An Introduction to Desktop Video Conferencing by giz14122

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                        An Introduction to
                    Desktop Video Conferencing

                                       Presented By: Jeff Krueger
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                    Desktop Video Conferencing
                Video Conferencing Benefits

                • Research Collaboration
                • Distance Learning & Examinations
                • Reduce or Eliminate Travel
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                    Desktop Video Conferencing
                Person to Person
                Skype (http://www.skype.com)

                Group Collaboration
                Click To Meet (http://www.radvision.com)
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                                    What Is Skype?
                • Free and popular

                     • Voice and/or video conversations

                • Compatible with major operating systems and some handheld devices

                • Person to Person video conversations between Windows and
                Macintosh computers

                • Voice calls are available between all supported platforms

                • Voice calls can also be made to land-line and cell phones

                • Skypecasts provide free online interactive seminars for up to 100
                people
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                            Person To Person Video Conferencing Demo
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                                    Skype Add-Ons
                Skype allows add-on applications that provide more features

                WebDialogs’ Unyte

                • Unyte is a free Person to Person application viewing tool

                     • Review Word or Excel Documents, or share mouse and keyboard

                •WebDialogs’ Unyte+

                • Unyte+ supports multiple users for a fee
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                                    Skype Add-Ons
                TalkAndWrite Basic

                • TalkAndWrite Basic shares a whiteboard and video between two
                people

                     • handwrite, draw, erase, highlight, and type text, see each other's
                     mouse pointers

                TalkAndWrite Pro

                • Additional functionality for an annual
                  licensing fee

                     • Print and save documents; work
                       on multiple pages
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                                    Skype Add-Ons
                Vapps High Speed Conferencing

                • Voice Conferencing for up to 500 people

                • Can be used with Skype and regular phones

                • Free for Skype users, long distance charges apply for regular phones

                • Hand raising, Q&A, and recording premium services planned
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                           What Is Click To Meet?
                • Large scale application that can be used by dozens of participants

                • Full featured with Internet Explorer on Windows

                • Macintosh OS X can use most features, but not application
                collaboration
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                          Group Collaboration Video Conferencing Demo
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                   Video Conferencing Concerns
                Concerns/Issues

                • Eye Contact

                • Appearance Consciousness: Bad Hair Day

                • Skype may use your computer to route other calls

                     • Uses up network bandwidth for non-university calls
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                   Video Conferencing Concerns
                Addressing the Concerns/Issues

                • Eye contact issues are being addressed
                  with developing technologies such as
                  Microsoft’s GazeMaster and continued
                  research.



                • The issue of appearance consciousness is presumed to fade as people
                become more accustomed to video conferencing.

                • Ensure workstation firewall is optimally configured and operational
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                   Hardware Recommendations
                Headsets:

                 Logitech® Premium USB Headset 350



                $29 at the Campus Computer Store
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                   Hardware Recommendations
                Web Cameras:

                 Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 5000



                $99 at the Campus Computer Store
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                       Question & Answer Period

                      Links:

                      Person to Person
                      Skype                 http://www.skype.com

                      Group Collaboration
                      Click To Meet         http://www.radvision.com

								
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