|PPNCG Information Pages : Video-conferencing : Desktop videoconferencing recommendations (PPNCG) : The Zydacron OnWAN package|
|a) Zydacron OnWAN package, based on Z.350/Z.353 PCI card.
The original recommendation is now "FROZEN", but we have not been able to make a specific recommendation which can replace it in terms of a group-sized facility.
The kit had cost us GBP995 plus vat. that's for the PCI card, kit of connectors and basic golfball camera. You have to supply your own PC of course, and the software is Windows-based.
This forms the basis of a fine group-based system, which is perfectly usable in the form supplied, but which can later be enhanced with better camera, microphones, document viewer as required, and can accept other analogue video inputs such as videorecorder, camcorder etc. (S-Video or composite video signals).
This supports both H.323 (IP videoconferencing) and ISDN2 (the more traditional H.320 videoconferencing), although, as we don't have an ISDN line, the latter option isn't useful to us. Zydacron do produce a card that lacks the ISDN option, but the price saving was not significant.
The newer Z.353 card was recommended, as it is physically shorter than
the older Z.350 version of the card, but functionally they are pretty
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