DataMix picks Vonage to power remote exams system

DataMix, a Japan-based provider of educational programs specialising in training data scientists, chose the Vonage Video API to power its online test-taking system Excert. 

With the Vonage Video API, DataMix has been able to quickly and easily embed  video tools into Excert, including identity verification and test proctoring functions, giving it a competitive advantage in the market.  

Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) APIs allow developers to easily enhance and build intelligent, intuitive customer engagement directly into their existing applications, systems and workflows, enabling communications across any channel and on any device. 

Embedding the Video API into the Excert online examination system allows examiners to connect with and confirm the identity of examinees and supervise examinations remotely, which has been difficult to do with traditional online examination tools.  

“We designed the Excert system to meet the growing demand for simple, secure remote examination supervision,” DataMix software engineer Motoi Tanigaki said. 

Tanigaki said that the system, powered by the Vonage Video API, can be used for large-scale examinations, providing a testing environment with examiners for thousands or tens of thousands of candidates and dozens or hundreds of examiners. 

Thus, test supervisors are able to supervise multiple examinees while sharing both video and PC screensThey can also provide detailed support to examinees using video calls and chat functions. 

Kazuaki Tanida, DataMix technical advisor and software engineer, said the Vonage API platform enabled them to quickly and easily implement video capabilities, and also accommodate large-scale use by tens or hundreds of thousands of users.

“Throughout the pandemic, there has been increasing demand for scalable, reliable video tools that allow educators and leaders in the EdTech field to support remote and virtual learning experiences that rival in-person interaction,” said Savinay Berry, Vonage EVP for product and engineering.