Definitions for "T.120"
CCITT standard for digital computer data interchange videoconfer­encing.
An ITU-T recommendation specifying protocols for data transmission in multimedia systems.
A standard recommended by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in 1994 for the transmission and sharing of graphics and text over packet networks for use in teleconferencing. The standard was widely accepted in the middle and late 1990s due to the support of backers such as Robert Gill of ConferTech (now Global Crossing), Neal Starkey of DataBeam (now IBM-Lotus), Brian Hinman of Polycom (who later founded TwoWire), and many others at Microsoft. T.120 is available through Microsoft’s NetMeeting product and Lotus’s SameTime. Today, though, with streaming and other Web conferencing packages widely available, T.120 is not as popular as it was in the late 1990s.