IMTC Sets Spring Forum Theme - The Realities of H.323 and SIP: Present and Future

Three-Day Forum Marks Start of IMTC's Work Sorting Out SIP And

H.323 Internetworking on a Practical Level



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. (IMTC)

    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Multimedia
 Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), the organization that promotes and
 facilitates development of interoperable, real-time multimedia
 telecommunications products and services, today announced the theme for its
 Spring Forum 2001 -- The Realities of H.323 and SIP: Present and Future.  The
 Spring Forum marks the start of the IMTC's work sorting out H.323/SIP
 internetworking on a practical level.  The meeting and sessions will be held
 at the Lausanne Palace & Spa in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22-24, 2001. IMTC's
 website (http://www.imtc.org) contains details, a conference registration
 form, and a hotel registration form.
     The IMTC Spring Forum conference sessions, tutorials, panels and
 presentations will focus on H.323 and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).  Mark
 Grosen, director of the Dialogic Corporation's Santa Barbara Labs, is
 presenting a comprehensive SIP tutorial that provides an overview of SIP
 technology and standards that will include discussion of how SIP works in the
 network and in edge devices and endpoints. The tutorial will also include an
 update about work by standards organizations that are advancing the SIP
 protocol.
     The experts presenting the H.323 tutorial will provide a similar range of
 content as the SIP tutorial. The program will include such presentations as
 H.323 and SIP security and H.323 Supplemental Services.
     During the 2001 Spring Forum representatives from IETF, ETSI and ITU will
 provide updates on standards and current projects including ITU's Mediacom
 2004 project.
     The IMTC will also review and finalize the new structure of workgroups.
 These workgroups conduct interoperability testing events, develop test methods
 and plans, submit contributions on requirements and clarifications to relevant
 standards bodies, produce white papers and education programs as well as
 coordinate the liaison with the IETF, ITU and ETSI.
     Complete details about the Spring Forum agenda will be posted on the web
 site.  The program includes breakout sessions that take a closer look at
 topics of special interest and timeliness. Daily wrap-up sessions put the
 day's topics into perspective.
     Special events and networking opportunities include a reception, a
 presentation by a panel of industry analysts, luncheons and member gatherings.
     IMTC member organizations may send two representatives to the Spring Forum
 2001 without incurring a fee. The fee for each additional person is US
 $495.00. Non-members are welcome; the non-member fee of US$995.00 per person
 can be applied to IMTC membership if an organization joins IMTC within 30 days
 after the conclusion of the Forum. Hotel costs are additional.
     To register, visit IMTC's web site (http://www.imtc.org) and complete the
 online registration form (for each individual representing your organization)
 and download the accompanying hotel reservation form. Deadline for
 registration is May 4, 2001. For further questions, e-mail Jennifer Fletcher
 (Jfletcher@inventures.com), call her at 1-925-277-1320, or fax her at
 (925-275-6691).
     Sponsorship opportunities are available to enhance companies' visibility.
 For the Spring Forum, sponsorships are available for the Forum itself,
 video-streaming, wireless LAN, the gala dinner, catering functions, and other
 events. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Jennifer Fletcher
 at the above numbers.
 
     About the IMTC
     The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. (IMTC) is
 an industry-leading non-profit organization and the IMTC's mission is to
 promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and implementation of
 interoperable multimedia conferencing solutions based on open international
 standards.  The IMTC also hosts multimedia interoperability testing events and
 demonstrations throughout the world.  Over the past three years, the IMTC has
 hosted more than 60 interoperability events to test T.120, H.320, H.323,
 H.324, SIP and Voice over IP products and services for compatibility with each
 other.  The San Ramon, Calif.-based consortium comprises more than 120 member
 organizations from around the globe.  Membership is open to any interested
 party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware
 and software; communications companies; teleconferencing service providers;
 end users; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit
 organizations.  The consortium's Web site address is http://www.imtc.org
 
 

SOURCE International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. (IMTC)
    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Multimedia
 Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), the organization that promotes and
 facilitates development of interoperable, real-time multimedia
 telecommunications products and services, today announced the theme for its
 Spring Forum 2001 -- The Realities of H.323 and SIP: Present and Future.  The
 Spring Forum marks the start of the IMTC's work sorting out H.323/SIP
 internetworking on a practical level.  The meeting and sessions will be held
 at the Lausanne Palace & Spa in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22-24, 2001. IMTC's
 website (http://www.imtc.org) contains details, a conference registration
 form, and a hotel registration form.
     The IMTC Spring Forum conference sessions, tutorials, panels and
 presentations will focus on H.323 and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).  Mark
 Grosen, director of the Dialogic Corporation's Santa Barbara Labs, is
 presenting a comprehensive SIP tutorial that provides an overview of SIP
 technology and standards that will include discussion of how SIP works in the
 network and in edge devices and endpoints. The tutorial will also include an
 update about work by standards organizations that are advancing the SIP
 protocol.
     The experts presenting the H.323 tutorial will provide a similar range of
 content as the SIP tutorial. The program will include such presentations as
 H.323 and SIP security and H.323 Supplemental Services.
     During the 2001 Spring Forum representatives from IETF, ETSI and ITU will
 provide updates on standards and current projects including ITU's Mediacom
 2004 project.
     The IMTC will also review and finalize the new structure of workgroups.
 These workgroups conduct interoperability testing events, develop test methods
 and plans, submit contributions on requirements and clarifications to relevant
 standards bodies, produce white papers and education programs as well as
 coordinate the liaison with the IETF, ITU and ETSI.
     Complete details about the Spring Forum agenda will be posted on the web
 site.  The program includes breakout sessions that take a closer look at
 topics of special interest and timeliness. Daily wrap-up sessions put the
 day's topics into perspective.
     Special events and networking opportunities include a reception, a
 presentation by a panel of industry analysts, luncheons and member gatherings.
     IMTC member organizations may send two representatives to the Spring Forum
 2001 without incurring a fee. The fee for each additional person is US
 $495.00. Non-members are welcome; the non-member fee of US$995.00 per person
 can be applied to IMTC membership if an organization joins IMTC within 30 days
 after the conclusion of the Forum. Hotel costs are additional.
     To register, visit IMTC's web site (http://www.imtc.org) and complete the
 online registration form (for each individual representing your organization)
 and download the accompanying hotel reservation form. Deadline for
 registration is May 4, 2001. For further questions, e-mail Jennifer Fletcher
 (Jfletcher@inventures.com), call her at 1-925-277-1320, or fax her at
 (925-275-6691).
     Sponsorship opportunities are available to enhance companies' visibility.
 For the Spring Forum, sponsorships are available for the Forum itself,
 video-streaming, wireless LAN, the gala dinner, catering functions, and other
 events. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Jennifer Fletcher
 at the above numbers.
 
     About the IMTC
     The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. (IMTC) is
 an industry-leading non-profit organization and the IMTC's mission is to
 promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and implementation of
 interoperable multimedia conferencing solutions based on open international
 standards.  The IMTC also hosts multimedia interoperability testing events and
 demonstrations throughout the world.  Over the past three years, the IMTC has
 hosted more than 60 interoperability events to test T.120, H.320, H.323,
 H.324, SIP and Voice over IP products and services for compatibility with each
 other.  The San Ramon, Calif.-based consortium comprises more than 120 member
 organizations from around the globe.  Membership is open to any interested
 party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware
 and software; communications companies; teleconferencing service providers;
 end users; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit
 organizations.  The consortium's Web site address is http://www.imtc.org
 
 SOURCE  International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. (IMTC)