|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
|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!
|5/5/2011||Successful Closure of the USB Webcam TG
|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
|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.
|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.|
|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|
IMTC SuperOp! Attracts Leading Multimedia Telecommunications
IMTC SuperOp! Brings Together Leaders in Multimedia Telecommunications
IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group to Provide Feedback
IMTC Recognizes Technology Leaders
Convergence and Rich Media Fuel Expectations for Next Generation
IMTC Conducts First Interoperability Testing of Packet Switched
Senior Technology Executives to Highlight the Future of Next
IMTC Promotes Testing of Emerging Streaming Media Technologies
2005 IMTC Forum to Focus on Role of Multimedia Communications in Next
Testing future UMTS and Internet Multimedia Communications Products
Checking the Multimedia State-of-the-Art at SuperOp! 2004
Industry joins forces for mobile videoconferencing
IMTC SuperOp! Goes Up North
IMTC Honors Multimedia Pioneers
Multimedia ready for “quantum leap” to join NGN
IMTC Forum Marks Broad Multimedia Acceptance
IMTC Sponsors the ViDe Workshop on ITU-T H.350
IMTC Forum 2004 to focus on future role of multimedia communications.
SuperConnection Accomplished in Record Time, H.323 Forum Certification
Leaders in Multimedia Telecommunications Systems Join IMTC at SuperOp!
Testing streaming-multimedia over cellular networks Industry group makes
M4IF, ISMA, and IMTC Sponsor Licensing Education and Discussion Forum
Coming Soon: The Multimedia Chat Room
IMTC Fights Patent Chaos in Multimedia Standardization
IMTC/Wainhouse Research Forum to highlight role of Multimedia Telecommunications
IMTC and Wainhouse Research Join Forces Again To Produce the Spring
IMTC Interoperability Proves Secure Multimedia Communications Over the
Alliance Urges Royalty-Free H.264 Video Standard
Advanced Methodology for Interoperability Testing
First IMTC Videoconferencing Event Hosted Over IP Network
IMTC Fall Forum Focuses on “Visions for the Future” While H.323 Forum Focuses on Available H.323 Services”
IMTC Leads Way to Converged Multimedia Services on Next Generation Networks
IP Networks Bring Lifestyle Change
Packet Switched Streaming: Emerging industry Standard
Conferencing is Chance for Telecom Growth
Dr. Irmer and PictureTel Receive Industry Awards
IMTC to Launch H.323 Forum at May Spring Forum in Geneva
Multimedia’s Future Billion-Dollar Markets
Mobile phones go Multimedia
IMTC Joins Forces with IPv6 Forum to Further Development and Implementation of Technology and Standards
IMTC Tests Interoperability of Technology to Deliver Multimedia Content over Wireless Networks
IMTC Participates in First-Ever “Informal Summit” of Industry Forums Convened by ITU-T
IMTC and Wainhouse Research Join Forces to Sponsor Spring Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, May 14-16
IMTC and TTC Extend Deadline to Register for Winter 2001 Interoperability Testing in Kobe, Japan
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) Elects Officers and Board of Directors During Fall Forum 2001
SuperConnection Testing Serves as “Grand Finale” at IMTC’s SuperOp! 2001Interoperability Event
IMTC Fall Forum Focuses on Effective Solutions to Overcoming Technology Issues Facing Multimedia Conferencing
IMTC Invites Conferencing Industry to Attend and Participate in SuperOp! 2001 in Honolulu, September 10-14
IMTC Refines Its Mission to Effectively Address Next Generation IP Telecommunications Issues
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) honors ITU-T for its role in creating first digital video telephony standard.
IMTC honors major achievements in Multimedia Communications industry.
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC)
November issue of Internet Telephony that discusses the IMTC’s iNOW Compatibility Program.
IMTC’S 4th Annual SuperOp! Event highlighted SuperConnection test of 65 multiple protocol endpoints and components.
ETSI and IMTC strengthen their cooperation on open international standards for global interoperable IP Telephony products and services.
The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium boosts IP telephony interoperability initiatives.
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium hosts IMTC Interoperability Pavilion at Telecon West ’99.
The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium boosts IP
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.
The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Microsoft, GTE, and 3COM to Host SuperOp! and TAPI Bake-Off Events.
