IDC, NMS Communications to Present International Engineering iForum

4/23/2003 - Leading experts from NMS Communications (Nasdaq: NMSS), trusted supplier of communications products and services, and market research firm IDC, are co-presenting on IP media server trends as part of iForum, the latest on-line interactive learning initiative from the International Engineering Consortium (IEC). In their tutorial, Mark Winther, IDC's Group Vice President of Worldwide Telecommunications, and R. Brough Turner, NMS' Senior Vice President of Technology, discuss the market trends and technology and architectural requirements for IP media servers designed for enhanced service applications.

The tutorial opens with a look at key trends in converged networks, including new applications and market drivers and inhibitors. This is followed by a discussion of the emergence of the media server as a key component of the Next Generation Network architecture. The tutorial also details the technology and architectural considerations behind IP media server design. Topics include decomposed network architectures, session control and scripting paradigms, handling for message and video media types, conferencing engines, and finally, a look at partnering models for enhanced value delivery. The tutorial can be accessed free of charge at

Members of the media and market research communities interested in meeting with NMS executives to discuss these and other next-generation communications topics are encouraged to contact Anne Nason at NMS ( at 508-271-1444 or DoShik Wood at Fitzgerald Communications Inc. ( at 617-585-2202.

About IEC iForums
IEC iForums are a unique on-line destination for communications professionals who want reliable, authoritative, and noncommercial perspectives on current technology topics and applications. Each iForum seminar consists of a 60- to 90-minute session presented by two to three leading industry experts who give insight on key technology topics via streaming audio, video, PowerPoint slides, and other interactive features.

About NMS Communications
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