Video Conferencing and Collaboration

Types of Endpoints

  • Desktop Video Conferencing - Stand alone, high quality video conferencing endpoint for home and/or office.
  • Multi-Purpose Conference Room - These endpoints are integrated into a wide variety of existing meeting rooms with varying videoconferencing needs.
  • Immersive Solutions - These are high-end video solutions using state-of-the-art technology to give you an "in-person" look and feel.

Types of Calls

There are typically two types of videoconferencing;

  1. Point-to-Point Videoconference
  2. Mulit-Point Videoconference (Three or more sites involved)

Recommended Video Endpoints 

Video Endpoint Use Case Examples

  • Personal Endpoints (1-2 people)
    • Cisco SX10
    • Cisco EX90
    • Cisco EX60
    • Cisco SX20
  • Small Conference/Collaboration Room (2-8 people)
    • Cisco SX10
    • Cisco SX20
    • Cisco MX200
    • Cisco MX300
  • Large Conference/Collaboration Room (8-30 people)
    • Cisco MX700
    • Cisco MX800
    • Cisco SX80
  • AV integration for Large Conference and Classroom
    • Cisco SX80

Protocols Supported

  • SIP 
  • H.323
  • H.320

For More Information

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is glad to answer any questions and to assist you in getting started. Please refer to our set of Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at either ithelp@harvard.edu or 617.495.7777.

Below are some "How To" documents that can guide you though most of your videoconferencing needs.

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