Power Meetings Update brought to you by International Video-Conferencing, Inc.
In This Issue
  • Invitations to Video Conferencing Events
  • Polycom and TANDBERG Specials
  • Article on Video Conferencing for Schools
  • Article on Video Conferencing for Patient Care
  • 10 Questions About Video Conferencing
  • A Free Demo
  • Polycom ViaVideo II
  • Microflex® Wireless
  • Radvision INVISION
Events
Attend our Free Webinar* on how you can use your existing video conferencing equipment to create high quality streams and manage them in your environment. You'll join a live webcast that will demonstrate how you can open up a host of new applications with this self-service tool.

11/21 - Webinar (U.S. only)
11:00AM–12:00PM (EST)

Or call 631-273-5800.

Attend our Free Seminars to understand how video conferencing enables you to meet face-to-face with your clients and colleagues at the touch of a button. You'll join live video conference calls to experience this completely reliable, cost-effective solution first hand. Complimentary food and refreshments are always provided.

12/04 - Chicago, IL
8:30AM–10:30AM
Savvis Communications
10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60603

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12/10 - New York, NY
9:00AM–11:00AM or
1:00PM–3:00PM
Polycom
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Fl.
New York, NY, 10020

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Specials
POLYCOM SPECIAL
Polycom ViaVideo II Special Offer
> Now those important images seen on your Polycom Via Video II during your meetings can be saved and shared on your new 64MB USB Memory Stick. Polycom ViaVideo II is the world's most advanced, fully integrated personal video communications system. Connecting easily to your desktop or laptop PC through a USB connection, ViaVideo II delivers unmatched business quality video, audio and collaboration capabilities. For a limited time Polycom is offering a Free 64MB USB Memory Stick, direct to the first 200 end-user customers that purchase a ViaVideo II. Call for additional information: 800-224-7083.

TANDBERG SPECIALS
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Trade-up to a TANDBERG 6000 for H.264 functionality, high bandwidth, embedded security, built-in Multi-site capabilities, advanced presentation features and MORE!.
> Up to $7500 credit for trade-in on the purchase of a TANDBERG 6000 Rollabout.
> Up to $6000 credit for trade-in on the purchase of a TANDBERG 6000 codec or portable.
> TANDBERG Leasing 5.9%** rate!
Call for additional information: 800-224-7083.
*You will need a PC with Windows Media player and speakers to attend this session. You will be able to send questions during the stream. Registrants will receive log-in information for event via email.
**Financing provided by TANDBERG Leasing. Subject to credit approval.
 
Bringing the World Into the Classroom

Cooperating School Districts uses video to bring the world into the classroom and ensure educational equity for St. Louis students


Martha Bogart and Ruth Litman-Block know that nothing sets a child on the path to success like a solid education, and they've made it their mission to leverage the power of technology to provide robust curriculum and educational equity for the students of St. Louis.

Bogart and Block work for Cooperating School Districts (CSD) of Greater St. Louis, a nonprofit educational consortium providing cooperative purchasing, technology, staff development, legislative, human resource, research and financial services to 51 public school districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The work Bogart and Block do through the deployment of interactive video conferencing technology and content enriches the curriculum for 300,000 students, fully one-third of the public school students in the state of Missouri.

Bringing Students Together

Through the deployment and championing of video conferencing in the classroom, Bogart, distance learning coordinator for CSD and Block, CSD's virtual learning center director are changing the way students learn and teachers teach in the 51 public school districts their organization serves. Their programs greatly enrich the curriculum from kindergarten all the way through high school by bringing experts from all over the world into the classroom and connecting students with peer groups that would never be accessible without the help of video conferencing. Through CSD's video communications network, students in rural parts of Missouri are able to...
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Johns Hopkins International Collaborates, Treats Patients Around the Globe

World-Renowned Medical Institute Uses Voice and Video Conferencing to Provide Access to Specialists, While Saving Time and Money

Johns Hopkins International, an independent LLC within world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine, coordinates international patient care, treating up to 3,500 patients per year. Increasingly, Johns Hopkins is facilitating research, education, and patient care through state-of-the-art voice and video conferencing solutions from Polycom, Inc.

In Demand Around the World

In 1999, Johns Hopkins International began re-evaluating its processes for treating international patients and conducting research and clinical trials with teams dispersed throughout the world. That evaluation resulted in the deployment of video conferencing equipment to enable physicians and administrators to exchange information with clients overseas, thereby reducing travel time and costs.

The tragic events of September 11th have added new levels of complexity to the coordination of care for Johns Hopkins International, making interactive video communications even more mission critical. Increased airport security and longer waiting periods for patients hoping to travel to the U.S. for care, has resulted in an even greater need to utilize technology to meet the demands of patients as well as researchers and educators.
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10 Questions and Answers About Video Conferencing

Brought to you by TANDBERG.

1. What is video conferencing?
Video conferencing or video meetings provide a means for efficient communication, collaboration and decision-making even when people cannot be physically present in the same location. It has many of the same advantages as a face-to-face meeting including being able to see each other's facial expressions and body language. It also allows people to share files and data, so that it is easy to hold presentations, review documents and make fast decisions.

2. What components are required for a video conference?
The minimum required components at each endpoint of a video conference are a microphone, a camera, a codec, a monitor and a speaker. The camera and microphone capture the image and sound, the codec converts the video and audio into a digital signal, encodes it and sends it out. The codec at the other end decodes the signal and distributes the video and audio to the monitor and speaker. Top quality video conferencing systems can provide additional features which enhance the video meeting and system providers can help tailor-make the system for a particular meeting environment or purpose.
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As a recipient of this newsletter, you qualify to receive a Video Conference Call to experience first-hand the amazing benefits of face-to-face video conferencing solutions. Locations are listed below. To request click here or call 631-273-5800.
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In addition, ViaVideo II offers an intuitive, new graphical user interface that makes personal video conferencing as natural as any other desktop application. With expansive remote (Web) management tools and deep integration capabilities with the Polycom Office, it is a perfect enhancement to any communications network.
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Features Product
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Microflex® Wireless
New Microflex Wireless Boundary Mic Provides Adaptable Solution
New MX692/C offers complete freedom of placement for audio installations.
Designed for any application where visible cable networks are undesirable, the new Microflex MX692/C boundary microphone from Shure provides systems integrators with unparalleled wireless freedom, superior sound, and reliable performance. Frequency-agile with over 100 selectable channels via its own integrated UC wireless transmitter, the low-profile mic is easy to setup, and requires no drilling to install, thereby eliminating the need to bore a hole through any mounting surface.

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The INVISION suite of out-of-the-box solutions are easy-to-use and install, and offer small and medium sized enterprises cost-effective, seamless multimedia video conferencing and future-proof performance over any type of network, media or device. The INVISION family of out-of-box solutions comes complete with centralized management, multipoint conferencing and the interoperability needed to deploy right-sized multimedia conferencing and communications for small to medium-sized enterprises. INVISION is the ideal choice for rapid and easy deployment of collaborative communications today...and for the devices and networks of tomorrow.
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