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H.323 Version 8 Finalized by the ITU

March 16, 2022

H.323 version 8 was formally approved in March 2022. This update brought with it a modest number of new features, reflecting a continued evolution of the popular protocol. Building on the advancements introduced in H.323 version 7, this new version extends the protocol's capabilities in several key areas that enhance its usability and integration with modern communication technologies.

In brief, this new revision expands advertisement and routing of calls based on language, support for WebRTC’s Data Channels, improved media channel security methods, advertisement of nominal audio levels for a more consistent user experience, and the ability to signal a plurality of payload types over the same RTP port.

For more information, see the page H.323v8 Overview page.

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