The IP Multicast Initiative, a standards body formed in October to address bandwidth concerns, will host a one-day conference next month to hash out protocols for conserving bandwidth on the Internet and corporate intranets.
The IP Multicast Summit, to be held Jan. 16 in Santa Clara, Calif., will be hosted by Internet products vendor Stardust Technologies Inc. along with more than two dozen IT companies, including Cisco Systems Inc., IBM, Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Netscape Communications Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.
The conference will feature educational seminars for vendors on enterprise deployment of the IP Multicast protocol and an overview of the goals of the IP Multicast Initiative, along with a keynote address from 3Com Corp. Chief Technology Officer John Hart.
Vendors wishing to sign up for the event can do so online at www.stardust.com/ipmulticast/events/summit.html/. The registration fee is $95.