Remote Broadcast Hub Technical Documentation

Remote Participation

This document outlines the technical requirements for a MENOG Remote Broadcast Hub to ensure a trouble-free remote meeting experience.

Bandwidth

Adequate and good quality wired bandwidth is crucial in order to stream video, audio and presentations properly.

  • Ideally, there should be a dedicated 2 Mbps link for the streaming laptop, for the best audio and video streaming quality.
  • The connection should be checked well ahead of your scheduled meeting to ensure there is enough bandwidth during the time period in which you will be joining meetings.
  • We recommend using a wired Ethernet connection for the computers that will be used. This will reduce issues related to poor Wi-Fi installations. You should also turn off the Wi-Fi radio on these computers to ensure the Ethernet connection is utilized.

Audio

A sound system that is clear and loud enough for the audience you expect is important. This will allow everyone to hear the local and remote audiences, speakers and presenters.

Video Display

The organisers should choose a display option depending on the size of the broadcast hub, as well as the expected number of attendees

  • A projector/projector screen setup is preferable for larger rooms and groups
  • Plasma/LCD/LED TV’s are preferable for smaller rooms/groups

Tips and Suggestions

  1. Test early and test often. Make sure that you test your equipment at the beginning of each day. Plan on at least one hour to test and fine-tune the audio connections prior to your scheduled meetings.
  2. Hub hosts should ensure that a qualified technical person is present to install and operate the above equipment throughout the duration of the meeting.