Human Communications Initiates Standards Briefings by Teleconference

First Conference on ITU-T Study Group 8 Fax Standards Slated for October 28


For Immediate Release

CONTACT: James Rafferty, Human Communications

Phone/fax: +1-203-746-4367



Danbury, CT. --- October 12, 1999 -- Leading telecommunications consulting firm Human Communications announced plans for a new series of teleconferences on various standards topics. The series, which will go under the brand name of Human Communications Standards Teleconference, will feature leading standards expert James Rafferty, President of Human Communications, and potentially other standards experts as well. The first teleconference will be held on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 1:00 P.M. eastern daylight time and will last for one hour. James Rafferty will be the speaker for the first teleconference and he will provide an executive briefing on the results of the latest meeting of ITU-T Study Group 8 which was held in late September in the United Kingdom. Items which will be covered during the briefing will include status reports on standardization of the store and forward and real time versions of Internet Fax, as well as an update on a series of changes that are planned for the Group 3 facsimile T.30 protocol. The briefing portion of the call will last about 40 minutes and then be followed by an open question and answer period.

According to James Rafferty, "The pace of standardization for fax and other advanced communications technologies continues to move along quite quickly. We have created this teleconference series as a way to provide more rapid feedback to our clients and contacts in the unified messaging and office equipment industries on standards developments as they take place. For vendors, this will help them keep their product plans up-to-date with the latest developments. In turn, customers and the media can get a preview of likely future product trends in advanced communications technologies. This will complement more in-depth reporting that is available through our standards newsletter Human Communications Digest".

The teleconference fee is $99, which includes advance copies of the slides and a cassette tape of the session. To register, contact Ellen Rossini of Human Communications at +1-203-746-4367 or submit a registration using forms available at web site link Discounts are available to current Human Communications customers.

About the Teleconference Leader

The teleconference leader, James Rafferty, President of Human Communications, was the editor of the ITU-T.33 recommendation on "Facsimile Routing Utilizing the Subaddress". He is also the Chair of the Internet Fax working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force and is a long time contributor and editor in other standards activities for TR-29, ITU Study Group 8 and the Enterprise Computer Telephony Forum. He is also a co-author of RFCs 2301, 2302 and 2306 on TIFF image file formats for facsimile. Prior to founding Human Communications in 1992, he was one of the pioneers in the development of computer fax products with Fujitsu Imaging Systems. He was just recently selected for inclusion in the Millenium edition of Who's Who in America.

About Human Communications

Human Communications is a consulting firm which advises clients worldwide on emerging telecommunications technologies and helps them to plan, design and implement highly competitive products and services. The firm has particular expertise in facsimile communications and its integration with emerging messaging, multimedia and network technologies, notably the Internet. In addition to consulting services, Human Communications publishes a leading standards newsletter, Human Communications Digest and a series of reports on standards deployment, Human Communications Standards Update. The firm also conducts highly regarded courses on fax and Internet fax technologies in conjunction with testing leader QualityLogic, Inc. (formerly Genoa Technology).


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