Kaltura Live Room: use and requirements

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Kaltura Live Room: use and requirements

Kaltura Live Room: use and requirements

Minimum hardware requirements
Minimum internet requirements
Hardware and internet recommendations
Tablets and phones
iOS iphones and ipads
Android phones and tablets

Kaltura Live Room is an application that allows you to host a webinar or weblecture with up to 200 students in a live setting with powerful tools such as whiteboards, file hosting, powerpoint support, quizzes, breakout rooms, desktop sharing and more and this all with a recording option as well.

We have options to host live classes for up to 350 students. These large
live rooms need to be booked and are meant solely for live classes with
interaction with the students. Please contact your faculty video coordinator to book a large live room.

Please follow the following sub-chapters to create and host a Kalture Meeting Experience room.

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • MacOS Mojave or Windows 7.
  • Browser (up to date): Chrome, FireFox, Edge.
  • Pentium 4 or more modern SSE2 capable processor.
  • 1Gb of RAM.
  • A Surface PRO 2 or Surface PRO 3 will also work!

Minimum internet requirements:

First and foremost we highly recommend connecting to the internet through a physical connection rather than through WiFi. This due to the fact there are a lot of external factors that can make WiFi unreliable for high throughput live sessions. Below is a list of minimum requirements to participate in a Live Room session. For a host we recommend to have at least double the requirements below.

  • Participate with webcam and microphone: 2 Mbps upload, 2 Mbps download
  • Participate with microphone: 1.5Mbps upload, 2 Mbps download
  • Participate without webcam or microphone: 1 Mbps upload, 2 Mbps download

You can check your active internet connection through:
https://smart.newrow.com/room/testPage/

Because you are broadcasting it is also important to check your sustained upload speed. You can check your sustained upload speed here (test for at least 2 minutes):
http://pa-publish-speedtest.kaltura.com:1935/

Hardware and internet recommendations:

  • MacOS Mojave or Windows 10 (up to date).
  • Browser (up to date): Chrome, FireFox, Edge.
  • Minimum two core CPU with four threads. Higher is always better
  • 8 GB of RAM. Higher is always better.
  • Wired internet connection.
  • Minimum 4 Mbps sustained upload\download connection.
    • Test your upload speed here. Let the test run for at least 2 minutes.

Tablets and phones:

Whilst we do not recommend using the tool with a tablet or smartphone, due to the limited user experience you will receive, the following devices are supported:

iOS (iPhones and iPads)

To use Newrow Smart on iPhone, you’ll need:

  • iPhone 5S or later
  • Safari
  • iOS 11 or later

To use Newrow Smart on iPad, you’ll need:

  • iPad Mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad (2017) or later
  • Safari
  • iOS 11 or later

Android (phones and tablets)

To use Newrow Smart on Android phones or tablets, you’ll need:

  • Android 4.0 or later
  • Chrome

If any problems occur please visit the troubleshoot sub-chapter where we will keep a FAQ with possible problems and solutions.