Here's the scenario..
One of my staff members is on a board that is having a meeting at the
school and and will have 5 physical bodies and 5 people "calling in". This
is not a webinar style with "one to many"... but ideally 10 people "in the
same room" having a virtual board meeting.

In the past they have tried Google Hangouts, but have run into issues with
some of the remote callers having bad bandwith and losing connection and
google switching between everyone.
He came up with the idea of having each *outside* caller connect to
*one *inside
machine and thereby eliminate the issue of 10 people trying to talk at the
same time. So, this would be 5 separate Hangout sessions occurring
simultaneously. We're not sure how well the audio would carry but think it
would be acceptable. The "inside" people could then communicate any
questions or input that their "outside" person might have. It seems, in
theory,  like this solution might work.

Anyhow... to the question:
Has anyone had success in hosting such an event and what software
(preferable free) have you used and what settings/tweaks?


Dennis DeWeerdt
Systems Administrator
Flood Brook School
91 Rt 11 Londonderry, VT 05148
802-824-6152 [Direct Line]

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