TF-VVC Activity Areas

This table contains information about the video conference (VC) resources run by National Research Network organisations that are member of TERENA in Europe, gathered from the members of TF-VVC.

If you cannot find a service in the country you are looking for, please send mail to the TF-VVC mailinglist. We might be able to find a VC resource for you.

If you have additional or updated information about any of the entries please contact the TF-VVC chair.


Country,
Link to more information
Type of service General usage policy GDS connection Offical site for videoconference services Contact points
Austria - ACOnet No information available Please try to contact ACOnet's members directly.
Belgium - BELNET In the process of setting up services (H.323 gatekeeper and H.323 and H.320 MCU)
IM (Jabber) server
The VC service will be only provided to institutions and users connected to BELNET.
Others on a case by case basis.
Will be available soon,
GDS prefix: 0032
All questions to: support@belnet.be
Czech Republic - CESNET SIP,
H.323
Access Grid Node
No information available GDS prefix: 00420,
work in progress.
CESNET is setting up a MCU and GDS connection.
VC information: http://www.cesnet.cz/videokonference/,
Language: Czech,
IP telephony inforation avaliable at http://www.ces.net/project/iptelephony/
VC contact: Eva Hladká,
IPtel: Ivo Hulinsky, Jan Růžička
Croatia - CARNet H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN)
Free for people from the academic and higher education community,
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available,
GDS prefix: 00385
http://www.carnet.hr/videokonferencije
Language: Croatian
Technical responsible person:
Robert Macek
E-mail: tcr@carnet.hr
Tel: +385 1 616 5616
Problem reporting
E-mail: tcr@carnet.hr
Cyprus - the University of Cyprus and CYNET H.323 (IP), H.320 (ISDN) Services available free for the university community and other colleges which are connected on CYNET Available,
GDS prefix: 00357
http://www.ucy.ac.cy/multimedia/index.htm
Languages: English
Nicos Ioannou
Multimedia Services and Video Conferencing
E-mail: nicos@ucy.ac.cy
GDS and phone number: 0035722892094
Denmark - UNI-C H.323, SIP, Mbone, Access Grid Free for people from academic and higher education community,
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available,
GDS prefix: 0045
http://www.forskningsnettet.dk/videokonference, Language: Danish,
Summary: http://www.forskningsnettet.dk/videokonference, Language: English
Technical contact: Dan Mønster
Estonia - EENet No information available
Finland - FUNET H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN),
VRVS,
Access Grid Node
Free for people from the academic and higher education community,
Profit oriented service possible: no,
Others on a case by case basis
Not available yet http://tv.funet.fi/videoneuvottelu/index.jsp.en
Languages: Finnish, English
Technical contact:
Jani Tiihonen
E-mail: Jani.Tiihonen@csc.fi
Tel:+358 9 457 2240
France - RENATER H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN),
VRVS,
mbone
Available to French academic and research community Available,
GDS prefix: 0033
http://www.renater.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=33/
Language: French;
Old site with still valuable info: http://www4.renater.fr/Services/Visio/;
Technical contact:
Marcolino Pires
Germany - DFN H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN)
Service available for people in DFN organisations and their guests,
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available,
GDS prefix: 0049
https://www.vc.dfn.de/
Languages: German, English
Administrative contact:
Gisela Maiss
E-mail: admin@vc.dfn.de
Tel: +49 30 88429947
Technical contact:
Juergen Hornung
E-mail: admin@vc.dfn.de
Tel: +49 711 63314214
Problem reporting
E-mail: admin@vc.dfn.de
Greece - GRNET H.323 (IP)
H.320 (ISDN)
VoIP directory gatekeeper
Service available for free for people from the academic and higher education and research community,
Profit oriented service possible: no
, Others: yes, with proper registration on the Services RTS site: http://rts.grnet.gr/
Available
GDS prefix: 0030
Offical site for GRNET videoconference services
http://rts.grnet.gr/
Languages: English (info only), Greek (info and functionality)
Technical responsible person:
GRNET/RTS team
E-mail: rts@grnet.gr
Problem reporting
E-mail: rts@grnet.gr
Hungary - HUNGARNET H.323 (IP),
gateway to PSTN,
GDS <=> PSTN gateway service
Not restricted only to the Hungarian higher education and research community. However, it is a priority to support the national community.
Free capacities could be used for any other international research and higher education purposes.
European research project support: possible, based on preliminary negotiations
Available,
GDS prefix: 0036
http://www.vidkonf.niif.hu/
Languages: English, Hungarian
Technical responsible person:
András Kovács
E-mail: akov@niif.hu
Tel: +36 1 450 3082
Problem reporting
E-mail: videoadmin@niif.hu
Iceland - RHnet No information available, but please contact the Iceland University of Education Learning Centre
Ireland - HEAnet H.323 (IP),
VRVS reflector
Free for customers. Others on a case by case basis. Available, prefix 00353 http://www.heanet.ie/services/services.php?serID=0&subID=30
Language: English
Contact information
E-mail: mailto:%20multimedia@heanet.ie
Italy - GARR no VC services directly by GARR. VC services are offered at some individual universities and by CINECA (interuniversity supercomputing centre): H.323, Access Grid Node Services available on request and with different policies and fee for consortium members, academic institutions, CINECA partners, and international research and educational groups. Available,
