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Symmetricom Hosts Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) Meeting.

VQEG to Meet at Symmetricom - January 22-27, 2009 - San Jose, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader of precise time, synchronization and video quality management technologies that optimize next generation networks, today announced the company will host the next Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) Meeting on Thursday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. VQEG is an international group of experts from various backgrounds and affiliations, including companies, research centers, universities and standards organizations, working in the field of video quality assessment. The group is co-chaired by Arthur Webster, National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA/ITS) and Filippo Speranza, Communications Research Centre (CRC) Canada.
Symmetricom Hosting Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) Meeting

Thursday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Symmetricom, Inc., 2300 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, California 95131

"The Video Quality Experts Group is very pleased to be meeting at the Symmetricom facilities in San Jose, California," commented Arthur Webster, co-chair, VQEG. "Our meetings are typically hosted by participants who are technical leaders in the field of video and multimedia quality assessment. It is the participation of technical organizations like Symmetricom that help VQEG push the state of the art in quality assessment. We are grateful to Symmetricom and Dr. Stefan Winkler, a clear leader in this field, for providing the venue for this meeting."

One of the world's top experts in digital media quality and principal technologist for Symmetricom's QoE Solutions, Dr. Stefan Winkler has been an active member of VQEG since the group was founded in 1997. Dr. Winkler has published more than 40 papers on perceptual quality measurement and is the author of the book, "Digital Video Quality."

Mr. Webster has held the co-chair position of VQEG since its founding. He has worked for NTIA/ITS, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, for 18 years. He also works on the development and standardization of priority, reliability and security aspects of emergency telecommunications services over next generation networks.

VQEG combines the expertise and resources found in several ITU Study Groups to work towards a common goal. This meeting will focus on various technical discussions on several ongoing projects including tests of HDTV as well as hybrid video quality metrics that the group is conducting. Other topics include multimedia, RRNR-TV and 3D-TV.

The last VQEG Meeting was held this past September at the University of Ghent, Belgium. To attend this month's meeting, contact Dr. Stefan Winkler at, or for more information, visit:

About VQEG

The Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) is a group of experts from various backgrounds and affiliations, including participants from several internationally recognized organizations, working in the field of video quality assessment. The group was formed in October of 1997 at a meeting of video quality experts. The majority of participants are active in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and VQEG combines the expertise and resources found in several ITU Study Groups to work towards a common goal. For more information, visit

About Symmetricom, Inc.

As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides "Perfect Timing" to customers around the world. Since 1985, the company's solutions have helped define the world's time and frequency standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireline and wireless networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, the company's synchronization solutions include primary reference sources, building integrated timing supplies (BITS), GPS timing receivers, time and frequency distribution systems, network time servers and ruggedized oscillators. Symmetricom also incorporates technologies including Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588), and others supporting the world's migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN). Symmetricom's QoE video quality management solutions provide the tools necessary to accurately monitor and analyze video quality and bring higher satisfaction levels to the end user. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit
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