Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Which WAN service for videoconferencing?

Which WAN service would you consider inappropriate to implement for videoconferencing, and is ATM an appropriate option?
Answer: ATM running at 155Mhz should be appropriate enough for videoconferencing. The ATM technology was designed to carry data in standard sized packets called octets, regardless of the data/protocol it carries. When designing videoconferencing systems, WAN service is not the only important issue. You should use a quality shielded cable as part of your infrastructure. Shielding will protect your system from EMI/RFI, therefore, providing zero error rate and no retransmission of the video signal. This will prevent choppy video. If your company has a strong need for videoconferencing and cost isn?t the most important factor, then you may want to consider ATM at 622Mhz or Gigabit Ethernet.

Dig Deeper on WAN optimization and performance

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.