[SIPForum-discussion] SIP Forum to Have Strong Presence at ITEXPO

Marc Robins marc.robins at sipforum.org
Fri Sep 9 17:36:59 UTC 2011

SIP Forum to Have Strong Presence at ITEXPO in Austin, TX

Association Sponsor of  ITEXPO and co-located events including 4G Wireless
Evolution, and the SIP Tutorial; Leadership to participate in multiple
sessions, panels and tutorials, Chairman Richard Shockey to Moderate Keynote
Luncheon Panel on "End of POTS"



NORTH ANDOVER, MA, and AUSTIN, TX September 9, 2011 - The SIP Forum (
<http://www.sipforum.org> www.sipforum.org) has announced a full schedule of
activities at the upcoming ITEXPO West <http://www.itexpo.com/>  in Austin
Texas, showcasing the association's active role in helping to drive the
broad adoption of SIP communications in today's global telecom industry.
ITEXPO West is being held at the Austin Convention Center, September 13-15. 


At ITEXPO West, representatives of the SIP Forum will speak at several
sessions, panels and tutorials and a host a special event to update
attendees on the SIP Forum and its activities. SIP Forum leadership will
also be on hand throughout the event to inform and educate attendees about
the current and future opportunities for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).


"This year's ITEXPO West presents the SIP Forum with a valuable platform to
educate the technology community about the critical path for global adoption
of SIP and IP communications," said Richard Shockey, SIP Forum Chairman.
"Although SIP is well-established in the world of IP communications, new
network paradigms and applications have emerged in various markets that can
reap similar benefits by adopting SIP.  It is our role at the SIP Forum to
lead this conversation and bring together disparate stakeholders from across
the technology spectrum to do the technical work required to implement SIP
in this next generation of applications and services."  


On the conference's opening day, SIP Forum Chairman Richard Shockey will
lead a panel of industry experts for the ITEXPO's Keynote Luncheon Panel,
2018: The Death of the PSTN, on Tuesday, September 13. The panel will
address the FCC's plans to replace the entire public telephone network by
2018 with an interconnection of IP networks, and the logistics, benefits,
and challenges associated with this transition.


On Wednesday, September 14, the SIP Forum is hosting a special event,

"State of SIP and IP Communications, and the Role of the SIP Forum," to
update ITEXPO attendees on the progress around SIP-based communications and
related SIP Forum activities. This special event will include presentations
from representatives from the IETF, the SIP Forum and its various task
groups. Participants will speak about the latest developments and
advancements related to IP communications and SIP, and attendees will also
learn about progress relating to key SIP Forum Working Group
interoperability initiatives, including SIPconnect 1.1, User Agent
Configuration, Fax-Over-IP (FoIP), IPv6, security and video.


The SIP Forum will also participate in the three-day SIP trunking workshop,
co-sponsored by Ingate Systems, entitled Unified Communications: SIP
Trunking, Video, Collaboration and More. SIP Forum President and Managing
Director Marc Robins will kick-off the workshop's second day session by
presenting "The SIP Trunking Value Proposition," providing an
overview of SIP Trunking and deployment best practices associated with the
new SIPconnect 1.1 interoperability specification on Wednesday, September 14
at 9:30-10:00 AM. 


The SIP Forum will once again serve as one of the primary association
sponsors of ITEXPO, as well as sponsoring several collocated events
including 4G Wireless Evolution and the SIP Tutorial.


At the SIP Tutorial, a collocated event at ITEXPO West, SIP Forum Director
Dr. Alan Johnston will lead a day-long session on Thursday, September 15
from 8:00 AM until 3:45 PM. The tutorial will focus on several aspects of
SIP technology, including SIP services and core standards, a SIP security
overview, P2P, standards in telecoms and Internet, and challenges in real
time communications on the web.  


SIP Forum Activities at ITEXPO West at a Glance


.         What: ITEXPO's Keynote Luncheon Panel, "2018: The Death of the

When: Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM
Speakers: Chairman Richard Shockey (SIP Forum), host Rich Tehrani (TMC),
Mitch Simcoe (GENBAND), Payam Maveddat (Taqua), Daniel Berninger (Cipher


.         What:            "The SIP Trunking Value Proposition"

Where: Ingate's SIP Trunking Professional Development Program (part of
Ingate's UC/SIP Trunking Summit

When: Wednesday, September 14, 9:30-10 AM

Speaker: Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director

*Attendees to the entire Ingate seminar will earn a SIP Trunking
Professional Certificate


.         What: "SIP Forum Update:  State of SIP and IP Communications" 

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2:00-4:00 PM

Speakers: SIP Forum Leadership 


.         What: SIP Tutorial

When: Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM-3:45 PM

Where: Room 5A, 3rd Floor

Speaker: Director Dr. Alan Johnston (SIP Forum)






About the SIP Forum

The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in
numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as
the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit interoperability and
testing events, special interoperability workshops, educational seminars,
and general promotion of SIP in the industry.  One of the Forum's notable
technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical
Recommendation -- a standards-based recommendation that provides detailed
guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and
VoIP service provider networks. The SIPconnect Compliant Certification
Program is an associated program through which eligible companies can gain
SIPconnect validation and the right to license the use of the SIP Forum's
'SIPconnect Compliant' certification mark -- the official brand of the
leading standard for SIP Trunking products and services. Other important
Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent
Configuration, video interoperability, SIP and IPv6, and the opportunities
for SIP in Smart Grid deployments. For more information, please visit:

Media Contact


John Gates

Elevate Communications

(617) 861-3651

M-(617) 548-8972

john at elevatecom.com

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