[AG-TECH] Mobile AG advice?

Derek Piper dcpiper at indiana.edu
Fri Dec 8 14:31:08 CST 2006

	I've attached the spreadsheet that listed the costs off. It was 
prepared last year, so the prices have dropped the mean time.
	I also don't have the cost for the LCD-TV on there since that was 
already with the cart. It probably wouldn't take much to look at the 
current crop of LCD TVs.
	For the video capture card I'd recommend looking at an outfit called 
BlueCherry.. they have an excellent set of BT878 based cards and their 4 
input (4 chip!) BT878 card is cheaper than a single input/chip Osprey 
100 (around $150)


	Of course, for PIG node it's more inputs than you need.. but there's 
always the possibility of adding more cameras to the cart then.


David Knight wrote:
> Derek,
>     Yes please share your setup details. Thanks
> David
>> 	Hi Thad,
>> 	We have a cart that works for polycom as well as AG. We have an LCD-TV 
>> on a cart along with a regular PC in a small desktop case for AG. The 
>> LCD-TV takes a VGA plug input. There's a camera on the cart next to the 
>> polycom. By using the TV remote you can switch between AG and polycom. 
>> Polycom is big on campus here so it was one way to provide both solutions.
>> 	Nothing more than a PIG node really is what the cart is. There's a 
>> ClearOne conference 3-element microphone that we have on the cart that 
>> can be placed out on a meeting table if need be (it's pickup is good 
>> enough you can even leave it on the cart and it's fine).
>> 	Not a lot for people to do except plug in the cord for the power strip 
>> in and turn it on.
>> 	If you'd like a spec sheet and costing, let me know. I think I still 
>> have it around.
>> 	Derek
>> Thad Sze wrote:
>>> Does anyone out there who has put together a mobile AG solution that can 
>>> be deployed in offices, etc have any advice to offer?
>>> Particularly regarding AV equipment and sound quality. Any pitfalls to 
>>> avoid would also be appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Thad
>>> --------------------
>>> Thaddeus Sze
>>> Information Technology
>>> Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
>>> Harvard University
>> -- 
>> Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
>> IRI 323, School of Informatics
>> Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
IRI 323, School of Informatics
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
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