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    Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    We have a Polycom ViewStation PVS-1619 I was wondering whether you could help me? I can't find the documentation on it and most of the info on the unit itself says ISDN it has LAN connections on the back though!

    I just wondered how I could set this thing up? I've heard that it might be able to have an IP address allocated to it?

    Not sure about this at all to be honest never setup one of these before?

    Has anyone got the documentation for this at all?

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    It may have an RJ-45 connector on it but that doesn't mean that it's an IP product.

    Ben

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    It does say I can use H323 as well as H320 which should mean it can connect via lan or ISDN?


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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    We are all setup and running here have been for about a year. Very good piece of kit. Have you any support from you LEA, you should if they have implemented it within your school.
    If you have bought it yourselves, yes it does need an IP address suitably on its own switch as well between your proxy and firewall is the required route, you need to sort with your ISP to allow it through your firewall as it plays havoc.
    Make sure you register with polycom for all the latest firmware upgrades as this can be a big help when moving forward with this technology. Our LEA ISP has equipped us with a global catalogue of all Durham schools and we now have regular video conferencing lessons.

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    Can't find any info on that particular unit anywhere especially from polycom.

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    Sorry to reopen this thread... did you get anywhere with this? I have one of these on my desk atm (dug out of a cabinet in the back of a cupboard) and am keen to see what it is capable of.

    I probably have a little more documentation and software than you - and am happy to send copies if you like...

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    I managed to find out it can connect through the LAN system durectly in your router and out as long as the ports are available that is.


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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    Default IP?

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    Not sure however I believe it was setup via DHCP to start with so you can check the MAC address against leases. Other than that I think the software can find it if it's plugged into the network?


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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    You setup the IP address by going through the setup when plugged into a TV - then it assigns by DHCP

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    We have some polycomm kit in our school dont know which model it is but was supplied by the LEA but supported by a company called video nations.

    Ours plugs into our domain with a static IP and then plugs up to the rest of the LEA with another network card assigned another IP which can talk to the rest of the NGFL network outside of the school. It was a bit tricky to setup but once its all working its the bees knees.

    You can setup the gatekeeper using linux or through SSH (putty) and i think the gatekeeper uses port 2299? Can't be 100% sure because i've not done any config work in ages.

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    Problem is, I can't actually see this kit being used as it is designed. I was hoping that it could throw video over LAN to a browser but it doesn't seem to be able to. One of the English teachers bought it years ago and remembered it when the subject of video conferencing came up in a meeting...

    Struggling to find a use for it that teachers will embrace for lessons... or even a single lesson...

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    We use it like telephone, we arrange a call with another school for a set time and date and then use the polycomm to ring their gatekeeper then talk through the LAN using the kit. I've never tried to use a web front end because our polycomm plugs straight into a projector / screen.

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    Re: Polycom ViewStation PVS1619

    I want it to connect to a computer - it would be very messy to do it any other way - the manual talks of Netmeeting and IDSN! Old school indeed

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