The videoconferencing service is closely related to UNINETT’s other systems for real-time communication, and not all specifications, wishes and interfaces have yet been implemented and tested. This service is being offered as a pilot project and is under constant development.
The central component in the videoconferencing service is a so-called multipoint control unit (MCU), which can link several clients (H.323 codecs) together in a videoconference with multiple participants. The MCU also supports linking video from SIP clients (desktop) to multi-party conferences. The use of SIP requires participation in UNINETT real-time. (Technical information about the use of an MCU)