Quality Control Form - Sakai Demonstrator Project

Tool Name: NB Chat and Video System Developer(s): ACET, AMG, Rahim Lakhoo

Description of Tool NaradaBrokering Video Conferencing Tools
Origin of Tool NaradaBrokering Project - The Community Grids Lab, Indiana University
Agreement with original Authors (please state process and nature of agreement) TBC
License applicable IU ARTI license. http://www.naradabrokering.org/IU - ARTI Open Source License Version1.0.pdf
Platform used (please tick) JetSpeed2: uPortal: GridSphere: x Liferay: eXo: CHEF (OGCE): Sakai: x StringBeans: Other:
Integration Technology used (please tick) JSR-168: x WSRP: OKI OSID Service API: Other: JMF 2.1.1e
In repository? (note discussions with NeSC and status

Status: frozen Download: http://acet.rdg.ac.uk/projects/vre/download.php

With OMII? (note discussions with OMII and status

Status: TBC

Integration signed off by Mark Baker
Date 25/7/05

Description of work undertaken during porting:

The aim of this work is to aid users of the VRE to communicate. The system is developed with NaradaBrokering, which supplies various services, including video conferencing and chat. Users will be able to subscribe to chat rooms, video feeds and view online user lists.

Chat portlet clients are based on IRC chat room concepts, using Java Messaging Service (JMS) topics. Video conferencing clients are built with the Java Media Framework (JMF). NaradaBrokering includes an RTP server based on the Global-MMC project and a JMS compliant broker.

Problems encountered:

A full report is available from /Sakai/papers/NB_Chat_and_Video_report.pdf. NB Chat and Video System documentation and details are available from http://acet.rdg.ac.uk/projects/vre/nbportlet.php

Ongoing support issues:

Tool use case:

Users and organisations alike require a tool to establish video conferencing sessions, without the multi-port or multicasting configurations, from within the VRE. The communication system is to provide a chat facility and video conferencing for groups of users, through a portal.

Help information for tool users:

Technical reports, presentations, installation guides and manuals are available from http://acet.rdg.ac.uk/projects/vre/docs.php

Rob Allan