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September 20, 2012

SIPconnect-IT 2012 to be Held in December at UNH to Promote New Technical Specification


By Ed Silverstein SIP Trunking Report Contributor



The SIP Forum will sponsor SIPconnect-IT 2012 in December at the University of New Hampshire to encourage adoption of a new technical specification.


The event will also offer SIP trunking interoperability testing for the SIPconnect 1.1 Technical Specification.

SIPconnect-IT 2012 will be held Dec. 3-7 in the university’s Interoperability Laboratory. It is a 32,000-square-foot facility in Durham.

The event will let application developers, equipment vendors and service providers use a platform to demonstrate and test implementations of the specification, according to a report on TMCnet.

In a related matter, Interop will identify “interworking” issues and develop a process to resolve disputes to speed up adoption and implementation of the standard. Soon, there will be a formal, comprehensive SIPconnect 1.1 Compliance Program, and eventually a formal testing certification will be offered to ensure compliance with the new standard.

The SC-IT Task Group is co-chaired by Alan Johnston of Avaya and Robert Kinder of Cox Communications. Additional members include SIP Forum Technical Working Group director, Spencer Dawkins, and Task Group chief document editor, James Swan.

“SIPconnect-IT 2012 marks an important step in galvanizing the industry toward universal adoption of and compliance with the SIPconnect 1.1 Specification,” Marc Robins, SIP Forum president, said in a statement. “It will give the IP communications engineering community an opportunity to put the theory and ideals of SIPconnect 1.1 into action and begin the hard work of identifying and ultimately resolving key internetworking issues related to SIP trunking.”

The SIPconnect 1.1 technical recommendations were approved by the SIP Forum Board of Directors last year.

They offer an industry-wide, standards-based framework, according to a SIP Forum statement.

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Edited by Braden Becker