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  • From: Mary Fran Yafchak <>
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  • Subject: SURA "Mbone"-H.323 Gateway report available
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 06:26:14 -0500
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SURA (Southeastern Universities Research Association) is pleased to announce that the final report from the SURA-sponsored "Mbone"-H.323 Gateway meeting is now available online at:

This meeting brought together engineers from three different digital conferencing efforts for a full day technical discussion in order to increase all participants' awareness of each other's work and of the varying needs and perspectives related to collaborative conferencing within the higher education and I2 communities. Invited attendees included RADVision (the leading ITU H.323 standard & stack developer), ViDe, VRVS (Virtual Room Video Conferencing Service, from CalTech/CERN), and the NCSA Alliance AccessGrid. These efforts are all of specific interest and impact to the SURA community as user "islands" of collaborative conferencing are beginning to form around each within the SURA region.

Discussion in the meeting was both active and provocative. Each organization presented its work to the others, followed by highly interactive Q&A and preliminary evaluations as to the feasibility of developing gateways, whether "generic" or between particular implementations. SURA organized and sponsored the meeting and authored the final report. The report concludes with some recommended "next steps" that merit review by anyone who feels there may be a need to bridge the technology efforts listed above.


Mary Fran Yafchak
IT Program Coordinator
SURA (Southeastern Universities Research Association)

"No problem can be solved from the same level of
consciousness that created it" A. Einstein.

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