Video conferences allow you to communicate with colleagues residing in separate locations, to work on projects with different groups and to share documents or to have face-to-face connections with external people during events at WU (and vice versa).
Software-based video conferencing
In contrast to hardware-based technology, software-based video conferencing can be set up at any workplace computer. For PCs without built-in AV technology, a camera and a headset must be connected via USB. If you require any of these devices, please send us a support request via the web form so that we can provide you with the devices on time.
Skype for Business
Since the Office Version 2013, Skype for Business (formerly Lync) has been a fixed part of the installation on every workplace computer. The registration is made via the AD account of each employee. A few Quick Start Guides are provided in PDF format by the manufacturer:
Hint: Short Videos for better understanding of Skype for Business used for chats and online meetings are now available on Microsofts support website.
Hardware-based video conferencing
WU has two mobile video conferencing units equipped with a large screen, camera, microphone and speakers. It is the "Polycom Group 500" system, an IP-based video conferencing system.
This system enables high-quality video conferencing – but it requires a compatible hardware and an appropriate Internet connection at the remote site. So before every video conference, all components which are planned to be used during the video conference should be checked at a test meeting.
For more details about the system, please refer to the attached overview.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I borrow missing hardware - and if so, where?Various hardware for employees
The following hardware components for software-based video conferencing can be borrowed (subject to availability):
Lenovo Carbon X1 notebooks with Windows 10, Office and Skype
Logitech Conference Cams (to be connected via USB)
Polycom hands-free equipment
Webcams (for workstation PCs without built-in camera)
If required, please send a support request via the web form.
Sign in to Skype for Business
The login for Skype for Business is done via the AD account of an employee. The following data will be requested:
Login address: WU email address
Password: your WU account password
Downloads and Documents
Below you will find relevant downloads and documents for this service (instructions, data sheets, etc.).