To take part in the Zoom virtual classes, you must have equipment that meets the following pre-requisites:
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Supported tablet and mobile devices
Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher
Note: For tablets running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
iOS and Android devices
For the best results, SOVREN Nautical Academy recommends joining the meeting from a PC or Mac, or a tablet. The screen size of a phone will not be as effective.
The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi or Wired environments.
Recommended bandwidth for meetings (PC and Mac):
For group video calling: 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
Recommended bandwidth for meetings (Tablet and mobile devices):
For group video calling: 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for high quality video. For gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down).
How to test your bandwidth
To see what your bandwidth speed is, simply go on to your internet browser and type ‘bandwidth test’ and select one of the results.