Technical Information

On October 22, 2008, registrants of the conference may participate LIVE using either Rensselaer’s MediaSite (a video streaming tool) or Adobe Connect, a web conferencing tool. URL links to both tools will be provided upon registration.


For Conference Registrants: 

It is required that your computing equipment meets the following minimum standards so that you may best take advantage of the conferencing tools listed below.


  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later
  • Safari 2.0.4 or later, or Firefox 2.0 or later

Other Technical Specifications:

  • Windows 2000, or XP, Windows Vista
  • Intel Pentium II 450 MHz or faster processor or equivalent (1 GHz recommended when screen sharing)
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Minimum display resolution of 800 x 600 pixels
  • Windows-compatible sound card and speakers
  • A headset with a built-in microphone required for Adobe Connect participants
  • Minimum cable or DSL connection
  • MAC OSX 10.4.8 or later

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Windows Media Player 9 or higher

For MediaSite (video stream) participants:

  • Silverlight 1.0 (Viewers will be prompted to install this when viewing.), Please note: The following features are not currently available with the Silverlight viewer: speed control and full-screen video.

Technical Support:

  • Evelyn Smith, smithe2 at rpi dot edu, 518.276.8461


  • Adobe Connect
  • MediaSite


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