Mobile Video Conference Unit 2

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), ESNET (US) and KEK (Japan)
  • Supports EVO (Enabling Virtual Organizations) - the successor to VRVS
  • Supports Skype calls with or without video
  • Supports Streaming Video - live broadcasting over the internet.
  • Special Webcam and special echo cancelling microphone/speaker unit
  • Possibility for connecting external cameras (for relaying lectures etc)

Technical Details:

Hardware:

  • Laptop running Windows XP and Polycom PVX
  • USB camera
  • Echo cancelling microphone/speaker
  • Handsfree telephone
  • USB Video capture device

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 Informaton:

  • IP alias vidconf5@physics.ox.ac.uk
  • IP address 163.1.243.3
  • Room ID within ESNET system (USA) : 202642
  • Room ID within Janet system (UK): 0044010401990
  • Room ID wihtin KEK system (Japan): 1505

Setting up the Equipment:

  • Connect laptop to power socket and power on
  • connect laptop to network point (do not use wireless)
  • login locally with username "video" and password video@oxford
  • connect USB cable from the webcam to the laptop
  • connect USB cable from the Duet echo cancelling microphone/speaker unit to the laptop

Making a point to point video conference call

  • double-click on the Video Conference Icon
  • 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: 163.1.243.3
  • double-click on the Video Conference Icon
  • 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 conference have to be booked with JVCS in advance of the meeting - please allow at least a couple of hours.
  • double-click on the Video Conference Icon
  • 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 _NPLNOTEBOOK10" 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.

Audio Controls during a meeting

  • All of the above mentioned conference types use of the special Duet Microphone/Speaker unit.
  • During the conference you can mute the microphone by pressing the middle button on the Duet , You can adjust the speaker volume by pressing the up/down arrow keys or by pressing the volume controls on the remote control for the plasma screen .

Video Streaming from Webcam

  • Note, that the Duet unit is not used for this - audio is captured directly by the Webcam
  • Double click on "Video Streaming"
  • Double click on "Broadcast from Webcam"
  • When prompted for "broadcast password", click on OK
  • click on "start encoding" and the streaming will start
  • on the left hand side of the window, you can choose to switch to a fixed welcome, intermission or goodbye message.
  • The live feed can be seen via the following url: http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/IT/mediaservices/videoconferencing/live_feed...

Video Streaming from Video Camera and Radio microphone

  • Note that the this takes quite a bit of time to set up and cannot be done at short notice.
  • Connect USB cable the Hauppauge Capture unit to the laptop.
      NOTE: this must not be done until the laptop has been powered on
      NOTE: the Hauppauge unit must not be disconnected until the laptop has been powered off.
  • Connect the audio cable (mini-jack each end) between line out on the Hauppauge unit and microphone in on the laptop
      Connect Video out from the Video camera to the Hauppauge unit
      Connect radio microphone to line in on the Hauppauge unit
  • Double click on "Video Streaming"
  • Double click on "Broadcast from Video Camera and Radio Mike"
  • When prompted for "broadcast password", click on OK
  • Provided that the video camera is powered on, you should now see the picture in the middle of the window. - If you do not, click on properties, click on the "sources" tab and check settings for the Hauppauge unit - in particular, check that the correct video input has been selected (S-Video or Composite).
  • click on "start encoding" and the streaming will start
  • on the left hand side of the window, you can choose to switch to a fixed welcome, intermission or goodbye message.
  • The live feed can be seen via the following url: http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/IT/mediaservices/videoconferencing/live_feed...

Video Conferencing from Video Camera and Radio microphone

  • Note that the this takes quite a bit of time to set up and cannot be done at short notice.
  • Connect USB cable the Hauppauge Capture unit to the laptop.

      NOTE: this must not be done until the laptop has been powered on

      NOTE: the Hauppauge unit must not be disconnected until the laptop has been powered off.
  • Connect USB cable from IMic device to the laptop and set switch on IMic unit to "Line"
  • Connect Video out from the Video camera to the Hauppauge unit
  • Connect radio microphone to line in on the IMic unit
  • Double click on "Video Conference"
  • Double-click on "setup ext video cam and Imic via JVCS"
  • Double click on "Polycom PVX" Icon
  • Provided that the video camera is powered on, you should now see the picture in the PVX window. If you do not, check that the camera is powered on.

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