Technology Services has provided technical support for live two-way videoconferencing since 1990. Every day of the semester, classes are taught on the UTPA campus and simultaneously transmitted to students at remote locations. In addition, professors at other higher learning institutions transmit their lectures (live) to students on the UTPA campus.
The Video Network Control Room is the hub of UTPA's Interactive Video Network. This facility provides the inter connectivity between videoconferencing rooms throughout campus and other locations throughout the globe.
The UTPA Video Network Control Room is located in the Academic Services Building and houses all our compressed digital-video codecs. These codecs compress analog video signals into digital information so that the signals may be transmitted to a remote site via telecommunication lines.