Hardware installation must be authorised and supported by your IT team. It is likely that your device has been restricted, and you may require the support of your IT team.
The most important, and often overlooked, element for videoconferencing is the speed and quality of your network connection.
- Ensure there is ample Internet bandwidth. To achieve the best performance, we recommend a minimum of 1.5Mb/s upload and download per device. Check your bandwidth using one of the online services such as SpeedTest.net
- Your IT team may be able to dedicate a meeting room for videoconferencing and configure the network that guarantees a minimum bandwidth.
- It is important to note that networks are extremely complicated, and bandwidth constantly fluctuates. You may be able to control the network locally but not as soon as it leaves the building.
- We recommend using a wired Ethernet connection, which is more resilient and offers a better connection than WiFi.
What equipment do I need?
As a minimum you need a device with a camera, microphone, and speakers. The type/quality of equipment required is dependent on the size of the room and the number of participants in that room.
Your IT team will probably have a preference for specific hardware providers that will work with your device(s).
||Number of people
||A modern laptop with an integrated webcam, microphone, and speakers may suffice.
||A modern PC with a webcam with built-in microphone, and external speakers. The monitor size depends on your preference, we recommend something larger than 24" to facilitate readability of presentations.
||A modern PC with a entry-level conference camera. The conference camera will typically have an inbuilt microphone and speaker. We recommend a monitor no smaller than 24".
||A modern PC with a mid-level conference camera. The conference camera will typically have an inbuilt microphone and speaker. Instead of installing a large monitor you may opt to install a video-projector.
Most modern equipment is defined as Plug and Play and installation is as easy as plugging the device in. You may require the support of your IT Team for the relevant installation permissions.
Zoom have published official technical requirements.