SuperOp! 2012, organized and conducted by the IMTC, is a significant annual testing event for the multimedia communications, videoconferencing and telepresence industries. It brings together engineers from leading companies developing unified communications, video communication products and services worldwide. The SuperOp! 2012 testing covered equipment and service interoperability on combinations of IP, 3G and LTE networks, and covered a broad range of technologies such as HD Videoconferencing, TIP, Telepresence, MPEG DASH, HTTP Live Streaming and traditional 3GPP RTSP Streaming, as well as full spectrum of SIP-based and H.323-based videoconferencing systems.
SuperOp! SuperConnect, the culmination event of a week-long testing exercise, brought together more than 50 endpoints with a full conference call being established in less than 30 minutes. For the first time ever, iPad and Android videoconferencing and telepresence clients were included in the SuperConnect.
The SIP Parity Activity Group testing was comprised of more than 24 product teams from companies including Acme Packet, BlueJeans, Cisco, Huawei, LG, Lifesize, Magor Corporation, Polycom, RADVISION, Teliris and Vidyo.
Testing focused on various aspects of videoconferencing and /Telepresence interoperability, with the IMTC SIP Parity best practice documents and associated test cases documents providing a framework within which to test. Hundreds of test cases involving thousands of calls were made. Tested functionality included H.264 HD video, SIP/H.323 interworking, SIP UDP/TCP interworking, BFCP via UDP for content sharing, BFCP via UDP/TCP interworking, H.239 for content sharing, BFCP/H.239 interworking and more.
The TIP (Telepresence Interoperability Protocol) Activity Group conducted its second multivendor TIP Interoperability testing during SuperOp! 2012. Acme Packet, AT&T, Cisco, Huawei, Polycom, RADVISION and Teliris participated in TIP testing.
Over 300 TIP Version 7-based Interop scenarios were tested using single and multi-screen endpoints, switched and transcoding MCUs, interworking gateways as well as session border controllers. This year’s testing was focused on a greater number of deployment combinations and providing consistent experience to customers using TIP protocol for multivendor Telepresence Interop, whereas basic interop functionality only was tested last year.
About the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC)
The IMTC is an industry-leading, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate the development and use of interoperable, real-time, multimedia telecommunication products and services based on open international standards. The IMTC hosts interoperability testing events and demonstrations throughout the world. IMTC has hosted numerous events to test IMS, VoLTE, SIP, H.323, 3G-324M, TIP, Packet Switch Streaming, and other Voice over IP products and services with each other. The IMTC Board of Directors includes representatives from AT&T, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, LifeSize Communications, Nokia, Polycom, Qualcomm, RADVISION, Samsung and Vidyo. The San Ramon, California-based consortium comprises approximately 40 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware and software; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit organizations. “The IMTC is making Rich Media happen Anywhere, Anytime.” Further information on IMTC can be found here