The LION network can be used for live surgery, panel discussion and formal conferences with Powerpoint type presentations. Two types of sites are defined: Faculty site (operating theatre, and/or any site worldwide from which a faculty member of LION will perform live surgery give a lecture, lead a conference or participate in panel discussion) and Distant site (any conference room or computer worldwide from which delegates will follow the LION session and interact "realtime" with the faculty.) The Eurohub (MCU) is located in Utrecht.
It will be used to interconnect all sites during each multicenter session of LION. The Eurohub moderators will be located at the SurfNET MCU. There is aLION Technical Requirement Standard (LTRS) levels 1 and 2 :
- LTRS 1 - IP connection :
This configuration is mandatory for all faculty site and is also be recommended for all distant sites to offer realtime interaction between the faculty and the delegates in the conference rooms facilities. LTRS 1 requires the use of professional visioconference equipment.
- LTRS 2 - Live Internet Streaming :
Live Internet Streaming is powered by Surfnet and offers high audiovisual quality. Direct questions to the faculty cannot be asked from those distant sites which will be under LTRS 2 level. Interaction with the faculty will be possible by e-mail or with a chat room via the moderators located at the MCU. LTRS 2 does not require the use of professional visioconference equipement.