Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (ZDV)

Video conferencing at the ZDV

The ZDV offers the infrastructure for videoconferencing as a service for employees of the University of Tübingen. We provide video conferencing equipments and rooms and advise you on technical matters.

Additionally we offer the following services:

  • Technical supervision of videoconferencing within the ZDV.
  • Registering in the gatekeeper of the University of Tübingen (prerequisite for the use of the DFN-MCU).


For questions and requests, please contact our hotline. If necessary, you will be forwarded to a specialist consultant.

If you want to use this service, please send an application to the ZDV. Please announce your need early (at least 3 weeks before the conference date). Only in this way we can accomplish the planning and implementation to your satisfaction.


At the ZDV we hold H.323 video conferences. Other popular video conferencing solutions, such as FaceTime, Adobe Connect or WebEx are based on a proprietary protocol and are difficult to integrate into H.323 video conferencing so far.

Skype is based on its own protocol, which offers few interfaces to other video conferencing solutions. Therefore, our video conferencing devices are not supporting Skype Conferencing. In addition, we strongly advise against the use of Skype due to privacy protection, especially in the scientific field.

Additional information

Competence center for video conferencing services at the TU Dresden
The VCC examines current hardware and software developments in the field of videoconferencing services.