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Conference Multiplexing and Management Centre (CMMC)

The current trend in the internet community is to provide multimedia services by applications that multicast directly to all sites in the conference, with no centralised conference control or multiplexing centre. Whilst we agree that an entirely distributed system is desirable, there are many reasons why we believe that many multi-point conferences will require a centralised Conference Management and Multiplexing Centre (CMMC). These reasons include:

A schematic of the CMMC, as developed by UCL, is shown in Fig. 4.
Thu Dec 30 18:10:38 GMT 1993