Skype free video calling uses an internet connection between two computers to create a live face-to-face meeting. Each computer must either have a built-in camera or be connected to a USB camera with microphone. The Skype software works on both Windows and Macintosh computers and can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.skype.com
To enable a Skype call, simply open the software and request a video chat using the Skype name of the other person. The computers can be attached to projectors to allow multiple people in the room to view or participate in the call. Skype also contains a screen sharing feature to send PowerPoint slides and other visuals.
The ATS-ITV studios in East Hall and Pearson Hall have Skype capability for use with our multi-camera systems. It is also possible to connect with more than one person through Skype for a small fee. Please contact us for further details.