video conference

What is video conferencing?

Video conferencing uses a computer, camera, speakers, microphone, coder/decoder and network (such as the Internet) to conduct a live conference between two or more people in different locations. Video conferencing can also include sharing documents, computer-displayed information and even whiteboards.

ICTS video conferencing support

ICTS offers a consulting and support service to:

  • help you decide which video conferencing option will best suit your needs;
  • provide you with documentation and offer general support for application-based video conferencing;
  • provide the network infrastructure on which to run your video conference;
  • act as vendor liaison for purchasing video conferencing equipment;
  • obtain quotes for the complete installation of video conferencing equipment; and
  • manage the vendor relationship (including service level agreement) for your chosen product, including the installation, setup and maintenance of the equipment.

What video conferencing options are available at UCT?

Option Ideal if…
Set up software-based video conferencing You need to quickly set up a conference without acquiring specialised equipment. You will need your own computer and web camera.
Access a shared video conference bridge You need to host a large number of participants, some of whom use various brands of video conferencing equipment.
Use existing conference venues on campus You’d like to use existing facilities on campus, without setting up equipment in your own location.

Book a video conference or request advice

If you need advice or want to arrange the purchase of video equipment:

  1. Log on to the Service Portal using your network username and password.
  2. Search for Video conference consultation then select it from the list of results.
  3. Complete the required information and click Submit.
  4. Your request has been logged with ICTS and a consultant will contact you.