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