what is MAGPI?

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Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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what is MAGPI?

University of Delaware



The non
-
profit network for research and education in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
and Delaware and regional connector for Internet2.


Our mission is to introduce new technology, to collaboratively develop new applications
with our subscribers and to make access to technologies sustainable and affordable.

Over 700 institutions use MAGPI services

What you will need


Video Conference Codec


Display


Speakers


Microphone


What is a…….


Video Conference Codec





Sometimes called an endpoint

What is a…….


Display





A monitor, a TV, or a projector

What are…….


Speakers





A plasma add on, built into the TV, or
built in the codec

What is a…….


Microphone





Can be desktop, ceiling mounted, or
handheld….

Tricks Of The Trade


At the beginning of a videoconference make sure
that participants introduce themselves. It is often
helpful to have a sign in the background that
gives your location.


Look directly at the camera as often as possible
when speaking.


Wear neutral, solid colors. Avoid checks and
stripes. Avoid white and shades of red. Red is not
codec
-
friendly. Bright fluorescent objects also
cause halo effects and other distracting artifacts.


Tricks Of The Trade


Be natural, but try to minimize motion.


Try to arrange a simple, uncluttered, static
background in neutral or darker solid colors. Do
not sit in front of windows. Tilt pictures, framed
degrees, awards or any other glass
-
covered wall
hanging downward to eliminate reflection and
glare.

Tricks Of The Trade


Try to have direct light on the face of the person
speaking. Too much light from behind causes
silhouetting, too much from above causes
shadows under the eyes.


Avoid placing videoconferencing equipment in
rooms prone to echo effects or exposed to
outside noise. Eliminate in
-
room sources of
extraneous noise. On multipoint video
conferences mute your location when not
speaking.

Tricks Of The Trade


Be aware of the transmission delay ... pause for others
to comment.


When asking questions in a group conference, direct
the question to a specific individual if possible.


Use a real or even a fake plant to humanize the
setting.

Tricks Of The Trade


Know your equipment


Test, test, test, and then…..test!


Don’t put your microphone near
your speakers

Visual Collaboration

Andrew W. Davis

Wainhouse Research

Tricks Of The Trade

Can you spot the lighting
problem?

Hands on


Placing a call


Muting and Unmuting


Camera Control


Computer Based Presentation

Who is MAGPI:

RESEARCH

University of Delaware

UCLA

We offer new possibilities to connect with guest
lecturers and experts.


We can help make relevant learning
opportunities more accessible and exciting.


MAGPI’s Vision:

THE FUTURE

Green Screen Technology

Tele
-
immersion

New methods of teaching surgical procedures

da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System

Virtual Reality Development Lab:


Educational Video Initiatives:

IPTV and PODCASTING

thank you/contact information

Greg Palmer

Executive Director

gpalmer@magpi.net


215
-
898
-
0918


Peter Heverin

Subscriber Liaison & Special Projects

heverin@magpi.net

215
-
573
-
5002


Heather Weisse Walsh


Manager of Educational Services

hweisse@magpi.net


215
-
573
-
6417

Michael Knight



Multi
-
Media Services Manager

mknigh@magpi.net

215
-
573
-
8583