IMTC becomes home for iNOW! IP Telephony Initiative.
Cooperative agreement signed by Advanstar Communications and the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium.
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium hosts the Multimedia Interoperability Pavilion at MultimediaCom Spring ’99.
IMTC announces plans to review the iNOW! Internet Telephony Interoperability Profile.
ITXC, Lucent And VocalTec Publish iNOW! Internet Telephony Interoperability Profile
Lucent Technologies And VocalTec Demonstrate Industry’s First Interoperable Internet Telephony Gateways Over ITXC Network
Ascend, Cisco, Clarent, Dialogic, Natural MicroSystems And Siemens Join ITXC, Lucent And VocalTec In Support Of iNOW! Interoperability Initiative
The IMTC Announces Election Results
46 Vendors Representing 12 Nations Test Interactive Communications Products Over Diverse Networks In Largest IMTC Interoperability Testing Event to Date.
VocalTec And Lucent IP Telephony Platforms First To Interoperate
IMTC To Hold First-Ever Market Interoperability Launch Event and DVC Sprint ’98
IMTC Approves Voice Over IP Interoperability Implementation Agreement For Internet Telephony
The IMTC, Microsoft, GTE, and 3COM to Host IMTC Superop! and TAPI Bake-Off Events
IMTC Announces 18th Annual SuperOp! Interoperability Testing Event for Multimedia, Products and Services! [Read more...]
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
Working Groups and Activity Groups
Carrier Technologies Working Group
|Chair: Frédéric Gabin
Standardization Manager, Ericsson AB, France
Unified Communications Working Group
|Chair: Shantanu Sarkar
Education and Promotion Working Group
|Chair: Kfir Pravda
Pravda Media Group
Requirements Working Group
|Chair: Patrick Luthi
Phone: +41 22 849 6000
|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.
|Anatoli Levine||Asok Chatterjee,
3GPP PCG Chairman
|3GPP TSG SA WG4 (Codec)
|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.
|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).
|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.
|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).
|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.
|Albert Wong and Oren Libis,
3G-324M AG Co-Chairs
|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.
|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.
|Anatoli Levine||Tom Jacobs,President,ISMA|
|SO/IEC JTC1 SC29 Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information.
|Anatoli Levine||Mr. Shinji Watanabe|
|ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG1 (JPEG)Coding of Still Pictures.
|Anatoli Levine||Mr. Shinji Watanabe|
|ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG11 (MPEG)Coding of Moving Pictures and Audio.
|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.|| Mission statements
Plans and work items – See “List of questions” within each Study Group accessible from the above page
|Anatoli Levine||Mr. Malcolm Johnson|
|ITU-T SG 16 Multimedia Services and Systems.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Anatoli Levine||Mr. Nobuhiro Horisaki|
Spring Forum May 18 – 20, 2004, San Jose, California
Leadership Award Recipients -
- Dr. Ron Arps, IBM Almaden Research Center, Retired
|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
|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
|3/20/2017||Liaison Statement on Internet of Things IMTC UC Profile
From: IMTC UC IoT AG
|4/20/2016||Liaison Statement Reply IMTC 1013 SIP Video Profile: Bandwidth, Flow Control and Intra-frame Request Use Cases and Proposed Best Practices
|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
|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: IMTCFrom: 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 GroupFrom: DASH-IF|
|7/16/2014||Reply LS on IMTC work on SIP Feature Parity with H.323 To: ITU-T SG16From: 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-SA4From: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group|
|03/18/2014||Liaison Reply on MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests To: DASH-IFFrom: IMTC|
|03/11/2014||Liaison Statement – GSMA’s Minimum Wi-Fi Terminal Capabilities Test Cases To: IMTC, WFA and WBAFrom: 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-RAN5From: 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: IMTCFrom: TU-T SG16|
|07/18/2013||IMTC LS Reply on Ecma TC38 TG7 Technical Report To: ECMAFrom: IMTC|
