TelePresence is a new generation of videoconferencing technology designed to "immerse" distant conferees by mimicking a physical conference room. Using three 65" high-definition screens, CD-quality audio, pre-positioned cameras and microphones, and similar physical environments (furniture layout, lighting, wall colors, and acoustics), you forget you're miles away from the conferees across the virtual table.
There is no charge for use or technician charges during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), as long as the service is used as scheduled. For after-hours conferences, the technician rate is $90 per hour with a one-hour minimum. If you use audio conferencing to connect non-videoconference users, audio conferencing charges apply.
Schedule your TelePresence conference like you would any other conference room. Go to the Outlook Global Address List and enter "TelePresence MU Ellis Library 106A." Add other UM sites, which also begin with the word "TelePresence" for quick retrieval. Include all TelePresence sites as resources. You must include two TelePresence sites to establish a meeting. Note: TelePresence cannot be scheduled to deliver courses.
If you need to schedule a TelePresence conference with a room outside the University of Missouri System, please follow the instructions on the MOREnet TelePresence scheduling page.
The Ellis Library TelePresence site is permanently locked and requires card access. Pick up the card at the either the north or west main entrances. If you aren't the meeting organizer, you will need to know the meeting organizer's name and show your ID card before receiving the TelePresence access card. Please return the card to the same desk when the meeting is over.
If your conference occurs before or after library hours, contact Ellis Library Security at (573)882-4220 at least five days in advance to make arrangements to open the library. If you would like on-site technical assistance during your conference, please contact the Division of IT at least five days in advance.
The TelePresence room is subject to Ellis Library food and drink policies.
Call the Division of IT at (573)882-5000 or email Division of IT Videoconferencing for more information.