Video teleconferencing feasibility study at the Naval Postgraduate School

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Authors
Jolly, Martin E.
Subjects
Operational feasibility||video teleconferencing (VTC)||technical feasibility
Implementation of Federal Teleconferencing (FTS)
Procedural steps||VTC implementation process
Advisors
Tulloch, Allan W.
Suh, Myung W.
Date of Issue
1992-06
Date
June 1992
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A preliminary study was completed that measured the operational and technical feasibility of video teleconferencing (VTC) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). As a part of the fact-finding effort, a VTC Round Table was convened in order to define the nature of the problems that prompted NPS to consider VTC as a possible solution. Potential opportunities for utilizing VTC to improve the quality of education offered by NPS were discussed, and various alternatives for installing a system were considered. It was concluded that the operational and technical feasibility were convincing enough to justify the continuation of VTC implementation at NPS. The economic aspects were viewed to be of secondary importance because case studies indicate that the quantitative benefits such as travel displacement have been overshadowed by the qualitative gains such as increased productivity. This study recommends that NPS move ahead with its plans to implement a "full-feature" VTC system and install it in a new academic building currently under construction. Additionally, this study acknowledges the findings of the draft DoD instruction "Teleconferencing Activities, Systems and Networks" which endorses the use of the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 for long-haul network services. It is recommended that NPS utilize the FTS2000 Compressed Video Teleconferencing System (CVTS) for its VTC needs, and lease the VTC equipment with an option to buy.
Type
Thesis
Description
Series/Report No
Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Funder
Format
139 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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