GSA Telepresence Technology and Capabilities
Telepresence rooms contain three 1080p high-definition 65-inch television screens, high-quality spatial audio, and collaboration tools:
- A high-definition auxiliary screen that displays laptop content and images from the in-room document camera
- A document camera that captures video of objects and documents, such as components, blueprints, and photographs
GSA Telepresence rooms feature high-definition cameras and large displays, collaboration screen and document cameras, microphones, phones, and a lighting shroud to improve visibility.
Displaying web content, videos, presentations, and other information
Digital content can be shared and displayed during the entire meeting by connecting a laptop to the telepresence system using the VGA adapter in your room. Web content, videos, and files from the laptop will display on the auxiliary screen installed in each room.
You cannot project your digital content onto one of the three large screens.
No food or beverages are allowed in the telepresence room
You may only use telepresence rooms for telepresence sessions. Food or beverage spills could damage the equipment.
How secure is the data you are sharing?
Commercial Encryption VPN (Virtual Private Network). When participating in a Telepresence session within the GSA closed network (14 rooms), the encryption is FIPS 140-2 compliant.
Once the meeting has started, you cannot bring in an additional site
Once a conference has started, you cannot add another telepresence room to the same meeting. You can, however, add another person or group via an audio conference.
Once you are in your Telepresence meeting, you cannot ask for more time to extend the meeting.
Once you are in your Telepresence meeting, you cannot ask for more time to extend the meeting. The meeting will end promptly; the screens will go dark.
You can add remote audio participants to telepresence meetings
Inform the customer care manager in advance of your scheduled meeting and provide the conference bridge number and access code. The customer care manager will start the bridge for you at the start of your scheduled meeting.
Right now, you cannot schedule recurring meetings
You must make reservations one at a time, based on the availability of each room, and on a first-come, first-served basis. We are planning a recurring meeting capability for some time in the future.
Up to 14 sites can connect for a single meeting
Currently 14 sites can connect simultaneously for a single meeting.