Vibe has certain requirements for the Clients for PC’s, Mobile Devices and H.323 Systems.
Personal Computer Operating Systems
Vibe runs on the following operating systems:
- Windows 7 or newer
Mac OS 10.7 or higher
- Linux 3-4 years old, version 6 or higher (RHEL6/SLC6/centos6/debian6/etc).
Personal Computer Microprocessors
Vibe runs on the Intel Core(tm) line of microprocessors starting with the Core(tm) Duo or later. The Core(tm) Duo was introduced in 2006 and Intel has continued to expand the user base on the Core(tm) i3, i5 and i7 microprocessors. Vibe will run on AMD processors of equivalent power. Specifically excluded from the full Vibe experience are Centrino and Atom processors which do not have the power to encode and decode multiple, simultaneous video streams. Users will have a lesser experience which is sized to fit the reduced capacity of these microprocessors.
Personal Computer RAM
You need to have a minimum of 1GB of RAM available for Vibe. Closing unnecessary applications will improve the performance of machines with limited RAM.
Personal Computer Software
Your graphics card should support OpenGL v1.5 or later. This is not a difficult requirement for modern machines as this version is more than 10 years old, but very old or very weak machines (i.e. netbooks) might not comply with this requirement.
Vibe is optimized for every meeting type to run on a DSL speed Internet connection or better. Ezuce assumes the user will have at least a 500 kilobits per second up-link speed and at least 5 megabits per second downlink speed with their service provider. Typically, WiFi cannot sustain these speeds. Users will find a WiFi connected meeting starts with reasonable video quality, but eventually degrades as other devices that share the WiFi connection disrupt the network throughput. Users should, therefore, connect to the Internet through a hardwired connection to assure a faster connection with fewer lost packets. This is particularly important to Vibe as each video tile is a real-time stream so a 10 person meeting is the equivalent to nine simultaneous real-time videos streams from Netflix. Use a hard-wire connection, as WiFi wasn’t designed for this amount of traffic. That said we have many users report they have great meeting quality over WiFi so your results will vary depending on the quality of your WiFi and the devices connected in your immediate area.
For organizations that have very tight network security for their firewalls, it may be necessary to open your firewall on your router. The firewall will need the following ports opened for the client’s machine: 36015 UDP and TCP, both IN and OUT. Best audio and video quality will be achieved with UDP port 36015 UDP both IN and OUT open for the connection.
There is also the possibility to use “general” TCP ports 80, 443, 8080, 8443 to connect to the Vibe server. This is very helpful in the case where one or more remote participants are in a strictly controlled environment such as a hotel or coffee shop where they cannot alter the firewall policy and have to use generally available ports for Internet access. This feature is selectable by the organization who is hosting the server. See your Vibe account manager for more details.
Any webcam with VGA output up through 1080p will work. If your camera uses HDMI output ports (typical on camcorders) you will need a BlackMagic graphics card (Intensity Pro or Intensity Shuttle) to connect to your computer. Most notebooks with built-in cameras will work just fine. Vibe auto-detects available cameras and will intelligently select the appropriate camera, however, the user may desire to select another camera option from the camera pull-down-menu which is found on the arrow in the bottom right-hand corner of the camera icon. Multiple simultaneous use of cameras is also possible. See your administrator to turn on this feature in your virtual meeting rooms.
Mobile Device Operating Systems
Android requirementsVibe runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (API level 10) or later. We recommend using a device with an ARM7 dual-core processor or better with a screen resolution of 1280×800 and a connection speed of 1Mb/s download and 500 kb/s upload (for bi-directional audio and video). Additionally, a headset is suggested for devices running Android versions below 3.0. Suboptimal performance can be expected on any device with lower capabilities.
Vibe has been successfully tested to interoperate with the following companies’ H.323 devices.
- Hewlett Packard