HC News and Notes

October 1999 (Volume 1, Issue 3)

1. Human Communications Standards Teleconference

Topic: Results of September 1999 ITU-T Study Group 8 Fax Standards Meetings

Time is running out to register for the first Human Communications Standards Teleconference. James Rafferty, President of Human Communications, will provide a briefing over the phone which highlights the key results of the September meeting of Study Group 8 and 3 related rapporteur meetings on fax and Internet fax standards. There is important work underway in areas such as Internet Fax Full Mode (T.37), Real Time IP Fax (T.38), advanced JBIG-2 compression, and amendments to Group 3 facsimile. This timely briefing will provide you and your company with an update and analysis on these key fax standards developments. The press release on the teleconference is at www.humancomm.com/hctelconpr1.htm

For more information or to register, see our web site at www.humancomm.com/hcconf.htm or contact us via voice/fax at +1-203-746-4367 or by email at mailto:ellenr@humancomm.com

Time/Date: October 28, 1999; 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Format: 50 minutes intro/presentation with slides, followed by 10 minutes Q & A

2.   Second Converging Digital Peripheral / Integrated Office Conference '99

October 25-27, 1999; Boston, Massachusetts

HC President James Rafferty will speak on the topic of Internet fax at the Second annual CDP/IOC conference on October 26. The focus of the talk will be on how Internet fax measures up to today's requirements for business communications and what impact this has on Multi-Function Product

Vendors. This is a leading conference on trends in office equipment as the world rapidly moves toward making the digital document and the connected office peripheral a reality. The conference is co-sponsored by the Multi-Function Product Association and market research firm CAP Ventures.

For more information or to register, see www.capv.com or www.mfpa.org

3.  Human Communications Digest in print and "HCD on the Web"

In September, the latest issue of Human Communications Digest was published. The lead story is on the approval of the latest version of ITU-T T.434 on Binary File Transfer. There is also extensive coverage on activities from ITU-T Study Group 8 and on the first two IETF meetings of 1999. To read the cover page of this and other issues, see http://www.humancomm.com/hcdfront_arch.htm

As of this issue, a new supplement "HCD on the Web" also debuts. HCD on the Web will provide coverage on selected standards topics, ongoing features such as a Glossary of Terms and serve as an extension to the contents of the printed "Human Communications Digest". This issue introduces the IETF working group on Media Gateway Control (Megaco) To check out HCD on the Web, please see http://www.humancomm.com/hcdsupp.htm

4.  Internet Engineering Task Force Meeting

November 8-12, 1999 Washington, DC

The next meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) will be held from November 8-12 in Washington, DC. As usual, a large number of working group and birds of a feature (BOF) sessions will be held. Among working groups that are being tracked by Human Communications that are expected to meet include Internet Fax, Content Negotiations, Internet Printing, Megaco, Quality Documents, Voice Profile for Internet Mail and Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol.

For more information on the meeting, see the IETF web site: www.ietf.org

5. Fax Class Planning

Human Communications is making plans for a schedule of public Internet fax and Group 3 fax courses for the year 2000 along with its fax class partner, QualityLogic, Inc. (formerly Genoa Technology). If you or others at your company are interested in attending, please contact us at mailto:jrafferty@worldnet.att.net , stating your interests in classes, location preference (if any) and desired timing. Private classes are also available for groups of 5 or more; please contact us for details. Other details about the classes are contained at www.humancomm.com/fcinfopg.htm

Any comments: 

Please send them to James Rafferty at <mailto:jrafferty@worldnet.att.net>

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