Archived Press Releases

11/30/2011 IMTC Recognizes IP Video Telephony Technology and Industry Leaders

IMTC presents its prestigious Leadership Award to Stephen L. Casner of Packet Design for his leadership in the creation of the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) and his contributions to the multimedia industry. Mr. Casner has had a long-standing career in IETF work. His contributions and pioneering work to develop RTP led to the creation of the first and only real-time transport mechanisms for audio and video over IP in practical use. RTP is an integral part of widely deployed multimedia communications standards such as SIP and H.323, and the media transport of VoIP. He was the chairman of the Audio Video Transport Working Group (AVT) from its very first meeting in 1992 until 2003 when the last revision of RTP was published as RFC 3550. Shortly thereafter the same revision was approved as full IETF standard — a designation it shares with less than 100 other RFCs, including such prominent examples as IP, UDP, TCP. More

10/20/2011 The UCI Forum welcomes these members who have joined in 2011: Booz Allen Hamilton, Huawei Technologies, Aruba Networks, Damaka, IntelePeer, and Ittiam Systems
10/19/2011 IMTC Announces Availability of CTO Roundtable Videos

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) is delighted to honor the leadership and achievements of eminent multimedia pioneers and their contributions to the IMTC and IP Video Telephony industry. “IMTC is pleased to continue to recognize the extraordinary caliber of these individuals who have significantly influenced our industry, especially in multimedia research, development, standardization, education and management.” More

8/10/2011 UCI Forum Elects Two New Members To Its Board Of Directors
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6/28/2011 IMTC Completes First Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) Testing as Part of SuperOp! 2011, its 15th Annual Interoperability Testing Event for Unified Communications, Multimedia Products and Services in Hawaii, USA

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announced successful completion of Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) testing as part of SuperOp! 2011, the premier testing event of the telecommunications industry for multimedia communication standards and products. More

6/1/2011 IMTC Completes its First Ever Multi-Device Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Testing over Live LTE Network as Part of 15th Annual SuperOp! 2011 in Hawaii, USA

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announced successful completion of Voice over LTE testing over a live LTE infrastructure as part of SuperOp! 2011, the premier testing event of the telecommunications industry for multimedia communication standards and products. More

5/19/2011 Happy Birthday UCI Forum!
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5/5/2011 Successful Closure of the USB Webcam TG
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3/1/2011 IMTC Announces Open Call for Participation in Interoperability testing of Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP)International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) today announced that interoperability testing of Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) will be one of the key focus areas during their flagship SuperOp! 2011 interoperability testing event in Kona, HI, May 16-20 More
12/23/2010 UCI Forum welcomes Plantronics, Sonus Networks, Crestron Electronics, Teliris Inc., Intel Corporation, Alcatel-Lucent, Avistar, AMD
9/27/2010 IMTC Takes Ownership of TIPIMTC announced today that it has completed the transfer of Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) for immediate availability and will host ongoing development. More
9/1/2010 SunplusIT and Voss UC - welcome to the ranks of UCI Forum!
7/30/2010 The momentum continues – Network Equipment Technologies,Glowpoint Inc. and Vidyo  join the UCI Forum.
6/30/2010 Two new additions to the UCI Forum – welcome Dialogic Corp. and Texas Instruments!
6/21/2010 IMTC Completes SuperOp! 2010The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announced the completion of SuperOp! 2010, the premier testing event of the telecommunications industry for multimedia standards and products. Last week, more than 50 engineers, representing 14 companies, participated in this week long event culminating in a SuperConnect session on Thursday June17 demonstrating simultaneous interoperability connecting 30 different endpoints, from video phones to the room and telepresence systems, and MCUs with 13 servers joined together in a single conference (SIP and H.323 combined). More
5/31/2010 UCI Forum welcomes new members Edgewater Networks and Vxi Corporation
5/19/2010 Global Communications Leaders Form Industry Alliance To Deliver Unified Communications Interoperability
HP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Logitech / LifeSize and Polycom Establish Forum, Invite Industry Stakeholders to Join Collaborative Ecosystem

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3/23/2010 IMTC to Demonstrate On-line Virtual Capabilities with its 2025 Forum Event and Future of Interoperability with SuperOp! 2010Leading Communications Companies United by 1st Virtual Event April 7-8 and 14th Interoperability Testing Event for Multimedia Products and Services to be Held in Jesi, Italy, April 26-30 More
3/16/2010 IMTC is Selected by GSMAs VoLTE Initiative to Lead Interoperability Testing of Voice over LTE ProfileIMTC to work closely with the GSMA, GCF and 3GPP More
2/23/2010 IMTC Recognizes Technology & Industry LeadersThe International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) is delighted to honor the leadership and lifetime achievements of two eminent multimedia pioneers and their contributions to the IP Video Telephony industry. The awards presentation will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 3, 2010. More
2/2/2010 IMTC Experts Group Advances SIP Video Definitions to Facilitate Seamless Integration into Broader Communications PlatformsWorking Group of Leading Communications Companies Chooses SIP as De Facto Standard, Aligning Video Communications with IP Telephony, Unified Communications and IMS Architecture More
4/1/2009 IMTC MEMBER COMPANIES TEST EMERGING 3GPP MULTIMEDIA STREAMING FEATURES AT LATEST INTEROPERABILITY TEST EVENT New 3GPP “Fast Content Switching” standard is tested for the first time The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announces that its Packet-Switched Streaming Activity Group (PSS-AG) has just completed a face-to-face interoperability test event. Ten companies participated in the event, which took place from January 19-23 at the San Diego headquarters of PacketVideo Corporation. The testing covered many aspects of multimedia streaming to handsets and other mobile devices, including several new and emerging standard technologies: More
10/7/2008 IMTC EXAMINES UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS BY INDUSTRY, REVIEWS EARLY TEST CASES AT FALL FORUM

Technology Meets Customer Needs

Unified Communications Supporting Business

 

Worldwide telecommunications leaders will explore unified communications solutions for unique vertical industry needs at the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) 2008 Fall Forum Nov. 12-13 in San Francisco. The IMTC forum, Technology Meets Customer Needs Unified Communications Supporting Business, will also review unified communications deployments and technologies. The forum is open to non-members as well as IMTC members.

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4/11/2008 IMTC SuperOp! 2008 Thirteenth Annual Interoperability Testing Event for Multimedia Products and Services to be Held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 12-16The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announces that SuperOp! 2008, the premier testing event of the telecommunications industry for multimedia standards and products is now open for registration through April 18 at www.imtc.org. SuperOp! is a must event for all of multimedia telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers, providing unprecedented opportunities to perform rigorous interoperability testing for their products and services. IMTC member and non-member companies are invited to participate in this week long testing event. More
10/3/2007 Multimedia Communications Forum At Fall Von Explores Realities Of Unified Communications And Content Delivery The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announced today that worldwide telecommunication leaders will explore the challenges and opportunities of unified communications and content delivery Oct. 29 in Boston. The IMTC Forum, Content Delivery in a Converging World: Realities and Perspective, in cooperation with Pulvermedias Fall VON, is open to non-members as well as IMTC members. More
9/19/2007 IMTC Focuses on IMS Video Share Testing and 3G VideoTelephony Fast Call Setup Time at Upcoming Interoperability EventThe IMS and 3G-324M Activity Groups of the IMTC (The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium) will be focusing this years Face-to-Face Interoperability Events on IMS Video Share testing and MONA (ITU-T H.324 Annex K) and WNRSP call session setup acceleration techniques. The upcoming face-to-face interoperability event will be hosted by RADVISION for the second year in a row and will take place at RADVISION headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel in October. More
9/10/2007 IMS Forum Signs MOU With International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) To Jointly Collaborate On Advancing Real Life IMS Interoperability The IMS Forum, the industrys only Forum delivering IMS services interoperability verification and certification, announced today that they have signed an MOU with the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), an international alliance of companies working together to improve the customer experience and accelerate market adoption of content delivery and unified communications solutions through interoperability of products and services based on open standards. The IMS Forum focuses on interoperability at the IMS Applications and Services Layer across mobile, fixed and cable broadband networks. The IMTC IMS Activity Group focuses on issues surrounding IMS Client interoperability, development and providing feedback to standards organizations. More
3/13/2007 IMTC SUPEROP! PROVIDES INTEROPERABILITY TESTING FOR LEADERS IN MULTIMEDIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announces that SuperOp! 2007, the premier testing event for the telecommunications industry is open for registration until March 21. SuperOp! is a unique testing event allowing organizations to test the latest software, hardware versions of their platforms against one another using the latest IETF and ITU multimedia open standards. More
1/11/2007 GCF Partners With IMTC To Develop Test Specifications For 3G Handset Manufacturers Supporting Video TelephonyThe Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announced today that any new 3G mobile phones supporting R99 CS (circuit-switched) video telephony must now pass interoperability and conformance test developed by IMTC as part of the GCF certification process. More
9/12/2006 IMTC SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES 3G-324M INTEROPERABILITY TEST OF REAL-TIME VIDEO TELEPHONY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IMTC tests with new ITU-T approved MONA, 3G-324M Annex K in event, Welcomes Intel and Sunplus as new IMTC membersThe International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortiums (IMTC) 3G-324M Activity Group (AG) conducted a live, face-to-face interoperability testing event during its August 2006 session. In addition to standard testing suites, the group also included the ITU-approved MONA and 3G-324M Annex K as part of the testing activities. The test suites and ITU-T standards are key to enabling the industry to commercialize 3G-324M products and services. This latest event continues IMTCs long history of pursuing interoperable real-time telephony products and services.

