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 Thursday, 26 February 2009
ITU-T has made public a database tracking test signals applicable to uses such as testing end-to-end quality of telecoms systems, compliance to specific ITU standards (ITU-T Recommendations) and performance assessment of certain types of telecom terminals.

The ITU-T Test Signals for Telecommunication Systems  database currently contains 15 gigabytes of audio, still image, video signals and encoded bitstreams. It is a “one-stop shop” for data found within ITU-T Recommendations. Some of this material was previously available only in physical media (such as CDs or DVDs), and can now be downloaded for free.

Database entries are augmented with explanations and links to the corresponding Recommendations.

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Thursday, 26 February 2009 09:37:03 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Meeting of Study Group 2 - Operational aspects of service provision and telecommunications management

Geneva, 24 March - 02 April 2009

Registration form

See ITU-T SG 2 Collective Letter 1 for more information.

Study Group 2 Home

Wednesday, 25 February 2009 11:48:22 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Third meeting of the Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change (FG ICT & CC)

24-27 March 2009, Hiroshima, Japan

Registration form

Practical information

See TSB Circular 11 for more information.

FG ICT & CC Home

Wednesday, 25 February 2009 11:38:54 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Fourth meeting of the Focus Group on From/In/To Cars Communication II (FG CarCom)

Geneva, 06 March 2009

Registration form

See Invitation letter for more information.

FG CarCom Home

Wednesday, 25 February 2009 11:31:05 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Study Group 3 Regional Group for Asia and Oceania (SG3RG-AO) (former TAS Group) and the associated BDT Workshop

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 04-06 March 2009

See ITU-T SG3RG-AO Collective Letter 3 for more information.


Wednesday, 25 February 2009 11:21:42 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 12 February 2009
ITU will team up with ISO and IEC for a fourth time on  4-5 March 2009 to present the Fully Networked Car. The three organisations working together under the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) banner will host the workshop and exhibition at one of the world’s leading automotive events, the Geneva International Motor Show.

The question of how can ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in vehicles help mitigate and monitor climate change will be retained as a key theme for 2009. The Lightning Car Company has kindly agreed to display, as the key feature of the exhibition, its Lightning GT prototype electric vehicle to give special emphasis to the environmental theme.

Experts believe that more sophisticated traffic management and driver assistance systems can help reduce the environmental impact caused by motoring.

2009 will see keynote speeches from:
Burkhard Göschel, CTO, Magna International 
Jürgen Leohold, Executive Director Group Research, Volkswagen
Russ Shields, Chairman, Ygomi
Tadao Saito, CTO, Toyota InfoTechnology Center
Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO (ITS Europe).

In general, the event will focus on (ICT) in motor vehicles and specifically standards that will facilitate the convergence of these industries.

ICT in vehicles represents a significant value-add for consumers in terms of safety, comfort and mobility. Predictions for the size of the market run into billions of dollars and stakeholders agree that standardization is key to the development of new technologies and that coordination between the traditionally remote vehicle manufacturing and ICT industries is crucial.

The Fully Networked Car brings together experts ranging from top decision-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and analysts. The workshop programme features speakers from some of the biggest names in the ICT and automobile industries.

The panel of high-level global experts that will frame the major issues and engage the audience in discussion come from companies including: Magna International, Toyota, ERTICO, Freescale Semiconductor, IEEE, Telcordia, Aachen University, Thinking Highways, Connexis, Daimler AG, Telecom Italia, Volkswagen, France Telecom/Orange, NXP Semiconductors and Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH.

Among other topics to be discussed are car to x communication, safety and security and voice and audiovisual services.

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Thursday, 12 February 2009 10:01:48 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, 09 February 2009

Participation of Xelic, Inc. as an Associate of ITU-T Study Group 15

Monday, 09 February 2009 15:11:51 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, 04 February 2009

Participation of Anue Systems as an Associate of ITU-T Study Group 15

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 15:08:46 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Participation of Little eArth Corporation Co, Ltd (LAC) as an Associate of ITU-T Study Group 17

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 14:48:29 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |