HQ Video Conference

hello,
My university wants to implement new method of remote teaching using video conference. A lecturer from the center should read a lecture to the branch office in the separate city. The lecture session video must be recorded in digital format for later use. The session must be interactive, both sides should see each other. Besides other authorized people should have ability to connect to this session and spectate.
I was assigned task to organize, choose and implement this issue. I want to offer minimum 2 variants of video conference. The only one i've reviewed is using polycom system. Polycom is too expensive, so I need the other solution too if they run out of budget.
guramnAsked:
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slemmesmiCommented:
Dear guramn,

check out AT&T's connect solution "http://www.business.att.com/enterprise/Service/unified-communications-enterprise/conferencing-services-enterprise/web-conferencing-enterprise/".
Pretty cool and works very well.
Secure, robust, availability, functionality and price.
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guramnAuthor Commented:
can polycom hdx 6000 system handle this task?
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aburrCommented:
Look in google for Video  Web Conferencing.
You will get a large number of hits, many of which will not meet your requirements. but you are the best judge of the right combination of $ and capability you are looking for not me.
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guramnAuthor Commented:
maybe we can fit polycom in our budget. so i need complete solution, what equipments do we need for our needs, can hdx 6000 handle this task? do i need additional polycom hardware for recording video conference? like  polycom recording studio (prs 2000)?

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jujitsuphilCommented:
If you want to go with Polycom the HDX6000 is the way. The other alternative is the LifeSize line. They just came out with the Passport and it should fit your budget and id also HD. There web site is www.lifesize.com.
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guramnAuthor Commented:
yes i want to use polycom. but as far as i know i need some other components except hdx6000, for recording the conference and for spectating. I need help in choosing these additional components, which will be compatible with each other.
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jujitsuphilCommented:
Polycom makes the RSS2000 & RSS4000 for recording conferences. You can review them on www.polycom.com
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foobar_666ukCommented:
You could look at a Tandberg solution - www.tandberg.com
Or if you need cheaper, maybe a LifeSize solution - www.lifesize.com
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guramnAuthor Commented:
none of the solutions was complete, nobody offered detailed explanation, which components were necessary to accomplish this task. best practice of setup and etc.
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