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7/19/2006 IMTC Kicks Off Latest Round Of 3G Interoperability Testing For Music, Video and Mobile TV ApplicationsThe International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium’s Packet-switched Streaming Services Activity Group (PSS-AG) staged a live face-to-face interoperability test event in June, kicking off its latest cycle of interoperability testing of 3GPP and 3GPP2 streaming standards. The PSS-AG is focused on testing the interoperability of cutting-edge features from the latest 3G multimedia streaming specifications, including streaming bit-rate adaptation, multi-track signaling, and progressive download of the latest codecs including H.264 Video and Enhanced aacPlus Audio. More
5/17/2006 IMTC & ITU-T Host Multimedia Services Joint Spring ForumThe International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) and the ITU-T held a joint ITU-T Workshop and IMTC Spring Forum that was hosted by Nokia in San Diego, May 9-11, 2006 to drive further market acceptance, interoperability and usage of video and multimedia services over mobile and broadband networks. More
12/28/2005 ISMA Drives Testing of Emerging Streaming Media TechnologiesThree standards organizations joined forces to conduct robust testing of emerging standards in streaming rich media, such as music and video, over the Internet. Engineering staff from companies in North America, Europe and Asia converged in New York this month to test their products and technologies. More
10/11/2005 IMTC SuperOp! Attracts Leading Multimedia Telecommunications Vendors Committed to InteroperabilityIn its continuing effort to ensure the interoperability of multimedia standards and products, the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) successfully completed its annual SuperOp!, an industry-wide testing event designed to promote greater interoperability between multimedia communications systems. SuperOp! brought together developers and engineers from leading companies in multimedia communications for discussion and testing of new ideas and equipment. This years SuperOp! was sponsored by Aethra, Nortel, Polycom, RADVISION, Regione Marche, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, and Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) and took place from Sept. 12-16 at the Federico II Hotel in Jesi, Italy. More
9/15/2005 IMTC SuperOp! brings together leaders in multimedia telecommunicationsThe International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announced the opening of SuperOp! 2005, its premier testing event of the telecommunications industry for multimedia standards and products. Aethra Telecommunicazioni is the host to over one hundred engineers from all over the world at the Federico II Hotel in Jesi, Italy from September 12-16, 2005. In addition to Aethra Telecomunicazioni, the event sponsors include Nortel, Polycom, RADVISION, Regione Marche, Sony, Telecom Italia and Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM). More
6/29/2005 IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group to Provide Feedback to ITU-T through Liaison to Correct and Amend H.324 Annex C SpecificationThe 3G-324M Activity Group of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), issued a statement today saying that the definition of the CCSRL mechanism in the H.324M standard may be subject to misinterpretation. More
6/8/2005 Convergence and Rich Media Fuel Expectations For Next Generation NetworksConvergence is the word, and attendees of The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) Spring Forum, held in Eibsee, Germany, May 10 12, listened as Andrew Davis of Wainhouse Research, and a host of keynote speakers, examined the state of the technology. Sound bites such as convergence eliminates barriers served to reinforce what the industry is struggling to achieve, as the race intensifies between competitors to provide interoperability in the delivery of rich media applications and services across a suite of platforms and architectures. The IMTC Spring Forum focused on the future of next generation networks, specifically, in the convergence of VoIP, Videoconferencing and Mobile technologies. More
3/30/2005 IMTC Conducts First Interoperability Testing of Packet Switched Streaming to the Advanced Specifications of the 3GPP and 3GPP2The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) continues its lead in interoperability testing through its Packet Switched Streaming Activity Group (PSS-AG) that has scheduled the first interoperability tests of real time multimedia delivery according to new specifications of 3GPP Packet-Switched Streaming (PSS) Release 6 and 3GPP2 Multimedia Streaming Services (MSS). Engineers from 25 PSS-AG member companies are eager to test the advanced and exciting specifications of the next generation of multimedia streaming. More
2/9/2005 Keynotes Highlight IMTC 2005 ForumThe International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) has announced the agenda for the 2005 IMTC Forum, featuring keynotes from senior executives of Cisco Systems, Columbia University, NMS Communications and Wainhouse Research. Now in its eleventh year, the annual IMTC Forum takes place May 10-12, 2005 in Eibsee, Germany. More

October 11, 2005

IMTC SuperOp! Attracts Leading Multimedia Telecommunications
Vendors Committed to Interoperability

September 15, 2005

IMTC SuperOp! Brings Together Leaders in Multimedia Telecommunications

June 29, 2005

IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group to Provide Feedback
to ITU-T through Liaison to Correct and Amend H.324
Annex C Specification

June 8, 2005

IMTC Recognizes Technology Leaders

June 8, 2005

Convergence and Rich Media Fuel Expectations for Next Generation
Networks

March 30, 2005

IMTC Conducts First Interoperability Testing of Packet Switched
Streaming to the Advanced Specifications of the 3GPP and 3GPP2

February 9, 2005

Senior Technology Executives to Highlight the Future of Next
Generation Networks: Convergence of VoIP, Videoconferencing and Mobile

December 28, 2004

IMTC Promotes Testing of Emerging Streaming Media Technologies

November 16, 2004

2005 IMTC Forum to Focus on Role of Multimedia Communications in Next
Generation Networks

October 6, 2004

Testing future UMTS and Internet Multimedia Communications Products
a Success

August 4, 2004

Checking the Multimedia State-of-the-Art at SuperOp! 2004

July 27, 2004

Industry joins forces for mobile videoconferencing

June 30, 2004

IMTC SuperOp! Goes Up North

May 25, 2004

IMTC Honors Multimedia Pioneers

May 18, 2004

Multimedia ready for “quantum leap” to join NGN

April 6, 2004

IMTC Forum Marks Broad Multimedia Acceptance

March 2, 2004

IMTC Sponsors the ViDe Workshop on ITU-T H.350

February 4, 2004

IMTC Forum 2004 to focus on future role of multimedia communications.

October 7, 2003

SuperConnection Accomplished in Record Time, H.323 Forum Certification
and 3G-324M Gain Momentum.

