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IT offers several ways to conduct video conferences via Google Video Chat, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. In addition, we offer consulting regarding the purchase of videoconferencing systems.
Mac Mini based Video conferencing carts
A portable cart based unit (40" or 60" TV, mac mini, speakers and external microphone mounted on a cart) has been developed and deployed over the lab. For more information on this approach, the software on the systems and target locations, visit go.lbl.gov/vc. The page you see is the web page that each system boots up with - instructions for using the software and hardware can be found there.
ZOOM Web/Video Conferencing
ZOOM provides a web based experience for video conferencing and supports mobile phones and tablets as well as PC and MAC laptops and desktops. Instructions for use on our Mac Mini based carts can be found here - but they also apply to desktop and mobile users.
Google Hangouts are a multi-person (up to 15) video conferencing alternative. You can initiate a Hangout from Gmail or schedule a video event in Google Calendar. Hangouts can include any participant (they do not have have a Gmail account)
You may also be interested in screencasting (lecture capture) and other suggestions for self-service video sharing and streaming.