Video conferencing allows two or more parties to communicate via both voice and picture through two video conferencing enabled end points. There are numerous video conferencing product available on the market. Some popular units include Polycom, Lifesize, Sony, and Tandberg. Each side of the video conference needs an end unit that has a camera, a microphone, and an active Ethernet port. At Pepperdine, the standardization of the end point ports are h323.
Frequently Asked Questions
What video conferencing equipment does Pepperdine University use?
Pepperdine University is primarily using different Polycom video conferencing end points. The majority of the video conferencing units are mobile. Some of the units are permanently installed. These locations are the Irvine classroom 322 and the PCC conference room in Malibu.
How do I request a video conference reservation?
Contact the Anytime Support Help Desk at ?(310) 506-HELP (4357) to make a video conference reservation. Please ask at least three working days before the upcoming video conference session. Also, when making the reservation, please have the following information ready:
- Event Title (What is the name of the event?)
- Event Date
- Event Start Time (When will it start?)
- Event End Time
- Type of Video Conference (Is it instructional, administrative, or organizational?)
- Requestor of Conference (Name and contact information)
- Sponsor of Conference
- Sponsor Location (Where will the event be held?)
- Preparation Time Required
- Number of Participants
- Record the Conference? (Yes/No)
- Number of Site Locations (How many points to connect with? On-campus? Off-campus?)
- List of all Pepperdine sites (Provide the campus, building, and room locations for all Pepperdine locations connected to this event)
- Involve an outside, non-Pepperdine site? (Yes/No)
What Pepperdine University campuses have video conferencing equipment?
All Pepperdine University campuses are capable except for the campuses in Washington D.C., Buenos Aires, Florence, and Hiedelberg.
Does Pepeprdine have the compatibility of recording a video conferencing session?
Yes, a video conferencing session can be recorded. There are two ways that this can be done. The university owns an IP VCR 2210 video recorder. This unit allows for all the video and audio to be recorded, saved for archive purposes, streamed at a later date, or downloaded as an mp3 file.
Another way to record a video conference is to hook up with a vcr/dvd recorder and run the video conferencing unity through the vcr/dvd recorder and back to the television/projector. When the conference starts, hit the record as if you were recording a television show on your home television.