September 9, 2003

Leaders in Multimedia Telecommunications Systems Join IMTC at SuperOp!
2003 in Austin, Texas

August 28, 2003

Testing streaming-multimedia over cellular networks Industry group makes
decisive step towards communications future – Leading vendors test Packet
Switched Streaming Interoperability over 3G network; 4 new vendors join
IMTC-Activity Group

June 17, 2003

M4IF, ISMA, and IMTC Sponsor Licensing Education and Discussion Forum

May 13, 2003

Coming Soon: The Multimedia Chat Room

May 6, 2003

IMTC Fights Patent Chaos in Multimedia Standardization

April 23, 2003

IMTC/Wainhouse Research Forum to highlight role of Multimedia Telecommunications

February 27, 2003

IMTC and Wainhouse Research Join Forces Again To Produce the Spring
Forum 2003 in Geneva, May 6-8

February 20, 2003

IMTC Interoperability Proves Secure Multimedia Communications Over the
Internet

February 20, 2003

Alliance Urges Royalty-Free H.264 Video Standard

December 13, 2002

Advanced Methodology for Interoperability Testing

October 15, 2002

First IMTC Videoconferencing Event Hosted Over IP Network

September 26, 2002

IMTC Fall Forum Focuses on “Visions for the Future” While H.323 Forum Focuses on Available H.323 Services”

August 19, 2002

IMTC Leads Way to Converged Multimedia Services on Next Generation Networks

August 19, 2002

IP Networks Bring Lifestyle Change

August 5, 2002

Packet Switched Streaming: Emerging industry Standard

May 16, 2002

Conferencing is Chance for Telecom Growth

May 16, 2002

Dr. Irmer and PictureTel Receive Industry Awards

April 22, 2002

IMTC to Launch H.323 Forum at May Spring Forum in Geneva

April 22, 2002

Multimedia’s Future Billion-Dollar Markets

April 19, 2002

Mobile phones go Multimedia

March 28, 2002

IMTC Joins Forces with IPv6 Forum to Further Development and Implementation of Technology and Standards

February 7, 2002

IMTC Tests Interoperability of Technology to Deliver Multimedia Content over Wireless Networks

January 29, 2002

IMTC Participates in First-Ever “Informal Summit” of Industry Forums Convened by ITU-T

January 10, 2002

IMTC and Wainhouse Research Join Forces to Sponsor Spring Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, May 14-16

November 26, 2001

IMTC and TTC Extend Deadline to Register for Winter 2001 Interoperability Testing in Kobe, Japan

November 5, 2001

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) Elects Officers and Board of Directors During Fall Forum 2001

September 13, 2001

SuperConnection Testing Serves as “Grand Finale” at IMTC’s SuperOp! 2001Interoperability Event

August 21, 2001

IMTC Fall Forum Focuses on Effective Solutions to Overcoming Technology Issues Facing Multimedia Conferencing

August 1, 2001

IMTC Invites Conferencing Industry to Attend and Participate in SuperOp! 2001 in Honolulu, September 10-14

June 29, 2001

IMTC Refines Its Mission to Effectively Address Next Generation IP Telecommunications Issues

December 19, 2000

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) honors ITU-T for its role in creating first digital video telephony standard.

December 18, 2000

IMTC honors major achievements in Multimedia Communications industry.

December 15, 2000

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC)
Elects Executive Officers and Board of Directors.

November 2000

November issue of Internet Telephony that discusses the IMTC’s iNOW Compatibility Program.

August 22, 2000

IMTC’S 4th Annual SuperOp! Event highlighted SuperConnection test of 65 multiple protocol endpoints and components.

April 4, 2000

ETSI and IMTC strengthen their cooperation on open international standards for global interoperable IP Telephony products and services.

November 24, 1999

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium boosts IP telephony interoperability initiatives.

November 2, 1999

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium hosts IMTC Interoperability Pavilion at Telecon West ’99.

October 15, 1999

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium boosts IP
interoperability initiatives with sponsorship from the Multimedia Services
Affiliate Forum.

September 20, 1999

300 engineers representing 98 companies test IP communications products over next generation voice/video/data converged networks at IMTC SuperOp! and TAPI Bake-Off events.

July 7, 1999

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Microsoft, GTE, and 3COM to Host SuperOp! and TAPI Bake-Off Events.

June 7, 1999

IMTC becomes home for iNOW! IP Telephony Initiative.

April 20, 1999

Cooperative agreement signed by Advanstar Communications and the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium.

March 8, 1999

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium hosts the Multimedia Interoperability Pavilion at MultimediaCom Spring ’99.

February 24, 1999

IMTC announces plans to review the iNOW! Internet Telephony Interoperability Profile.

June 7, 1999

ITXC, Lucent And VocalTec Publish iNOW! Internet Telephony Interoperability Profile

December 1998

Lucent Technologies And VocalTec Demonstrate Industry’s First Interoperable Internet Telephony Gateways Over ITXC Network

December 1998

Ascend, Cisco, Clarent, Dialogic, Natural MicroSystems And Siemens Join ITXC, Lucent And VocalTec In Support Of iNOW! Interoperability Initiative

Nobember 9, 1998

The IMTC Announces Election Results

July 21, 1998

46 Vendors Representing 12 Nations Test Interactive Communications Products Over Diverse Networks In Largest IMTC Interoperability Testing Event to Date.

June 8, 1998

VocalTec And Lucent IP Telephony Platforms First To Interoperate

April 27, 1998

IMTC To Hold First-Ever Market Interoperability Launch Event and DVC Sprint ’98

April 1, 1998

IMTC Approves Voice Over IP Interoperability Implementation Agreement For Internet Telephony

March 3, 1998

The IMTC, Microsoft, GTE, and 3COM to Host IMTC Superop! and TAPI Bake-Off Events

IMTC Announces 18th Annual SuperOp!

 IMTC Announces 18th Annual SuperOp! Interoperability Testing Event  for Multimedia, Products and Services! [Read more...]

IMTC Structure

IMTC is an open organization, controlled by its Voting Members. A Voting Member is defined as a company that has paid dues and is qualified for IMTC Full Voting Membership in good standing. Voting members elect the Board of Directors, approve the annual budget and any changes in the Corporate By-Laws.
The IMTC follows a defined consensus decision-making process. Specifications and recommendations that require product development work, and issues which commit the IMTC to a specific course of action are balloted within the membership to majority approval.

Technical work is carried out by the Working Groups (WGs). The WGs drive their work primarily through Activity Groups (AGs). Each of these AGs address a particular area or subject. All members are encouraged to participate in Activity Groups, initiate discussion, voice opinions and help resolve issues. This reflects IMTC’s strong commitment to an inclusive, open structure and a make things happen environment.

IMTC Activity Groups
The Activity Groups are open to unlimited participation by employees of member companies. Activity groups meet regularly. Their specific activities are determined by the participants. Activity Groups allow competing companies to conduct regular dialog regarding interoperability of their products and to develop a common stance enabling them to help shape and evolve industry-wide standards.

IMTC Working Groups
Working Groups are made up of Activity Groups that carry out work specific to an area or a subject. The Working Groups are overseen by the IMTC Board of Directors who provides both business and technical direction.

Activity Group Membership Requirements
To join any of these IMTC activity groups, your company must be an IMTC member in good standing.

The 3G-324M activity group, also requires the member to be a developer of H.324/3G-324M terminals. The PSS activity group, also requires the member to be a developer of one of the following; streaming servers, content distribution servers, content creation tools or multimedia terminals.

Technical Steering Committee
The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is responsible for defining IMTC’s overall technical direction and looking for new areas of interest for IMTC and its members. The TSC is also responsible for defining methodology and managing policy, processes and procedures of working groups and activity groups while providing functional oversight. The TSC ensures that activity groups’ plans support the overall strategy of the IMTC and regularly reports on its activities to the Board and Officers.

