Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Kansas Tech Consultants Blog

A question for you all. Who are you using for your ISP and how happy are you? Also, what type and speed of connection do you use? If you would rather not post, e-mail me at sthomas@ckls.org. We currently have a wireless connection that is supposed to be a T-1, but always seems slow. Also we can not get our provider to support forms on our web pages, or any type of blog, etc. Any suggestions / warnings appreciated.


Steven Thomas
CKLS Automation Services

Kansas Tech Consultants Blog

This could be an incredibly useful resource. How to get a human on different companies phone systems. I found this on User Friendly's Link of the Day.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Friday cartoon

Did you see this cartoon? (Warning: it's bloody, but in a cartoon way)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

How to set up in Click to Meet

On the first Click to Meet Express page, click on Help at the top. In the box that opens, click on Advanced Configuration. Scroll down to Settings. This tells how to do the setup. To test your setup and to make changes, go to the Test Configuration on the Click to Meet Express page. Be sure to have your camera and microphone set up before testing. If anything fails, the page tells you how to fix. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the Conference Client Control Panel. The settings tab is there.

Meeting Notes, Nov 1, 2005

Met via Click-to-Meet
Attendees: Richard, Larry, Sharon, Charlene, Liz, and Brenda

Explored the features in Click-to-Meet, including a Whiteboard drawing exercise. Charlene may have some Click-to-Meet instructions.

Charlene gave an update on the Library Metrics mgmt software (time and print mgmt). At one library, they are using KanGuard filtering and the Library Metrics software worked A-OK. At a second library, they were using WebBlocker(??) and it wouldn't work. Charlene contacted the company and they are fixing it. The company has been very responsive to needs and questions. The libraries have been thrilled with not having to constantly monitor the machines.

Kan-Ed Grants
Charlene is still thinking about applying for webcams, etc for each library.
Larry is finishing reports on the previous Kan-Ed grants.
OEIE surveys were discussed....

Charlene has a library that was audited. This is a very small library that did not receive ERATE funding. They did, however, receive Kan-Ed funding and Kan-Ed is being audited. Charlene has a copy of the audit areas.

QUESTION: Can two polycoms talk to one another without needing the Kan-Ren room?

Next meeting: December 6th via Marratech. Charlene will arrange the room.

Agenda for next meeting:
Using Marratech
Tech Standards ?? (what do you think, Joe?)