Connect Client Options and Best Practices

Minimum and Recommended Client Configurations

The Connect client provides you numerous options for participating in a meeting.  This document describes the minimum requirements in terms of hardware and software, and recommendations for creating the best experience for participants for the following:

  • Single User Solution
  • Large Meeting Room Solution
  • Conference Room Design Guidelines

Single User Solution

Windows, Mac OS/X, Linux, Apple iPhones & iPads, Android Phones & Tablets are all supported single-user solutions for Connect collaboration.

Minimum Configuration

Minimum PC Specs to handle 1080p stream ($450)

  • Intel Core i3 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably RJ45 over Wifi)
  • Intel HD Integrated Graphics

Minimum Recommended Camera Specs

  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080P ($55)

Minimum USB Conference Room Device

  • Camera mic or Headset (Logitech ClearChat comfort ($35))

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 500 kbps Upstream
  • 5 mbps Downstream

Recommended Configuration

Recommended PC Specs to handle 1080p stream ($730)

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 12GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably RJ45 over Wifi)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 graphics

Recommended Camera Specs

  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 1080p  ($75)

Recommended USB Conference Room Device

  • Phoenix Audio Duet MT-202 (Room speakerphone) ($110)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 500 kbps Upstream
  • 5 mbps Downstream

Small Meeting Room Solution

 Small meeting rooms differ from big meeting rooms in that they generally employ a single monitor and camera.

Small Conference Room

Minimum Configuration

Minimum PC Specs to handle 1080p stream($450)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably RJ45 over Wifi)
  • Intel HD Integrated Graphics

Minimum TV Specs

  • 1 x 50 inch LED TV  120 Hz ($600)
  • Avoid the following options :
  • Plasma because of image persistence.
  • LCD TV because of the heat it generates.

Minimum Recommended Camera Specs

  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080P ($55)

Minimum USB Conference Room Device

  • Phoenix Audio Duet MT-202 (Room speakerphone) ($110)
  • Wireless keyboard / mouse ($25)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 500 kbps Upstream
  • 5 mbps Downstream

 

 

Recommended Configuration

Recommended PC Specs to handle 1080p stream ($730)

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 12GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably RJ45 over Wifi)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 graphics

Recommended TV Specs

  • 1 x 50 inch LED TV  120 Hz ($600)
  • Avoid the following options :
  • Plasma because of image persistence.
  • LCD TV because of the heat it generates.

Recommended Camera Specs

  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 1080p ($75)

Recommended USB Conference Room Device

  • Phoenix Audio MT304 (Room speakerphone) ($460)
  • Wireless keyboard / mouse ($25)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 500 kbps Upstream
  • 5 mbps Downstream

Large Meeting Room Solution

Large meeting rooms differ from small meeting rooms in that they generally employ multiple monitors and cameras.  The only other difficulty presented by larger meeting rooms is handling audio and microphone needs.

Mid Size Conference Room

Minimum Configuration

Minimum PC Specs to handle 2 1080p streams ($1299)

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 12GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably RJ45 over Wifi)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics

Minimum TV Specs

  • 2 x 50 inch LED TV  120 Hz ($600 each)
  • Avoid the following options :
  • Plasma because of image persistence.
  • LCD TV because of the heat it generates.

Minimum Recommended Camera Specs

  • 2 x Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080P ($55 each)

Minimum USB Conference Room Device

  • 1 x Phoenix Audio MT304 (Room speakerphone) ($460)
  • 1 x Wireless keyboard / mouse ($25)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 1 mbps Upstream
  • 5 mbps Downstream

Recommended Configuration

Recommended PC Specs to handle 2 1080p streams ($1549)

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably ethernet over Wifi)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 graphics

Recommended TV Specs

  • 2 x 50 inch LED TV  120 Hz ($600 each)
  • Avoid the following options :
  • Plasma because of image persistence.
  • LCD TV because of the heat it generates.

Recommended Camera Specs

  • 2 x Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 1080p ($75 each)

Recommended USB Conference Room Device

  • 1 x Phoenix Audio MT304 (Room speakerphone) ($460)
  • 1 x Wireless keyboard / mouse ($25)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 1 mbps Upstream
  • 5 mbps Downstream

Telepresence Room Solution

The purpose of a Telepresence Room is to enhance the video conference experience and have the participants feel like they are together in the same space.  In the past, this has been the domain of $100,000+ Telepresence systems.  MIVNET’s Connect solution allows customers to simply add the required displays and cameras to a single computer.

Telepresence Design Option

Minimum Configuration

Minimum PC Specs to handle 3 1080p streams ($1549 each)

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably ethernet over Wifi)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 graphics

Recommended TV Specs

  • 3 x 50 inch LED TV  120 Hz ($600 each)
  • Avoid the following options :
  • Plasma because of image persistence.
  • LCD TV because of the heat it generates.

Minimum Recommended Camera Specs

  • 3 x Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080P

Minimum USB Conference Room Device

  • 1 x Phoenix Audio MT304 (Room speakerphone)
  • 1 x Wireless keyboard / mouse ($25)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 1.5 mbps Upstream
  • 10 mbps Downstream

 

Recommended Configuration

Recommended PC Specs to handle 4 1080p streams ($3000)

  • Intel Core i7 X processor (advanced)
  • 16GB to 32GB of RAM
  • Network interface ( preferably ethernet over Wifi)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics

Recommended TV Specs

  • 3 x 50 inch LED TV  120 Hz($600 each)
  • Avoid the following options :
  • Plasma because of image persistence.
  • LCD TV because of the heat it generates.

Recommended Camera Specs

  • 3 x Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD ($950 each)

Recommended USB Conference Room Device

  • 2 x Phoenix Audio MT304 (daisy-chained) ($460)
  • 1 x Wireless keyboard / mouse ($25)
  • 2 x Blackmagic intensity Pro HDMI ($190 each)
  • 1 x Blackmagic intensity shuttle HDMI ($190)

Bandwidth Requirements

  • 1.5 mbps Upstream
  • 10 mbps Downstream
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