Technical Steering Committee

Chair: OPEN 

 

Working Groups and Activity Groups

Carrier Technologies Working Group

Chair: Frédéric Gabin

Standardization Manager, Ericsson AB, France

Phone/Mobile: +33-6-78-44-85-75

Email: frederic.gabin@ericsson.com 

Activity Groups:

Packet Switched Streaming Services (PSS) Activity Group 

IMS Activity Group

3G-324M Activity Group


Unified Communications Working Group

Chair: Shantanu Sarkar

Plantronics

Phone: +1.831.426.5858

Email: shantanu.sarkar@plantronics.com

Activity Groups:

Conferencing Interoperability Activity Group

SIP Parity Activity Group

SIP over IPv6 (SIPv6) Activity Group

SSV Activity Group

Telepresence Activity Group

Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) Activity Group

Real-Time Media Software Defined Networking (RTM SDN) Activity Group

Media Aware Network Element (MANE) Activity Group

WebRTC Interoperability Activity Group 


Education and Promotion Working Group

Chair: Kfir Pravda

Pravda Media Group

Phone/Mobile: +972.54.495.8066

Email: Kfir@pravdam.com

Website: http://www.pravdam.com/

Blog: http://www.pravdam.com/blog

Activity Groups:

Marketing Activity Group


Requirements Working Group

Chair: Patrick Luthi

IMTC Fellow

Phone: +41 22 849 6000

Email: pl@ecma-international.org

Activity Groups:

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Activity Group

Media Processing Activity Group


External Liaison Relationships

View IMTC Liaisons Documents

Organization / Title Additional Information Liaison Representative
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)The 3GPP is a collaboration agreement that was established in December 1998. The collaboration agreement brings together a number of telecommunications

standards bodies which are known as “Organizational Partners”. The current Organizational Partners are ARIB, CWTS, ETSI, T1, TTA, and TTC.

http://www.3gpp.org/

Anatoli Levine Asok Chatterjee,

3GPP PCG Chairman

3GPP TSG SA WG4 (Codec)

http://www.3gpp.org

/TB/SA/SA4/SA4.htm

Amir Wolf Kari Jarvinen

3GPP TSG SA WG4

DSL ForumThe DSL Forum is a consortium of more than 330 leading industry players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking and servic provider companies. Established in 1994, the Forum continues its drive fo a mass market for DSL, to deliver the benefits of this technology to end users around the world over existing copper telephone wire infrastructures.

http://www.dslforum.org
  Anatoli Levine Bill Rodey
ECMAEcma International is an industry association founded in 1961 and dedicated to the standardization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE).

www.ecma-international.org
Patrick Luthi Istvan Sebestyen
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)ETSI is a not for profit organization whose mission is to produce the telecommunications

standards throughout Europe and beyond.

http://www.etsi.org

  Anatoli Levine Mr. Karl Heinz Rosenbrock
ETSI TISPANETSI TISPAN, which combines the work of the former ETSI bodies SPAN on fixed network standardization and TIPHON(tm) on Voice over IP (VoIP) based networks is responsible in ETSI for all aspects of standardization for present and future converged networks, including Voice over IP (VoIP), Next Generation Networks (NGN).

http://portal.etsi.org/tispan
  Anatoli Levine Richard Brennan,Vice-Chair Marketing,ETSI TISPAN
GCFGlobal Certification Forum (GCF) Application Enabler Agreement Group (AEAG) Product certification of GSM and 3rd generation terminals.

http://globalcertificationforum.org
  Albert Wong and Oren Libis,

3G-324M AG Co-Chairs

Phil Brown
HATS – The conference of Harmonization of Advanced Telecommunications Systems (“HATS”) is a non-profit organization to promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia Telecommunications solutions based on open international standards in Japan.

http://www.ciaj.or.jp/hats/e/what/about.html
http://www.ciaj.or.jp/hats/
Anatoli Levine Kenji Koro, Steering Committee Chairman
ISMAThe Internet Streaming Media Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed to create specification(s) that define an interoperable implementatio for streaming rich media (video, audio and associated data) over Interne Protocol (IP) networks.

http://www.isma.tv/
Anatoli Levine Tom Jacobs,President,ISMA
SO/IEC JTC1 SC29 Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information.

http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp

/sc29/29w2l.htm

Anatoli Levine Mr. Shinji Watanabe
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG1 (JPEG)Coding of Still Pictures.

http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp

/sc29/29w2l.htm

Anatoli Levine Mr. Shinji Watanabe
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG11 (MPEG)Coding of Moving Pictures and Audio.

http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp

/sc29/29w2l.htm

Anatoli Levine Mr. Shinji Watanabe, Leonardo Chiariglione
International Telecommunication Union Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Produces recommendations covering all fields of telecommunications through a unique worldwide partnership between governments and industry.

http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/

Mission statements

Roadmaps descriptions,
core competencies

Plans and work items – See “List of questions” within each Study Group accessible from the above page

IPR policies

Anatoli Levine Mr. Malcolm Johnson
ITU-T SG 16 Multimedia Services and Systems.

http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/com16/index.html
Patrick Luthi Yushi Naito
MPEG-4 Industry Forum (M4IF)To further the adoption of the MPEG-4 Standard, by establishing MPEG-4 as an accepted and widely used standard among application developers, servic providers, content creators and end users.

http://www.m4if.org
Anatoli Levine Rob Koenen
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)TIA represents providers of communications and information technology product and services for the global marketplace through its core competencies in standards development, advocacy, and market development and trade promotion programs.

http://www.tiaonline.org/
Anatoli Levine Dan Bart
Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)Contributes to standardization in the field of telecommunications by establishing protocols and standards for interconnection between telecommunications networks and terminal equipment, etc as well as to disseminate those standards.

http://www.ttc.or.jp/e/index.html
Anatoli Levine Mr. Nobuhiro Horisaki

IMTC Leadership and Service Awards – 2004

Spring Forum May 18 – 20, 2004, San Jose, California

Leadership Award Recipients -

  • Dr. Ron Arps, IBM Almaden Research Center, Retired
  • Dr. Ron Arps The Leadership Award honored Dr. Arps who has spent more than 35 years as a leading research figure in the area of still image compression and coding. During that time, he published several key publications and has been the mentor for generations of still picture coding experts worldwide. Also, he was a key contributor to standards bodies for more than 20 years, including the ITU-T and ISO/IEC JPEG and JBIG Groups in several technical areas, including arithmetic coding, basic principles of JBIG and JBIG2. Dr. Arps retired from IBM in 2004.
  • George Helder, former Vice-Chairman of ITU SG 16
  • George Helder The Leadership Award honored Mr. Helder for his contribution to and his distinguished career in CCITT and ITU standardization. Mr. Helder spent more than 34 years, first as a delegate of AT&T Bell Labs and later PictureTel. He was instrumental in the creation of SG16 reuniting the “conferencing” subjects dispersed in SG8, SG14, and 15 into a single multimedia study group. Mr. Helder was also instrumental in originating and defining the studies in SG4 of TMN, the Telecommunication Management Network. He played a large role in the origination and refinement of the alternative approval process (AAP), which is now commonly used in technical study groups.

Service Award Recipients -

  • Anne Cerboni, France Telecom, Marketing VP
  • Yoni Malachi, RADVISION – Posthumously, Director
  • Steve Welch, Director and IP Security AG Chair
  • Larry Schessel, Cisco Systems – H.323 Forum Leader
  • Chaim Fried, Glowpoint – UMMAP AG Chair
  • Rita-Eileen Glynn Smith – MAG co-chair
  • Bernhard Wimmer, Siemens – 3G-324M AG co-chair

Liaison Documents

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4/20/2016  Liaison Statement Reply IMTC 1013 SIP Video Profile: Bandwidth, Flow Control and Intra-frame Request Use Cases and Proposed Best Practices
To: IMTC

From: ETSI

3/4/2016  Liaison Statement IMTC 1013 SIP Video Profile: Bandwidth, Flow Control and Intra-frame Request Use Cases and Proposed Best Practices
To: ECMA, IETF, ITU-T SG16, SIP Forum, 3GPP TSG-SA4, ETSI

From: IMTC

4/29/2015 Liaison Statement Reply on Conformity Assessment of ICT Equipment Based on SIP-IMS Profile against ITU-T Recommendations (reply to IMTC – LS3)

To: IMTC

From: ITU-T SG11

1/15/2015 Liaison Statement Reply on Conformity Assessment of ICT Equipment Based on SIP-IMS Profile against ITU-T Recommendations

To: ITU-T JCA-CIT, ITU-T SG11 WP4/11, 3GPP RAN5, GSMA RiLTE, GSMA TSG.

