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.
- Use of the Gatekeeper (How to get an address, what is GDS)
- Gatekeeper vs Gateway (What's the difference?)
Page Updated: 2012-02-16