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 Thursday, July 27, 2006

On 4 and 5 April 2006 the TSB Director convened a consultation meeting to consider possible measures to take care of the IPTV studies within the ITU-T (TSB Circular 71). A result of the consultation meeting was an agreement to establish, according to provisions of Recommendation A.7, a Focus Group on IPTV. A website for the focus group has been established at http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/IPTV/index.phtml

Subsequent to the agreement at the consultation meeting, TSAG, at its meeting 3 to 7 July 2006, decided that the parent of the IPTV Focus Group should be Study Group 13 and that a Joint Coordination Activity (JCA) should be established amongst the management of the concerned study groups to provide an interface to the IPTV Focus Group.

The IPTV-JCA will work primarily by correspondence but can also meet in association with meetings of Study Group 13 where necessary. In addition urgent issues requiring attention can be flagged up at any time and the JCA can convene as appropriate to take action.

IPTV Joint Coordination Activity (IPTV-JCA) Home

Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:50:59 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A major event on the fast moving market of information and communication technologies in motor vehicles is being organized by the World Standards Cooperation, the entity comprising ITU, ISO and IEC, at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007, one of the world’s leading automotive events. The event includes a workshop from 7 to 9 March 2007, accompanied by an exhibition that will run the length of the public days from 8 to 18 March, as well as the press days, on 6 and 7 March. Seven hundred square meters will be made available for the exhibition to showcase new products and concepts to an audience which includes high-level decision makers and media – in addition to the traditional audience of the motor show, an expected 800,000 visitors. The event will bring together the key specialists in the field, from top decision makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.

More information on the Fully Networked Car Workshop and Exhibition

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:20:43 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Introduction

The Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication" was established by Study Group 12 at its 5 - 13 June 2006 meeting.
 
Scope

The objective of the Focus Group is to develop a new set of requirements and specifications to help advance the work of the ITU-T SG12, mainly Questions 4/12 and 12/12, and to encourage participation in this activity of members of other standards organisations involved in car and Telecommunications/ICT industries, including experts and individuals who may not be members of ITU.

Terms of reference

The following areas should be addressed in the future activity of the Focus Group:

  • In car communication: Quality parameters and testing methods
  • Interaction of car hands-free systems with the radio channel
  • Extension of the work to wideband car hands-free systems
  • Special requirements/testing procedures for speech recognition systems in cars

Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication" Homepage

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:51:53 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, July 19, 2006

ITU-T’s work on IPTV took a significant step forward following a meeting Geneva, July 10-14.

IPTV is being explored by media companies and service providers around the world as a way to add value to their existing offerings, and globally accepted standards are seen as essential in order that – for example – a broadcaster in one part of the world can easily distribute content in another.

The meeting of the IPTV Focus Group (FG IPTV) attracted over 150 delegates from the world’s key ICT companies, over 100 input documents were considered, and the first drafts of various output documents agreed. All documents can be viewed on the group’s webpage.

A key output document drafted at the meeting shows the requirements for standardization in IPTV. Establishing this list is an essential part of the standards making process. Also dealt with by the group, and equally as important is outlining what standards already exist.

The meeting approved the establishment of six working groups:

  • Architecture and Requirements
  • QoS and Performance Aspects
  • Service Security and Contents Protection
  • IPTV Network Control
  • End Systems and Interoperability Aspects
  • Middleware, Application and Content Platforms
The next FG IPTV meeting will take place in Busan, Korea, 16-20 October, 2006.

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:24:15 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, July 17, 2006

Wednesday, 19 July, 17:30 central european time will be your last chance to select one of the standards which you think has best shaped the ICT world of today.

So far, over 600 people have taken the opportunity to vote for the most influential standards work from ITU-T.

The exercise is part of ITU-T's 50 Year Anniversary Celebrations, more information can be found here.

 

 

Monday, July 17, 2006 2:21:15 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |