IIT Real-Time Communications Lab
Although experimentation dates as far back as 1973, transmitting voice calls over computer networks didn't emerge as commercially viable until the year 2000, and since then it has expanded dramatically. Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a technology with huge potential, and IIT's Real-Time Communications Lab at the School of Applied Technology is at the forefront of VoIP development. Through partnerships with many major industry players, the Real-Time Communications Lab has developed projects in every aspect of this new technology, such as VoIP security, impaired-hearing support and 911 emergency compliance.
VoIP is one of the fastest growing technologies in the telecommunications industry, and experience in the Real-Time Communications Lab gives graduates a tremendous career advantage. RTC Lab students and alumni are currently developing next-generation technologies for companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and Cisco.