Video Conferencing

HSPH offers video conferencing to HSPH faculty and staff from the following locations:

  • Kresge G1
  • Kresge G2
  • Kresge G3
  • Kresge LL-19
  • Kresge 213
  • Kresge 502 – note: IP only
  • Landmark 414A

Additionally, video conferencing is avaible in a portable unit that can be brought to any classroom or office on site.

Costs:

ISDN-based video conferencing:

Outgoing:

Cost of ISDN call is passed directly to user after it has been billed by telecommunications. Costs are per outgoing number dialed. HSPH sytems can connect to 3 remote locations. If you wish to connect to more than 3, a bridging service will be arranged for. All costs from the bridging services are passed directly to the client.

Incoming:

No cost

IP-based video conferencing:
No cost for either incoming or outgoing calls

What is the difference between ISDN-based video conferencing and IP-based video conferencing?

ISDN video conferencing utilizes phone lines. IP-based video conferencing utilizes the internet protocol and transmits over the web. Although we’ve had growing success with IP-based video conferencing, ISDN video conferencing remains more reliable and stable.

Capabilities:

  • Direct point-to-point video conferencing
  • Multi-point video conferencing (3 sites may be connected to at any time)
  • Use of powerpoint slides during presesntation (remote site sees powerpoint slides of presenter. Speaker and slides are toggled back and forth. Slides must be loaded into system prior to beginning the event.)

Required Notice:

Events or Courses
If you plan to have a guest lecture for an event or a course that utilizes video conferencing, we ask that you give a minimum of two weeks notice to allow for complete testing of the system to the guest’s system. Ideally, we ask that you alert the media services staff when the event is scheduled.

Meetings
We request 5 days notice for any meeting utilizing video conferencing to allow for testing.