News Page - What's New?
This is where we'll announce most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited
us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.
- Human Communications Establishes
Enhanced Web Site
- See the press release for more details.
These are the press releases we've issued over the past two years.
updated his renowned Fax Glossary and
Fax Resource pages on this site with updated links
and some additional material.
provocative article on the differences between the
Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Peer to Peer for Voice over IP for Internet
James wrote an article for
Internet Telephony in early 2004 on one of his favorite topics, real time Fax
Click here for the
James wrote an article for
Europe on the Status Quo and Outlook for Voice over IP in Fall, 2003.
It was reprinted in the Brooktrout Upstream newsletter,
which you can find here.
The ITU-T has completed an
up-to-date version of T.38 for real-time IP fax in 2002 which includes Annexes D
and E on T.38 via SIP and Megaco. James was a key contributor to these
annexes. The ITU-T is also in the process of approving the V.150
series on Modem over IP communications. See
articles for a related article written by James.
James has written an
article for Network World tech update on the Megaco (Media Gateway Control Protocol) from
the ITU and IETF. Click here to read the
James will be
contributing IP Telephony standards related items and other articles to the Brooktrout developer eNewsletter
For information on the eNewsletter, jump to this link.
James is quoted extensively in an article in the September 1999 issue of CTI magazine
that provides an excellent introduction to Internet fax and reviews the quality of
services benefits for customers that should become available in the next generation of
standards based Internet Fax products and services! Click here to link to the
James has written a series of articles for Messaging Magazine, published by the
EMA, on aspects of messaging integration especially
involving the Internet. The series covers the following topics:
- July-August (1997): Status of standards efforts to integrate voice, fax, and Internet
- September-October (1997): Status of standards work on conducting real-time voice and fax
communications via the Internet
- November-December (1997): An overview of efforts by the IETF Drums working group to
explain and refine the core Internet Mail standards
- January-February (1998): A review of four customer messaging problems that can be
addressed by emerging standards
Click here to go to the on-line verson of
EMA's Messaging Magazine.
The July 1998 issue of BTA Solutions
from the Business Technology Association has an article on Internet Fax 101, where James
and other industry leaders are quoted on the state of standards and related products.
The January 1998 issue of Inc.has
an article on an Internet fax service where James is quoted on what it will take for
Internet fax to be useful for small businesses. (Take me to the article
- We had established an
email mailing list which we used to keep our business contacts up
to date on HC and telecommunications industry news. Our messages, which were sent out
about once a month, are called HC News and Notes. (no
longer active) To read the current and previous editions, go here!
- We have now begun
publication of HCD On the Web. Check it out here!
- Check out the latest HCD cover stories in our Front Page archive!
- The Lead Story in the
September 1999 issue of Human Communications Digest is on the
approval of an updated recommendation for Binary File Transfer within the International
Telecommunications Union. We also have extensive coverage on other recent
ITU-T fax and IETF Unified Messaging standards activities.
- The first edition of the Human Communications Standards Update on
Fax Routing, has been well received in the industry and is still available. We believe it
is still the definitive study on Fax Routing from both a customer and vendor perspective.
- For this report, we have now included excerpts from the Executive
Summary for those readers who would like to know more about standards-based fax
routing and get a preview of the report's contents and conclusions.
- On December 16, 1999, James Rafferty joined Brooktrout
Technology and suspended active operations of Human Communications. We
continue to maintain the HC web site as a public service to those people on the Internet
who need information on the advanced Internet and Telecommunications technologies which
were our speciality. There are also links to the current work that James
Rafferty is doing for Brooktrout Technology as Senior Product Manager, for IP Telephony.
For information on the Brooktrout
over Packet board which is managed by James,
this link. For information on the full Brooktrout product
line, including the award winning TRxStream(r) TR1000 Media Resource board
(also formerly managed by James), see the
- We held our first Standards Teleconference on
October 28, 1999. James Rafferty briefed listeners on the key results from the
ITU-T Study Group 8 meeting held in September 1999. There were several important
developments and you will hear all about them on the teleconference. You may
want to read the related press release.
- We participated in the Fax Connect II interworking
event for Internet fax in May, 1999, where numerous companies tested prototype
products and services based on the T.37 and RFC 2301-2305 standards.
- We were quite busy during five years(1997-2001) in Internet Fax
standardization, extending the Group 3 fax protocol, Internet messaging integration and
much, much more. Please see our 1997 roundup to
check it out and find related links!
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