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room typically should support 15-25 participants in one location.
Here are a few considerations
when planning and designing your department’s videoconference
Lighting in the room should be controlled so no direct sunlight enters
Room must be isolated from any outside ambient noises and conversations.
- Telephone line.
There should be a telephone in the conference room in case
there are any technical difficulties
Standard television monitors are recommended. The size of the monitor
depends on the characteristics of the conference room. Small to medium-sized
rooms generally utilize a 27” monitor. Larger rooms require
a 32” to 36” monitor. Standard S-video or composite (RCA
type for video and audio) inputs are required on the back of the
Connectivity. The room should have an IP data network
connection using, a dedicated 10/100 Mbps switch port.
- Room Technical
Contact. The department should have a staff dedicated
to schedule the conference room, training users on how to use the
video conference equipment, handle the basic troubleshooting and
up of the equipment before each conference, and take care of the
The basic system
is suited for most small to large conference rooms. The conference
system consists of a videoconference room unit, a television monitor,
a stand with power strip, and a dedicated IP data network connection
to a switch port.
The advanced system
is suited for large rooms or for special requirements such as data
collaboration or integration with multi-purpose room projection systems.
ITS recommends several
Camera. The document camera displays print media or graphics.
For recording conference or presentations. A second VCR can be used
for playback of any tapes, however, playing back of full motion 30
frames per second video is not recommended over H.323 systems as
there will be drop out and substantial video degradation.
- Scan Converter:
For converting computer VGA graphics to standard NTSC TV resolution
over Polycom. If showing websites and PowerPoint content is needed,
a scan converter is recommended. If showing PowerPoint files only,
Polycom can store limited quantity of slide presentations as .jpg
mic: Additional Polycom mic for larger conference rooms