Videoconferencing Codecs & Systems
The total zoom is the combination of the optical (true zoom lens) and digital zoom (Cisco TelePresence software). Digital zoom enlarges the image at the center of the frame and trims the outside edge. Optical zoom for the systems can be found on our Recommended Systems page.
All telepresence systems that are registered in the U-M videoconferencing infrastructure are able to connect on a telephone number (734-763-1841).
A consumer HDTV with HDMI inputs.
The size of the monitor you will need depends on personal preference, room size and budget constraints.
|Room Size||Room Dimensions||Monitor Size|
|Small||10'x14' or less||42–46 inch|
|Large||Greater than 12'x22'||75–80 inch or larger|
If you purchase two monitors for separate video and presentation content, the monitors may but do not need to be the same size. The presentation content monitor can be larger for extra clarity, especially if the normal content being shared is highly-detailed, such as large spreadsheets, microscope slides, maps, or architectural and engineering drawings.
No, it is not required, but it helps others feel like you are all in the same location at the same time.
Yes, if the videoconference system has the ability to connect two monitors and the project must have an HDMI input. Instead of connecting a second HDTV monitor, you can connect to a projector.
The HDTV should support:
- Screen Resolution: 1920x1080p
- HDMI Inputs*: Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) Support (List of trade names for CEC)
- HDTV Technology: LED-HDTV
- Screen Size: Based on room size
- HDMI Input Port Required: One dedicated for the codec