[AG-TECH] H.323 / Mbone Gateway Progress?
mike.daw at man.ac.uk
Fri May 24 04:19:51 CDT 2002
Thanks Tom, Ivan, Jeff and Jennifer for answers on this subject. Very
I guess my next step is to try the thing out. Watch this space (maybe!).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Coffin [mailto:tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu]
> Sent: 23 May 2002 20:15
> To: Mike Daw; AG Technical Developers (E-mail)
> Cc: David Boyd (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] H.323 / Mbone Gateway Progress?
> 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
> >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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