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October 04, 2010

ITEXPO Exhibitor, SIP Forum, Announces SIPit 27

By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Web Editor

SIP Forum has announced that its next SIP Interoperability Testing event, SIPit 27, will be held November 15-19, 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan. The international event, hosted by The European Telecommunications Standards Institute “ETSI” and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (News - Alert) “ITRI”, is open for registration to any equipment vendor, developer, carrier or other company dealing with Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) “SIP” implementations.

At SIPit 27, participating companies will test a variety of SIP-based applications in assorted network environments and topologies. The upcoming fall event expects to focus particular attention on SIP security, including preventing exploit attacks, securing media in secure real-time transport protocol “SRTP”, and maintaining interoperability while exercising advanced real-time media sessions such as those utilizing High Definition video. In addition, groups are expected to continue their work related to IP peering and SIP trunking interoperability. 

"SIPit 27 will once again bring together the world’s foremost equipment vendors and service providers across the IP communications industry to test and validate their SIP implementations in a live, real-world IP network setting in Taipei, Taiwan, a center of communications technology in Asia,” said Marc Robins (News - Alert), SIP Forum president and managing director. "In addition, the data compiled at the upcoming event will be integrated into an upcoming interoperability report regarding RFC3261, the core SIP standard, aimed at advancing the specification along the standards maturity ladder inside the Internet Engineering Task Force “IETF” .”

Conducted by the SIP Forum (News - Alert) twice a year, SIPits are the world’s premier interoperability testing events for SIP, bringing together leading SIP application developers, service providers and IP communications equipment manufacturers to ensure their SIP implementations work seamlessly together in an IP network testing environment. An important goal of the SIPit events is to help refine both the SIP protocol and its implementations in order to reinforce SIP as the global interoperable standard for real-time Internet communication services.

“Over the course of 26 SIPit events, we have seen this program grow considerably to become one of the most effective and important SIP test beds for both implementations and specifications in the world,” said Robert Sparks, chair of the SIP Forum’s test event working group. “We have consistently attracted participation from both past SIPit veterans and newcomers, as SIP continues to mature, and after every event participants indicate that a week spent at SIPit provides results that would have taken months to achieve with individual pair-wise testing.”

For any additional questions on the SIPit series, the SIP standard protocol or other SIP Forum issues, Marc Robbins, SIP Forum president and managing director, will be on hand at this week’s ITEXPO in Los Angeles.

Marc Robbins is also speaking during these three sessions at ITEXPO (News - Alert):

October 4– 12:15 pm Making the Business Case for SIP Trunking in the SMB

October 6- 9:00am      SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit

October 6 -2:45pm      The IP Migration Isn’t Done Until You FoIP Yourself  

Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca


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