Open Client-AV is a fully compatible H.323 video client designed for those customers that have chosen a video conferencing room system that has an embedded MCU feature. The Open Client-AV allows the mobile user to join video conferences easily, by adhering to video and audio standards. It also enables the Open Client-AV user to view shared material such as power point presentations, excel spreadsheets or any other application that may be shared under the H.323 standard. The Open Client-AV has been tested with most of the major video conference room vendors to ensure compatibility and ease of use. Additionally, the Open Client-AV will also enable the user to connect directly to those rooms systems that have a public IP address or to other Open Client-AV users, windows, and Mac devices that are on the same service. An open product optimized for room systems with an embedded MCU.