System Requirements

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System Requirements

ConferenceCalls.com conferences are accessible from most modern computer systems and browsers. Basic presentation features such as Document Publishing require absolutely no downloads for any conference Participants making conference setup fast, easy and problem free. For more advanced features such as Application Sharing small ActiveX or Java applets are required and are downloaded when necessary. To ensure success we recommend that all users complete the ConferenceCalls.com System Check before hosting or attending a ConferenceCalls.com conference. The standard requirements for joining conferences and additional requirements for specific activities are described.

Hosts

Systems must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Internet connection with HTTP and HTTPS access to the Unyte Meeting service
  • Internet connection speed of 128 Kbps or higher  - see bandwidth considerations below
  • Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP or Server 2003 with Internet Explorer 6.0, Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 2.0, or Firefox 3.0
  • Microsoft Vista with Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 2.0, or Firefox 3.0
  • Mac OS X with Firefox 2.0, Firefox 3.0 or Apple Safari 3.1 or 3.2
  • Linux®, Unix or Solaris with Mozilla 1.0+
  • Macromedia Flash 8.0 or higher (required only when using Audiocasting or Recording -- see bandwidth considerations below)
  • Cookies and Scripting enabled in browser

Application/Desktop Sharing Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Unyte Conference Plug-In for Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows, Firefox, and Unyte Conference Plug-In for Microsoft Windows

Document Publishing

  • No downloads or plug-ins are required for presentations limited to document publishing
  • Only the basic system requirements must be met by hosts and participants

Host Videocasting Requirements:

  • Web camera
  • Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Unyte Conference Plug-In for Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows, Firefox, and Unyte Conference Plug-In for Microsoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OS X, Apple Safari, Firefox and Java™ 1.5+

Participants

Systems must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Internet connection with HTTP and HTTPS access to the Unyte Meeting service
  • Internet connection speed of 128 Kbps or higher  - see bandwidth considerations below
  • Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP or Server2003 with Internet Explorer 6.0, Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 2.0, or Firefox 3.0
  • Microsoft Vista with Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 2.0, or Firefox 3.0
  • Mac OS X with Firefox 2.0, Firefox 3.0 or Apple Safari 3.1 or 3.2
  • Linux®, Unix or Solaris with Mozilla 1.0+
  • Macromedia Flash 8.0 or higher (required only when using Audiocasting or Recording -- see bandwidth considerations below)
  • Cookies and Scripting enabled in browser

Application Viewing Requirements:

  • Unyte Conference Plug-In or a Java Virtual Machine version 1.5 or higher  (Please note that the Microsoft VM is not supported)

Document Publishing

  • No downloads or plug-ins are required for presentations limited to document publishing
  • Only the basic system requirements must be met by hosts and participants

Videocasting Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Unyte Conference Plug-In for Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows, Firefox, and Unyte Conference Plug-In for Microsoft Windows
  • Linux, Firefox, and Java 1.5+
  • Apple Mac OS X, Apple Safari, Firefox and Java™ 1.5+

When using the Audiocasting and Recording features, computer speakers or headphones are needed to hear the audio.

Certain features will require additional network bandwidth. Slower connections will work, but the experience may not be optimal.

Audiocasting 136 Kbps
Application Sharing 240 Kbps Average (Auto setting and typical UI update rates)
Publishing Download rate of slide presentation content is proportional to the available bandwidth. The basic 128 Kbps requirement will provide reasonable performance.
Videocasting 50 to 300 Kbps (ideal)

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Joining Conferences
For Hosts and Participants to join conferences their systems must meet the following basic system requirements. Some conferencing activities require additional capabilities which are outlined below.

  • Network connection to the ConferenceCalls.com system through HTTP and HTTPS
  • Connection speed of 56kbps or higher is recommended
  • Microsoft Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Server2003 System with one of the following browsers:
    • Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
    • Netscape 7.0 or higher
    • Mozilla 1.0 or higher
  • Mac OS X with Netscape 7.1 or higher or Apple Safari
  • Linux, Unix or Solaris with Netscape 7.0+ or Mozilla 1.0+
  • Cookies Enabled
  • Pop-ups Enabled
  • Scripting Enabled

Document Publishing
No downloads or plug-ins are required for presentations limited to Document Publishing. Only the basic system requirements must be met by Hosts and Participants.

Application & Desktop Sharing
To share applications or desktops the sharing system must meet the following requirements in addition to the basic system requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Server2003 System with Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
  • Ability to run ActiveX sharing controls or pre-install sharing components
  • Network connection speed of 128kbps or faster recommended

Screen Viewing & Controlling
To view or control shared screens viewer systems must include a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and must allow Java applets to run. Participants using Windows XP operating systems should obtain and install the latest service pack update from Microsoft. Microsoft initially shipped Windows XP without support for Java but subsequent service pack releases include Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine (JVM). If participants with Windows XP do not install a service pack update or a stand-alone JVM, they will be unable to view shared screen content. JVMs from Sun Microsystems are available at: http://www.java.com.

Systems running Windows XP should be updated with the latest service packs from Microsoft. These service packs and patches which include numerous bug fixes and security fixes can be obtained from the following site: Windows XP Service Pack1.

For more information about Java support in Microsoft Windows XP visit: http://www.microsoft.com/java/xp.htm

Note: Participants can validate their browsers using the System Check Tool. This tool is usually available from the Join Page and it's also available from the Related Links panel on the left of each User Help page.



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