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Media Services

Video Conferencing

Media Services provides a video conferencing unit, which is available by reservation and is located for use in the Media Services Center Video Studio in the Ansin Building,180 Tremont Street, 3rd floor.

A videoconference is a lot like a telephone call, with the additional ability to see the caller as well as hear the caller. When compared to flying and accommodating guest speakers, video conferencing may be an attractive option.

In order to conduct a videoconference, there are a few details that you'll want to straighten out:

Far Site Information

Find out what kind of calls the equipment at the far site is capable of placing and/or receiving. Decide if you or they will be placing the call and find a contact that deals with the technical aspects of the far site.

Equipment Reservation

To reserve the video conferencing unit, please call Media Services at 617-824-8676, and ask to speak to a full-time staff member. We will need to know the following information:

  • The date and time of the conference
  • The technical contact for the far site (this allows us to place a test call)
  • Who will initiate the call (near end or far end)

If you have questions about the video conferencing process here at Emerson, please contact Head of Media Services, Cheryl Schaffer at 617-824-8406.