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1 Purchasing an MCU Lisa Stephens University at Buffalo Distance Education & Videoconference Operations (DEVO) SURA-ViDe Conference March 26, 2003

2 Overview of DEVO Faculty/Instructional Support Services Academic Classes Departmental Videoconferencing Instructional Design Support Site & Technology Coordination H.320, H.323, Regional MJPG Video Capture (for re-purposing content - Bb) Webcasting (Video-on-Demand) Scholarship - Grants & Publications

3 Load/Growth

4 MCU Planning Grant Funded NYSTAR NYS office of Science, Technology and Academic Research Economic Development Initiative Hardware Responsibility through 12/06 Multi-Institutional Consortia SU, Clarkson, UB, RPI, UA, Cornell, UR, Research Ctrs. Capital vs. Operational Funds

5 Co-PI Consensus Building Connect with who Where During what timeframes Tolerance for failure PIs access convenience Scalability – future growth Peer solutions Hardware market leaders Existing site assets/resources

6 MCU Planning Alignment among internal UB IT Units Risk-reward assessment Long-term impact for support/expansion Research & Testing Street interviews of peers I-2 Commons testing Follow up testing (Radvision and/ Accord)

7 MCU Configuration Gatekeeper(s) ECS, Path Navigator Scheduling Third Party or Packaged w/MCU IP/ISDN port requirements /card density Balancing current needs, future growth against available capital Transcoding, CP, addl feature sets Need to have vs. nice to have Software licensing Sticker shock

8 MCU Implementation Configuration Finalized GK, Support Servers, Starbak, WMP, Real, etc. Timeline ATT PRI install, internal UB install Procurement Regulations MCU location requirements power, footprint, networking, security

9 MCU Implementation Staffing Requirements Role of Students, shifts Guiding Policy / SLA Service Contracts Failure Procedures

10 Acknowledgements: Tyler Johnson, Tim Poe – UNC Megan Crabb, Gabe Moulton, Dr. Bob Dixon – OSU Kenneth Tanner, Ric Simmons, Serge Razafindrakoto – LSU Mary Fran Yafchak – SURA Beth Fellendorf, Dave Shurtleff – DEVO Ken Szczpanski, Veraview, LLC Prof. Robert Baier, Dr. Anne Meyer – IUCB / UB

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