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Video Communications Center and Media Services

 

The Video Communications Center and Media Services Office is a comprehensive service delivery agency at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  The Office provides technical support and training for the University's synchronous distance education initiatives as well as video production services, loan of instructional technology such as camcorders, PA systems, laptop computers and video projectors.  In addition the Office provides satellite downlink capability and tape/DVD duplication as well as expertise in the area of audio-visual and video equipment recommendations and specifications.  We are located in the lower level of Ross Hall near the DocuCenter. 

Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing is a technology that enables synchronous distance education - with real time audio/video, and computer graphics.  It is also used for administrative meetings and non-credit classes.  Randall McCaslin manages the 4 on-campus video-conferencing facilities as well as the ones located at the satellite campuses.  Courses are offered from the EUP main campus and delivered to the Erie and Meadville campuses as well as other SSHE sister schools.  Courses also may be received from remote locations.  The technology employed is h.323 video-conferencing on the SSHEnet WAN with certain linkage provided by Verizon and Expedient running transmission speeds approximately between 384-512 kbps.  Scheduling an event or class should be channeled through Randall McCaslin at 814.732.1346.  



Equipment and Services Available

Equipment is available to faculty, staff, and students on a first come first serve basis.  Reservations should be made at the earliest convenience by calling 814.732.2484.  Equipment is available for short terms (usually 2-3 days).  If you need help planning for an event that uses AV equipment use this guide for some hints!  Students must have authorization to use the equipment by staff or faculty.  Equipment must be picked up by users between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm.  We offer:

  • Laptop PC's
  • CD Players
  • Tape Recorders
  • Camcorders
  • PA Systems
  • Microphones
  • Digital Cameras
  • Slide Projectors
  • Video Production
  • Satellite Down-Linking
  • Video-Conferencing
  • Training
  • AV Product Information
  • Consultation