Technical Documentation – ENOG 18

Remote Broadcast Hub Technical Documentation

This document outlines the technical requirements for an ENOG Remote Broadcast Hub to ensure a trouble-free 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 to ensure there is enough bandwidth during the time period the meeting will take place
  • 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 utilised.

Audio

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

Video Display

The host 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 TVs are preferable for smaller rooms/groups

Tips

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