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Question 5/16

Question 5/16 - Telepresence systems

(Continuation of Question 5/16)

Motivation

Telepresence represents an important evolution of the videoconferencing market. This trend is expected to accelerate, as mainstream video applications begin to offer telepresence features. Many products exist today that, although they are based on IETF SIP and ITU T H.323 protocols, lack interoperability due to proprietary extensions needed to these base protocols to offer a user-rich experience.

The increased penetration of broadband communications and higher user awareness of video applications, coupled with financial and environmental gains brought by remote collaboration tools have brought a boost to applications such as telepresence. This makes it important that standardized solutions be developed to ensure multi-vendor interoperability on a global basis.

Study items

Study items to be considered include, but are not limited to: Tasks

Tasks include, but are not limited to: An up-to-date status of work under this Question is found in the SG 16 work programme (http://itu.int/ITU-T/workprog/wp_search.aspx?sp=15&q=5/16).

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