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 Thursday, July 19, 2007

ITU-Ts multimedia Study Group 16 met in Geneva, July, with over twenty standards entering the final stage of ITU-Ts approval process. The ITU secretariat says that the meeting saw record numbers of participants and contributions. Work on the use of tag-based identification (including RFID) for multimedia in particular saw great interest and progress.


Key achievements of the meeting include the setting up of new Questions ITU-Ts term for work area - to advance work on the third generation multimedia system that will replace the currently used H.323 and SIP multimedia protocols and a second Question on multimedia application platforms and end systems for IPTV. See separate stories Third gen multimedia system work accelerates and Question on multimedia application platforms and end systems for IPTV.