From: IMTC

9/9/2014 Liaison Statement on DASH-IF Status

To: IMTC PSS Activity Group

From: DASH-IF

7/16/2014 Reply LS on IMTC work on SIP Feature Parity with H.323

To: ITU-T SG16

From: IMTC

4/30/2014 Liaison Statement – IMTC Work on SIP Feature Parity with H.323

To: Ecma TC32, IETF, ITU-T Question 1 and 2/16, SIP Forum, UCIF, 3GPP TSG-SA4

From: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group

03/18/2014 Liaison Reply on MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests

To: DASH-IF

From: IMTC

03/11/2014 Liaison Statement – GSMA’s Minimum Wi-Fi Terminal Capabilities Test Cases

To: IMTC, WFA and WBA

From: GSMA Terminal Steering Group (TSG)

03/11/2014 GSMA Minimal Wi-Fi Capabilities of Terminals, (TS.22) version 2

01/31/2014 Reply LS on the reference table of ITU-T Recommendations to be tested for conformity/interoperability, parameters and available test suites

To: ITU-T SG16, ITU-T SG11, ITU-T JCA-CIT, 3GPP TSG-SA, 3GPP TSG-SA4, 3GPP TSG-RAN5

From: IMTC

11/12/2013 ITU-T SG16 LS on request to all Study Groups to update the reference table of ITU-T Recommendations to be tested for conformity/interoperability, parameters and available test suites

To: IMTC

From: TU-T SG16

07/18/2013 IMTC LS Reply on Ecma TC38 TG7 Technical Report

To: ECMA

From: IMTC

06/21/2013 ITU-T Q1/16 Liaison Statement on Motorized Conferencing Control

To: IMTC

From: ITU-T

03/19/2013 Liaison Letter on Ecma TC38 TG7 Technical Report “A multi-disciplinary approach to Business Video Conferencing Requirements, Architecture, Specifications, Best practices, Environmental effect, and Recommendations

To: IMTC

From: ECMA

02/08/2013 Liaison Statement on Consent of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

To: 3GPP, 3GPP2, ABU, ATSC, CEA, DLNA, DMB, DVB, ECMA, ETSI, IEC TC 100, IETF, IMTC, ITU-R SG 6, OIPF, OMA, SCTE, SMPTE, UCIF, VESA, W3C, WBU, and WiFi Alliance

From: ITU-T SG 16

01/14/2013 Response to Liaison Statement on MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests

To: IMTC Packet Switch Streaming Activity Group

From: DASH-IF

12/13/2012 Liaison Regarding MSF/ETSI/GSMA RCS VoLTE Interoperability Event

To: IMTC

From: ETSI TC INT

07/23/2012 Liaison on MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests by IMTC at SuperOp 2012

To: DASH PG

From: IMTC Packet Switch Streaming Activity Group

05/16/2012 MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests by IMTC

To: DASH PG

From: IMTC Packet Switch Streaming Activity Group

05/16/2012 Reply LS to IMTC SVC Activity Group on SVC and SuperOp! 2012

To: IMTC SVC Activity Group

From: ITU

05/16/2012 Reply to IMTC IREG LS_136 on ownership of GSMA PRD IR.94 interoperability testing by the IMTC

To: IMTC IMS Activity Group

From: GSMA

01/22/2012 Reply LS on IMTC work on SIP features parity with H.323

To: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group

From: ITU

01/03/2012

IMTC work on SVC and SuperOp! 2012

To: UCI Forum

From: IMTC SVC Activity Group

01/24/2012 IR.94 Liaison Statement from IMTC to GSMA

To: GSMA

From: IMTC IMS Activity Group

01/05/2012 Liaison Statement to IMTC PSS (SC 29 N 12447)

To: IMTC PSS Activity Group

From: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

01/05/2012 Liaison Statement to IMTC PSS (Attachment: SC 29

> N N 12517)

To: IMTC PSS Activity Group

From: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

01/16/2012 LS on ownership of IR 94 interoperability testing by the IMTC

To: GSMA IREG, GSMA RiLTE

From: IMTC IMS Activity Group

01/20/2012 IMTC Work on SVC and SuperOp! 2012

To: UCI Forum; ITU-T SG16 Question 1/16; ITU-T SG16 Question 2/16

From: IMTC SVC Activity Group

01/05/2012 Liaison on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) [29N 124471 - JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11]

To: IMTC PSS Activity Group

From: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11

01/05/2012 Liaison Statement from ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 to IMTC on Dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH) [29N 12517t - JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11]

To: IMTC PSS Activity Group

From: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11

11/17/2011 IMTC work on SIP feature parity with H.323

To: Ecma TC32, IETF, ITU-T Question 1 and 2/16, SIP Forum, UCIF

From: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group

11/09/2011 Best Practices for SIP Security

From: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group

7/22/2011 ITU Reply Liaison Statement on IMTC work on SIP features parity with H.323

To: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group

From: Q1, 2, 5/16

7/1/2011 IMTC work on SIP feature parity with H.323

To: Ecma TC32, IETF, ITU-T Question 1 and 2/16, SIP Forum, UCIF

From: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group

3/25/2011 LS to IMTC on Q5/16 work programme

To: IMTC

From: ITU-T SG 16

11/22/2010 LS reply to ITU SG16/Q5 on Telepresence from IMTC

To: ITU Study Group 16 Question 5

From: IMTC

10/5/2010 GSMA Device Group answer to LS on IMTC’s status of VoLTE work

To: IMTC IMS Activity Group

From: GSMA

8/30/2010 LS to IMTC from ITU-T SG16 on Telepresence Systems

To: IMTC

From: ITU-T SG16

10/22/2009 LS Reply on the deletion of ITU-T Rec. H.282

To: ITU Study Group 16 Question 1

From: IMTC Unified Communications Working Group

06/26/2009 LS to IMTC UC WG on the deletion of ITU-T Rec. H.282

To: IMTC Unified Communication Working Group

From: ITU-T SG 16 – Q1/16

06/26/2009 Reply LS on Feedback on 3GPP Fast Content Switching

To: IMTC Packet-Switched Streaming Services Activity Group (PSS-AG)

From: SA WG4

02/06/2009 Reply LS to IMTC on the new proposed Annex M to H.324

To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

From: ITU-T SG 16

02/06/2009 LS to 3GPP CT3 on improved IMS-CS video interworking with MONA SPC and Draft revised H.324 “Terminal for low bit-rate multimedia communication”

To: IMTC 3G-324M AG (For Information)

From: ITU-T SG 16

01/30/2009 Reply LS on “Feedback on 3GPP Fast Content Switching”

To: IMTC PSS-AG

From: 3GPP SA4

01/29/2009 LS Reply on the New Proposed Annex M to H.324

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16

From: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

01/26/2009 Feedback on 3GPP Fast Content Switching

To: 3GPP SA4

From: IMTC PSS AG

08/28/2008 LS to IMTC 3G-324M AG on proposed new Annex to H.324

To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

From: ITU Rapporteur Q1/16

08/25/2008 Reply LS to IMTC interest in AMS standards development

To: IMTC Requirements Working Group

From: ITU-T Q12/16

06/30/2008 Issues on Rate Adaptation (second reply to S4-080125)

To: 3GPP SA4

From: PSS Activity Group

06/01/2008 IMTC Interest in AMS Standards Development

To: ITU Study Group 16 Question 12

From: IMTC Requirements WG

05/05/2008 IMTC Activity in the IMS Activity Group

To: IMTC IMS AG

From: TSG RAN WG5

04/22/2008 Reply LS on improved IMS-CS Video Interworking with MONA

To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

From: ITU-T SG 16

04/22/2008 Reply LS to IMTC 3G-324M AG on clarification of H.324 Use of FunctionNotSupported Message

To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

From: ITU-T SG 16

04/07/2008 DRAFT Reply LS on Clarification on the use of AMR-WB in 3G-324M

To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

From: SA WG4

04/03/2008 Issues on Rate Adaptation (reply to S4-080125)

To: 3GPP SA4

From: IMTC PSS AG

03/26/2008 LS on Clarification on the use of AMR-WB in 3G-324M

To: 3GPP TSG SA WG4

From: IMTC 3G324M AG

03/13/2008 LS on IMTC starting MTSI activity in the IMS Activity Group

To: GSMA

From: IMTC IMS AG

03/06/2008 LS on IMTC starting MTSI activity in the IMS Activity Group

To: 3GPP CT1, SA4 and RAN5

From: IMTC IMS AG

02/28/2008 LS on the results of the face-to-face event of IMTC IMS Activity Group To: GSMA

From: IMTC IMS AG

01/21/2008 Issues on Rate Adaptation (reply to S4-070697)