GDS prefix: 0039
http://www.cineca.it/csd/area/videoconf_(multim).htm
Language: Italian
Technical contact person: Franca Fiumana
E-mail: f.fiumana@cineca.it
Latvia - LANET H.323 (IP) Service available for free for people from the academic and higher education and research community,
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available
GDS prefix: 00371
Official videoconferencing site is under construction Technical responsible person:
Reinis Nartiss
E-mail: reinis.nartiss@lu.lv
Tel: +371 6475532
Problem reporting
E-mail: video@lanet.lv
Lithuania - LITNET No information available For all questions, please contact: Donatas Raisutis
Luxembourg - RESTENA No information available Please try to contact RESTENA's members directly.
FYR of Macedonia - MARNet No information available Please contact the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje
Malta - University of Malta H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN)
Service for a fee (fee structure for university users and others) Available,
GDS prefix: 00
http://www.csc.um.edu.mt/vidconf/ Technical contact: E-mail: videoconf@csc.um.edu.mt, web: http://www.csc.um.edu.mt/go/contactvideoconf
the Netherlands - SURFnet H.323 (IP),
Breeze
Service available for free for people from the Dutch academic and higher education and research community,
Profit oriented service possible: no,
Others on a case by case basis.
Available,
GDS prefix: 0031
http://contact.surfnet.nl/
Languages: Dutch, English
Technical responsible person:
Erik Dobbelsteijn
E-mail: conferencing@surfnet.nl
Tel: +31 30 2305305
Problem reporting
E-mail: conferencing@surfnet.nl
Norway - UNINETT H.323 (IP) Free for all. Available, prefix 0047 http://www.uninett.no/multimedia/videokonf
Language: Norwegian
Technical responsible person:
Geir Olav Jensen
Tel: +47 73 55 79 01
Problem reporting
E-mail: mailto:mm-hjelp@uninett.no
Poland - PCSS H.323 (IP) Free for people from Polish academic and research institutes Available,
GDS prefix: 0048
The videoservices are run by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center: http://monstera.man.poznan.pl/mcu/ Technical contact: Bartlomiej Idzikowski, Michal Przybylski
Portugal - FCCN H.323 (IP),
Access Grid Nodes,
support for VRVS users
Free for people from the academic and higher education community,
Profit oriented service possible: no,
Others on a case by case basis.
Available,
GDS prefix: 00351
http://www.fccn.pt/video-conferencia
Language: Portuguese
Contact information:
servico-videoconferencia@fccn.pt
wg-multimedia@fccn.pt
Technical responsible person:
Rui Ribeiro
Tel: +351 21 8440100
Problem reporting:
E-mail: servico-videoconferencia@fccn.pt
Slovenia - ARNES H.323,
H.320 (ISDN),
streaming of conferences
Services are available free for ARNES users, organizations connected to Internet over ARNES and their guests,
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available,
GDS prefix: 00386
http://www.arnes.si/video,
Language: Slovene
David Vrtin
Tel +386 1 479 88 77
Email: video-podpora@arnes.si
Romania - RNC No information available
Serbia & Montenegro - University of Belgrade - AMREJ No information available
Slovakia - SANET No information available. But VRVS is very big in Slovakian universities. Please contact the institues directly.
There are several VoIP (H.323) implementations in SANET.
Spain - RedIRIS H.323 (IP) Free for members of research and high academic community,
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available,
GDS prefix: 0034
Multimedia services and experiences
Languages: Spanish
Contact information:
E-mail: mmedia@rediris.es
Technical responsible person:
Jose Maria Fontanillo
Email: jmaria.fontanillo (at) rediris.es
Tel: +34 91 212 76 20 / 25 - Ext 4320
Problem reporting:
E-mail: mmedia@rediris.es
Sweden - SUNET H.323, Breeze, Marratech, others Services available the Swedisch academic and research institutes Available,
GDS prefix: 0046
http://www.meetings.sunet.se/introduction.php?lang=en Technical contact: Johnny Widén, Luleå University of Technology. For Swedisch gatekeeper questions: Patrice Worth, Göteborgs universitet, email: GKSE@sunet.se
Switzerland - SWITCH H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN),
Breeze,
Marratech,
streaming of conferences
Service available for free for people from the Swiss academic and higher education and research community, and their guests
Profit oriented service possible: yes
Available,
GDS prefix: 0041
http://econf.switch.ch/
Languages: English
Technical contact:
Fabio Vena
E-mail: vena@switch.ch
Helpdesk
E-mail: econf-helpdesk@switch.ch
Tel: +41 44 2681501,
web: http://econf.switch.ch/
Turkey - ULAKBIM No information available. Please contact the Universities, as some of them have VC services.
United Kingdom - UKERNA H.323 (IP),
H.320 (ISDN)
Service available free for people from higher education, further education, and primary education, the research community and their guests.
Profit oriented service possible: no
Available,
GDS prefix: 0044
http://www.jvcs.ja.net/
Language: English
John S. Martin
Videoconferencing Service Manager
JANET Videoconferencing Management Centre
Computing Services
University of Edinburgh
Tel: +44(0)131 650 6743
Mob: +44(0)7711100289

Foad Boroujerdi
JANET Videoconferencing Management Centre
Computing Services
University of Edinburgh
Tel +44 131 650 4989
Fax +44 131 650 6552
Email: F.Boroujerdi@ed.ac.uk