Internet2 Video Services
By becoming a participant in Internet2 Video Services, your institution will open a new door to unparalleled video collaboration. Participants will gain access to everything your institution needs to take full advantage of your video conferencing and telepresence endpoints, making it easy to dial anyone in your organization or the community, or meet virtually with multiple collaborators—no matter what kind of video endpoint they have. Read more...
Visual communication technologies allow us to have face-to-face meetings no matter how far apart we are. But when more than a one-to-one conversation is desired, infrastructure must be added to accommodate multiple participants. The Internet2 Commons offers virtual meeting rooms to enable high-quality multipoint video calls with up to 48 simultaneous participants. Read more...
Here at the Internet2, we are highly supportive of our members that offer visual communications services to their own constituencies. In order to encourage economies of scale through resource consolidation, we are pleased to offer large amounts of dedicated capacity for members with significant visual communications needs or service offerings of their own. Read more...
One of the best ways to maximize the use of your video endpoints is to enable them to dial and be dialed seamlessly by other endpoints in the research and education community. We understand that it doesn't always make sense for institutions to buy and run their own dialing infrastructure to make this happen—and now you don't have to. Our endpoint dialing registration service makes it possible to have fully interoperable dialing with no extra investment required. You bring the endpoint, and we'll do the rest. Read more...
Our goal is to facilitate high-quality communications technologies that leverage advanced networking. To this end, we operate a national hierarchy of gatekeepers to facilitate cohesive H.323 and SIP dialing, and we have partnered with National LambdaRail to offer Cisco TelePresence dialing and reachability. This combination of services provides a core infrastructure that the broader research and education community can leverage to achieve unified dialing and reachability across diverse protocols. Read more...
- California Polytechnic State University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- City University of New York
- Duke University
- Indiana University
- Marquette University
- National Science Foundation
- The Ohio State University
- University of Arizona
- University of Connecticut
- University of Denver
- University of Hawaii
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Iowa
- University of Michigan
- University of Puerto Rico
- University of Southern California
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Yale University
Performing arts can be an ideal application of visual communications technologies. However, the technical needs to this community are unique, and can include very high quality, very low latency, arbitrary numbers of cameras, audio channels, displays, and speakers, echo avoidance, or a combination of the above. This community is dedicated to unique technologies or special applications of commodity technologies supporting performing arts applications.
The Audio Video Communication Infrastructure Special Interest Group is a forum for collaboration regarding audio/video communication infrastructure issues including dial plan, directory, scheduling, and related topics. Check out the Audio/Video Communications Infrastructure wiki for further details.
The medical community is currently experiencing rapid adoption of visual communications technologies to facilitate applications ranging from delivery of specialized services to remote areas, to enhancing collaboration in surgical environments, to bringing clinical education to a whole new level. This community has a number of unique needs, not limited to high quality audio and video, but also including HIPPA compliance, specialized instrumentation, high reliability, and mobility. This community is dedicated unique technologies or special applications of commodity technologies supporting medical applications.
Distance education is an ideal application for real-time collaboration technologies. However, these deployments can have unique requirements that differ from standard conferencing deployments, including accommodation of larger audiences, specialized content channels like smartboards, and recording and archiving. This community is dedicated unique technologies or special applications of commodity technologies supporting distance education applications.
Interoperable Dialing Participants