Track: SIP (SIP)
The State of SIP
|Thursday - 01/24/08, 8:00-8:45am|
We continually hear about SIP, but do you find yourself bewildered by the buzzwords and terminology? Wish someone would tell you what a SIP Proxy was, and why it might feel the need to fork? What advantages does SIP bring? Why should I move now? This ‘back to basics’ session will take a high level look at the SIP protocol and the power it puts in the hands of application developers and solution architects. We will discuss the building blocks required to put together a SIP deployment so you can talk with confidence about how the next generation of telephony products will be built!
Secure Smart Grid Association
Network Engineer III
Green Mountain Coffee
Senior Web Services and Mobile Apps Developer
SIP Trunking for the SMB
|Thursday - 01/24/08, 9:00-9:45am|
SIP trunking rapidly reduces costs by leveraging SIP, eliminating redundant network connections and providing PSTN termination in the local area. This session will provide an overview of the issues faced in enterprise deployments, provide real solutions and discuss the opportunities that SIP trunking offers. Furthermore, SIP trunking is experiencing rapid growth in the SMB market. While SMBs have other options like hosted PBX and legacy interfaces, why is it that SIP trunking is leading the way? Panelists will discuss the benefits of SIP trunking and why this trend is occurring.
Director, SIPconnect Development
Wireless Technical Director
Sioux Valley Wireless
Chief Marketing Officer IMS/NGN
Building Applications with SIP: Conferencing/Collaboration Solutions
|Thursday - 01/24/08, 1:15-2:00pm|
Global organizations utilize conference calls as a very important business tool for collaboration. Multi-branch organizations were the first to recognize the value in voice and video conferencing services to economize on travel costs and to coordinate business activities. Other smaller organizations have also begun to recognize that having access to easy-to-use conferencing resources speeds collaboration efforts with clients and suppliers. Whether using a tradition TDM PBX, an IP-PBX or a hosted service provider, SIP is seen as a key technology going forward to help tie organizations together and dramatically reduce the costs of conferencing.
By attending this session you will learn how SIP can be leveraged as a key enabling technology for conferencing and collaboration applications — delivering scalable and cost effective solutions while avoiding restrictive and expensive API development.
Senior Director of Solutions Marketing
SIP-ify the E-mail Base
|Thursday - 01/24/08, 2:15-3:00pm|
The widespread adoption of open standards-based VoIP is still years in the making, as today’s VoIP providers continue to build islands of closed networks. Breaking these old business models requires open standards and SIP is the standard to do this. An open system brings true mobility and portability, where one address can find and follow users no matter where they are, regardless of the network or access device.
In this session, the presenter will explore using SIP to unify the more than one billion e-mail accounts around the world making each e-mail account capable of receiving a request for an IM session, a direct voice call, even videoconferencing. Drawing on lessons learned from the evolution of e-mail technology in the early 1990’s, attendees will get a feel for the current barriers to widespread adoption and gain understanding of the key technologies and market factors needed to make the transition to open standards-based IP Communications a reality.
VP of Business Development
Understanding SIP Security
|Thursday - 01/24/08, 3:15-4:00pm|
Security concerns are heightened when interactive services such as VoIP are rolled out, because firewalls, the traditional network sentries, are unable to address the complexities of VoIP traffic and its accompanying SIP protocol. SIP is required for the delivery of interactive applications, such as VoIP and multimedia. However, its intrinsic complexities, fluid development, and peer-to-peer communication expose networks to a host of security violations. The unsavory and serious security issues associated with SIP include DOS attacks, fraud, service theft, SPIT (spam over Internet telephony) and SPIM (spam over instant messaging). Attend this session to gain a better understanding of the complexities of securing SIP-based communications.
Vice President Product Management
Senior Product Manager
President and Managing Director