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IMC: Video Conference/Satellite Downlinks

Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing is a recent development that links meeting rooms and classrooms through digital audio-visual technology. Cameras, microphones, video monitors and state-of-the-art telecommunications technology provide a window to similarly equipped meeting rooms out of town. The Instructional Multimedia Center handles all video conference setups for the AVC campus. The following guidelines are intended to streamline the process of requesting video conference services, and help the IMC to provide a valuable service to the campus community.

    • Requests must be made a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance to ensure availability of the room, equipment, connectivity and personnel.
    • Room reservations, connectivity, equipment support and technical support is coordinated by the IMC staff.

IMC provides a single point of contact for individuals wanting to use videoconferencing. We can connect globally with sites in almost every country in the world. As a member of the CENIC dedicated system, we have the ability to host and/or connect to all campuses within the Cal State, UC, and California Community College systems, as well as any other system with ISDN384 bonded, 384 kbps capabilities.

Videoconferencing equipment is available for use in rooms BE 118 and BE 132. The description and capacity of rooms can be seen under Facility and Services.

See the IMC Policy Manual for restrictions and procedure to request a video conference.

Satellite Downlinks

The Instructional Multimedia Center handles all satellite setups for the AVC campus. The following guidelines are intended to streamline the process of requesting satellite downlinks, and help the IMC to continue to provide a valuable service to the campus community.

  • All requests should be made a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance to ensure availability of the room, equipment, connectivity and personnel.
  • Room reservations, connectivity, equipment support and technical support will be coordinated by the IMC staff.
  • Most downlinks permit videotaping of the broadcast for later viewing.
  • There are downlink restrictions concerning copyright, duplication, editing and keeping rights and these restrictions vary from program to program. IMC will only operate within the limits of these restrictions.

Requesting this service is a one-stop process for the end user. IMC has the ability to downlink and record satellite transmissions on C and KU band transmissions on two satellite systems: CCCSAT and Steerable. CCCSAT is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office and has the ability to host and/or connect to all campuses within the CSU, UC, and California Community College systems. The steerable system can be used to select virtually any satellite transmission.

Satellite downlinks are available for use in rooms BE 118 and BE 132. The description and capacity of the rooms can be seen under Facility and Services.

See the IMC Policy Manual for restrictions and procedure to request a satellite downlink.