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18th November 2008, 11:41 AM #1
Video Conferencing... How do you di it! :)
I have been tasked with setting buying and setting up some sort of video conferencing at the school here.
Anyone done this, any pitfalls or things I should know, any reccomended equipment?
Any help appreciated. I have an external ip reserved for this service already with our internet provider.
Thanks in advance
18th November 2008, 11:55 AM #2
- Rep Power
Have a word with this guy:-
Business Development Manager, Videonations Ltd
Email: email@example.com Web: VideoConferencing and AudioConferencing Equipment and Hire
Tel: +44 (0) 845 084 3000 DDI: +44 (0)845 084 3012
Mob: +44 (0) 7738 874 250 Fax: +44 (0)845 084 3030
Video IP: 22.214.171.124 Video ISDN: +44(0)161 919 5519
Then get yourself registered on this site:-
Janet Collaborate — Janet Collaborate
and away you go.
18th November 2008, 12:01 PM #3
Checkout Lifesize, awesome kit and cheaper than Polycom.
18th November 2008, 12:29 PM #4
Do you have the Lifesize Kit Vegas? Do you have a UK Contact for it?
18th November 2008, 01:07 PM #5
Smarter Interactive are a re-seller:
18th November 2008, 01:07 PM #6
18th November 2008, 02:14 PM #7
Sykpe, £20 of webcam from eBay and a 1/4" Whitworth screw to wall mount the camera.
Originally Posted by Disease
18th November 2008, 03:28 PM #8
In the first instance, find out what kit the people who you want to talk to are using - there are several methods, most of which are mutually incompatible.
18th November 2008, 03:39 PM #9
Or you could go for the recommended approach and make sure what you have works using your allocated e164 number.
18th November 2008, 03:40 PM #10
We went with Matrix, who sold us some Aethra Vega X3 systems. They've pretty much cornered the market in Somerset too.
18th November 2008, 03:50 PM #11
we have used both Aethra Vega and polycoms systems both work very well. I would first check if your Regional broadband consortium (if you are using them as a ISP) has a preferred supplier and kit as this could take a lot of the hassle out of it. We use the LGFL kit for more details cms.lgfl.net - Video Conferencing
18th November 2008, 04:39 PM #12
for physical kit lifesize seem best, but you have to ask, who are you going to be talking to? If it's the same people then kit is fine, but if they don't know, or don't want to kit out every location with VC boxes, then have a look at WebEx which is apparently good.
18th November 2008, 06:35 PM #13
We have 2 polycom units here and have had no problems with either. However, I wouldn't say the use of Video Conference gets used a lot here - mainly the odd call to schools in Europe due to our Language College status every now and again.
We are also at the minute VCing with HighTowers school one per week using one of their students and our French foreign language assistant to help with revision for his exams.
18th November 2008, 06:49 PM #14
I thought the JANET JVCS Home one was free to schools.
You still need cameras and mic's, but they can help with this too.
Our LA have a product which we can use, although I don't know anyone who does...
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