Carl Ford is the loveable guy in the IP communications space I used to compete with but we are now family. It is really a great partnership and his company, Crossfire Media has partnered with TMC on a number of events including SIP Tutorial which has been held three times and has educated companies of all sizes, major telcos and technical staffs working at prestigious Ivy League schools.
The next event will be collocated with ITEXPO East 2011 in Miami this February 2-4 and I asked Carl for a few reasons to attend and macro trends which will be discussed.
He mentioned recent SIP meetings in China which show the need to keep current on SIP standards and HTML5 in particular which will integrate with SIP in the future. Obviously HTML 5 is a huge game changer as it challenges the dominance of Adobe’s Flash and could presumably allow rich multimedia to be enjoyed on far less powerful devices.
Do I need to go on and on again about how not having Flash running on Apple iDevices is a huge annoyance? I will give it a rest - for now.
He also said SIP in the peer to peer or P2P realm is not only alive and well but it will be responsible for more efficient enabling social network communication.
So there you have it – some of the things you will learn in the SIP Tutorial which by the way is also sponsored by none other than the SIP Forum an association with members such as Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Aspect, Avaya, Broadsoft, CableLabs, Opimum Lightpath, Cbeyond, Cisco, Comcast, Cox, Dialogic, Digium, Ericsson, Genband, Glowpoint, Ingate, Juniper Networks, Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft, Mitel, NET, Neustar, NET, Nokia, Polycom, Radvision, ShoreTel, Siemens, SNOM, Sonus Networks, Tandberg (part of Cisco now but it is on the site and I am being transparent :) ) , Tekelec and XO Communications.
We hope to see you there.