ITU to promote interoperability
The International Telecommunication Union will start work on standards providing interoperability for telepresence systems.
According to the ITU, products based on established protocols including ITU-T H.323 lack interoperability due to proprietary extensions. The new work will focus on standardising full interoperability between telepresence systems, including facilitating the coherent presentation of multiple audio and video streams so that participants show correct eye contact and gestures to give a real-life like experience.
The ITU’s membership ranges from countries, to companies including the major VC players such as Polycom, Cisco and HP.