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Video Conferencing

Video conferencing: Connecting Virtually

We enable videoconferencing technology on the desktop, in conference rooms and classrooms throughout the campus.

What is Videoconferencing?

Videoconferencing allows you to sit in front of a video monitor (a TV screen) talking to another party in virtually any part of the world. This is not limited to two persons in a conference and may involve many people at many different venues.

  • Improves Communication, Reinforces Relationships and Improves Effectiveness
  • Reduces Travel Expenses
  • Allows Meetings across the Country and Around the World

Types of Videoconferencing

Information Technology Services offers three types of videoconferencing to the CWRU community. Learn more

Getting Started

The following information is required in order to properly configure your system to operate with the Case videoconferencing network and to set up a point-to-point Conference Call. If you are attempting to install a videoconferencing endpoint, other than eConf, please call MediaVision support at 216.368.3777.

Configuring Your System

  • H.323 alias (name): for desktop endpoints, we will be using Case email addresses (i.e. For room sites, we will be using building and room number information (i.e. Adel351, SOMWG60)
  • H.323 extension (number): use your seven-digit campus phone number (i.e. 368xxxx). If you have multiple client terminals, but only one campus extension, please use your cell phone number for your desktop endpoint (eConf)
  • CWRU Gatekeeper IP address: - In H.323 IP conferencing, a Gatekeeper is a server that is responsible for "managing" the videoconferencing network. A Gatekeeper eliminates the need for end-users to remember complex IP addresses for dialing each other, replacing them with user-friendly aliases (i.e. H.323 name alias, or H.323 extension)
  • Auto answer: Auto answer will enable your endpoint to automatically answer incoming calls.

Setting up a Point-to-Point Conference Call.

Ask Far Site if connection will be IP or ISDN Ask Far Site what connection speed they have.

  1. IP
    • Swap IP addresses with each other and schedule a time to test.
    • Initiate a test call and check Audio and Video quality.
    • After a good test, select date for conference.
  2. ISDN
    • Swap ISDN numbers with each other and schedule a time to test.
    • Ask what the Far Site's calling speed is.
      • 384kbps = 8312163683777
      • 512kbps = 8412163683777
      • 768kbps = 8612163683777
    • If you are calling the Far Site, the following are examples of dialing:
    • Initiate a test call and check Audio and Video quality.
    • After a good test, select date for conference.

Videoconferencing Dial Directory