Conferencing technologies are viable options for holding meetings or to host guest speakers remotely. No need to coordinate flights, housing, and other schedules. Simply sit in front of a screen and camera (alone or with a class or other group) for a virtual meeting.
ICT supports a variety of tools to facilitate real-time collaboration. While this page will give you an overview of our services, we strongly suggest contacting us to begin a discussion regarding your specific needs!
Dedicated Video Conferencing
The Maxwell School has enjoyed the benefits of dedicated video conferences for many years. Such uses include job interviews, dissertation defenses, presenting to a distant class, and more. This equipment is common at universities and large corporations worldwide. It is well-adapted for group environments. In the Global Collaboratory we can switch between 5 cameras and 3 computers for the far side to view. ICT can handle IP (H.232) and ISDN (H.230) connections.
Web Conferencing (Skype, Adobe Connect, etc.)
Desktop computer systems have a history of adapting expensive technology to everyday uses. Video conferencing is no different. ICT provides managed Skype software installs for assigned computers and a conference cart for small group situations.
Sometimes, a regular telephone call is all that is needed. For 1-2 people you can use your office speakerphone. When you have a larger group ICT can provide a conference phone that can accommodate about 20 people. The Global Collaboratory is designed to handle audio conferences for a full room. We can even wire the Public Events Room for large telephone conferences.
Larger Telephone Conference Calling