System Requirements

The following are the minimum system requirements needed to host or attend an iVocalize Web Conference.

For Windows Systems:

  1. Windows XP or later
  2. Java 5 (J2SE 1.5) or later
  3. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 3+

For Mac Systems:

  1. Mac OS 10.5 or later (Intel cpu)
  2. Google Chrome 20+, Safari 4+ or Firefox 15+
  3. Java 5 +

For Linux Systems:

  1. Linux is not currently supported.  Use a Windows virtual machine for full functionality on Linux.

For All Systems:

  1. 56K or faster Internet connection (broadband recommended)*
  2. Microphone and Speakers
  3. 512 MB System Memory
  4. Javascript and Cookies enabled in browser
  5. Java Web Start configured as helper application for browser

*The  bandwidth required depends on the presentation features used:

  • 32 Kbps : Voice + Text
  • 256 Kbps: Webcam, Whiteboard, Co-Browsing
  • 768 Kbps: Live Screencasting

Microphone Recommendation

We suggest a Headset/Microphone combination. Having the microphone integrated into a headset keeps it a fixed distance from the speaker’s mouth, resulting in more consistent audio volume and quality. Voice audio in the conference room is mono, not stereo, so we suggest a headset that covers only one ear. Audio feedback is not a problem with iVocalize, therefore it is fine to pair external speakers with a headset/mic combo.

Webcam Recommendation

For Windows users, we recommend Logitech webcams.  For Mac users we suggest using the integrated iSight camera.

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