RIT Hosts 2nd Annual VoIP Conference, May 5

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With the telecommunications industry evolving from traditional telephony toward Internet provider telephony, there are new challenges and questions about the rapidly changing technology. In an effort to examine the issues and the state of the industry, Rochester Institute of Technology will host its 2nd annual VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) Conference on Friday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Co-hosted by RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and the College of Applied Science and Technology, the conference will bring together industry experts and academia. Citizens Communications Chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter is the keynote speaker. Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy will also be among the guest speakers.

Bruce Hartpence, associate professor in the Golisano College’s networking, security, and systems administration department and Mark Indelicato, associate professor of telecommunications engineering technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology, are spearheading the conference. “Last year’s conference focused on the issues associated with running voice and real time data over the Internet protocol,” says Hartpence. “These issues include quality of service, security and service provision among others. This year, conference participants can expect to hear about solutions to many of these challenges, as well as spirited discussions about issues that continue to test the industry.”

Adds Indelicato, “Vendor displays, technical sessions, and business presentations from across the industry are all part of the day’s activities.”

The all day conference will be in the Golisano College on the RIT campus. The event is open to the public. Registration is $60 and the fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a wine and cheese networking reception. For more information about the day’s agenda, visit http://www.casci.rit.edu/voip or call Tracy Clark at (585) 475-7157.