To: 3GPP SA4

From: IMTC PSS AG

12/20/2007 LS on Clarification of H.324 Use of Function Not Supported Message

To: ITU-T SG 16

From: IMTC 3G-324M AG

12/03/2007 LS on the results of the face-to-face event of IMTC IMS Activity Group

To: GSMA

From: IMTC IMS AG

10/29/2007 Reply LS on Issues on Rate Adaptation

To: IMTC Packet-Switched Streaming Activity Group (PSS-AG)

From: 3GPP TSG SA WG4

7/30/2007 LS response on Video Share testing activities

To: GSMA

From: IMTC IMS AG

7/6/2007 LS to 3GPP SA4 and IMTC 3G-324M AG on H.324 Amendment 2 for text conversation and corrections to MONA MPC

To: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: ITU-T Q1/16

5/31/2007 LS on a new IMTC IMS Activity Group

To: OMTP

From: IMTC IMS AG

5/18/2007 Liaison statement on the proposed Video Share testing activities

To: IMTC IMS AG

From: GSM Association

4/23/2007 Reply LS on a new IMTC IMS Activity Group

To: IMTC IMS AG

From: SA4

3/26/2007 Reply LS on new IMTC IMS Activity Group

To: IMTC IMS AG

From: 3GPP TSG CT WG1

3/9/2007 LS Reply on H.324 Text Conversation

To: ITU-T SG 16 Q.1

From: IMTC 3G-324M AG

11/24/2006 LS on progress on Annex K/H.324, (LS145)

To: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: ITU-T SG 16

11/24/2006 LS on progress on Annex K/H.324

To: ETSI 3GPP SA WG4

cc: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: ITU-T SG 16

6/20/2006 LS on H.324 Annex K Clarifications

To: ITU-T SG 16- Questions 1/16

From: IMTC 3G-324M AG

06/13/2006 LS on Consent of H.324 Annex K and related changes to H.324 Annex JTo: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: ITU-T SG 16- Questions 1/16

05/19/2006 Communication in response to liaison on H.324M call setup acceleration

To: ITU-T SG 16 (WP2/16)

cc: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: SA4

04/13/2006 LS to 3GPPs and IMTC on H.324 Text Conversation

To: 3GPP, 3GPP2, IMTC

From: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1, 26/16

04/04/2006 LS on H.324M call setup acceleration

To: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16

04/04/2006 LS Response to call setup time improvement methods for H.324

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16

From: IMTC – 3G-324M Activity Group

12/02/2005 LS on call setup time improvement methods for H.324

To: IMTC 3G-324M AG

From: Rapporteur, ITU-T Q1/16

11/28/2005 LS Response to call setup time improvement methods for H.324

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1 & 3/16

From: IMTC 3G-324M AG

11/2005 LS on Proposals to improve ITU-T’s Archival practice

To: TSB Director’s Ad Hoc Group on IPR

From: IMTC IPR Activity Group

08/05/2005 LS on interoperability of WNSRP

To: ETSI-3GPP TSG SA4, IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group

From: ITU-T SG 16 (Q1/16)

07/26/2005 LS on Status of Resolving Maximum CCSRL-SDU Size Ambiguity

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16

From: IMTC

06/08/2005 Liaison between IMTC and GCF

To: International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC)

From: Global Certification Forum (GCF)

05/23/2005 Liaison Statement Response on Selected Issues for consideration by the IMTC to develop Interoperability Tests based on 3G-324M Specifications

To: GCF AEAG #4

From: IMTC 3G-324M AG

05/20/2005 LS on Call Setup time improvement methods for H.324

To: 3GPP TSG SA4 and IMTC – 3G-324M Activity Group

From: Rapporteur, Q.1/16 (P. LUTHI)

03/10/2005 IMTC’s Request for ITU-T A.5 status – Approved

To: IMTC Secretariat

From: Houlin Zhao, Director of the Telecommunication, ITU Standardization

Bureau

11/11/2004 IMTC’s Request for ITU-T A.5 status

To: ITU-T SG 16

From: IMTC Board of Directors

11/11/2004 LS on Windowed Transport of H.245 Messages

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16

From: SG 16 Chairman (on behalf of IMTC)

11/09/2004 LS on Clarification on Maximum CCSRL-SDU Size

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1 & 3/16

From: SG 16 Chairman (on behalf of IMTC)

9/03/2004 Liaison Statement on Clarification on Maximum CCSRL-SDU Size

To: 3GPP TSG SA4 and IMTC – 3G-324M Activity Group

From: Rapporteur, Q.1/16 (P. LUTHI)

9/03/2004 Liaison Statement on Windowed Transport of H.245 Messages

To: 3GPP TSG SA4 and IMTC – 3G-324M Activity Group

From: Rapporteur, Q.1/16 (P. LUTHI)

7/23/2004 Liaison Statement from SC 29/WG 11 to IMTC on FRExt Amendment to ITU-T Rec. H.264|ISO/IEC 14496-10 [SC29/WG 11 N 6578]

To: IMTC and other organizations

From: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11

6/30/2004 IMTC Analysis of the ITU-T Patent Policy in Complex IPR Situations and Proposed Solution

To: ITU-T IPR Group

From: IMTC IPR Activity Group

6/1/2004 Liaison to IMTC in response to AVD-2426 (IMTC UMMAP)

To: IMTC UMMAP Activity Group

From: ITU-T SG 16; Q.F,G,K,2-5/16 Rapporteur Meeting

5/11/2004 IMTC UMMAP Recommendation A.1: Acceptable Addressing Formats

To: ITU-T SG 16; Q.F,G,K,2-5/16 Rapporteur Meeting

From: IMTC UMMAP Activity Group

4/15/2004 Liaison Statement on Clarification on Maximum CCSRL-SDU Size

To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1 & 3/16

From: ITU SG 16 Chairman (on behalf of IMTC)

2/24/2003 LS on Clarification of the bit-order for transmission of 3G-324M communications

To: IMTC H.324 Interoperability Activity Group

From: 3GPP TSG-SA4

2/12/2003 Clarification of the bit-order for transmission of 3G-324M Communications

To: 3GPP SA4

From: IMTC H.324 Interoperability Group

10/25/2002 Liaison to multiple SDOs requesting input for “Media Coding Summary Database” project

To: IMTC and other organizations

From: ITU-T Study Group 16

2/6/2002 Liaison Statement from JVT to IMTC on Video Coding Cooperation [SC 29/WG 11 N 4468]

To: Liaison Reply to IMTC Media Coding AG

From: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 and ITU-T SG 16 WP 3 Q.6

1/25/2002 Comments on 4 kbit/s Speech Coding and Audio Coding Work in General

To: ITU-T Q8/16 (G.4kbit/s), ITU-T WP3/16

From: IMTC Requirements WG, IMTC Media Processing AG

11/6/2001 Liaison with MPEG – VCEG 2001

To: ITU-T Q.6/16 (VCEG) and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 (MPEG)

From: IMTC Media Coding AG

Fellows

The designation of IMTC Fellow honors an individual who is no longer with the IMTC but has made significant contributions to the organization. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for that individual to continue to actively participate in IMTC activities.

     

  • Patrick Luthi
    Fellow Awarded in 2015  

    Patrick Luthi has been the Vice President of IMTC since 2006 and served on the IMTC Board of Directors since 2000. He has a long history with IMTC and chaired several WGs and AGs over the years, most recently the Requirements WG and the IMTC 20th Anniversary Forum Planning Committee. His contributions to the organization were essential and he drove several projects and policies to completion. Through his connections and roles in SDOs, he ensured that IMTC was well represented and visible in numerous standards organizations.

    Patrick Luthi was Manager of Technology Standards at Cisco and a member of the Office of the CTO in the Collaboration Technology Group. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Tandberg in 2010 and worked for Tandberg since 2002. At Cisco/Tandberg, he was responsible for managing technical standardization activities, coordinating related developments and representing the company in international standards organizations and industry fora. He authored IETF proposed standard RTP Payload Format for ITU-T G.722.1 (RFC 5577 and 3047) and RTP Payload Format for H.264 RCDO Video (RFC 6185). He is currently the Rapporteur for the ITU-T multimedia systems, terminals and data conferencing Experts group (Q1/16), and the Editor of the H.320 series, H.233, H.234, H.243 and other ITU-T Recommendations. Patrick Luthi is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is now the CTO of Ecma International, an industry association dedicated to the standardization of Information and Communication Technology and Consumer Electronics.

