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New Polycom portable video teleconferencing system debuts on main campus

posted Feb 18, 2011, 11:21 AM by Shanon Doah   [ updated Feb 22, 2011, 2:24 PM by David Chavez ]
A new Polycom HDX 6000 video teleconferencing (aka "VTC" or "videoconferencing") system was used for the first time on main campus last week.  The new HDX 6000—together with VTC equipment at NVC and (thanks to Institutional Computing staff) a vastly improved high-speed network connection at NVC—allowed faculty from the Northern Virginia and Winchester campuses to converse and participate simultaneously in a Lunch and Learn faculty development session.  The HDX 6000 codec (main unit), EagleEye camera, and microphone are mounted together with a beautiful 46" NEC professional LCD display on a heavy-duty portable cart for use throughout main campus.  If your department would like to hold a simultaneous meeting with groups of people at both main campus and NVC (or main campus and HPB, or main campus and another location) in which personal-computer-based video chat solutions like Skype/iChat/Google-Voice-and-Video-Chat might not be sufficient, visit and click on "Equipment and Help Request."  If you're interested in holding a videoconference between SU campus locations, submit the request at least 1-2 weeks ahead of time and email for recommended rooms before you book a room.  If you're interested in holding a videoconference between SU's main campus and a non-SU location, submit your request at least two weeks ahead and email so that Media Services can work with you on additional details.