KAREN member, University of Waikato, this week successfully ran a high definition video conference using IPv6 with multiple parties.
IPv6 based video conferencing
IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the new international standard for internet addressing (IP address) that identifies every device on the internet and helps you get to where you need to go. IPv6 is the replacement for the aging IPv4 system, and will bring about improvements in network security and routing. IPv6 also future-proofs the growth of devices on the internet (such as desktops, PDAs and telephones) through an expanded addressing standard. By using IPv6 for video conferencing, it is possible to achieve enhanced frame and transmission rate and bandwidth usage.
IPv6 on KAREN
KAREN is an IPv6 native network and since the network’s launch in late 2006 it has been the only New Zealand network to offer IPv6 as a standard service offering. This means our members have an advantage over the rest of country of being able to plan and implement IPv6 capability on their networks now.
REANNZ have run IPv6 training in the past. You can find information from REANNZ and our community about IPv6 and how to configure it at http://wiki.karen.net.nz/index.php/Category:Technical_specs_-_KAREN