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Directory services for multimedia

The H.350-series

The H.350-series describes a directory services architecture for multimedia conferencing and uses LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) to store users’ voice, video and collaborative multimedia information in a way that integrates with directory and identity management systems already in place at universities, large enterprises and service provider networks. Extensions to support X.500 directory services are also available. H.350 enables providers to scale up video and VoIP operations from a few hundred endpoints to full enterprise and carrier level deployments. Account configuration details, authentication and authorization are linked to the enterprise directory using LDAP. Currently, the H.350-series comprises the following standards: