Videoconferencing is a powerful multimedia tool that simultaneously captures and transfers video and audio between two (or more) locations. With videoconferencing you can conduct face-to-face meetings or job interviews, facilitate team collaboration, participate in a remote conference, or other events worldwide using dedicated high-quality video equipment that works across the Internet (IP based) or via an ISDN connection. For a videoconference to work, you need to have the six essential components: a camera, microphone, monitor, speaker, codec, and a network connection.
The CCS videoconferencing service is available in both 'fixed' locations and via 'portable' videoconferencing carts. Videoconferencing software is also available so that remote users who do not have dedicated VC equipment can participate in videoconferences with people who do. There is no charge for Ryerson Faculty and Staff use of videoconferencing rooms for academic or administrative purposes. Charges apply if CCS staff must deliver a cart or operate the equipment in VC rooms and for external events such as conferences.