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

Program for the Global Conferencing Industry Focuses on Rich Media Communication

San Ramon, California, February 27, 2003 - The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) and Wainhouse Research are joining forces again to develop, produce and present the second IMTC/Wainhouse Research Spring Forum, to be held at the International Conference Center of Geneva, Switzerland, from May 6-8, 2003. The theme for the Spring Forum is Rich Media Communications: Realities of Deployment and the program will include daily keynote speeches, conference sessions and panel discussions. The Forum is open to representatives from all organizations, institutions, and corporations that produce, use or plan to use advanced rich-media communications products and services.

The in-depth program includes six sessions: The Present and Future of Conferencing; Fundamentals of IP Conferencing; Integrated Conferencing Environments; Next Generation Networks and Services for Mobile Workers: Future of Carriers; Next Generation Networks and Services for Home Users; The Present and Future of Conferencing and Voice, VoIP and VVoIP.

Members of the IMTC and invited speakers will also present update sessions about current trends in Encryption and Security, H.264, the H.323 Forum, Internet 2, and SIP.

The fee for non-IMTC members to attend is $995.00, which includes admission to the conferences as well as a Tuesday evening reception. If attendees subsequently join the IMTC, this amount may be deducted from the membership fee.

For further information on the Spring Forum, contact Jennifer Fletcher of Global Inventures by email at .

About the IMTC
The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) is an industry-leading non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia communications solutions based on open international standards. The IMTC hosts interoperability testing events and demonstrations throughout the world. Over the past three years the IMTC has hosted more than 60 interoperability-testing events to test H.323, H.324, SIP, T.120, H.320 and Voice over IP products and services with each other. The IMTC Board of Directors includes representatives from Avaya, Cisco Systems, France Telecom, Nokia, Polycom, RADVISION, Ridgeway Systems, Siemens AG, Sony, TANDBERG, Telverse, and WorldCom. The San Ramon, California -based consortium comprises close to 85 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including vendors, academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations. "The IMTC is Making Rich Media happen Anywhere, Anytime." Further information on IMTC can be found at

About Wainhouse Research
Based in Brookline, MA, Wainhouse Research is an independent market research firm that focuses on critical issues in the rich media conferencing and communications fields. The company conducts multi-client as well as custom research studies for industry vendors, consults with end users on key implementation issues, publishes a news bulletin, white papers, and market statistics, and delivers public and private seminars as well as speaker presentations at industry group meetings. The Web site is