Re: Happenings in our industry

SteveSmith@aol.com
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:28:38 EDT


In a message dated 98-07-23 07:23:27 EDT, Streak wrote:

<< Maybe someone can explain this for me..If PictureTel isn't IP based
videoconferencing, what is it? I believe it uses on the order of Mbps for
its traffic thru satellites, but what mode of transmission does it use?
What set of protocols is it based on?
>>

The last time I looked at PictureTel (a few years ago) they were using ISDN
and had no Internet-based videoconferencing - it was all point-to-point using
ISDN phone numbers. Some of their larger systems multiplexed three ISDN lines
to get up to 384K bandwidth.