Video Conferencing in the Innovation Centre
Video conferencing facilities are available in the Innovation Centre on the Science Park at the University of York. It is a specialised facility suitable for meetings and seminars. The layout of the room is boardroom style and provides seating for a maximum of 12 people.
The video conferencing equipment comprises a Polycom VSP7000 video conferencing unit and a plasma monitor. A PC is available for showing and viewing presentations and iIt is possible to connect a laptop computer to the system too.
Please Note. Our videoconferencing systems are NOT compatible with Adobe Breeze, Yahoo Messenger, Netmeeting, Skype and other software solutions
The facility provides a full screen display and a window which can be switched to near or far end viewing by use of the remote control. The Camera can be zoomed, panned or tilted as required.
Costs of booking the room for external users is £45 plus VAT per hour, £100.00 plus VAT for half day or £195.00 plus VAT for full day.
Calls charges (where appropriate) will be in addition to room charges.
For more details or to book the video conferencing facility please contact the Innovation Centre www.yorksciencepark.co.uk/metadot/index.pl?id=2408.
During the Videoconference
When you first make the connection with a remote system, you will see the image of the view they are seeing in a window on the main screen. You can move this around the screen by pressing the "Selfview" and "Layout" buttons on the remote.
The microphone is set to be muted at the start of a dial in conference. Press the"mute" button on the remote to switch the microphone on. This can be toggled on/off at any time during the conference to allow private conversations.