1.0.  Although we don’t process financial transactions on our site we do keep up with encryption standards and we have disabled TLS 1.0 to ensure that Immersive Terf® is secure!

These steps are intended for people that have some technical knowledge about updating systems, applying patches, and updating the registry of your computer.  You may need to get help from your IT group if you are not comfortable doing this update on your own.

Update Windows 7 in 3 steps!

You can update your Windows 7 by following the instructions here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3140245/update-to-enable-tls-1-1-and-tls-1-2-as-a-default-secure-protocols-in

There are two steps in the Microsoft article to install support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.

  1. First, apply the HotFix: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=kb3140245
  2. Update your Registry.  See the Microsoft instructions (link above) and search for “Easy Fix” to find the Download button. 

Once both these two steps are completed, 1) apply the HotFix 2) update the Registry using the Easy Fix, you will need to update an additional registry setting or install Immersive Terf® again.

Enable Immersive Terf ® to use TLS 1.1

  1. Step 3 can be done two different ways.  

Either Download and install the following registry patch: Win7TLS1.1.reg

(checksum sha1: 50bd4325b6ac9eeca37a12d21cb25fa0f35ee72d  md5: b5baeb2afc222b8a928d92e3d0926993)

To install this registry patch on Windows 7 only, double-click on the file, if you see any errors you may need to right-click on the downloaded file and select Run As Administrator.

Or you can also download the Win7 install for Immersive Terf® version 1.6.27 from here: 3DICCTerfInstallWin7.exe 

To install Immersive Terf® run the installer, if you see any errors you may need to right-click on the installer after you download it and select Run As Administrator.

Immersive Terf is not the only program you will have issues with once providers start disabling TLS 1.0 so this is a good thing for you to do to avoid problems using Windows 7 in the future. 

 

Adding Video to Immersive Terf

Posted on March 20, 2018

Penn State University – Designing a city within a city

Posted on February 27, 2018

Portland teams up with Penn State geodesign students for Olympic bid

http://news.psu.edu/story/506016/2018/02/26/academics/designing-city-within-city

The final review provided an opportunity for the students — from Hong Kong to Pennsylvania — to have a synchronic experience online in the TERF environment with reviewers from Pepper Foster Consulting in Portland, including Damian Smith, founder and managing partner; Pia Shivdasani, consultant; and Jake Lovell, associate consultant; as well as Kelleann Foster, lead faculty member for the program and director of the Penn State Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; and Eliza Pennypacker, director of the Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture. Smith’s input in regard to Portland’s history and his on-site experience gave students a better context for the venues and chosen sites. The reviewers and Sipes agreed that the students managed to ask the right questions and successfully articulate their designs.

“This was a crazy project to give you,” admitted Sipes to his students at the end of the final review. “Realistically, if this were a professional project that you were going to work on, you’re probably working on this for the next five to 10 years. Then, you get to the end of the 10 years and you’re probably still not done. I’m very impressed.”

Read the full Article HERE

Penn State GEODESIGN Major League!

Posted on May 1, 2017

 

Read more here: using-geodesign-major-league-baseball-stadium-development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immersive Terf at Penn State University Abington

Posted on February 27, 2017

Immersive Terf at PSU

Immersive Terf at PSU



http://abington.psu.edu/story/12091/2017/02/23/virtual-world-technology-supports-collaboration-online-abington-based-course

Congratulations to Bob Avanzato, who is not only a visionary but also a wonderful instructor with a strong dedication to ensuring that students get the best possible value from both instruction and interaction with others! Well done!

A study by a Penn State Abington faculty member evaluated the use of a virtual-world technology to support student collaboration in two online computer courses. The abstract of the study by Robert Avanzato, associate professor of engineering, was accepted by the American Society of Engineering Education for its national conference in June.

Immersive Terf at UPenn

Posted on May 23, 2016

Ana Maria Reyes did an excellent lightning round at http://commons.library.upenn.edu/lightning-round-2016.  Check out the slides:  Here

Ana Maria Reyes

Ana Maria Reyes, affiliated faculty in the Organizational Dynamics Program discussed Terf, a 3D immersive avatar-based online classroom environment to teach globally distributed collaboration. The 3D space can replicate technology-enabled physical classrooms and includes interactive versions of the Office suite of desktop tools online. It enables new forms of collaboration but there is a learning curve to adapt teaching practices and experiential exercises. (Slides)

Distance Learning in Immersive Terf® Booklet

Posted on April 29, 2016

Immersive Terf® is the perfect platform for distance learning.  More than just a webcam and app share, we offer an immersive 3d environment that allows users to interact in ways that are not possible in other more 2 dimensional formats.  In Immersive Terf® you can walk around and work together in a virtual room, share and work on documents, presentations, videos, whiteboards and more just like you were in the same room.  Interact using web cams, voice, and instant messaging.  Immersive Terf® is the perfect platform for distance learning.

Immersive Terf Distance Learning

3D ICC Immersive Terf for Education

Posted on April 20, 2016

Terf New User Guides

Posted on April 15, 2016

Distance Learning In Immersive Terf®

Posted on April 8, 2016

Read about MIT Sloan’s Intelligent Organizations 4Dx (live online) with world-renowned Professor Tom Malone.  The class is held on Immersive Terf®

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