|06/21/2013||ITU-T Q1/16 Liaison Statement on Motorized Conferencing Control To: IMTCFrom: 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: IMTCFrom: 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 AllianceFrom: ITU-T SG 16|
|01/14/2013||Response to Liaison Statement on MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests To: IMTC Packet Switch Streaming Activity GroupFrom: DASH-IF|
|12/13/2012||Liaison Regarding MSF/ETSI/GSMA RCS VoLTE Interoperability Event To: IMTCFrom: ETSI TC INT|
|07/23/2012||Liaison on MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests by IMTC at SuperOp 2012 To: DASH PGFrom: IMTC Packet Switch Streaming Activity Group|
|05/16/2012||MPEG DASH Interoperability Tests by IMTC To: DASH PGFrom: 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 GroupFrom: 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 GroupFrom: GSMA|
|01/22/2012||Reply LS on IMTC work on SIP features parity with H.323 To: IMTC SIP Parity Activity GroupFrom: ITU|
To: UCI Forum
From: IMTC SVC Activity Group
|01/24/2012||IR.94 Liaison Statement from IMTC to GSMA To: GSMAFrom: IMTC IMS Activity Group|
|01/05/2012||Liaison Statement to IMTC PSS (SC 29 N 12447) To: IMTC PSS Activity GroupFrom: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29|
|01/05/2012|| Liaison Statement to IMTC PSS (Attachment: SC 29
> N N 12517)To: IMTC PSS Activity GroupFrom: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
|01/16/2012||LS on ownership of IR 94 interoperability testing by the IMTC To: GSMA IREG, GSMA RiLTEFrom: 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 2/16From: 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 GroupFrom: 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 GroupFrom: 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, UCIFFrom: 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 GroupFrom: 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, UCIFFrom: IMTC SIP Parity Activity Group|
|3/25/2011||LS to IMTC on Q5/16 work programme To: IMTCFrom: ITU-T SG 16|
|11/22/2010||LS reply to ITU SG16/Q5 on Telepresence from IMTC To: ITU Study Group 16 Question 5From: IMTC|
|10/5/2010||GSMA Device Group answer to LS on IMTC’s status of VoLTE work To: IMTC IMS Activity GroupFrom: GSMA|
|8/30/2010||LS to IMTC from ITU-T SG16 on Telepresence Systems To: IMTCFrom: ITU-T SG16|
|10/22/2009||LS Reply on the deletion of ITU-T Rec. H.282 To: ITU Study Group 16 Question 1From: 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 GroupFrom: 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 GroupFrom: 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-AGFrom: 3GPP SA4|
|01/29/2009||LS Reply on the New Proposed Annex M to H.324 To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16From: IMTC 3G-324M Activity Group|
|01/26/2009||Feedback on 3GPP Fast Content Switching To: 3GPP SA4From: IMTC PSS AG|
|08/28/2008||LS to IMTC 3G-324M AG on proposed new Annex to H.324 To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity GroupFrom: ITU Rapporteur Q1/16|
|08/25/2008||Reply LS to IMTC interest in AMS standards development To: IMTC Requirements Working GroupFrom: ITU-T Q12/16|
|06/30/2008||Issues on Rate Adaptation (second reply to S4-080125) To: 3GPP SA4From: PSS Activity Group|
|06/01/2008||IMTC Interest in AMS Standards Development To: ITU Study Group 16 Question 12From: IMTC Requirements WG|
|05/05/2008||IMTC Activity in the IMS Activity Group To: IMTC IMS AGFrom: TSG RAN WG5|
|04/22/2008||Reply LS on improved IMS-CS Video Interworking with MONA To: IMTC 3G-324M Activity GroupFrom: 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 GroupFrom: 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 GroupFrom: SA WG4|
|04/03/2008||Issues on Rate Adaptation (reply to S4-080125) To: 3GPP SA4From: IMTC PSS AG|
|03/26/2008||LS on Clarification on the use of AMR-WB in 3G-324M To: 3GPP TSG SA WG4From: IMTC 3G324M AG|
|03/13/2008||LS on IMTC starting MTSI activity in the IMS Activity Group To: GSMAFrom: IMTC IMS AG|
|03/06/2008||LS on IMTC starting MTSI activity in the IMS Activity Group To: 3GPP CT1, SA4 and RAN5From: IMTC IMS AG|
|02/28/2008||LS on the results of the face-to-face event of IMTC IMS Activity Group To: GSMAFrom: IMTC IMS AG|
|01/21/2008||Issues on Rate Adaptation (reply to S4-070697) To: 3GPP SA4From: IMTC PSS AG|
