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Introduction to SIP a Beginners' Tutorial as part of Internet Multimedia

Foreward about Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Beginners' Made Easy Tutorial

This site started out as an introduction to internet multimedia. But over the years it has grown very popular with one aspect of it. That is the Introduction to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) - A Beginners' Made Easy Tutorial. However, I still maintain this index page as an introduction to internet multimedia in general.

Challenge for Internet Multimedia

Internet Multimedia is a very happening field. Lots of work is going on to improve the quality of multimedia on the network. The challenge is massive. It is more so because of the accessories we already have in our hand. You already have a digital music system or a home theater in your house. Why should you bother to access an audio/video media over the net which may be slow or of poor quality! So it is a difficult task for the technologists working on Internet to make the multimedia service over IP network good enough to attract the general mass.

Prospect of Internet Multimedia

How daunting the work may sound, I think the techie group has been quite successful. However the pursuit for the best quality Internet Multimedia is far from being over. A host of Multimedia Services are being offered over the globe though Internet or otherwise and you can expect much more of them. As the industry evolves it needs more and more people to work on Internet Multimedia. The prospect is enormous but it is sometimes difficult to get going in this relatively new field.

Purpose & Content of the site

The purpose of the site is to guide the uninitiated through SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), RTP (Real Time Protocol) and prescribe an introduction to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). It is meant for an introduction to what lies ahead. It consists of short tutorials on the mentioned aspects important to multimedia services. The list is available on the left-hand menu.

How do you use it?

If you want just an overview of any of the topics, it is a good place to start and to stop.

If your plans are big, use the site as your first few steps to a long journey. I will try my best to point you to the next phases.

If you are a veteran in this field, please take the pain to browse through the pages and please let me know about your impression of the site.

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Last updated: July 1st, 2009