Accession Number : ADA257507


Title :   Video Teleconferencing Feasibility Study at the Naval Postgraduate School


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Jolly, Martin E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257507.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : A preliminary study was completed that measured the operational and technical feasibility of video teleconferencing (VTC) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). As part of the fact-finding effort, a VTC Round Table was convened 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 of VTC were convincing enough to justify the continuation of VTC implementation at NPS. The economic aspects of VTC were viewed to be of secondary importance because case studies indicate that the quantitative benefits such as travel displacement have been overshadowed by 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 FTS 2000 Compressed Video Teleconferencing Service (CVTS) for its VTC needs, and lease the VTC equipment with an option to buy.


Descriptors :   *FEASIBILITY STUDIES , *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *VIDEO RECORDING , *TELECOMMUNICATIONS , *DISTANCE LEARNING , *CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS) , REQUIREMENTS , SPECIFICATIONS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , OPEN SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE , SECURE COMMUNICATIONS , COMPUTER NETWORKS , PRODUCTIVITY , EFFICIENCY , THESES , COSTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Recording and Playback Devices
      Radio Communications
      Voice Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE