Studio and Desktop-based Videoconferencing

The University of South Wales has several types of videoconference facilities, both studio-based and desktop, with the benefit that you can mix studio and desktop bookings, to include external conference participants.

Facilities at the University of South Wales

You’ll need… Availability Comments
Video Conferencing facilities To register with the JVCS service.

To book the facility via the JVCS homepage.

The room is then booked for you by USW IT Services staff.
Treforest – G Block – G506

Glyntaff – GT7107 and GT7212

City – D27
You can link from a video conferencing studio to a JVCS personal desktop installation.

Details on our website:
Video and Desktop Conferencing
Personal Desktop Conferencing To have the desktop software installed by IT services.

To make a booking first pre-register with JVCS.

A web cam and mic or built into device ie laptop.
Via any PC staff desktop. Information and documentation on JVCS can be found at the JVCS homepage.

There is a checking page and installer for the JVCS Desktop Client.

To join a booked conference you don’t need to be registered
Skype To create a personal Skype Account.

A web cam and mic or built into device ie laptop.
From any staff desktop the software is already loaded onto your desktop. Suitable 1:1 or small groups.

Limited loanable kit available at Glyntaff /Treforest and Cardiff via Media Loans.

How to Guide:
http://lcss.glam.ac.uk/documents/download/1142/
Google Hangouts To create a personal Google account.

A web cam and mic or built into device ie laptop.

To have a plug-in installed by IT Services.
Via any staff desktop. Suitable for small groups.


The underlying services and bookings to the above are provided by JANET Videoconferencing Services (JVCS) and the studios are maintained by the Welsh Video Network (WVN). To perform a booking, there is a JVCS booking page. Anyone can manage their own bookings, but you have to register first. Information and documentation specific to JVCS can be found at the JVCS homepage.

If you would like information on the use of the JVCS desktop client, there is a User guide which explains how the desktop videoconferencing service works. There is a checking page and installer for the JVCS Desktop Client. In addition, WVN has a homepage which contains information and guides, especially to the studio equipment.


For advice and support on the use of the videoconference service, please contact Customer Support, which can be found on their Contact Us page