Each of the participants sees at least two or three others on his or her monitor, with the person speaking always showing in the upper left-hand corner, said Ric Simmons of LSU's Office of Telecommunications.
"You can see everybody on the screen like you do in Hollywood Squares," he
Students, faculty, staff and administrators will all be able to schedule time.The MCU can be used for anything a conference call can be used for. LSU
is not purchasing any cameras, only the MCU.It will be up to users to provide their own cameras."For years you've been able to get cheap webcams that have very poor resolution and poor voice quality.
It's rare that we have a network outage now and the quality of data transfer is better," Simmons
Because any two people can connect directly over the Internet, the MCU will be used strictly for allowing more than two people to communicate at the same time.
The unit has been delivered to campus and should be installed by the end of next week, Simmons
said.It will still need installation and testing of the software that will allow the scheduling, but the whole thing should be ready to go by the end of July, he
"As technology gets upgraded over time, it's inevitable that everybody will have this.