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Mitel Networks to host global SIP interoperability event this summer

Mitel Networks, today announced today that it will host and sponsor the 13th annual SIPit, a global Session Initiat...


March 11, 2003  


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Mitel Networks, today announced today that it will host and sponsor the 13th annual SIPit, a global Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interoperability testing event. The conference, which will take place Aug. 18-23 in Ottawa, is expected to attract over 60 vendors and 150 engineers from around the globe.

SIPit is an international event endorsed by the SIP Forum and overseen by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

The conference provides a critical industry benchmark in the drive to make SIP the de-facto standard for real-time Internet communication services. SIP is an open, Internet protocol for establishing and managing multi-party, mixed-media sessions over converged networks.

The purpose of SIPit is to test the interoperability of SIP implementations and products and perform testing on advanced features and functionality. Vendors then have the opportunity to address any incompatibilities for their commercial releases. The testing at SIPit also accelerates the drive towards new drafts of the SIP specification based on new requirements and findings at the event.

SIPit is open exclusively to vendors offering SIP-based solutions that will see market availability and is not an exhibition, public demonstration, conference or workshop.

“The promise of SIP to enable businesses the choice and flexibility of true open interoperability in a multi-vendor environment will gain velocity as manufacturers collaborate in testing their standards based solutions,” said Paul Butcher, chief operating officer at Mitel.

Mitel will test a range of SIP-based desktop devices and communications platforms including the 5055 SIP Phone and the 3050 Integrated Communications platform.


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