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Video Conferencing Information

Currently the Law College has one video conferencing capable room, room 324. This room can seat 30 students and is available for use by arrangement. Contact the Jeff Shaw for more information at (517) 432-6918 or e-mail him at jeff.shaw@law.msu.edu.

Technical Equipment:

  • Three video cameras: instructor, student and room.
  • Fifteen student microphones with "Look at Me" buttons. The student presses the button when called upon and the camera locates the student. When the student is finished he simply presses the button again and the camera moves back to the room view. Every two students share a button.
  • A VHS videotape playback and recorder. This recorder has the capability of recording both sites audio simultaneously and video is selectable.
  • The instructor views the far-end students via two 42 " monitors hung from the ceiling at the middle of the room with the instructor camera mounted between them for line-of-sight monitoring.
  • The students view the far-end fellow students via two 42 " monitors installed at the front of the room. The room camera is mounted on the near by for line-of-sight monitoring. In addition there is a LCD projector.
  • Touch-panel control system installed in the instructor's cabinet at the front of the room as well as a wireless touch panel used to control the equipment from anywhere in the room, offers full system functionality including camera presets, dialing and diagnostics.
  • Wireless instructor microphones provides audio coverage for the instructor.
  • Polycom VS4000 Codec.
  • IP conferencing at up to 2MBps.
  • Each seat in the classroom has power and Ethernet connectivity. This enables the student to bring in their laptop and connect to the Internet or e-mail.

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