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Videoconferencing at UVa

MCU and Gatekeeper Services

Multipoint Control Units (MCU)

A Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) allows multiple sites to participate in the same videoconference. UVa has a pair of Codian 4205 units which provide services for a total of over 20 sites (more if a streaming model is used).

Codian 4205 MCU pair
These units provide a Web control interface, dynamic screen layouts, streaming, and connection modes which do not depend on registration to the local gatekeeper.


UVa also has a Cisco-based gatekeeper which provides use of the Global Dialing Scheme (GDS) to endpoints that register on it.

Page Updated: 2012-02-16