Beecroft Seminar Room Video Conferencing ** currently out of order ***

Key Features:

  • Supports Video Conferencing using H.323 (Industry Standard) protocol to any standard commercial system
  • Registered with the following Multiway Video Conferencing Facilities: JVCS (Janet Video Conferencing Service) and ESNET (US)
  • Supports EVO (Enabling Virtual Organizations) - the successor to VRVS
  • Supports Skype calls with or without video

Technical Details:

Hardware:

  • Desktop PC running Windows 7 and Polycom PVX
  • Hands free telephone

Compatibility - common standards:

  • video conferencing standard h.323 (TCP/IP)
  • data conferencing: t.120, h.263
  • video standards: h.261 and h.263 - resolution: CIF and QCIF
  • audio standards: g.711, g.723, g.728

IP Information:

  • IP alias vidconf3@physics.ox.ac.uk
  • IP address 163.1.243.254
  • Room ID within ESNET system (USA) : 202033
  • Room ID within Janet system (UK): 0044010402419

Telephone number of room: 01865 283136

Setting up the Equipment:

  • login locally with username "video" (or .\video) and password video@oxford

Making a point to point video conference call

  • double-click on the Polycom PVX icon
  • type in the ip address of the system you want to call the click on the green button

Receiving a point to point video conference call

  • Make sure that the caller has got the IP address of the system: 163.1.243.254
  • double-click on the Polycom PVX icon
  • Wait for the incoming call - it will automatically be accepted

Joining a video conference via ESNET or KEK

  • double-click on the Polycom PVX icon
  • For ESNET, type 0011349 followed by "room number" for the conference you want to join and the click on the green button
  • For KEK, type 0011289 followed by "room number" for the conference you want to join and the click on the green button
  • if you are prompted for a pin code:
  • click on "controls" at the bottom of the window
  • click on the "Keypad" tab
  • enter the pin followed by # (sometimes referred to as the "pound" key)

Joining a video conference arranged via JVCS

Please note, that JVCS conferences have to be booked with JVCS in advance of the meeting - please allow at least a couple of hours.

  • double-click on the Polycom PVX icon
  • wait for the JVCS system to call you - the call will automatically be accepted.

Using Skype

  • double-click on the Skype icon
  • The laptop is know under the skype name "OXFORD _BIPAC and the password is video@oxford
  • make a call or receive a call as required

Joining an EVO meeting

  • Double-click on the EVO icon
  • follow the instructions.

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