Multi Conference Unit (MCU) Service

The NORDUnet MCU video conferencing service will be terminated by December 31, 2018. There will be a grace period until June 30, 2019, where the equipment will be kept online, but there will be no service or support.
The recommendation is to migrate to the Zoom service during 2018.


The Multi Conference Unit Service (MCU) is a large unit service that allows meetings, conferences and large-scale gatherings to be broadcast to anyone with an Internet connection. This means that you can host and attend multipoint videoconferences from anywhere in the world allowing for global collaboration.

Who can use the service?

The MCU Service is available to all organizations and projects that are a part of the Nordic NREN community.


Our MCU service gives you the opportunity to host and attend videoconference meetings online via a multipoint conference system and allows you to connect multiple audio and video sites together simultaneously. This system comes with a gatekeeper and a free desktop client for Mac and Windows that extends the reach of video to desktop and remote users.

Our service includes:

  • HD video conferencing
  • Audio
  • Webcast
  • Scopia desktop software client
  • Access for named accounts to administer meetings
  • Support of one hour per week.

Optional services:

  • Additional video conferencing ports
  • Recording
  • Telepresence gateway
  • PRO mobile support for Android and other iOS devices.