Multipoint control unit

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Cisco TelePresence MCU 4505.

A multipoint control unit (MCU) is a device commonly used to bridge videoconferencing connections. The multipoint control unit is an endpoint on the LAN that provides the capability for three or more terminals and gateways to participate in a multipoint conference.[1] The MCU consists of a mandatory multipoint controller (MC) and optional multipoint processors (MPs).

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  • Willebeek-Lemair, M.H.; Kandlur, D.D.; Shae, Z.-Y. (1994). "On multipoint control units for videoconferencing". Proceedings of 19th Conference on Local Computer Networks. pp. 356–64. doi:10.1109/LCN.1994.386585. ISBN 978-0-8186-6680-3.
  • Civanlar, M; Ozkasap, O; Celebi, T (2005). "Peer-to-peer multipoint videoconferencing on the Internet". Signal Processing: Image Communication. 20 (8): 743–54. doi:10.1016/j.image.2005.05.003.
  • Thom, G.A. (1996). "H.323: The multimedia communications standard for local area networks". IEEE Communications Magazine. 34 (12): 52–6. doi:10.1109/35.556487.
  • Blignault, Ilse (2000). "Multipoint Videoconferencing in Health: A Review of Three Years' Experience in Queensland, Australia". Telemedicine Journal. 6 (2): 269–74. doi:10.1089/107830200415216. PMID 10957740.
  • Shaw-Min Lei; Ting-Chung Chen; Ming-Ting Sun (1994). "Video bridging based on H.261 standard". IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 4 (4): 425–37. doi:10.1109/76.313137.
  • Yangzhen Zou; Changjia Chen (1996). "MCU system software in video conference network". Proceedings of International Conference on Communication Technology. ICCT '96. pp. 173–7. doi:10.1109/ICCT.1996.545155. ISBN 978-0-7803-2916-4.
  • Li, Junlin; He, Li-wei; Florencio, Dinei (2007). "Multi-Party Audio Conferencing Based on a Simpler MCU and Client-Side ECHO Cancellation". Multimedia and Expo, 2007 IEEE International Conference on. pp. 84–7. CiteSeerX doi:10.1109/ICME.2007.4284592. ISBN 978-1-4244-1016-3.
  • Willebeek-Lemair, M.H.; Shae, Z.-Y. (1995). "Centralized versus distributed schemes for videoconferencing". Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems. pp. 85–93. doi:10.1109/FTDCS.1995.524972. ISBN 978-0-8186-7125-8.