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Compressed Video

Two-way Audio and Video

A digital compressed videoconferencing system offering live two-way interactive audio/video is available to use for credit and non-credit courses, meetings, professional development and special events. UW-Whitewater is part of a compressed video network which was established by UW-Extension for the four-year campuses in 1995 . This network now offers connectivity with UW Colleges, technical colleges, K- 12 schools and other off-net sites as well. Compressed video is a powerful telecommunications tool which is used to transmit live video and audio signals simultaneously over the internet (IP)

The UW-Whitewater distance education classroom, located in room 1230A of the Andersen Library, is equipped with the following:

  1. A document camera which allows users to transmit slides, transparencies, hard copies, and three-dimensional objects;
  2. A DVD/Blu-ray player;
  3. A PC that can be used for web browsing, PowerPoint presentations, software demonstrations, etc. A Polycom HDX 9002 CODEC and digital microphones are used to send and receive high-definition video using the Internet Protocol (IP) standard. This system can also integrate audio-only interaction over standard telephone lines when video is not possible for some participants at remote locations. A Windows Media encoder provides both live video streams accessible through a web page and archives of events to participants at a later date.

For more information on use of the room, please contact:

Michael Allen
McGraw 10
(262) 472-5018

Distance education courses (compressed video and online) offered by various campuses in the UW System are often listed in the Catalog of Distance Learning.