When purchasing video tapes for the university, you must order tapes that are the correct video standard for Australia.
The designated standard is "PAL" or PAL50.
If you can only purchase the tape in another format you will need to convert it to the Australian standard. IMPORTANT: Copyright permission must be obtained to convert a tape.
(Consult the phone book for a local video company that provides this service).
Macrovision is a copy prohibit format which is encoded on to some video tapes and DVD's. In simple terms, a Macrovision encoded tape can be played back and viewed on most televisions, but cannot be copied to another video recorder. The problem is that many data/video projectors behave in a similar way to a video recorder and therefore have difficulty showing a Macrovision encoded tape. When you purchase a tape, the preference is for it not to be Macrovision encoded.
The current E - Podiums have been built to comply with the increasing demands of the teaching industry. The most notable addition to the equipment is the IP phone. The IP phone is positioned atop the trolly next to the monitor. The IP phone is setup to call help at the touch of a button, with 2 speed dials programmed for the Service Desk and the ITSS Duty Officer. On the front edge are the 4inch 2way speakers. Just below is the keyboard drawer. Lecturers with their own laptops can share the benefits the computer has to offer such as: connection to the data projector and speaker system. A switchbox has been installed so that the Lecturer can 'switch' between the computer and the laptop with ease. In the coming months a DVD player/equipped computer will be added to the podiums.