CU-SeeMe definition communications
/see`-yoo-see'-mee/ ("CU" from Cornell University
) A shareware personal computer
program for use over the Internet
, developed at Cornell University
, starting in 1992.
CU-SeeMe allows for direct audiovisual
connections between clients
, or, like irc
, it can support multi-user converencing via servers
(here called "reflectors") to distribute the video and audio signals between multiple clients.
CU-SeeMe was the first videoconferencing tool available at a reasonable price (in this case, free) to users of personal computers.
Compare with multicast backbone