  • Ralph Neff
    Fellow Awarded in 2011  

    Dr. Ralph Neff has been involved with IMTC from the inception of the Packet Switched Streaming (PSS) AG in 2001 and participated in several activities, most notably as Chair of the PSS AG from 2003 until 2010. He not only actively contributed to the IMTC PSS and 3G-324m AGs, but also importantly contributed, through a fruitful collaboration between the IMTC 3G-324m AG and ITU-T Q1/16, to the development of the MONA “call setup acceleration” algorithm, which became H.324 Annex K, for which Dr. Neff served as co-Editor.
    Ralph Neff received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He is currently Director of Global Standards and Intellectual Property at PacketVideo Corporation.

  • Jim Polizotto
    Fellow Awarded in 2009 

    Jim Polizotto has been a Vice President and Executive Consultant with Global Inventures since October 2000. From 2001 through September 2009, Jim served as Executive Director providing Secretariat services for IMTC. Jim Polizotto has a long history with IMTC. He served on the IMTC Board of Directors and also was Treasurer from 1995 through 2000.

    Jim Polizotto has extensive experience in networking, video streaming and standards based systems technology. From 1994 until November 2000, Jim held several engineering director level positions for CLI and VTEL. His primary focus was to ensure the timely release and interoperability of videoconferencing products. In January 2000 Jim Polizotto was appointed Director of Operations of Onscreen24, a wholly owned subsidiary of VTEL, created to focus on Internet based software development.

    Prior to 1994, Jim Polizotto helped create a multimedia development laboratory for IBM in the heart of Silicon Valley, and he was responsible for delivering many successful products to the marketplace. Among his more significant multimedia accomplishments at IBM, Jim’s organization developed an Internet based multimedia video streaming server in 1993 that was voted Best New Product at Spring COMDEX 1993 by Byte Magazine. Jim was also responsible for introducing several OSI products to the marketplace. Jim has been a strong advocate of international standards throughout his career. He has a BA from the University of Rochester in New York.

    Jim Polizotto passed away in 2010 at the age of 74.

    View Jim’s Memoriam.

  • Amir Wolf
    Fellow Awarded in 2008 

    Mr. Wolf served IMTC in various official capacities since 2000. During his involvement with IMTC his primary focus was on video streaming over mobile networks. Mr. Wolf was involved in the evolution of this area specializing in content creation and mobile video delivery.

    Mr. Wolf was one of the Packet Switched Streaming Services (PSS) pioneers. In 2000 he was a major force in the formation of the IMTC PSS Activity Group which grew from a handful of companies focused on PSS to more than 30 members. He drove several initiatives, including formalizing interoperability testing techniques which became the Gold Standard for PSS. Mr. Wolf served as the chair for this activity group and also served as an IMTC Director from 2006 – 2008.

    Mr. Wolf has been employed Rhythm NewMedia since 2006. He holds 2 US pending patents related to streaming and file format. Prior to Rhythm NewMedia, Mr. Wolf worked at Emblaze in the R&D and CTO divisions.

  • Keith Lantz
    Fellow Awarded in 2007
    Keith Lantz is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. He works on a variety of cross-product-line system architecture issues related to Cisco’s voice and video products. Dr. Lantz, who joined Cisco in 1998, has spent the bulk of the last 25 years leveraging collaborative multimedia technologies to increase professional and organizational productivity. Immediately prior to joining Cisco, he was engaged as a strategic technology consultant focusing on IP telephony and next-generation public network architectures. Prior to that, while Principal Scientist and Director of Technology at Vicor, Inc., he co-invented the cross-platform, broadcast-quality, desktop videoconferencing and unified messaging system subsequently productized by Avistar Systems — where he also served as Director of Product Management & Marketing. 

    Dr. Lantz holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester, as well as BS and MS degrees in the same field from Washington State University and the University of Rochester, respectively. His standards-related activities include stints on the DARPA Berkeley Unix Advisory Committee, the NSF CSNET Technical Committee, the NSF Distributed Systems Architecture Board, the Internet Collaboration Technology Research Group, the Internet Architecture / Activities Board, the Internet Research Steering Group, and IFIP Working Group 2.7 (Operating System Interfaces). He holds 34 patents and has authored over 50 published works.

    Keith Lantz has been actively involved with the IMTC since 1999 and has held several Board Officer positions including Treasurer.

    During his participation on the IMTC Board, he focused on fostering close ties with the IETF and worked on improving the quality of the IMTC Forum, an annual industry event. He continues to support the IMTC’s mission to promote, encourage and facilitate the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia telecommunications solutions — with a specific eye toward ubiquitous deployment of IP-based video telephony and unified messaging.

  • Istvan Sebestyen, PhD
    Fellow Awarded in 2006 

    Mr. Sebestyen has been involved in the worldwide multimedia standardization work for over 20 years including telecommunication standardization experience in CCITT, ITU-T, ISO/IEC, ETSI and DIN and ITU-T Rapporteur on still picture coding (JPEG, JBIG) between the years1987-2000.

    He has been involved in IMTC work since its very beginning in 1994. Since 1999 he served the IMTC as Director, and from 2001-2006, was elected as the President of the IMTC. Istvan has written close to one hundred papers, two books and holds close to twelve patents. He is now the President of ECMA International, an industry association dedicated to the standardization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE).

  • Dave Lindbergh
    Fellow Awarded in 2006 

    Mr. Lindbergh has been active in US and international standardization work since 1993, including Committee T1, TIA, IETF, ISO/IEC and ITU, where he was a principal contributor to ITU-T Recommendations H.223, H.224, H.281, and V.140, served as editor for Recs. H.226, H.239, H.241, and H.324, and as chairman of the H.324 Systems Experts group, the H.264 Requirements Profiles and Levels group, and the H.264 Applications ad-hoc group.

    He is a co-author of Digital Compression for Multimedia: Principles and Standards (Morgan Kaufmann, 1998), a contributor to Multimedia Communications (Academic Press, 2001) and the Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (John Wiley & Sons, 2002).

    Dave Lindbergh was elected a Director in 2004, and served as a Director and Treasurer from January 2005 until he resigned in September 2006.

  • Chuck Grandgent
    Fellow Awarded in 2003
    Mr. Grandgent has been involved with IMTC since its inception and participated in several activities, most notably chairing the Data Conferencing AG (formerly T.120 AG). During that time Mr. Grandgent worked for PictureTel, and later for Octave Communications Inc., Salem, NH. He was one of the primary drivers of the T.120 series standard and also participated in the ITU-T Study Group 16.
  • Carole Hodges
    Fellow Awarded in 2003
    Ms. Hodges was on the IMTC Board of Directors from 2000-2003 representing WorldCom (which later became MCI) and was the Co-Chairman of the Education and Marketing Activity Group. In that role she had developed a presentation providing an overview of Multimedia tools for meetings and distance learning. She presented on behalf of the IMTC at the tutorial for E-Learning in Spring, 2001 and expanded the presentation into an IMTC tutorial with multiple member presenters for Telecon West. She later became the Vice President of the IMTC Marketing as well as the Education and Promotion Work Group. Ms. Hodges is an entrepreneur and currently President of Outrageous Choice, an organization that educates people on techniques that develop the mental and emotional tools needed to achieve optimal performance.

Past Events

 

                  • IMTC Annual Member MeetingNovember 03, 2011San Ramon, CA

 

                  • PSS AG Interop MeetingOctober 9-14, 2011Seoul, South Korea

 

                  • SIPit 27 Interop EventNovember 15-19, 2010Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

                  • Virtual Forum 2025April 7-8, 2010Virtual Event.View Videos

 

                  • IMTC Awards Ceremony March 3, 2010Lausanne, SwitzerlandIMTC presented its Leadership Award to Pierre-André Probst, former Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 16 and an IMTC Fellowship award to Jim Polizotto, former IMTC Secretary and Vice President of Global Inventures. The awards presentation was held during an award dinner in Lausanne, Switzerland

 

                  • IMTC IMS AG Interoperability Test EventFebruary 2-4, 2010Stockholm, SwedenHosted by Ericsson.

