University of Oslo

Department of Informatics

MECCANO: general info



MECCANO Overview

The objective of the project is to provide all the technology components, other than the data network itself, to support collaborative research and technical development through the deployment of enhanced tools for multimedia collaboration in Europe. The project will improve and deploy the existing conferencing toolsets with a particular application aim of distance education and of conferencing. Improvements will occur in many important aspects: Verification activities will be pursued both inside the project and in other Telematics projects which stress each of the technical activities.

Complete project plan can be found  here.

Project partners

The following institutions are partners in the MECCANO project: Many of these institutions maintain their own MECCANO web pages, available through the main server.


The following software is produced and/or recommended by the project partners:

The SuperJANET videoconferencing advisory service maintains a comprehensive list of MBone conferencing tools which may be useful. A similar list is maintained in Germany.

Further information

Further information is available on the main web server.

Last updated 17. December 1998 by Tarik Cicic.