Intercampus Interactive Telepresence System (IITS) is a statewide telepresence network. Instituted in 1991, IITS uses emerging telepresence technology to share Alabama's instructional resources. IITS connects its network members to the world via two Accord MCU’s enabling instate, national and international conferencing, sharing of course instruction, research endeavors and meeting colloquia participation.
Started as a University of Alabama initiative with a site at each of the three main campuses, IITS has grown to become Alabama's interactive telepresence network. As of 2008 the IITS network is comprised of 10 universities, three community colleges, one technical school and one public school offering 71 established telepresence sites. IITS provides second tier technical support for these sites, scheduling of resources via a web-based calendar, room design assistance, and equipment specification and installation.
IITS makes every effort to accommodate all telepresence users, including non-network members, desktop users, and the common Internet. IITS realizes that in the world of video conferencing there are capabilities and technologies that IITS currently does not have access to.