[AG-TECH] AG Workshop Documentation

Jason Bell j.bell at cqu.edu.au
Fri Nov 30 00:46:53 CST 2007

G'day All

As part of my contribution to adding content to the AG website for
today's "Add content to AG website day", I have begun uploading a large
Access Grid Work Shop Document.  See http://www.accessgrid.org/node/917.

QCIF, together with the Australian Research Collaboration Service
(ARCS), are pleased to announce Access Grid Workshop documentation to
provide AG workshops on a global basis and to assist those who may not
be able to attend by providing these resources.

It is hoped that this document will provide a basis for providing AG
workshops all over the world!  It will also provide some additional
information for the Access Grid community.

Currently (only started today), I have been able to upload the following

    * Access Grid Installation Notes
    	+ Windows Install
    	+ Linux Installation
    	+ Mac OSX Installation
    	+ Configuring Profile
    	+ Configuring Services
    	+ Saving Multiple Configurations (Demo)
    	+ My Node Preferences

    * The Design Considerations for a Room Based Access Grid Node
    	+ Design Issues
    	+ Room Design
    	+ Microphones
    	+ Microphones Con't
    	+ Speaker Placement
    	+ Camera Options and Placement
    	+ Lighting Considerations
    	+ Computers
    	+ Room Design
    	+ Example of a Room Node 1
    	+ Example of a Room Node 2
    	+ Example of a Room Node 3
    	+ Example of a Room Node 4
    	+ Rooms and Hardware Information
    	+ Multiple Purpose Room Issues
    	+ Multiple Purpose Room Issues Con't
    	+ Handy Tips and Tricks
    	+ Handy tips and tricks Con't
    	+ Thanks

    * Audio Tuning
    	+ Keep it Simple
    	+ Keep it Simple Con't
    	+ Audio Codecs
    	+ Mapping inputs to Outputs
    	+ Mapping inputs to Outputs Con't
    	+ Configuring a XAP 400
    	+ Echo Cancelling
    	+ Noise Cancellation
    	+ Audio Filtering
    	+ Configuring a Telco device

    * Self-Testing an Access Grid
    	+ Testing Video
    	+ Testing Video Con't
    	+ Testing Audio
    	+ Testing Audio (Demo)
    	+ Network Testing
    	+ Using a separate machine to test Audio
    	+ Share Applications Testing
    	+ Available Documentation
    	+ External Testing
    	+ Weekly Test Sessions

Over the up and coming weeks, I hope to upload the following additional
topics (With appropriate subsections):

	* Operational suggestions
	* Quality Assurance
	* Networking 
	* Venue Servers and Unicast Bridging 
	* AGVCR and H261AS (Jason and Doug)
	* Security and Scheduling 
	* HDV / DV 
	* Trouble Shooting

Note that I haven't had a chance to give it a extensive revision, but
once I have uploaded again I will go through it thoroughly.

Thanks very much for your time,

Jason Bell, B.I.T.

B. Info. Tech. (Honours) Student

High Performance Computing Support Officer, 
Network Engineer 
Information Technology Division 
Central Queensland University

E-mail : j.bell at cqu.edu.au
Phone : 07 4930 9229
Patience is a virtue.

But if I wanted Patience,
I would have become a Doctor.

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