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

Registration Closes Thursday, November 28

San Ramon, CA - November 26, 2001 - The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) extended the "last minute" registration to November 28 for the Winter 2001 Interoperability Test Event at the Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Japan, December 3-7, 2001. The interoperability testing is co-sponsored and hosted by the IMTC and the Japan-based Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) in cooperation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The event is open to members of all three organizations.

The IMTC/TTC Winter 2001 Interoperability Test Event is an opportunity for participating development teams to enhance their product development process and improve a product's performance in the field. Throughout the four days of intensive, multilevel testing, manufacturers will assess the interoperability and compatibility between products that conform to the same industry standard. Interoperability testing demonstrates the feasibility of seamless interworking between multivendor, multi-protocol video, voice and data equipment running across circuit-switched and packet-switched networks.

"This interoperability event brings together leading manufacturers from important Asian, North American and European organizations," said Greg Meyer, Executive Vice President of IMTC and Senior Program Manager, Intel Corporation. "This wide range of manufacturers at one site adds depth and breadth to product testing that would be difficult and costly for a single company to duplicate in their laboratory. The IMTC, TTC and ETSI demonstrate the importance of working with other organizations to achieve product interoperability, which is a critical element in the growth of video, voice and data communications technologies."

For more information or to register, visit IMTC's web site at www.imtc.org and complete the online registration form (for each individual representing your organization) and download the accompanying hotel reservation form, or contact Jennifer Fletcher - e-mail ; phone (925) 275-6600; fax (925) 275-6691.

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 conferencing solutions based on open international standards. The IMTC hosts multimedia interoperability testing events and demonstrations throughout the world. Over the past three years, the IMTC has hosted more than 60 interoperability events to test T.120, H.320, H.323, H.324, SIP and Voice over IP products and services for compatibility with each other. The IMTC Board of Directors includes representatives from Avaya, Cisco Systems, France Telecom, Intel, IBM, KPN Telecom, Siemens AG, Nokia, Polycom, Ridgeway Systems, Sony, TANDBERG, Telverse and Worldcom. The San Ramon, California-based consortium comprises more than 100 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware and software; communications companies; teleconferencing service providers; end users; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit organizations. The consortium's Web site address is http://www.imtc.org.

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