We are a new group formed to study, evaluate and experience various VoIP systems and protocols.
What is VoIP?
VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol. VoIP is the technology that enables voice communication over an IP network. The traditional telephony system referred to as Land Line Phone or PSTN: Public Switched Telephone Network uses Circuit Switching while VoIP uses packet switching to communicate the voice.
Learn by doing
Interactive learning resources at Wikiversity will require real-time communication. VoIP is a fun way to interact with others one-on-one or in groups. The VoIP activity group plans to pave the way for bringing Wikiversity into the world of live sound and teleconferencing.
Initial proof of concept
2007-01-22 - HistoryBuff and CQ were able to start a conference. CQ had no microphone, so he had to listen to tests from HistoryBuff. After some technical glitches, JWSchmidt joined, and two way audio was heard.
This was considered a success in the initial experiment.
Further successes as of March 15 2007
We have now run 5 or 6 sessions, with 3 having been recorded.
We have had participants in England, Australia and throughout the US and Canada. The maximum number of participants has been 6, and all had 2 way audio.
We are searching for some real world applications for Wikiversity, so we can promote and have solid ground for some proposals that are currently forming.
We should see if we can help with the WMF Asterisk server. We should also start to schedule and have regular sessions, so we can cover some of the wikio topics.
Wikiversity VoIP Networks
- Skype - Wikiversity Skype Network
- MozIAX - An Asterisk network is forming. Stay tuned to #wikiversity-en for sporadic real-time tests
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gmaxwell/voip WM developer who is doing things with asterisk/voip in the WMF