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Equipment loans

UIS loans a range of high-quality videoconferencing equipment that can turn your meeting room or lecture theatre into a live streaming venue. During working hours, we can show you how it all works, so that you are well prepared for your meeting.

Lifesize Team 220, Tandberg 990 MXP and Tandberg 6000 IP/ISDN codec

Loan any of these three hardware videoconferencing solutions to connect at your own University site using your own display device (projector or screen), sound system (lecture theatre audio system, computer speakers) and IP connection. ISDN, audio-only, recording and live streaming options are available via the UK's academic bridge service, JVCS, using the free desktop Vscene software.

Polycom roundtable videoconferencing camera
Polycom roundtable videoconferencing camera

Polycom Roundtable camera

The Polycom camera (pictured right) is ideal for group videoconferences using desktop-based software such as Adobe® Connect, Skype, iChat or Webex.

The Polycom sits in the middle of your table. Its six built–in cameras and microphones automatically transmit seamlessly from whomever is talking. No need to press buttons to swap between local speakers.

Headsets and microphones

We have a wide and frequently–updated range of headsets and mics available for loan on University business.

Webconferencing solutions, on- and off-site

As well as HD studio hardware, our studios also offer desktop solutions for Skype, iChat, Webex, etc. These set-ups may be used by one person with webcam and headset, or may be connected via our projector or Polycom for a larger local audience in our studio.

Free consultancy and pre-purchase advice

We offer free advice and consultancy to anyone wishing to set up their own local videoconferencing or webconferencing solutions. 

Enquiries and bookings:

Please telephone (01223 3)35477 or email .

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