Tower Suite: Videoconference Service

1. What is Videoconferencing?


Videoconferencing is a cost effective, user friendly way of conducting meetings, lectures, interviews etc. between two or more locations in real time audio & video through IP lines. The quality of a hardware video conference using professional cameras, microphones and monitors is much better than a software based system such as Skype. We have in-house facilities to cater for up to 20 people. The facility is available for all university staff to use. We run a service that is available from 8.30am to 8pm.

Educational Media Services maintains equipment in two rooms at 13 Banbury Road for use for up to 20 participants. To book please contact us on 01865 289980 or email event details to

1.1. What is Videoconferencing used for?

Video conferencing is mainly used for:

  • Distance Learning
  • Job Interviews
  • Teaching
  • Research collaborations
  • Meetings
  • Court appearances

1.2. What's included?

  • Room hire
  • Video conferencing equipment
  • Technical support
  • Test calls
  • Stationery

1.2.1. Facilities

We have fully functional HD Video conferencing suites for up to 20 participants. There are also other rooms spread throughout the University to cater for up to 100, although some rooms incur an extra charge.

  • Based in IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
  • Polycom and Tandberg video-conference systems
  • 65" Panasonic Plasma
  • HD Conferencing for up to 20 people on site.
  • IP (128k to 768k sec.)
  • Multisite over IP is possible
  • Video Encryption
  • Duo video for Multisite and presentations.
  • Connections for a Laptop, Video Recorder and DVD Player
  • Available to all.

For more information please contact us on 01865 289980 or email


Written by IT Services. Latest revision 14 July 2015