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Video Conferencing

 Video Conferencing Room 

Video Conferencing Room

The Video Conferencing facility is available in seminar room, 4th floor, Invent Building.

The system comprises of a Polycom HDX 7000 HD , 52" plasma screens and document camera.

The IP address of the Video Conferencing unit is

You will need this information when making a booking through, PO's for the booking should be made to EyeNetwork in Agresso.

NB. When selecting the other location for a video conference please ensure that it is IP enabled and use Polycom equipment where possible. It is not possible to link to ISDN units.

TV set

To enquire about booking this room, please contact Invent Reception on ext. 7777


 How to use Video Conferencing Equipment? 

TV Procedures


  1. Switch on TV (#1 on image)
  2. if it is not on the right channel after you switch the device, press (#2 on image), set it up to EXT3

Camera Procedures

Remote 1

  1. Swtich on device (#1 on image)
  2. The camera should automaticaly be directed toward the table,if not, press (#2 on image), then adjust the camera direction (#3 on image)
  3. if the other side is calling in, you do need need to do anything
  4. if you are calling, type their IP adress, (the dot buttom #4 on image), then press dial (#6 on image)
  5. delete number is button #5 on image
  6. when you finish press #7 on image
  7. 15 mins before meeting time is recommended to make sure everything is working
  8. make sure that the mic is not muted


Note: need help on site? Phone the ISS Servicedesk ext: 5007

Click here to log a booking ticket

How to use the video conference unit tutorial How to use the video conference unit video tutorial

How to connect a laptop video How to connect a laptop to the video conference unit

  Google Hangouts 

Get started with Hangouts

You can use Hangouts to start a chat conversation or video call

Hangouts sync automatically across devices. If you start a Hangout on your computer, you can continue your chat on another device, like your phone.

Watch how Hangouts works


What you need to use Hangouts

  1. A Google Account.
  2. A computer or phone with a camera and microphone. Learn how to use your camera and microphone when you start a video call for the first time.
  3. An internet or data connection.

System and browser requirements

Operating systems that work with Hangouts

Hangouts works with the current version and 2 previous major releases of the operating systems listed below.

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Web browsers that work with Hangouts

Hangouts works with the current version and 1 previous major release of the browsers listed below.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE): Download

On Internet Explorer, and Safari, download and install the latest version of the Hangouts plugin.

Currently, some versions of Firefox can't be used to make video calls. Learn why and how you can continue to make video calls.

What you need to make video calls

  • Broadband connection to the Internet.
  • USB web camera. Other devices, like virtual cameras, may not work.
  • Any quad core processor.

How much bandwidth you need

Minimum bandwidth required

  • Outbound: 300 kbps
  • Inbound: 300 kbps

Ideal bandwidth for two-person video calls

  • Outbound: 3.2 mbps
  • Inbound: 2.6 mbps

Ideal bandwidth for group video calls

  • Outbound: 3.2 mbps
  • Inbound (with 5 participants): 3.2 mbps
  • Inbound (with 10+ participants): 4.0 mbps

Hangouts can be used in

Download and sign in to Hangouts - Android phone or tablet

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, download the Hangouts app 
  2. To call someone’s phone number using the Hangouts app, download the Hangouts Dialer.

Use accessibility features

Learn how to use Android accessibility features on Hangouts, like how to make phone calls.

Download and sign in to Hangouts - iPhone & iPad

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, download the Hangouts app.
  2. Learn how to sign in on Hangouts.

Note: Hangouts works with Apple's mobile operating system version 8.0 and up.

 Comparison of Video Conference Suites 


Comparison of Video Conference Suites

The following is a comparison of the various video conferencing tools available to DCU staff.

  Adobe Connect Google Hangouts/Video Vidyo Video Conference Unit (Invent)

Website Link

Adobe Connect Google Hangouts Vidyo Video Conference Room
Price €88.50 one-off fee
(payable by internal transfer to TEU)
Free - core DCU Apps service Free
(22 DCU host licenses)
Cost dependent on territory and duration of call
Max. Participants 50 15 72 Usually 1-to-1 conference unit connections
iOS App N/A
Android App N/A
Real-time Screen Sharing Laptop can be connected
Record Session
Connect to Video Conference Units?  ?
  • Web browser
  • Flash Player enabled
  • Web browser
  • Initial install of plugin
  • Web browser
  • Install Vidyo client on participant devices
Connections setup by 3rd party
  • Easy to use
  • Web-based
  • Easy to use
  • Free to use
  • Web-based
  • Easy to use
  • Free to use
  • Web-based
  • Real-time monitoring of participant video quality and network performance
  • Customizable personal screen layouts

Secure peer-to-peer connection
Solution Adobe Connect Google Hangouts/Video Vidyo Video Conference Unit (Invent)
Cons Presenter license cost Limited to 15 participants
  • Client install per user device 
  • Client-free solutution in development
  • Expensive
  • Not reliable for ip to isdn connections
  • Only connects to other VCU
  • Potential travel costs to video conferencing centre for external participant
Who can use? DCU Lecturers (via DCU staff (paid user license) DCU Staff/Students DCU Staff (limited to 22 host accounts)  DCU Staff
When to use?
  • Virtual classrooms/training
  • Virtual informal meetings
  • informal meetings
  • Informal live broadcasts
  • Informal training
  • Internal professional virtual meetings
  • Multi-organisation virtual meetings
  • Corporate virtual meetings
  • Multi-organisation virtual meetings
  • Corporate virtual meetings
How do I get a host account? Contact Mark Glynn in TEU  Core DCU Apps (hangouts/video) Log request with ISS  N/A
FAQ's Adobe Connect Google Hangouts Vidyo Video Conferencing Unit
Contact Invent Reception

For any questions not covered above contact the ISS Service Desk