Its hard to believe the LCTN has only had the IP VCR for a year. The tool that allows us to record a videoconference has been used daily since we installed it. Most people now ask if the conference is going to be recorded as they have a conflict with the current date and time of the original conference or they want others to watch the conference.

We used it daily for our Chinese classes allowing students who missed the class or those who wanted to see the lecture again, a chance to view the course from their home computer.

Whats really hard is to tell someone we can not record an event, like the total Knee replacement surgeries due to limitaions placed on us by the provider.

The IP VCR seemlessly integrates into our videoconferencing MCU. The MCU can connect up to 20 videoconferencing sites and allows us to set up the IP VCR to record as soon as the connection is made to all sites.

Thanks Blandin on providing us with the grant funds to be able to purchase this wonderful piece of equipment!

Pete R


light speed communityThe Blandin Foundation is supporting four standout broadband programs through the Light Speed program. The program’s purpose is to stimulate the deployment of bandwidth intensive applications that connect local institutions to area resident’s home. This post comes from a Light Speed community leader.

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About proyer

Currently the Director of the LCTN, a 19 district cooperative bringing ITV and Broadband Internet to schools in West Central Minnesota. We connect each school to our Gig WAN. We share Internet services betwen all 19 distticts, getting very cost effecient access for all schools. In addition we have a videoconferencing MCU in order to connect each schools codec as well as to resources outside our network. We also have cooperative servers that run video streaming applications to email filtering all as part of our cooperative assessment.

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