Stephen Bancroft

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Name: Stephen Bancroft
Date registered: April 7, 2013


Steve is a tech. He has had a long career with Telstra that has seen him work on everything from telephones and exchanges, to high end enterprise networks and servers. Steve is an expert in internet technologies and security and has formal training in Electrical Engineering and Sound Production, and has been known to create the odd movie. He uses these skills to create interesting and engaging online content for web audiences.

Latest posts

  1. Sculpture By The Sea — November 2, 2016
  2. What technology should I use? — September 13, 2016
  3. What is a Tricaster ? — May 25, 2015
  4. Zoom Video Conferencing — April 13, 2015
  5. Dialling H.323 from a mobile device. — March 23, 2015

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Nov 02

Sculpture By The Sea

Another fantastic live video conference was run by the DART team today at Sculpture By The Sea, held at Marks Park near Bondi Beach in Sydney. Incase you missed it, the event was streamed and recorded on YouTube where you can watch it over again.

Sep 13

What technology should I use?

In the last Virtual Excursion Australia meeting we were discussing what type of system or technology should I use to deliver virtual excursions? The answers were varied and depend on what was being delivered, talking head presentation or multiple camera production. Where the audience was also a consideration as it determined what technology the content was …

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May 25

What is a Tricaster ?

Put simply a Tricaster is a TV studio in a computer designed and built by Newtek. If used properly it has the power to transform your basic video conferencing event into an all singing and all dancing, high quality broadcast event.. Combining a Tricaster into what would otherwise be a standard v/c event enables you …

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Apr 13

Zoom Video Conferencing

Recently there has been a bit of excitement in our community regarding using Zoom Video Conferencing as a gateway to reach potential audience that may not have invested in a full suite of Standard Based (H.323) v/c kit. Think of Zoom as Skype on steroids! You can set up a meeting, invite guests, and have them connect …

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Mar 23

Dialling H.323 from a mobile device.

Ever wanted to join in a video conference (H.323) from a your phone or tablet? Well it is possible. Start by installing the Polycom RealPresence application for Android or iPhone. Start the application and you should be greeted with a screen similar to this. I am using Android 4.4.4 so your screen may look a …

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Nov 21

MARS ONE – A One Way Ticket To Mars

Meet Some Australian Mars One Candidates HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT MARS ONE — the ambitious project that is under way to send the first humans to Mars? The plan is to send 4 people (2 women and 2 men) in 2024 — and it’s one way! They won’t be coming back. They will be Martians. …

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Oct 09

Video Conference Checklist

Setting up and checking your video conference equipment can be daunting at first, it becomes especially troublesome if nasty gremlins sneak in during an event. Stephen Bancroft from the Powerhouse Museum takes a look at how they have prevented technical glitches and dramatically reduced the occurrence of ‘in call’ technical problems using a video conference checklist.

Sep 19

WORLD SPACE WEEK: Meet the Mars robots

Join the Mars Lab team at the Powerhouse Museum and meet the Mars Lab’s robotic experimental Mars rovers. See these impressive robots in action on the Museum’s re-creation of the surface of Mars and find out why robots are used in space exploration. Then, have your students try their hand at driving the Mars Lab’s …

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Sep 19

WORLD SPACE WEEK: Mars Mission 5

TAKE YOUR STUDENTS ON A MISSION TO MARS! In this exciting 2 PART virtual excursion workshop, your students get the unique opportunity to drive a robotic rover via a web browser from your classroom across the Mars Yard (a re-creation of the surface of Mars) located at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Led by the …

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May 07

Meet Jennifer Griffes Shechet

Meet Jennifer Griffes Shechet – Earth and planetary scientist on the Mars Curiosity Rover team.  Joining California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2008 as a research assistant in planetary geology, Jennifer now works in operations for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover. She was previously involved in the analysis of the potential Curiosity landing …

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