Interactive TV Standards

Author: Steven Morris
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136035702
Format: PDF, ePub
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For any digital TV developer or manager, the maze of standards and specifications related to MHP and OCAP is daunting-you have to patch together pieces from several standards to gather all the necessary knowledge you need to compete worldwide. The standards themselves can be confusing, and contain many inconsistencies and missing pieces. Interactive TV Standards provides a guide for actually deploying these technologies for a broadcaster or product and application developer. Understanding what the APIs do is essential for your job, but understanding how the APIs work and how they relate to each other at a deeper level helps you do it better, faster and easier. Learn how to spot when something that looks like a good solution to a problem really isn't. Understand how the many standards that make up MHP fit together, and implement them effectively and quickly. Two DVB insiders teach you which elements of the standards that are needed for digital TV, highlight those elements that are not needed, and explain the special requirements that MHP places on implementations of these standards. Once you've mastered the basics, you will learn how to develop products for US, European, and Asian markets--saving time and money. By detailing how a team can develop products for both the OCAP and MHP markets, Interactive TV Standards teaches you how to to leverage your experience with one of these standards into the skills and knowledge needed to work with the critical, related standards. Does the team developing a receiver have all the knowledge they need to succeed, or have they missed important information in an apparently unrelated standard? Does an application developer really know how to write a reliable piece of software that runs on any MHP or OCAP receiver? Does the broadcaster understand the business and technical issues well enough to deploy MHP successfully, or will their project fail? Increase your chances of success the first time with Interactive TV Standards.

The Evolution of TV Systems Content and Users Toward Interactivity

Author: Pablo Cesar
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1601982569
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users towards Interactivity provides an overview of the evolution of TV systems, TV content, and TV users towards interactivity, with a special focus on sociability aspects. Three basic concepts are introduced, namely, content editing, content sharing, and content control. Content editing corresponds to the activity of developing or organizing multimedia material, traditionally the domain of professionals but also including user-generated content. Content sharing refers to all kinds of social activities that might occur around television watching, such as chatting about television content and sharing content. Finally, content control corresponds to the activity of deciding what to watch and how to watch it. A simple taxonomy (edit-share-control) is proposed as an evolutionary step over the established hierarchical produce-deliver-consume paradigm. The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users towards Interactivity looks at how research in the area has spanned a rather diverse set of scientific subfields, such as multimedia, HCI, CSCW, UIST, user modeling, media and communication sciences. It demonstrates how each disciplinary effort has contributed and why the full potential of interactive TV has not yet been fulfilled. Finally, it describes how interdisciplinary approaches could provide solutions to some notable contemporary research issues. The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users towards Interactivity is aimed at students and researchers, practitioners and developers. It assumes a basic understanding of past and current practices on the design of computer applications, networks and media content.

Multimedia Semantics The Role of Metadata

Author: Michael Granitzer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540774726
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book gives an overview on fundamental issues within the field of multimedia metadata focusing on contextualized, ubiquitous, accessible and interoperable services on a higher semantic level. The book provides a selection of basic articles being a base for multimedia metadata research. Furthermore, it brings together experts from research and industry to present a view on the current state-of-the-art in recent research in Multimedia Semantics and the role of Metadata.

Embedded Systems Architecture

Author: Tammy Noergaard
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080491243
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive textbook provides a broad and in-depth overview of embedded systems architecture for engineering students and embedded systems professionals. The book is well suited for undergraduate embedded systems courses in electronics/electrical engineering and engineering technology (EET) departments in universities and colleges, as well as for corporate training of employees. The book is a readable and practical guide covering embedded hardware, firmware, and applications. It clarifies all concepts with references to current embedded technology as it exists in the industry today, including many diagrams and applicable computer code. Among the topics covered in detail are: · hardware components, including processors, memory, buses, and I/O · system software, including device drivers and operating systems · use of assembly language and high-level languages such as C and Java · interfacing and networking · case studies of real-world embedded designs · applicable standards grouped by system application * Without a doubt the most accessible, comprehensive yet comprehensible book on embedded systems ever written! * Leading companies and universities have been involved in the development of the content * An instant classic!

Wiederverwendung von Antike im Mittelalter

Author: Arnold Esch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110200821
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In the Middle Ages, imaginative re-use was made of architectural components from classical antiquity such as columns, capitals, cornices, and even statues, sarcophagi, reliefs and inscriptions; the motives ranged from simple utilisation of materials through interpretatio christiana to political legitimation. The author demonstrates how this re-use has been assessed by archaeologists, historians and art historians and what insights they have gained.

Grundlagen der Photonik

Author: Bahaa E. A. Saleh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527406777
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Schon die erste Auflage des englischen Lehrbuchs 'Fundamentals of Photonics' zeichnete sich durch seine ausgewogene Mischung von Theorie und Praxis aus, und deckte in detaillierter Darstellung die grundlegenden Theorien des Lichts ab. Es umfasste sowohl die Themen Strahlenoptik, Wellenoptik, elektromagnetische Optik, Photonenoptik, sowie die Wechselwirkung von Licht und Materie, als auch die Theorie der optischen Eigenschaften von Halbleitern. Die Photonik-Technologie hat eine rasante Entwicklung genommen seit der Publikation der ersten Ausgabe von 'Fundamentals of Photonics' vor 15 Jahren. Die nun vorliegende Zweite Auflage des Marksteins auf dem Gebiet der Photonik trägt mit zwei neuen und zusätzlichen Kapiteln den neuesten technologischen Fortschritten Rechnung: Photonische Kristalle sowie Ultrakurzpuls-Optik. Zudem wurden alle Kapitel gründlich überarbeitet und viele Abschnitte hinzugefügt, so z.B. über Laguerre-Gauss Strahlen, die Sellmeier-Gleichung, Photonenkristall-Wellenleiter, photonische Kristallfasern, Mikrosphären-Resonatoren, Optische Kohärenz Tomographie, Bahndrehimpuls des Photons, Bohrsche Theorie, Raman-Verstärker, rauscharme Avalanche-Photodioden, Abstimmkurven und Dispersions-Management.

Anthropologie Die Natur des Menschen

Author: Holger Zeigan
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647770221
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume deals with the central questions facing the human race – its origin, its features, its goals, its free will – from various perspectives.The numerous multidisciplinary teaching materials included in this volume offer pupils the opportunity to view and analyse humankind from various perspectives. Included are anthropological viewpoints from theology and religion, from philosophy and art, from the natural sciences and humanism.Carefully selected and shortened texts, illustrations, comments and suggestions on teaching these contents are presented and can be employed directly in the classroom.

Journalistenausbildung f r eine ver nderte Medienwelt

Author: Klaus D. Altmeppen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531136370
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Journalistenaus- und -fortbildung verändert sich, weil die Medien sich verändern. Und die Medien verändern sich in mehreren Dimensionen: Neue Organisationsformen, eine verstärkte Kommerzialisierung, Modifikationen von Formaten und Programmen, neue Darstellungsformen und Recherchewege - das sind nur einige Entwicklungstrends. Die Journalistenausbildung muß sich darauf einstellen - und sie tut es bereits: mit didaktisch und organisatorisch flexibleren Angeboten und mit der Schaffung neuer Studiengänge. Diese Entwicklungen werden in diesem Band von Kommunikationswissenschaftlern und Medienpraktikern reflektiert.