 

                  • IMTC PSS AG Test EventJanuary 25-29, 2010Suresnes (Paris), FranceHosted by NXP Software, with 3G access provided by Orange.

 

                  • IMS Activity Group Face to Face Testing EventJune 15- 17, 2009Stockholm, SwedenHosted by Ericsson.

 

                  • Industry Event: IMS 2.0 World Forum 2009April 28th – 30th, 2009Barcelona, SpainIMTC is official endorser.

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                  • IMTC PSS-AG Face to Face Testing EventJanuary 19-23, 2009San Diego, CAHosted by PacketVideo.

 

                  • IMTC 2008 ForumNovember 12-13, 2008San Francisco, CAThe IMTC Fall Forum was held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, California from November 12-13, 2008. Appropriately, the theme for Fall Forum 2008 was “Technology Meets Customer Needs – Unified Communications Supporting Business.” The IMTC honored leaders and significant contributors to the multimedia industry during its traditional Leadership Award ceremony. A variety of both business and technical panel sessions along with technical presentations that were targeted at the stakeholders’ interests, were presented. Included were the following presentations: Online Collaboration Meets the Enterprise, Conformance Testing & Methodology, Non-Standard in the Standard World, Technology Updates, etc.View Forum Agenda

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                  • IMTC SuperOp! 2008May 12, 2008Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

                  • 3G-324M, PSS and IMS Activity Groups Joint Face-to-Face Interoperability Event hosted by NokiaJanuary 21-25, 2008Tampere, Finland

 

                  • 2007 IMTC ForumVON Fall ConferenceBoston, MAOctober 29, 2007Content Delivery in a Converging World: Realities and Perspective The acceleration of the development of enabling technologies such as the web, access and broadband technologies together with the development of Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) is laying the ground for a viable and successful delivery of large-scale multimedia content-based services. Several are the issues that need to be resolved to make such services viable. They include content distribution transport strategies, signaling and interactive response issues, user quality of the experience, uniform representation of the content in terms of media and associated metadata and finally the management of digital rights.View Agenda

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                  • 3G-324M and IMS ACTIVITY GROUP – Joint Face to Face Interoperability Testing EventTel-Aviv, IsraelOctober 8-12, 2007

 

                  • CEATEC JapanMakuhari, MesseOctober 2-6, 2007

 

                  • SuperOp! 2007Federico II Hotel in Ancona, ItalyApril 20-27, 2007The 2007 IMTC SuperOp! was held in Jesi (near Ancona), Italy at the Federico II Hotel on Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27, 2007. SuperOp! is a multivendor, multiprotocol, multitransport interoperability-testing event. Participants include multimedia telecommunications equipment producers, protocol stack vendors and network infrastructure, and multimedia and voice endpoint vendors. This was a Members-only event.
                  • COMBINED ACTIVITY GROUP – Face to Face Interoperability Testing EventLannion, FranceNovember 7-10, 2006A face to face combined Activity Group Interoperability Testing event was held in Lannion, France. The event was hosted by France Telecom and included member company participants from the 3G-324M, PSS, SIP and Conferencing Activity Groups.

 

                  • 3G-324M ACTIVITY GROUP – Face to Face Interoperability TestingLund, SwedenAugust 21-25, 2006The event was hosted by Ericsson. Over 10 companies active in the 3G-324M Activity Group tested prototypes and implementations of 3G-324M related products including handsets, protocol stacks, gateways and testing equipment. A live UMTS network was used during the testing. Attendance was limited to 3G-324M Activity Group member companies only. To learn more about the Activity Group 3G-324M or to become a member of the 3G-324M Activity Group, please contact Albert Wong at albert.wong@dilithiumnetworks.com or Oren Libis at orenl@radvision.com.

 

                  • PSS ACTIVITY GROUP – Face to Face TestingSeattle, WashingtonJune 26-30, 2006The event was hosted by RealNetworks. The testing of the four day sessions focused on Basic 3GPP streaming per the Packet-Switched streaming specifications including TS 26.234, TS 26.244 and related specifications through 3GPP release 6. Testing also included streaming bit rate adaptation, streaming from files with multiple audio & visual tracks, H.264 streaming (including interleaved payload format) and 3GPP progressive download. Attendance was limited to PSS Activity Group member companies only. To learn more about the PSS Activity Group or to become a member of the PSS Activity Group, please contact Ralph Neff at neff@pv.com.

 

                  • IMTC FORUM 2006Nokia in San Diego, CaliforniaMay 9-11, 2006The 12th annual IMTC Forum “H.323, SIP: is H.325 next?” was held jointly with the ITU-T and hosted by Nokia in San Diego, California. The forum focused on the rollout of NGN with it a new era of multimedia communications and a need to consider updating or replacing the currently used H.323 and SIP multimedia protocols. ITU-T experts, IMTC members, and executives from the world’s leading communications companies came together to explore whether to pursue development of a new protocol and a new generation of multimedia communication systems.View Abstracts, Photos, Presentations, Speaker Bios, and the Agenda

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                  • SPRING 2006 INTEROPERABILITY EVENTAndover , MA , USAApril 3-6, 2006The IMTC Spring Interoperability Testing Event for 2006 was hosted by Polycom, Inc. and took place at Polycom’s facility in Andover , MA from April 3 – 6, 2006. During the event participants conducted advanced tests for both SIP and H.323, including H.239, H.264, H.460.17, 18 and 19 and other latest technologies, SIP-H.323 and other Multimedia over IP technologies.

 

              • 3G-324M ACTIVITY GROUP – Interoperability EventTel-Aviv, IsraelFebruary 6-10, 2006The 3G-324M Activity Group February Interoperability Testing event was hosted by RADVISION with 8 member companies participating. Members tested prototypes and implementations of 3G-324M handsets, protocol stacks, gateways, and testing equipment successfully in a live UMTS network. Testing focused on call setup time reduction solutions, all companies finished WNSRP testing successfully and several Fast Media implementations undergoing initial testing. Companies performed video logical channel conflicting handling tests and some initial tests on H.264 video codec. For more information about 3G-324M activities, go to the 3G-324M AG web page.

IMTC in the News

This section is dedicated to the accomplishments of our members and the industry. We have gathered here news from our member companies and the industry.

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09/13/2007 Working groups working together/
IMS Forum and IMTC sign MOU to push interoperability efforts
 

Two leading organizations working on IMS interoperability have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and deployment of IMS applications and services across mobile, fixed and cable broadband networks, including client interoperability.

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12/22/2006 pulvermedia, podcasting network 

Carl Ford of pulvermedia interviews Kfir Pravda, Vice President of Marketing, IMTC on marketing in the video industry and why standards play a big role in user satisfaction and product success. Part 1

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12/22/2006 pulvermedia, podcasting network  

Carl Ford interview with Kfir Pravda, Part 2

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12/1/2006 The Jeff Pulver Blog, notes, comments & observations 

Guest Blogger: Kfir Pravda, Vice President Marketing IMTC, “To Standard or not to Standard?”

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9/12/2006 IMTC Successfully Completes 3G-324M Interoperability Test of Real-Time Video  

US : The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium’s (IMTC) 3G-324M Activity Group (AG) conducted a live, face-to-face interoperability testing event during its August 2006 session. In addition to standard testing suites, the group also included the ITU-approved MONA and 3G-324M Annex K as part of the testing activities. The test suites and ITU-T standards are key to enabling the industry to commercialize 3G-324M products and services. This latest event continues IMTC’s long history of pursuing interoperable real-time telephony products and services.

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7/20/2006 Latest Round of 3G Interoperability Testing for Music, Video and Mobile TV Applications 

US : The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium’s Packet-switched Streaming Services Activity Group (PSS-AG) staged a live face-to-face interoperability test event in June, kicking off its latest cycle of interoperability testing of 3GPP and 3GPP2 streaming standards.

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7/20/2006 Testing 3G Video Streaming Standards 

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5/1/2006 CNA Japan Report IMTC Interview with Mitch Lewis 

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4/20/2006 CNA Interview with Mitch Lewis in Japanese 

Interview on IMTC

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