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U.T. System Video Network


The OTS Network Operations Center (NOC) serves as the nexus for the U.T. System interactive compressed digital video network and several others including networks operated by Texas A&M System, Texas Tech University, and various dial-up (ISDN) providers. These connections enable OTS to schedule videoconferences among U.T component campuses and to sites across Texas, the U.S., and the world.

The U.T. System Video Network is provided for higher education events and is not available for use by the private sector.

Services Available

OTS provides interactive videoconferencing for the U.T. System componenet institutions. Departments, faculty and staff at any U.T. System component institution may request to host or participate in videoconferences for distance education; meetings; presentations; lectures; research; or supplemental educational, informational or administrative programming.

What is Videoconferencing?

Videoconferencing allows people at two or more locations to see and hear each other at the same time. Point-to-point videoconferencing allows for two parties to communicate from two different sites. Multipoint videoconferencing allows for multiple people at multiple sites to participate in one videoconference. Pacific Bell's Videoconferencing for Learning Web site is a useful resource for more information.

How to Schedule a Videoconference

Members of the U.T. System community who want to request to host or participate in a videoconference for educational, administrative or research purposes must:

  • have access to a videoconferencing facility,
  • have a network connection to the U.T. System Video Network,
  • know the date and time of videoconference, and
  • supply information about the hosting or participating site(s).

See Scheduling a Videoconference for more information.

After reading through the information, please e-mail with any questions or requests you may have. We will send you any forms that are required.



Videoconference Coordinators Only: View a collection of videoconferencing sites across Texas. If any updates need to be made, please download the MS Excel spreadsheet, make your changes and e-mail the file to the OTS Webmaster.

Video Sites Across Texas (MS Excel -- Authorized Access Only)


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