High Definition Videoconferencing Hardware Units
In October 2015, LTS purchased and configured two high definition videoconference systems from Cisco: an ultra-portable SX10 (less than a foot wide and only 2 lbs) and a portable-within-the-building SX80. The latter unit features two cameras that can automatically focus on the current speaker, automatically find the next speaker, and quickly switch camera shots. Both units feature strikingly better video and audio than Google Hangouts, Skype, or regular WebEx — and the video is always in sync with the audio. The cameras for both systems can pan, tilt, and (most importantly) zoom.
Videoconferencing in PNE 127 - multi-camera & multi-mic
In PNE 127, we have an older Tandberg videoconferencing system with three cameras and fifteen mics that can be set up at the classroom seats. To reserve the room via 25Live, and then call Jarlath Waldron at x2465 to assist with the logistics of the videoconference.
For the latest rates, click on the ATT web link below and under Rates and Charges, select Rate Table 56/64SDS-01 for domestic pricing, Rate Table 56/64SDS-04 for Canada, and Rate Table 56/64SDS-05 for Overseas Countries.
Based on the above rates, a 128kbs call would be twice as costly per minute. A 256kbs call would be four times the above call cost per minute, and a 384kbs call would be six times the above call cost per minute.
There is no phone charge for calling within the 617, 781, 508 and 978 area codes; however, the cost of using the room and set-up is $30. There will be a videoconference phone charge for any other calls that originate on campus.