<<October 11, 1999>>

Arif Khan
Director (Operations)
Planwel Institute of Science and Technology (PLANWEL)
Planwel University
484, Stinchcomb #38
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Tel: +1-614-268 7027
Fax: +1-614-268 7027

Dear Arif:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) As instructed, I became a QuickTime Pro (Version 4.0.3) with $30.

(3) I then accessed web site at <http://ali.apple.com/events/inet2/> with my
PowerMac G3 (333 Mhz and 56 Kbps dial-up modem) through a node at
Columbia University in Manhattan.

(4) I then clicked QuickTime Showcase at
<http://www.apple.com/quicktime/showcase/live/> and tested my QuickTime.
All of Streaming TV Channels were with very clear audio and video.

(5) I then TUNE IN to MegaConference 1999 at

To my appalling, the audio and video were completely garbled -- they
were totally undecipherable. Later I tried it again, and I was even
kicked out with time-out msg.

(6) I have never seen such a bad videoconferencing before with CU-SeeMe or
NetMeeting -- between Colorado and Moscow in the summer of 1993, between
Houston, TX and Manaus, Amazona in October of 1998, and between Tampere,
Finland and Budapest, Hungary in August, 1999, to name but a few.

Since the audio/video at the QuickTime Showcase was complete, my guess
of this failure (even through the broadband Internet-2) is the
congestion at the server node.

(7) Dear Electronic Colleagues around the world:

Pls let me know your results if you have tried to view this event.

Best, Tak

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 18:13:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Arif Khan" <akhan@planwel.edu>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Inernet 2 H.323 Megaconference & Its Public Broadcasts

Dear Tak:

We have been testing this successfully with various (appox. 60 plus)
research institutions from around the world using OARnet's MCU for the last
few months; the sound and video quality is quite good. I hope every one
will get a chance to view this. This is an extremely good opportunity to
really test out broadband Internet.

For viewing this you can have any dedicated internet connection that will
allow you free flow of streaming video, viewers do not have to have Internet
2 connectivity. All the participants to this conference are using 384kbps
connectivity, for their presentations.

I would also like to get feedback from folks who have tested it out.

Thank you
Arif Khan
Director Operations USA
Planwel University
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