Category Archive: Tutorials

Nov 09

Basic Private/Public Networking

In many ways, IP based videoconferencing is similar to telephone systems. Both systems use a number to “dial” the other user. Both can have complex strings of numbers indicating many different things (Country code for example with telephone). To get an understanding, here is a basic analogy of Private/Public networking; which is vital to make/receive …

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Dec 12

Training Sessions for Semester 2

I will be running another session of videoconferencing Pro-D before second semester, strictly for teaching staff who are teaching a VC course in Semester 2 only. Please check back here at any time, and I’ll update the times that the sessions will be running. Normally, I run a session in the AM for one group …

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Sep 23

Sony PCS-G70, G50 Remote Control/Quick Connections Guide

Here is a link to a PDF file that shows all the remote control functions of a Sony PCS-G50 and Sony PCS-G70 system: Click me to view PDF

Sep 23

Sony System Tutorial

Sony Videoconference System Operation Projectors: Turn on projectors in the room with “white” remote. Even if you have multiple NEC remotes, they all use the same signal, so the one remote can turn all of them on/off. If this is a daily class, the projectors will most likely already be on; as Travis can turn …

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Sep 23

Bridgit Instructions

Here are the instructions: – go to computer – if Bridgit already installed go to next setup, otherwise: open web browser, type in this URL: bridgit.sd73.bc.ca:8080, including the colon8080 part. Click on install Bridgit software, proceed to next step – double click Bridgit *** It will ask for a server password if Bridgit has not …

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Sep 23

Tandberg System Tutorial

Tandberg Videoconference System Operation *** Projectors: Turn on projectors in the room with “white” remote. Even if you have multiple NEC remotes, they all use the same signal, so the one remote can turn all of them on/off. If this is a daily class, the projectors will most likely already be on; as Travis can …

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Sep 23

NKSS VC Startup Tutorial

NKSS – Starting up Video Conferencing 1 – turn on plasma TV (black remote – on = on, standby = off) 2 – go to the touch panel and touch it, then press start (this will turn on the system); select settings you would like, system menu, and then camera for example if your local …

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Jun 27

VC Training sessions

I’m penciling into my calendar some technical training sessions to run on the 30th of August. The first session will run from 9am until 11:30am and will focus on rural videoconferencing (specifically Sony systems). The second session will run from 1pm until 3:30pm and will focus on local videoconferencing (specifically Tandberg systems). The training will …

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Mar 10

VC system connected to Projector

Inputs/Outputs of Polycom VSX 7000

While for the most part, our VC (videoconferencing, acronym that I will be using from now on) systems are connected to a big screen TV or CRT TV on a mobile cart. Now, this does not have to be done this way. You can hook up a system to any other type of display device …

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Mar 09

Good Videoconferencing Practices Pt. 2

Another practice that works well in the classroom, is to instruct the students to leave microphones “un-muted” at all times. This gets them used to the sensitivity of the microphones as well as keeping the classroom under control. It also keeps them engaged through unity with the rest of the videoconference schools involved in the …

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