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A Dialing System to strengthen communications between researchers and academics of Europe and Latin America

The High Quality Videconference Service (HQVCS) aims to enhance and promote video communications between researchers and academics of institutions of Europe and Latin America. It provides essentially the possibility to dial between Videoconference Equipments with phone numbers as conventional telephony, the quality of the call will depend on the characteristics of the elements involved in the call process (MCU, Endpoints and H.323 Software Clients). Besides, this gatekeeper network will allow VC managers to obtain statistics of the service and provide other features that improve the administration of calls.

What is a Gatekeeper?

A Gatekeeper (GK) is an element proper of the H.323 standard which enhances features for videoconference communications with improvements including address translation, call routing and call control, thus providing scalability and decentralized management. Read More+

The service has been implemented with a series of hierarchical gatekeeper that routes call requests using prefixes of numbers to establish a call between videoconference endpoints. These elements are connected as neighbors of the Latin American gatekeeper managed by RedCLARA.

There is a Latin-American Top Level Gatekeeper managed by RedCLARA that is connected to other international videoconference networks like eduCONF (Europe). This element will attend call requests from different LA NRENs and route them to other networks or to other NREN from LA.

Latin American NRENs needs to implement a gatekeeper solution to attend call requests to his country and been added to the Latin American gatekeeper.

How to use the service

If you are an end-user

If you are the technical contact of an institution

If you are an institution with one or two endpoints (video terminals)

If you are an NREN/institution that has several VC endpoints in your domain

More information

Video-conference Network Operations Center (VNOC)



The ELCIRA project is funded by the EC FP7 - e-Infrastructures Programme DANTERENATARNPGARRRedIRISTERENARedCLARAEC - FP7 Programme - e-Infrastructures