"This book is like a good tour guide.It doesn't just describe the major attractions; you share in the history, spirit, language, and culture of the place."
—Henning Schulzrinne, Professor, Columbia University
Since its birth in 1996, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has grown up. As a richer, much more robust technology, SIP today is fully capable of supporting the communication systems that power our twenty-first century work and life.
This second edition handbook has been revamped to cover the newest standards, services, and products. You'll find the latest on SIP usage beyond VoIP, including Presence, instant messaging (IM), mobility, and emergency services, as well as peer-to-peer SIP applications, quality-of-service, and security issues—everything you need to build and deploy today's SIP services.
This book will help you
About the Author Dr. Henry Sinnreich
- Work with SIP in Presence and event-based communications
- Handle SIP-based application-level mobility issues
- Develop applications to facilitate communications access for users with disabilities
- Set up Internet-based emergency services
- Explore how peer-to-peer SIP systems may change VoIP
- Understand the critical importance of Internet transparency
- Identify relevant standards and specifications
- Handle potential quality-of-service and security problems
(Richardson, TX) is Chief Technology Officer at Pulver.com, a leading media company for VoIP and Internet communication services. Dr. Sinnreich has held engineering and executive positions at MCI where he was an MCI fellow and has been involved in Internet and multimedia services for more than 12 years, including the development of the flagship MCI Advantage service based on SIP. Henry Sinnreich is also a contributor to IETF standards for Internet communications in such areas as SIP telephony devices and using RTP extensions for voice quality monitoring. He was awarded the title Pioneer for VoIP in 2000 at the VON Europe conference. Henry Sinnreich has been a cofounder and board member of the International SIP Forum based in Stockholm. He is a frequent speaker and is known as the leading evangelist, worldwide, for SIP based VoIP, presence, IM, multimedia, and integration of applications with communications. Dr. Sinnreich is also a guest lecturer at the Engineering School of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Alan B. Johnston (St. Louis, MO) is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Avaya, Inc. He has coauthored the core Internet SIP standard RFC 3261 and four other SIP related RFCs. He is the co-chair of the IETF Centralized Conferencing Working Group and is on the board of directors of the International SIP Forum. His current areas of interest include peer-to-peer SIP and security. Dr. Johnston is a frequent speaker and lecturer on SIP and contributor to various publications, and is an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.