Video Technology Advisory Service

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The VTAS service has now been retired (May 2017).

In a new partnership with Ajenta, Jisc are planning the next evolution of the Vscene videoconferencing service. As part of this change Jisc has decided to retire the VTAS service.

Please direct all technical enquiries to the Vscene Support Desk on (, or see the website for details. Ajenta are taking over responsibility for all eligibility, technical and videoconferencing system enquiries. This includes enquires about video codecs, browser participant and networking topics such as gatekeepers or firewalls.

VTAS has ammassed a large archive of reviews covering a wide variety of hardware and software videoconference systems. The review are still available via the links below, although no more reviews will be conducted. 

Videoconferencing equipment - Summary of Codecs from August 2015

Desktop hardware products  - Summary of hardware, inclduing desktop USB echo cancellation products from April 2011

Videoconference software overview, and Comparison Table - from Feb 2015