H.323 IP Video Streaming Service
IP Video Streaming Service provides the ability to Webcast video conferences, meetings, training sessions, and presentations as live broadcasts across the internet. This service provides both real-time streaming of live events and Video on Demand (VOD) streaming of recorded content. Streaming broadcasts consist of video and audio, and may also include content from PC-based presentations (H.239). The video streaming service is provided via OTM-owned IP-based streaming servers for live broadcasts. The service only supports IP-based H.323 video systems to deliver source media to the streaming servers. Subscribers may utilize their Data Dial Tone connections within the Capitol Park complex to deliver the source content to the OTM streaming servers. Data Dial Tone and OTM networks currently provide no explicit guarantees of quality of service. The service is delivered on a first-come, first-served and best-effort basis. OTM Enhanced Network Services (ENS) staff will work with agencies for any assistance needed.
- Public Internet Web Portal
- "Live Webcast" streaming of H.323 video content such as meetings, video conferences, and training sessions
- "On Demand" Webcast streaming of recorded content such as meetings, video conferences, and training sessions
- Maximum of 1,000 simultaneous viewers for the system
- Webcast can include delivery of PC-based presentations (H.239 content) such as PowerPoint provided via a PC VGA connection
- Maximum of two concurrent video streaming recording sessions
- H.323 endpoints may be terminals or MCU
- Posting of meeting agenda along with the webcast stream (PowerPoint format only)
- Option to require user login or passcode entry
- Survey and Poll capability
- Supports various media formats for "Video On Demand" programs
- Ability to provide downloadable content to viewers
- Optional gatekeeper service for H.323 video unit controls
- URL provided to users for access to streaming session, which can be added to the agency website
Service Requirements For Subscribers--In order to utilize the IP video streaming service provided via the OTM service the following requirements must be met:
- Subscribers must have IP video endpoints that are H.323 capable.
- Subscribers must pre-register video endpoints' information with ENS using the H.323 IP Video Conferencing Site Registration Form (OTM-36).
- Subscribers should provide points-of-contact (such as a telecommunications coordinator) to schedule conferences and to coordinate with ENS in resolving scheduling conflicts. Only subscribers to the service may schedule conferences. Points-of-contact should schedule conferences.
- Pre-scheduling of conferences is required.
- Request for streaming broadcasts should be submitted at least 72 hours prior to desired date.
Recorded Content--ENS will make available a copy of the recorded content of the streaming session. It is the sole responsibility of the subscriber to insure the retrieval and maintenance of any content they desire. Copies can be acquired by either of the following methods.
- ENS can transfer the media file onto subscriber-provided storage media (USB or other external storage media).
- ENS may allow subscribers to remotely download the media file via network access to server.
Subscribers are required to retrieve any recorded content desired within 30 days after date of the live recording. After 30 days ENS may remove or delete the files from the system unless other specific arrangements are established with the subscriber.
Content Storage/Archiving--ENS will not be responsible for storing and/or archiving recorded media content unless specific arrangements are established. It shall be the responsibility of the subscriber to maintain the storage and archiving of their recorded media content. It is the responsibility of the subscriber to provide any equipment or resources required to store and archive their recorded media.
IP Addressing--Connectivity to the ENS streaming server requires endpoints to either have a statically assigned private IP address or to be registered with the ENS gatekeeper (if DHCP is used). IP addresses should come from within the agency-assigned address range. Coordination with ENS is required to insure networks are reachable .
Firewall Traversal--ENS will work with subscribers to establish connectivity to endpoints behind firewalls, whether ENS managed or subscriber managed. It will be the responsibility of the subscriber to insure that their firewalls are correctly configured.
Gatekeeper Service--For those subscribers whose video endpoints use DHCP to acquire IP addresses, gatekeeper service is available. Subscribers’ video endpoints must register with the OTM gatekeeper to allow the streaming server to establish connections for the service. For those agencies operating their own gatekeepers, peering arrangements with the OTM gatekeeper will be considered as well. The implementation of peering arrangements will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure uniqueness and functionality of the dialing plans.
The service is provided free of charge to Data Dialtone customers. However, any costs to upgrade an agency's video equipment, network connections or service will be the responsibility of the subscribing agency.
Service Prerequisite--Prior to initial registration for the H.323 IP Video Service, it is recommended that subscribers contact Enhanced Network Services for guidance. After consulting with the technical staff, subscribers should complete and submit form (OTM-36) H.323 IP Video Conferencing Site Registration to pre-register video endpoints.
How to Schedule--To schedule conferences, subscribers should complete and submit form (OTM-57) H.323 IP Video Streaming Schedule Request Form to the ENS Section.Contacts
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