Education Solutions: Polycom.www.polycom.com, Hardware, $29,999 (small system) or $64,000 (large system)
This integrated audio, video and instructional multimedia system for presentations is comprised of Polycom's ViewStation ClassStation and iPower ClassStation. It aims to provide an interactive classroom experience for students regardless of their location.
Features for educators include automatic camera operation, wireless components, video scalers and interactive two-way application sharing A data conferencing capability that lets two or more users interactively work on the same application at the same time. The application is loaded and running in only one machine; however, keystrokes are transmitted from and screen changes are transmitted to the other participants. . The system also has H 264 advanced video technology, which enables videoconferencing A real time video session between two or more users or between two or more locations. Although the first videoconferencing was done with traditional analog TV and satellites, inhouse room systems became popular in the early 1980s after Compression Labs pioneered digitized video systems users to experience higher quality video over the same bandwidth they are currently using.
The two-way annotation 1. (programming, compiler) annotation - Extra information associated with a particular point in a document or program. Annotations may be added either by a compiler or by the programmer. , application and file transfer features let the instructor build and save content for asynchronous Refers to events that are not synchronized, or coordinated, in time. The following are considered asynchronous operations. The interval between transmitting A and B is not the same as between B and C. The ability to initiate a transmission at either end. information sharing See data conferencing. over the internet. Teachers can also record, archive and play sessions on-demand. This allows instructors to build their own content, and it enables remote classroom operation by IT personnel.
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