Real-Time Communication Student Projects and Demonstrations
Students in the Real-Time Communications courses at IIT’s School of Applied Technology recently presented their semester projects at a colloquium cosponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. The first half of the evening was devoted to presentations of the goals and results of the projects. In the second half, attendees visited the Real-Time Communications lab, participated in demonstrations of the projects, and the saw new test beds and equipment recently added to the lab.
This year's projects included:
- The Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet)- Demonstrations of two different failover techniques, end-to-end calls, and presentations that explain the call flows and architectures
- Radio over IP- Demonstration of a call initiated on the ESInet that flows through to the radio-dispatched car. Presentation of lessons learned and next steps
- Voice over IIT (VoIIT)- Calls to and from members of the audience accompanied by live traces; Presentation of the current architecture of this student built, SIP-based telecommunications system.
- Voice and Video over Web (VVoW)- Demonstration of a web-based audio/video teleconference service developed at the school. Overview of the current architecture and next steps.
- SIP Proxy Performance Benchmarks- Students are using the Mu-8000 Test Platform to test the performance of SIP proxies according IETF draft specifications. Demonstrations and status reports.
- Real-Time Media Project- Students are building a database of traces and information documenting the methods used by UTube, Blackboard, Skype, Google Hangouts and other services that deliver real-time media. Many of these services use HTTP to transport streams oaf audio and video, avoiding the use of specialized VoIP Signaling protocols. The database supports research into the security and relative efficiency of the different methods.
If you are interested in learning more about future Real-Time Communications events at Illinois institute of Technology, please contact:
Industry Professor / Real-Time Communications Lab Director
IIT - School of Applied Technology