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  • 1. Desktop Videoconferencing WVIZ/PBS Advisory Committee Meeting December 4, 2007
  • 2. What is Desktop Videoconferencing? • Attachment for a personal computer that allows an individual to videoconference directly from a desk to another location within the building or through a network to a remote site. – London Health Science Center
  • 3. Webcams Webcams come in all shapes, sizes and features. A couple of Key points… • The camera must fit your computers specifications. • Audio must be integrated into the camera or a microphone must be connected to the computer. • Some cameras need audio and video adjustments prior to starting a videoconference
  • 4. Popular Webcams • Creative Labs $99.00 $49.00 $29.00 • Miscrosoft $89.00 $58.00 $25.00 • Logetech $129.00 $50.00 $30.00 Video Effects and Audio and Video Camera only Extra Features Integration
  • 5. Using Video Effects Logitech Ultra Vision Video Effects Microsoft Livecam Video Effects
  • 6. Desktop Video in K-12 Education • Desktop to Desktop Videoconference from a personal computer to a personal computer (Instant Messaging)
  • 7. Desktop to Desktop • Skype – Videoconferencing and Audio conferencing between Skype Members – Supports chat between Skype Members – Supports document sharing – Supports audio calls to off Skype Networks including Cell Phones and Telco (Locally and Internationally for an additional fee) – Supports multipoint Audio conferences – Supports public discussions in text and audio (Skypecasts)
  • 8. Desktop to Desktop Advantages Disadvantages • Free to download and to join • Webcam video quality • Small learning curve • Small groups or single user • A great tool for planning and • Small screen size one on one communication • Limited mobility • A great work around for • Bandwidth email filtering, difficult phone • Firewalls and district policies networks and poor cell • Runs in the background on reception your Computer • A great tool for international • File sharing limited to communication uploading and downloading • Solicitation over IM
  • 9. Desktop Video in K-12 Education • Desktop to Desktop (Instant Messaging) Videoconference from a personal computer to a personal computer • Desktop to Web portal to Desktop (Browser Based Videoconferencing) Videoconference from a person computer to multiple desktop endpoints using an online portal
  • 10. Desktop to Portal to Desktop • MegaMeeting – Browser based videoconferencing solution requires now downloading – Multipoint Videoconferencing using webcams Unlimited users, Continuous Presence for 16 sites – Desktop Sharing – “Pass the Mic” capabilities – Audio conferencing – White Board and Markup support – Text Chat and & IM between participants
  • 11. Desktop to Portal to Desktop
  • 12. Desktop to Portal to Desktop
  • 13. Desktop to Portal to Desktop
  • 14. Desktop to Portal to Desktop Advantages Disadvantages • No Downloads Required • Cost • Small learning curve • $29 - 400 per month based • A great tool for small group on number of users planning and meetings • $15,000 purchase to run • Phone support for locally on your server participants away from a PC • Running locally requires an or offline additional server • Desktop and File sharing • Renting video space requires promotes online collaboration all video and data traffic to goes • Email notifications with links to California to video rooms • Only 16 endpoints viewable in • Participants can Continuous Presence join from office • Can not include H.323 Video or home. endpoints
  • 15. Desktop Video in K-12 Education • Desktop to Desktop (Instant Messaging) Videoconference from a personal computer to a personal computer • Desktop to Web portal to Desktop (Browser Based Videoconferencing) Videoconference from a person computer to multiple desktop endpoints using an online portal • Desktop to Classroom Videoconference from a personal computer to a H.323 endpoint
  • 16. Desktop to Classroom (H.323) • Polycom PVX – PC based H.323 videoconferencing to any H.323 videoconferencing end point or MCU – Requires software and a webcam – Supports H.239 graphics and desktop sharing – Runs on Windows XP and Vista – Connects to sites as High as 1920K or as low as 64K
  • 17. Desktop to Classroom (H.323) • XMeeting – Mac-based H.323 videoconferencing to any H.323 videoconferencing end point or MCU – Requires free software and a webcam – Supports call recording to QuickTime Movies – Runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • 18. Desktop to Classroom (H.323) Advantages Disadvantages • Desktop to video endpoint • To receive a videoconference solution users must have a static & • H.264 video compression public IP address on their • Small learning curve computer • Does not require static or • To receive a videoconference public IP to dial out users must be added to firewall • Works well with firewalls on access lists outgoing calls • Many consider this program a • Great for one to many or one network security risk when to one sessions provided a public IP • Cost - $150 • Webcam Quality video and audio • Not a classroom solution • Software is a work load on
  • 19. Product Description Cost Platform Link Instant Messaging and video AOL Instant Messenger Free Mac/Win www.aol.com software service from AOL Camfrog Webcam chat community 49.95 Mac/Win www.camfrog.com http://www.sorensonvrs.co Video relay software for sign EnVision Free Win XP m/options/envision_downlo language users ad.php Instant Messaging and video http://www.apple.com/maco iChat software service compatible with Free Mac sx/features/ichat.html AOL ICUII Live video chat using a webcam 49.95 Win http://www.icuii.com/ Voice, video, and instant Ineen Free Mac/Win www.ineen.com messaging Social network and video chat iSpQ (Eye-Speak) 39.95 Mac/Win http://www.ispq.com software http://www.ivisit.com/index. iVisit Audio/Video conferencing 49.95 Mac/Win html Instant Messaging using audio and PalTalk Free Win http://www.paltalk.com video http://www.polycom.com/us H.323 compliant videoconferencing Polycom PVX $149.00 Win a/en/products/video/desktop software /pvx.html Audio/Video conferencing with SightSpeed Free for basic version Mac/Win http://www.sightspeed.com video mail Audio/Video conferencing with Free (service costs Skype Skype members; Audio calls off Mac/Win/Linux www.skype.com vary) Skype network Webcam chat community TryFast compatible with MSN, AOL, ICQ, Free for basic version Win www.tryfast.com and Yahoo! Instant Messaging and video Windows Live Messenger Free (service costs http://get.live.com/messeng software service; Audio calls off Win (MSN) vary) er/overview Windows Live network H.323 compliant videoconferencing http://xmeeting.sourceforge. xMeeting Free Mac software net/pages/index.php Free (service costs http://messenger.yahoo.co Yahoo! Messenger Audio/video instant messaging Mac/Win/Linux vary) m/chat.php
  • 20. Contacts • Paul Hieronymus Curriculum Technology Coordinator Avon Schools HieronymusP@avon.k12.oh.us (440) 866-5959 • Matt McKenna Production and Technical Support WVIZ/PBS matthew.mckenna@ideastream.org 216-916-6346