|12/20/2007||LS on Clarification of H.324 Use of Function Not Supported Message To: ITU-T SG 16From: IMTC 3G-324M AG|
|12/03/2007||LS on the results of the face-to-face event of IMTC IMS Activity Group To: GSMAFrom: 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: GSMAFrom: 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 AGFrom: ITU-T Q1/16|
|5/31/2007||LS on a new IMTC IMS Activity Group To: OMTPFrom: IMTC IMS AG|
|5/18/2007||Liaison statement on the proposed Video Share testing activities To: IMTC IMS AGFrom: GSM Association|
|4/23/2007||Reply LS on a new IMTC IMS Activity Group To: IMTC IMS AGFrom: SA4|
|3/26/2007||Reply LS on new IMTC IMS Activity Group To: IMTC IMS AGFrom: 3GPP TSG CT WG1|
|3/9/2007||LS Reply on H.324 Text Conversation To: ITU-T SG 16 Q.1From: IMTC 3G-324M AG|
|11/24/2006||LS on progress on Annex K/H.324, (LS145) To: IMTC 3G-324M AGFrom: ITU-T SG 16|
|11/24/2006||LS on progress on Annex K/H.324
To: ETSI 3GPP SA WG4cc: 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 1/16From: 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 AGFrom: 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
|04/13/2006||LS to 3GPPs and IMTC on H.324 Text Conversation To: 3GPP, 3GPP2, IMTCFrom: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1, 26/16|
|04/04/2006||LS on H.324M call setup acceleration To: IMTC 3G-324M AGFrom: 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 1/16From: IMTC – 3G-324M Activity Group|
|12/02/2005||LS on call setup time improvement methods for H.324 To: IMTC 3G-324M AGFrom: 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 & 3/16From: IMTC 3G-324M AG|
|11/2005||LS on Proposals to improve ITU-T’s Archival practice To: TSB Director’s Ad Hoc Group on IPRFrom: 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 1/16From: 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 #4From: 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 GroupFrom: Rapporteur, Q.1/16 (P. LUTHI)|
|03/10/2005||IMTC’s Request for ITU-T A.5 status – Approved
To: IMTC SecretariatFrom: Houlin Zhao, Director of the Telecommunication, ITU Standardization
|11/11/2004||IMTC’s Request for ITU-T A.5 status To: ITU-T SG 16From: IMTC Board of Directors|
|11/11/2004||LS on Windowed Transport of H.245 Messages To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1/16From: 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 & 3/16From: 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 GroupFrom: 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 GroupFrom: 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 organizationsFrom: 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 GroupFrom: IMTC IPR Activity Group|
|6/1/2004||Liaison to IMTC in response to AVD-2426 (IMTC UMMAP) To: IMTC UMMAP Activity GroupFrom: 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 MeetingFrom: IMTC UMMAP Activity Group|
|4/15/2004||Liaison Statement on Clarification on Maximum CCSRL-SDU Size To: ITU-T SG 16 – Questions 1 & 3/16From: 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 GroupFrom: 3GPP TSG-SA4|
|2/12/2003||Clarification of the bit-order for transmission of 3G-324M Communications To: 3GPP SA4From: IMTC H.324 Interoperability Group|
|10/25/2002||Liaison to multiple SDOs requesting input for “Media Coding Summary Database” project To: IMTC and other organizationsFrom: 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 AGFrom: 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 WP3/16From: 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|
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.
- 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.
- IMTC Using SDN to Simplify and Automate UC Real-Time Media Cloud Deployments Webinar
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October 13, 2016
- IMTC UC IoT Webinar
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- IMTC SuperOp! 2016
When: May 14 – 20, 2016
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort – Universal Orlando
- IMTC Connect 2015December 16 – 17, 2015Pompano Beach, Florida.Speaker Presentations
- SuperOp 2015May 15 – 23, 2015Porto, Portugal.Agenda & Information
- IMTC Annual Member MeetingOctober 15-16, 2014Redmond, WA.AgendaView VideosView Presentations
- UCIF Informal Reception at Enterprise ConnectMarch 17, 2014Orlando, Fl.
- SuperOp 2014November 16-24, 2014San Diego, USA.
- UCIF Interop SDN Perspectives PanelApril 3rd, 2014Las Vegas, NV.
