The UT Video Conferencing System is an implementation that combines hardware and software to support media processing for advanced room system devices and delivers high scalability and distributed processing for desktops, and mobile deployments. The client-server architecture incorporates a video Multipoint Call Unit (MCU) for real-time HD (High Definition) conferencing over any network, protocol and device - including desktops, laptops, tablets, and room systems.
One of the benefits of videoconferencing is the ability for both ends of the conference to see and hear each other. This gives the participants the feeling that they are meeting face to face. Video conferencing also save time by allowing meeting participants to eliminate travel between another campus or site.
The scheduled meeting can be as varied as:
- An Audio Bridge for multiparty telephone conference
- A Point-to-Point conference linking two meeting rooms
- A Virtual Meeting Room linking users via desktops and mobile devices
- A Multi-Point conference linking multiple sites end-points
- Any combination of the above
The University of Toledo video conferencing system operates on an internationally agreed upon standard, H.323. This system at the University can connect to any other system based on these standards.
Scheduling a video conferencing meeting on the University's system is done through the Microsoft Outlook application and the following Plug-in. Details about this can be found in the iView Users Guide.
There are almost two dozen locations on the UT Campus that are equipped for videoconferencing. More are in the planning stages.
The setup information for Desktop and Mobile clients can be found here.
Updates and additional details can be found here.
For more information contact your Desktop Support personnel or contact the Information Technology Department at 419.530.2400.