Video Conferencing Service

Video conferencing (VC) is a communications technology that integrates video and voice to connect remote users with each other as if they were in the same room. Participants see and hear each other in realtime, allowing natural conversations not possible with voice-only communications technology.

At EdUHK, OCIO provides video conferencing service to the staff members for collaborative work such as joint seminar, lecture, presentation, meeting and etc.

Video Conferencing Facility

Currently there are two locations at the Tai Po campus where video conferencing facility is available. They are room A-4/F-02 in Block A and room C-LP-18 in the Learning Commons, the seating capacity being 14 for both venues.

photo of room A-4/F-02
photo of room C-LP-18

The video conferencing system we are using is Polycom HDX 8000, which is IP based and supports the H.323 standard. The IP addresses of the devices are (A-4/F-02) and (C-LP-18). We recommend connection speed at 512kbps for overseas call and 1-3Mbps for local call (subject to network traffic condition).

photo of Polycom HDX 8000

Polycom HDX 8000

A quick reference guide for using the Polycom system.

For communications purpose, both rooms are installed with a telephone, with telephone numbers 2948 6304 (A-4/F-02) and 2948 6618 (C-LP-18).

Service Support

To use the video conferencing service, user is required to book the room through iBooking. User is recommended to conduct a trial run few days before the actual conference. For more information/assistance about the VC service, please contact Classroom Service of OCIO at x.6529.