IMTC Appoints Dilithium Networks' Co-Founder to Board

5/13/2003 - Dilithium Networks, a leading provider of wireless multimedia solutions including voice and video transcoding gateways, announced that its co-founder and CTO, Dr. Marwan Jabri, was appointed to the board of directors of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC).

Dr. Istvan Sebestyen, IMTC President, said "We are pleased to invite Dr. Marwan Jabri to the IMTC board. He brings deep and broad expertise in the multimedia industry, in which he has been actively involved for nearly twenty years. His appointment is almost a natural progression since Dr. Jabri has been an active member of the IMTC's H.324M interoperability Activity Group since the group's founding in 2000."

Dr. Jabri is an authority in multimedia communications systems including voice and video coding and transcoding, and multimedia quality of service over narrow and broadband networks. He has performed extensive research and development in the integration of media communications protocols and their implementation inside real-time systems. Dr. Jabri was closely involved with the ITU in the development of the ITU H.324 standard. He currently holds the Gordon and Betty Moore Chair at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Oregon Health and Sciences University.

"I am honored to be given the opportunity to join the governance of such a prestigious industry body. The IMTC has been a driving force in ensuring interoperability between equipment vendors, leading to faster deployment and acceptance of multimedia services," Dr. Jabri said. "Dilithium Networks involvement in the IMTC has enabled it to develop a range of products that are recognized in the market not only for their innovation and outstanding benefits but also for their widespread interoperability."

About Dilithium Networks
Dilithium Networks is the leading provider of solutions for interconnecting networks and terminals to enable seamless, efficient transport of voice and video. The company's products include Multimedia Transcoding Gateways, 3G-324M protocol analysis test tools, and Protocol Stacks. Dilithium Networks' global customer base includes network equipment suppliers, terminal manufacturers, and mobile operators. Dilithium Networks is headquartered in Larkspur, California near Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit -

Dilithium Networks and Unicoding are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

About the IMTC
The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) is an industry-leading non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia conferencing solutions based on open international standards. The IMTC hosts interoperability testing events and demonstrations throughout the world. Over the past three years the IMTC has hosted more than 60 interoperability-testing events to test T.120, H .320, H.323, H.324, SIP, and Voice over IP products and services with each other. The IMTC Board of Directors includes representatives from Cisco Systems, Dilithium Networks, France Telecom, Nokia, Polycom, RADVISION, Ridgeway Systems, Siemens AG, Sony, Tandberg, and Telverse. The San Ramon, California-based consortium comprises approximately 75 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware and software; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit organizations. "The IMTC is making Rich Media happen Anywhere, Anytime." Further information on IMTC can be found at

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