Desktop videoconferencing systems bring video communications into your office. This technology can deliver full-motion videoconferencing from your PC. Desktop systems have been engineered to accommodate the industry's requirements for standards-based videoconferencing. Today, there are systems available that deliver high quality at a low cost. These systems provide H.323 voice and video, as well as applications sharing. They offer easy installation and many have no add-in boards to install or bulky hardware to place on your desk.
Set-tops are complete videoconferencing systems designed to sit on a monitor. They are useful in small boardrooms and other small group scenarios. Set-top systems are often maintained on a cart, making it possible to roll them around for use in different rooms. Set-tops have excellent video quality and work well with auxiliary equipment, such as document cameras, to enhance videoconference presentations.
(Technology Enhanced Classrooms, Level 3 or 4)
Integrated systems are group conferencing systems most often used in conference rooms or classrooms with multiple participants. This type of system usually consists of a centralized location for wiring and processors to be routed. The main camera, displays and peripheral video sources are usually mounted in the main conferencing area. These customized configurations are normally equipped with multiple features and also allow for the videoconferencing room to be used for other various functions as well. Most integrated systems available today are capable of connecting both H.320 (ISDN lines) and H.323 (IP/LAN).