Your Endpoint to the UH H.323 Directory
models have certain similarities and can interoperate, but have differing
features of scale, complexity, capabilities and support. The underlying
commonality of all models is the H.323 standard that utilize standard
IP data networking to communicate with similar videoconferencing units
are two types of videoconference units (endpoint):
units are suited for most small to large conference rooms. Most
UH departments use the Polycom Viewstation 128, the Polycom FX videoconferencing
terminal or the Polycom VX7000. All three provide a
pan/tilt/zoom camera, room microphone, inputs for document camera
and VCR, remote control and audiovisual transmission at speed and quality
up to 768 kbps. A minimum of 384 kpbs is recommended. The FX and
7000 additionally provide control of two cameras, transmission
up to 2 Mbps (between FXs), multicast video streaming and a built in
MCU. Four-port MCU allows up to 4 callers to simultaneously connect
at one time.
units typically support one participant. Personal desktop units
utilize a desktop computer and monitor with local hardware that does
(CODEC) for H.323. Typical videoconference software/hardware are
Net meeting with third party hardware web camera and microphone.
Via Video (a USB based camera and microphone system) can also be
used for desktop videoconferencing. ITS does not recommend or provide
for desktop videoconferencing as there are too many variables with
personal desktop software/hardware being utilized.