To help support outreach programs to Arizona K-12 schools, ASU plans to buy a cart of Vidyo equipment that can be dropped at the schools to set up a distance-learning classroom, he says. The cart contains a Vidyo HD projector, a laptop, wireless microphone and cables for power and Internet connections - everything needed to support a remote classroom environment.
The ASU-Smithsonian program is ramping up next month with a dozen or so graduate students conferencing with researchers on Barro Colorado in preparation to visiting there during the winter break, he says. The program will be fully running Jan. 1.He says the Vidyo gateway cost less than $40,000. Vidyo clients cost $5 per seat and peripherals such as headsets and speaker phones cost less than $200 each, he says.
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