Video Conferencing Services

IS Video Operations has an extensive inventory of teleconference and videoconferencing technology available for campus, hospitals and clinics throughout the state.

  • Please contact ishelp@utmb.edu or call (409) 772-5200 to arrange a discussion of your conference technology needs.
  • Make sure to include who you are connecting with and/or what sites will be calling you, when you are calling and how long the call may be, as well as any special needs you might require.
  • Associated fees and policies can be found below

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  • PolyCom CODEC Multi-point VideoConferencing, using PolyCom CODEC equipment

    Multi-point videoconferencing, offered for all video users, provides you with the ability to broadcast conference sessions to multiple remote video locations. Service fees may be structured on a monthly basis for unlimited use, or paid per scheduled session. This option is a great opportunity in order to save time and travel costs.

    Videoconference:
    $10.00 per site/per hour OR $100.00 per month for unlimited use
    Teleconference (audio only):
    $10.00 per site/per hour. Basic long distance charges will apply if the bridge initiates a call to an off-campus site
  • PolyCom RealPresence Desktop Videoconferencing Using your personal PC and web cam

    The most effective face-to-face alternative to videoconferencing is simple and affordable.

    • RealPresence desktop conferencing is powerful in allowing the registered users to have the ability to view each other face to face along with the ability to share data from the users desktop or laptop.
    • RealPresence is HIPAA, H.323 Compliant for interacting with existing conferencing systems.
    • RealPresence users also have the option to chat live online without connecting your video web camera as well as users have the ability to connect to multiple RealPresence users at any given scheduled date/time.
    RealPresence one-time setup fee:
    $50.00 per device.
  • Polycom Portable Video Systems

    A Polycom portable videoconferencing system is a roll-about portable video system that offers videoconferencing from any location equipped with an active data jack. The equipment includes all video components needed to broadcast a live meeting with both audio and video components.

    • The portable system is equipped with a high-definition camera, HD video codec, microphone, single viewing monitor and a video operator to assist with set-up and operations of the broadcast.
    Polycom portable rental:
    $50.00 per hour

    NOTE: A onetime set-up fee of $80.00 will apply per event scheduled on campus. Additional set-up fees will apply for off-campus broadcast events.

  • ISVO Web Server Streaming

    ISVO Internet streaming servers are useful for broadcasting a meeting or conference live via the Internet. By browsing to a web address, remote participants can access the live video/audio stream using their own PC and VLC, Apple QuickTime or Windows Media player. The streaming server will allow high-quality content via the web for up to 1,000 on-line viewers. Recording of the stream is also made available upon request.

    Web streaming costs:
    $150.00 per scheduled broadcast. up to 2 hours
    (additional fees will apply after first 2 hours)
    Add streaming and broadcast to a scheduled video-conference
    $25.00/hourly

ISVO has ready-to-use video-conference rooms available for hourly rental on the 5th floor of Levin Hall. These rooms include the latest technology in high-definition (HD) broadcasting of live content.

  • Each room is equipped with HD cameras and microphones, computer access for power point presentations, internet access, and the ability to record each conference in WMV and MP4 formats
  • Multipoint capabilities are also available per scheduled room request for an additional charge
Video-conference room rental:
$50.00 hourly/per room
Room rental ONLY (in-person meeting, no videoconferencing )
$25.00 per hour.

NOTE: Fees in addition to the room use may apply if set-up is required for presentations.

ISVO PolyCom Video Conference Equipped Rooms

  • 5.514 Levin Hall seats 10, conference-style

    Levin Hall 5.514 (seats 10, conference style)

    Room rental includes: A single point-to-point H.323 video conference, presentation in-room PC for PowerPoint with network access, HDMI and VGA connection for guest laptops, digital capture recording available in WMV and MP4 formats, AMX touch panel room control, 80" smart board display, dry erase board and on-site technical support.

  • Levin Hall 5.521, 60-person capacity (classroom seating)

    Room rental includes: 4- 40 inch displays and a projector and screen, single point-to-point H.323 video conference, presentation in-room PC for PowerPoint with network access, HDMI and VGA connection for guest laptops, digital capture recording available in WMV and MP4 formats, AMX touch panel room control, dry erase board and on-site technical support.