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Hello everyone.

I currently work as the only IT guy for a department at a major university. I have been tasked with searching and investigating a video conferencing setup for our display room.

However...... what they are asking can easily be accomplished with a PTZ camera (controllable) and an external sound mixer for multiple microphone inputs all plugged into a computer tower for streaming. When I say streaming, I don't mean via a web server like what would be traditionally done for video conferencing, I mean streaming via Elluminate (an online classroom tool, which we have our own server) and Skype. As you can see, we don't need anything fancy.

However....... (again) my boss wants me to find a company to come in and set it up for us because they have a "warranty." Yes, having a propitiatory box hooked up that only does what they want with their cameras and whatever that won't integrate with our SmartBoard system is what he wants essentially.

So, what I need help is finding the appropriate equipment to for this situation. I have looked at the Sony BRC cameras with joysticks (I love joysticks ). What I would need some advise or assistance on is alternative video cameras plus the audio set up for something like this (mixer and mic inputs). Additionally, an appropriate audio set up for the host/capture computer (may buy or build... depends on my boss who seems to think Dell has a good warranty and good products... ick...).

Thanks in advance!

*edit* I should probably say what budget I might be running with... I estimate I should get around the $10K mark for everything. Also, if anyone knows any vendors in NY to have as a backup in case I get rejected for doing the setup myself and if the vendor doesn't suck and want to setup some stupid system that is far more or limited than what we need, I would really appreciate it
Edited by NITRO1250 - 5/12/11 at 9:17am
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I am also looking for a video capture card (external if possible for use with a laptop).
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