The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) held its 21st Annual Multimedia Products and Services Interoperability Testing Event, SuperOp! 2016, at Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida, May 14-20, 2016.
The SIP Interconnect Activity Group testing drew at least 16 product teams from companies including Blue Jeans Networks, Cisco Systems, Huawei, Intel, Pexip, Polycom, Sonus Networks , Sorenson Communications, Spirent Communications, Vidyo, and Wipro. Testing focused on key aspects of videoconferencing/telepresence interoperability, with the IMTC SIP Interconnect best practices and associated test cases documents providing a framework within which to test and report results. Interworking across implementations was quite broad, extending beyond that covered within the best practice documents, including SIP/WebRTC interworking via gateways provided by several participants.
Most of the companies participating had been to previous SuperOp events, and while there were many new faces, representatives from most companies included a mix of seasoned SuperOp attendees along with the newcomers. As a result, the level of interworking and the sophistication of the test scenarios was more advanced than in previous years. New interoperability issues were identified, some of which were resolved during the week with corresponding changes being fed back into the best practices and test cases documents. Others challenges require more consideration and will be addressed by future SIP Interconnect AG member meetings.
The group recently published an official update to its SIP Video Profile Best Practice, IMTC1015. Official publications of the groups Role Base Video Best Practice and SIP Security Best Practice are planned within the next year. New participants, findings, and questions are welcome and encouraged. To get started, visit the IMTC member portal and subscribe to the SIP Interconnect mailer.