So many things going on, so busy, that two months have gone by without a blog post. Family medical issues, business travel, researching & deploying replacement corporate video conferencing systems… I’m not even able to keep up with the websites that I usually visit.
One unexpected big surprise at the end of July that I’m still working through is a sizable donation of office and A/V furniture and to our organization from our video conferencing vendor. They were consolidating offices, and had a bunch of extra furniture and equipment that they didn’t need or couldn’t fit into their new offices. We received several nice office desks, conference tables, a large handful of swivel chairs, book cases, 2 gorgeous multimedia lecterns, a handful of large A/V video carts, among a bunch of other miscellaneous items.
Three of the video carts are dual TV screen versions, and they came with TVs! I’ve been testing and buying various cables and adapters, and new video conferencing cameras and speakerphones to equip the video carts for deployment around campus. I plan to ship one cart to our JAARS Center in North Carolina. (click on the images below to see larger versions)
The right photo has one of our older Sony cameras for testing. In the next couple of days, the new Logitech cameras should arrive for the carts. Just in time too, as one of the departments on campus will soon be having a week long department conference – video conferencing with their co-workers at JAARS, in Thailand, and elsewhere (10 hours time zone difference!).