* Transparencies! 35mm slide projector, a VCR? * Conferences calls from phones & desk style units (star shaped speaker phones) * 2 way Video Conferencing (video & sound) * Multi-location Video Conferencing & with document sharing from Word files, Excell/ppt/photos/CAD drawings) * Interactive White Boards w/video projectors * All stand alone solutions!
VTC: VTC: Video Tele-Conferencing (Codec) System includes camera & microphone(s) with built in basic echo cancellation + network interface. Audio Conferencing: Audio Conferencing: (Audio only) Smart phones and desktop calling devices. Interactive White-boarding: Interactive White-boarding: Annotating overtop of a document or illustration. Anything running on your network device can be part of the meeting with certain systems... Software Components: Software Components: Tying Web-X, Microsoft Link, Go to Meeting type users to the Colab session!
DSP: Digital Signal Processing (Audio) What makes a good meeting sound good! Dual Touch - Screen: Electronic digital interface to allow you to use your fingers to navigate “the system” from the display. Cloud Based Systems: (software) Utilize the Cloud or the network to link users together. This style of collab is purchased by the “Bandwidth” requirement of the meeting. (resolution levels and number of participants.) Web-X, Link, Go to Meeting, etc.
Good AUDIO! Use DSP’s and HQ Mics for larger applications HD Picture Quality! With high resolution images from computers & document sharing. Easy to navigate control system via a touch panel. Easy transitions between modes.
* * IT Departments are now in charge of indicating which technologies can be used * * Tying multiple locations together requires higher amounts of bandwidth especially with cloud style services to “Collaborate” * * IT backbones are now typically on a 10 Gig switch with fiber back planes! 40 Gig systems are next… What’s in your wallet?
* Wired Approach – least expensive – useful limited effectiveness… * Wireless connectivity to the display! One way – offers multiple users to display their device * Push / Pull technologies & BYOB support!
* Multi-Format support in one package! Some use licensed software (restricted ) Others “Open Architecture” software
Wired systems include table box connectivity along with automatic switchers to route HDMI & VGA signals to a display… Companies like FSR, Extron and others have systems available like this.
One way wireless connection in a room to a display. Up to 100 feet away from base unit Up to 25 participants with a “USB Dongle”
Uses in house wireless & LAN based networks - allows shared content from everyone’s device via a dedicated hardware box & server based software. True BYOD!
Highest priced approach to “Collaboration” Systems could include a VTC Codec farm, Dual 70 inch displays, full document sharing from devices, live camera & DSP supported microphone/speakers (echo cancellation), control system with touch panel to combine multiple rooms in same building or across campus or town.
Medium priced approach to “Collaboration” Systems include VTC, Dual Touch 60 & 70 “ inch displays, interactive whiteboard & annotation capability with documents - locally or from another system! Add phone callers & Web-X style meetings to same session. Systems can be in multiple locations 70” displays good for up to 15 people (or so…) Welcome Michael Linacre