Project Overview

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The Wireless Multimedia Application (WMA) project was an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership project between Motorola Cork and 2 academic institutes: WIT and CIT. The goal of the project was to refine and test a signal compression scheme for the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). CIT took the lead on the development of the compression scheme which followed a Motorola patent, while WIT designed and developed Java test applications for the IMS to give examples of the kind of signalling flows that would commonly occur e.g. call setup, conferencing, instant messaging and presence.
Project ran from 2001-2002

Project Achievements

Despite a small team of 4 personnel split between 2 institutes, the project was a considerable success. An Internet draft was produced and submitted to the iETF. Motorola verified the viability of the compression scheme using the resulting applications and the project developed WIT’s expertise in IMS which lead to the Industry Led Research Programme IMS-ARCS (http://www.ims-arcs.com).



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Shane Dempsey (Telecoms Software Architect) sdempsey@tssg.org

The IETF I+D is described here http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ziyad-rohc-tccb-01