European Ph.D on Social Representations and Communication

Multimedia and Distance Learning System


18th International Lab Meeting – Summer Session 2011
17th International Summer School on Social Representations and Communication

of the

European Ph.D. on Social Representations and Communication

"Social Representations of Urban Places and Environment: Images, Memory and Identity"




 at the European PhD on Social Representations & Communication Research Center and

Multimedia LAB, d’Ara Coeli 1, Rome-Italy

with worldwide multi-points connection via interactive web auditorium


08th - 20th July, 2011



Marratech will run on any PC or Mac with the following system specifications:

  • PC Windows Pentium III or Mac OS X G4 or Linux Pentium III
  • RAM 512 MB recommended (For Vista users at least 1000 MB)
  • Display Min 1024x768, 16 bit color depth
  • Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Mac OS 10.3, Java 1.4.2 Update 1 or better
  • Red Hat 9.0 and SuSE 9.0 and up


Audio Hardware:

  • Plantronics Audio 330, Sennheiser PC-131 or similar (Analog)
  • USB also works but are normally more expensive
  • For conference rooms, echo cancelling microphones are need to be used
  • Not using a headset or headphones will cause echo (audio feedback), which is disturbing to the other participants


Video Hardware:
Logitech QuickCam Pro USB or Creative Live! Optia or Philips SPC 900NC USB


Internet Connection:
You also need a broadband connection with at least 300 - 500 kbps of free capacity down and 128 kbps up


How to Install and Start

Step 1: Install your Web cam and your USB headset or headphones
Step 2: Download Marratech (click on the corresponding link below) and install it on your computer
Mac OS
Step 3: Start Marratech and control your equipment.
Before starting Marratech, be sure that your Web camera is connected.

Step 4: Type the address to your e-meeting room in Marratech's web browser to the left.


NB: If you running Windows 7, you need to do following:
1. Right click on the Marratech icon.
2. Select "Properties" in the menu that shows up.
3. Select the tab "Compatibility"
4. Select that you want to run Marratech as a Windows 2000 application.
5. Also select to run Marratech as a 32-bit application if that is possible.

Documents useful for Basic and Advanced Training in European Ph.D. Marratech Web Auditorium:

* Guidebook for the use of the European Ph.D. Marratech 6.1. Web auditorium.

The guide of conduct designed to participate in the on-line events:

* Plumpton, B. (2005). How students can make conferring work. Open University.

* EuroPhd Web-auditorium code of conduct