If you would like to host a meeting from your location with staff or contacts at another location and be able to see them, you are video conferencing.
You can video conference from a variety of platforms:
- Computer-based solutions for video conferencing (such as WebEx with video cameras or web cams)
- Video System solutions – whole room solutions using video endpoint hardware and additional features
- Mobile solutions – applications offered for tablets and smartphones from the same companies that provide computer-based solutions (like WebEx) or Video Room Systems (like Cisco) .
A note about why you can’t Skype at UW Health
Because we are a healthcare organization, there are high standards for security we are expected to meet. We are entrusted to protect access to the UW Health network that contains private patient information. Operating rooms and simple meeting rooms at UW Health all run on the same protected UW Health computer network.
For this reason, all video conference calls across this network need to be encrypted.
For this reason, Skype and other common PC-based video conferencing solutions are not allowed at UW Health.
UW Health Conference Rooms with Video Systems