Audio-/Video-Wizard

With the initial startup of the estos ProCall the user can decide if Audio and Video devices are to be used (for VideoChat), if Audio devices only are to be used (for AudioChat) or if no devices are to be used (Audio/VideoChat off). The selected configuration can be changed later anytime by pressing the AV device item at the Presence area. If an Audio or Video device is configured to be used an Audio/Video Wizard starts.

During normal operation the Audio/Video Wizard opens automatically if the device configured for Audio/VideoChat is removed and if another device could be selected. If another device is configured the new one is further on used but the old one stays known. This helps for example if laptops with docking stations are used. If the primary device is removed due to an undock event the secondary device is choosen automatically without the need of a new configuration.

  • Audio configuration
    With the Audio Wizard the microphone and the speaker devices can be configured to be used with Audio/VideoChat. Pressing the "Devices" button opens the Windows® sound devices e.g. for configuring the Windows® standard devices or just for review. While the Wizard is open devices may be plugged in or removed. The list updates accordingly.

    If the selected device supports call control with device buttons (Human Interface Device "HID" buttons, e.g. for accepting or dropping calls) a checkbox "Enable Hook switch support" is offered (otherwise disabled grey). If the option is checked Audio/VideoChats can be accepted or dropped per device button. The list of supported HID devices can be found below.

    The test button offers a simple way to verify that your current device configuration is working with the software. After pressing the microphone test button a LED bar lits according to your speech for some seconds. After pressing the playback test button a sound is played for some seconds to the selected speaker device. Pressing the button again while the test runs cancels the test.

  • Video settings

    With the Video Wizard the camera device can be configured to be used with VideoChat. The actually selected camera starts immediately and a test picture is shown. This helps identifying the selected camera device and the camera can be adjusted before a VideoChat starts the first time.

    If the selected camera device supports to be remote controlled per software the option "Enable remote control of the local camera" checkbox becomes enabled (otherwise disabled grey). If checked the local user can move the remote camera. The camera can be turned to the left (arrow key left), to the right (arrow key right), upwards (arrow key up) and downwards (arrow key down). Further it is possible to zoom-in (key "-") and to zoom-out (key "+"). The controlling user may also move the remote camera by using the mouse in the main Video picture with the related overlay buttons (see also Conversation window). The list of supported devices can be found below.


  • Audio/Video hardware with call control features - Logitech:

    Logitech Hardware Call control Mute LED Camera control
    USB Headset H650e Mono yes yes yes n/a
    USB Headset H650e Stereo yes yes yes n/a
    USB DECT Headset H820e Mono yes yes yes n/a
    USB DECT Headset H820e Stereo yes yes yes n/a
    USB Camera BCC950 yes yes yes yes
    USB B530 yes yes yes n/a
    ConferenceCam CC3000e yes yes yes yes

    Audio/Video hardware with call control features - Plantronics:

    Plantronics Hardware Call control Mute LED Sensor Ringer
    Savi 7xx yes yes yes no yes
    Blackwire C720 yes yes yes yes yes
    Voyager Legend UC yes yes yes yes yes
    Blackwire C320 yes yes yes no yes
    Blackwire C325 yes yes yes no yes
    Savi W440A yes yes yes no yes
    Calisto 620 yes yes yes no yes
    Encore Pro HW301N/A-DA45/A yes yes yes no n/a

    Smart Sensor is a name of Plantronic for call control functionality (while putting on = accept call; while putting down = end call)
    Intrusion Ringer describes an headset own ringer sound for incoming calls.

    See also:
    Conversation window for Audio/Videochat

    Version 5.1