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SIP: Behind the Curtain


Andrew Prokop (Director of Emerging Technologies, Arrow SI)

Date: Monday, March 12

Time: 2:15pm - 4:00pm

Pass type: Entire Event - Get your pass now!

Track: SIP/SIP Trunking

Vault Recording: TBD

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) still plays a vital role in many if not most implementations. Make sure you understand how it works and why it’s still important.

SIP is easy to say, but it has proven to be harder to understand, and for far too many enterprises, difficult to implement. SIP is a tool to make telephone calls, and it's a way to convey presence information. It's used as a point-to-point signaling protocol, and it's the foundation of large multiparty, multimedia, geographically dispersed enterprise solutions. If that sounds like a lot for one protocol, you’re right. And yet, that’s exactly what SIP is doing for millions of users each and every day.

This session will educate you on the core aspects of SIP in terms of components, protocol, and security. Additionally, a significant amount of time will be spent on understanding SIP as the foundation of a broader solution. Whether your job requires you to maintain a legacy PBX or calculate the ROI of a video conferencing system, you will walk away feeling much more comfortable with a technology that represents the most important change to communications in 30 years.

• Why SIP?
• Terminology
• Protocol basics
• Distributed, centralized, hybrid, and cloud architectures
• SIP endpoints
• SIP trunks
• Call admission control and calculating bandwidth
• Security and Session Border Controllers
• SIP vs. WebRTC