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Video Conferencing

In both the de Grandpré Communications Centre, and the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, we offer the choice of video conferencing under over IP connectivity platforms, as well as the option to host multipoint video conferences.    

IP video conferencing has overtaken ISDN as the standard, as it easier to integrate PowerPoint slideshows, HTML-based presentations, animation and other media into a videoconferencing environment, and there are no fees for its use.  However, at the moment the bandwidth is at the mercy of network traffic, so the sound and video quality may fluctuate unpredictably.

Multi-point conferencing offers the capability of connecting several video conferencing sites simultaneously - whether using IP or ISDN platforms.  To accomplish this it is necessary to use a third-party bridging agent, and it is up to the user to contact an outside company that provides this service.  This will mean additional connectivity fees, but the use of multi-point conferencing will provide an improvement in quality, reliability, and functionality through the use of private, dedicated, worldwide call centers.   Please contact your local bridging agent or long-distance telephone company to arrange for multipoint video-conferences.

PRE-TEST       

All video conferences require at least one pre-test to confirm the connection capability.  A minimum of 5 business days advance notice is required to schedule a video conference pre-test.

BOOKING A VIDEO CONFERENCE 

Reserve a video conferencing site by visiting the Meeting Facilities Reservations Calendar at http://neuromedia.mcgill.ca/mnibooking .  Be sure to check for the availability of either the de Grandpré Communications Centre, or the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, as these are the only rooms equipped for this service.

After you have made the room reservation, call the Audio Visual Coordinator, Antonio Rizzuto at local 3193 to discuss the details. You will then be faxed another form to complete, on which you will supply the contact information for the sites involved.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

There is no fee for a if a cancellation notice is sent within 5 working days.  If no notice was submitted, then a fee of $50.00 and a $45.00 labour charge will be applied.

RATES

A list of our video conferencing rates can be found here: TBA