EVO enables worldwide Videoconference. It’s based on « reflectors » acting as intelligent servers which distribute the multimedia flows in a synchronized and optimisatized manner among all the users. RENATER hosts EVO reflectors. _Thus, all the RENATER community can realize video conferences, which could include a significant number of participants thanks to EVO. Before using EVO, it is necessary to create an on-line account. The hardware components of EVO are automatically downloaded from Internet during the launch of the application.
H323 is a recommendation including the network protocols allowing the realization of video conferences in IP [Internet Protocol].
To allow the connection of terminals H323, these are referenced by respecting the E164 recommendation [international Plan of dialing]] which emanates from the ITU [International Phone Union], and by respecting the international dialing.
The implementation of this plan of numbering E164 and the signals of the calls are assured by gatekeepers (GK) H323.
Gatekeepers have been deployed on RENATER allowing H323 videoconferencing between RENATER users. The RENATER service is interconnected to those of others research networks via the GDS system (Global Dialing Scheme) which helps keeping a coherent international phone numbering system for the research and academic world.
RENATER takes back the exploitation of the video conference service Remote Meeting System operated until now by the CC-IN2P3 and which was available for a certain number of RENATER users.
This service of Conference Bridge allows to reserve in 3 clicks the necessary resources to make a conference with several participants. The service will be now available for all the establishments connected to RENATER.