- UCIF Enterprise Connect ConferenceMarch 18, 2014Orlando, Fl.View Video
- UCIF Enterprise Connect Conference Wainhouse Research PanelMarch 18, 2014Orlando, Fl.
- WebRTC ConferenceNovember 19-21, 2013California, USA.
- IMTC 20th Anniversary ForumOctober 8-10, 2013Porto, Portugal.View Event PageView Presentations (FTP)View Presentations (SlideShare)View Videos
- UCIF – UCI Forum Virtual Member Meeting June 20, 2013View VideosPresentation
- SuperOp 2013April 26-May 4, 2013Porto, Portugal.
- IMTC Annual Member MeetingNovember 29, 2012San Ramon, CA.
- UCIF – Virtual Member MeetingOctober 30, 2012
- UCIF – Second Annual Member Meeting September 13-14, 2012Austin, TXPresentation
- UCIF – All Members MeetingOctober 5, 2012Los Angeles, CAPresentation
- UCIF – Virtual Member MeetingAugust 29, 2012Los Angeles, CAPresentation
- IMTC 2025 Virtual ConferenceJune 26-27, 2012Virtual Event.View Videos
- IMTC Metadata WebinarMay 15, 2012Virtual EventView PresentationsView Video
- IMTC Annual Member MeetingNovember 03, 2011San Ramon, CA
- 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.Learn more.
- 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 AgendaView Presentations [Use this link with Firefox, or or an FTP browser, such as FTP Voyager]View Photos [Use this link with Firefox, or or an FTP browser, such as FTP Voyager]
- 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 AgendaView Forum and Session DescriptionsView IMTC Forum PresentationsView IMTC Forum Speaker Bios
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Oren Libis at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 [Firefox only]View the Program and Presentations at the ITU-T website
- 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.
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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.
|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
|12/22/2006||pulvermedia, podcasting network
Carl Ford interview with Kfir Pravda, Part 2
|12/1/2006||The Jeff Pulver Blog, notes, comments & observations
Guest Blogger: Kfir Pravda, Vice President Marketing IMTC, “To Standard or not to Standard?”
|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.
|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.
|7/20/2006||Testing 3G Video Streaming Standards|
|5/1/2006||CNA Japan Report IMTC Interview with Mitch Lewis|
|4/20/2006||CNA Interview with Mitch Lewis in Japanese
Interview on IMTC
- Interoperability Test Specification
- Test Cases – Interoperability (This document defines the commonly used interoperability test cases)
Version 3.11 (Current)
- Test Cases – Compliance (This document defines the commonly used interoperability test cases)
Version 3.11 (Current)
- Liaison Statement to 3GPP SA4
(Clarification of the bit-order for transmission of 3G-324M communications)
- Liaison Statement to 3GPP SA4
(Clarification on the use of AMR-WB in 3G-324M)
- Liaison Statement to ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(Clarification of H.324 Use of FunctionNotSupported Message)
- Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(H.324 Amendment 2 for text conversation and corrections to MONA MPC)
- Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(Progress on Annex K/H.324)
- Liaison Statement to ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(H.324 Annex K Clarification)
- Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(Consent of H.324 Annex K and related changes to H.324 Annex J)
- Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(H.324 Text Conversation)
- Liaison Statement from GCF
(Liaison between IMTC and GCF)
- Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(Call Setup time improvement methods for H.324)
- Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG16 Q.1
(Windowed Transport of H.245 Messages)
- Liaison Statement to ITU-T SG16 Q.1&3
(Clarification on Maximum CCSRL-SDU Size)
- Liaison Statement to 3GPP SA4
(Clarification of the bit-order for transmission of 3G-324M communications)
- TS 26.110: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/26110.htm
Release 99: ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Specs/latest/R1999/26_series/26110-310.zip
Release 4: ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Specs/latest/Rel-4/26_series/26110-410.zip
Release 5: ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Specs/latest/Rel-5/26_series/26110-500.zip
- TS 26.111: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/26111.htm
- TS 26.112: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/26112.htm
- TR 26.911: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/26911.htm
Release 99: ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Specs/latest/R1999/26_series/26911-340.zip
Release 4: ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Specs/latest/Rel-4/26_series/26911-420.zip
Release 5: ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Specs/latest/Rel-5/26_series/26911-510.zip