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UCI Forum Signs Development Agreement with HCL Americas
|By Business Wire
|June 30, 2014 08:05 AM EDT
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCI Forum) today
announced that it has signed an agreement with HCL Americas (HCL) to
develop an H.265 test suite for its members to verify compliance with
the upcoming UCI Forum interoperability profile for H.265 HEVC and SHVC.
Under the terms of the agreement, HCL will develop the test plan,
verification software tool and supporting documentation.
Members of both UCI Forum and International Multimedia Telecommunication
Consortium, which will merge and operate under the IMTC banner, will all
benefit from the test suite for H.265 HEVC and SHVC interoperability.
As part of the agreement, HCL engineers will participate in the UCI
Forum Video Task Group work on the H.265 interoperability profile. The
group will address bitstream-level codec configuration and
certification, as well as transport-level (media only) configuration and
certification. Early participation by the HCL development team will
allow them to gain familiarity with the requirements of the test plan
and test tool and thereby shorten the development cycle of the project
deliverables. The contracted development work will be formally initiated
when the Video Task Group freezes the H.265 specification.
The H.265 Test Suite will enable UCI Forum members to use the test plan
and tool to aid in development and testing of H.265 codec
implementations. The test tool will be installed and operated within
members’ own test environments within their laboratory network to verify
compliance with the UCI Forum H.265 profile and will speed time to
market and reduce development costs.
"We are delighted to team with HCL to deliver this valuable
interoperability testing service to our members. We selected HCL after
an extensive search for labs because of their strong reputation for
independent, vendor-neutral testing and years of experience," said Matt
Collier, president of UCI Forum. "The participation of the HCL
development team in the creation of the interoperability profile before
the development work is scheduled to start is a testament to the
partnership that has been forged between UCI Forum and HCL Americas."
"We at HCL see the UCIF partnership as a strategic step towards
extending our commitment to ensure interoperability of products in
Unified Communications and feel proud to be part of UCI Forum Video Task
Group to contribute in H.265 Test Tool Development," said Rajeev
Agrawal, Vice President for Global Strategic Business Segment at HCL.
"We look forward to mutually growing this partnership with active
participation in defining specifications and providing engineering
services to UCIF member partners.”
About HCL Americas
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with
clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their
businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in
1999, HCL has focused on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by
innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of
services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure
management, engineering and R&D services and Business services. HCL
leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of
offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in
key industry verticals including Engineering and R&D Services,
Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life
sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of Relationship Beyond the
Contract (RBtC) which empowers its employees to exceed expectations and
deliver value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its
subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 5.2 billion, as on 31st
March 2014 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
About the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCI Forum) is a
non-profit alliance of worldwide communications technology leaders
working together to realize the potential of unified communications (UC)
by increasing efficiency, decreasing implementation costs and improving
the interoperability experience for UC customers. Follow us on Twitter,
LinkedIn and Facebook or visit www.uciforum.org
and the UCI Forum blog to learn more.
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCI Forum) and the
International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC) will merge
into a single consortium in 2014. The new organization will operate
under the IMTC banner and brings together the industry's two leading
technology consortia focused on promoting and facilitating the use of
interoperable video collaboration and unified communications solutions
worldwide, based on open international standards.
About the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium
The IMTC is an industry-leading, non-profit organization whose mission
is to promote and facilitate the development and use of interoperable,
real-time, multimedia telecommunication products and services based on
open international standards. The IMTC hosts interoperability testing
events and demonstrations throughout the world. IMTC 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. Further information can be found
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