Mobile working
We support you in your mobile work with following tools

In these times, mobile working is becoming increasingly important and places special demands on IT and each individual employee. HRZ supports you in this respect and would like to provide you with the following information and services that you can use for mobile working.

Important security advice: Using private end devices

Using private computers can facilitate mobile working for employees of TU Darmstadt. Please make sure that you install up-to-date virus protection on your devices and keep the software you use up to date (install updates regularly). If you have Windows7 or even XP on your computer, please make sure to update it. This way you keep your own device and the TU network safe!

Please note the security advises

Webconferencing Tools

With the help of web conferencing tools, audio and video conferences can be conducted on the web or on mobile devices. In particular, you can share your screen or particular windows, record the conference and create a Video stream.

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Zoom at TU Darmstadt



All owners of a TU-ID can use Jabber as an encrypted chat client. The client can be used in the TU network as well as mobile.

If you have a Cisco device as your business phone, you can also use Jabber to make calls. Furthermore you are reachable for calls under your business number.

If you have a Alcatel device as your business phone, we can register you as a client-based user on the Cisco system, if you wish.

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VPN (Virtual Private Network)

TU-VPN is your secure and authenticated connection to the TU network. As a member of the TU Darmstadt you can access the TU data network from outside or use this secure connection to reach the Internet.

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The Sync & Share system offers employees and students of the TU Darmstadt file hosting compliant to the information privacy policy.

Hessenbox-DA allows you to store files such as projects, presentations, scripts or homework and access them with different devices.. Text documents can be edited simultaneously with the help of the OnlyOffice tool.

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Groupware web interface

The groupware web interface allows you to access your central e-mail address via your Internet browser. Your data can be accessed online and is available to you at any time

The web interface offers you the most important functions such as mailboxes, calendar, tasks, out of office notification and address books.

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Call forwarding

During mobile working, the Jabber client should always be used for telephone calls. This can enormously reduce the costs that would be incurred by call forwarding.

If it is necessary, the redirection of the service phones to an external connection (service cell phone or private connection) can be optionally set up.

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Project: Development of virtual desktop services

Location-independent working is becoming increasingly important in today's professional life. The “vDesk” project (vDesk=virtual desktop) is developing digital solutions that enable and complement working as in a classic office.

The offer is to be provided as a standard service after the project is completed.

Read all information about the project and the solutions offered.