High-Definition Videoconferencing Event
5 December 2006
All Internet2 member manufacturers of high-definition H.323 videoconferencing endpoints will participate in Gigaconference
II, which will be held on December 5, 2006 at the Fall 2006 Internet2 Member
Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Each manufacturer will arrange a demonstration of their own
endpoints. The demonstrations will be live conferences with one or
more other locations around the world, where their endpoints are
being used in a real-world, practical application, such as at a
University. These applications will be demonstrated to the local
audience in Chicago, as well as to a remote audience of other HD
H.323 users on the Internet. The emphasis in this event is on actual
applications, as opposed to manufacturer promotions.
This event will be run as a normal track session, lasting 60 minutes
in total. Each participating manufacturer will be given an equal
share of the available time. All endpoints will be connected to a high-definition-capable MCU.
All endpoints must be tested for compatibility with the MCUs prior to
the event. The MCUs will be a Codian, a RADVision Scopia, and
possibly a Polycom and Tandberg. Interoperability among various endpoints and
MCUs is one of the goals of this event.
The remote audience will consist of anyone who has a
high-definition endpoint, and would like to participate. Advance
registration is required for the remote audience participants, and there are only a limited number of ports available on a first-come basis.
Register online at: http://support.osc.edu/cgi-bin/veventreg/gigaconf2006
The event will be recorded, and DVD copies will be made available for
distribution after the event.
Read about last year's Gigaconference.
Please contact Bob Dixon, Chief Research Engineer at OARnet and Ohio State University, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information.