[AG-TECH] H.323 / Mbone Gateway Progress?

Tom Coffin tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Thu May 23 14:15:21 CDT 2002

At ACCESS we have been mixing h320 and h261 very successfully
by breaking it all down into the comon denominators of video and audio.

...so... put the lime in the coconut and shake it all up! :)

At 05:07 PM 5/23/2002 +0100, Mike Daw wrote:
   >I am trying to anticipate an issue that might be raised in the UK in the
   >near future. This issue is that many companies have invested
extensively in
   >H.323 videoconferencing solutions and that the UK Govt. is beginning to
   >invest widely in the AG solution in academia through the e-Science
   >(12 nodes currently, more coming soon).
   >So, the obvious question is, when will we be able to have a meeting
from our
   >AG node to someone's videoconferencing facility (forget about the
   >desirability of this for the moment)?
   >I've just spent a pleasant couple of hours reading a fascinating
document I
   >found on the web about a meeting attended (among others) by our very own
   >Terry Disz, Bill Nickless and Bob Olson. This document outlines a lot
of the
   >technological issues as well as the desirability angle, given what the
AG is
   >trying to achieve. It's here, if anyone's interested:
   >However, the discussion happened 18 months ago. Its conclusions talk about
   >conducting a survey, looking into the shape of a possible H.323/Mbone
   >gateway and thinking about funding for development work into this gateway.
   >Can anyone tell me whether anything is happening or is planned to
happen on
   >this? What's gone on in the intervening 18 months?
   >Michael Daw
   >Computer Services for Academic Research (CSAR)
   >Manchester Computing, Kilburn Building,
   >University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
   >Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7026
   >Fax: +44 (0)161 275 6800
   >Email: michael.daw at man.ac.uk

Tom Coffin .......................... tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu

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