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Christian Isnard CN/CS
Long distance audio-videoconferencing can be achieved using two different
technologies: conventional circuit-based CODECs and
packet-based workstation systems. In the medium term we foresee a
progressive integration of both technologies. In the current state of the
art, these technologies appear to be complementary, and several
initiatives have been undertaken to make use of both of them in parallel:
- Circuit-based CODEC solutions are under active
A CODEC/ISDN based system --- compatible with the equipment in use in the ERVN
(US Energy Research Videoconferencing Network) --- should be made available at
CERN in the very short term.
- An evaluation programme has been started to validate the options of
packet-based videoconferencing and to better assess the future of this
technology with real users. This programme is described below.
Wed May 17 14:38:58 METDST 1995