Multimedia Networks

Author: Hans W. Barz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111909013X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The transportation of multimedia over the network requires timely and errorless transmission much more strictly than other data. This had led to special protocols and to special treatment in multimedia applications (telephony, IP-TV, streaming) to overcome network issues. This book begins with an overview of the vast market combined with the user’s expectations. The base mechanisms of the audio/video coding (H.26x etc.) are explained to understand characteristics of the generated network traffic. Further chapters treat common specialized underlying IP network functions which cope with multimedia data in conjunction which special time adaption measures. Based on those standard functions these chapters can treat uniformly SIP, H.248, High-End IP-TV, Webcast, Signage etc. A special section is devoted to home networks which challenge high-end service delivery due to possibly unreliable management. The whole book treats concepts described in accessible IP-based standards and which are implemented broadly. The book is aimed at graduate students/practitioners with good basic knowledge in computer networking. It provides the reader with all concepts of currently used IP technologies of how to deliver multimedia efficiently to the end user. Accompanying website currently in prep (April 2016)- www.wiley.com/go/barzett16

Multimedia Networking Technology Management and Applications

Author: Syed, Mahbubur Rahman
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591400059
Format: PDF, ePub
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In recent years rapid Internet growth has pushed the development of new multimedia applications in all aspects of life such as entertainment, communication, collaborative work and electronic commerce. Future applications will make use of different technologies like voice, data and video, but in order to make such a wide variety of multimedia applications successful, a number of technology and management issues must be addressed. Multimedia Networking: Technology, Management and Applications addresses the dynamic and efficient uses of resources – a fundamental aspect of multimedia networks. Geared toward professionals, educators and students alike, this exciting new book will detail current research and the future direction of multimedia networking.

Wireless Sensor Multimedia Networks

Author: Mohamed Mostafa A. Azim
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482253135
Format: PDF
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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a special class of ad hoc network in which network nodes composed of tiny sensors pass data such as temperature, pressure, and humidity through the network to a central location. Wireless sensor multimedia networks (WSMNs) are a special category of WSNs in which the sensor nodes are small cameras and microphones that can send voice, image, or video data through the network. This book presents the latest advances and research in WSMN architecture, algorithms, and protocols. WSMNs are attracting great attention from academia and industry due to the variety of applications in which they can be deployed. Wireless Sensor Multimedia Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications explores the many benefits of WSMNs and the variety of applications in which they can be used—surveillance, traffic monitoring, advanced healthcare (blood pressure and heart rate monitoring), habitat monitoring, and localization services (finding missing children or wanted criminals). The contributed chapters in this book explore current research into key areas such as New quality-of-service-aware routing protocols that support a high data rate in WSMNs Cognitive radio capability that increases efficiency of spectrum utilization and decreases the probability of collision and contention Multimedia streaming optimization techniques New security schemes for real-time video streaming Various ways of optimizing power consumption in WSMNs Wireless Sensor Multimedia Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications discusses open research issues and future trends in WSMNs. With this book, academic researchers, engineers, and graduate students will be well-equipped to advance the research in this emerging field.

Principles of Protocol Design

Author: Robin Sharp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540775416
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book introduces the reader to the principles used in the construction of a large range of modern data communication protocols. The approach we take is rather a formal one, primarily based on descriptions of protocols in the notation of CSP. This not only enables us to describe protocols in a concise manner, but also to reason about many of their interesting properties and formally to prove certain aspects of their correctness with respect to appropriate speci?cations. Only after considering the main principles do we go on to consider actual protocols where these principles are exploited. This is a completely new edition of a book which was ?rst published in 1994, where the main focus of many international efforts to develop data communication systems was on OSI – Open Systems Interconnection – the standardised archit- ture for communication systems developed within the International Organisation for Standardization, ISO. In the intervening 13 years, many of the speci?c protocols - veloped as part of the OSI initiative have fallen into disuse. However, the terms and concepts introduced in the OSI Reference Model are still essential for a systematic and consistent analysis of data communication systems, and OSI terms are therefore used throughout. There are three signi?cant changes in this second edition of the book which p- ticularly re?ect recent developments in computer networks and distributed systems.

P2P Networking and Applications

Author: John Buford
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080921198
Format: PDF, Docs
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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks enable users to directly share digital content (such as audio, video, and text files) as well as real-time data (such as telephony traffic) with other users without depending on a central server. Although originally popularized by unlicensed online music services such as Napster, P2P networking has recently emerged as a viable multimillion dollar business model for the distribution of information, telecommunications, and social networking. Written at an accessible level for any reader familiar with fundamental Internet protocols, the book explains the conceptual operations and architecture underlying basic P2P systems using well-known commercial systems as models and also provides the means to improve upon these models with innovations that will better performance, security, and flexibility. Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications is thus both a valuable starting point and an important reference to those practitioners employed by any of the 200 companies with approximately $400 million invested in this new and lucrative technology. Uses well-known commercial P2P systems as models, thus demonstrating real-world applicability. Discusses how current research trends in wireless networking, high-def content, DRM, etc. will intersect with P2P, allowing readers to account for future developments in their designs. Provides online access to the Overlay Weaver P2P emulator, an open-source tool that supports a number of peer-to-peer applications with which readers can practice.

Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking

Author: Kevin Jeffay
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080515830
Format: PDF, Docs
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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking captures the broad areas of research and developments in this burgeoning field, distills the key findings, and makes them accessible to professionals, researchers, and students alike. For the first time, the most influential and innovative papers on these topics are presented in a cohesive form, giving shape to the diverse area of multimedia computing. The seminal moments are recorded by a dozen visionaries in the field and each contributing editor provides a context for their area of research by way of a thoughtful, focused chapter introduction. The volume editors, Kevin Jeffay and HongJiang Zhang, offer further incisive interpretations of past and present developments in this area, including those within media and content processing, operating systems, and networking support for multimedia. This book will provide you with a sound understanding of the theoretical and practical issues at work in the field's continuing evolution. * Offers an in-depth look at the technical challenges in multimedia and provides real and potential solutions that promise to expand the role of multimedia in business, entertainment, and education. * Examines in Part One issues at the heart of multimedia processes: the means by which multimedia data are coded, compressed, indexed, retrieved, and otherwise manipulated. * Examines in Part Two the accommodation of these processes by storage systems, operating systems, network protocols, and applications. * Written by leading researchers, the introductions give shape to a field that is continually defining itself and place the key research findings in context to those who need to understand the state-of-the art developments.

Broadband Mobile Multimedia

Author: Yan Zhang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420051858
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Multimedia service provisioning is believed to be one of the prerequisites to guarantee the success of next-generation wireless networks. Examining the role of multimedia in state-of-the-art wireless systems and networks, Broadband Mobile Multimedia: Techniques and Applications presents a collection of introductory concepts, fundamental techniques, the latest advances, and open issues in this important area. Divided into four sections, the volume begins with an introduction to various broadband wireless multimedia systems. Using video as an application example, it then focuses on the routing and cross-layer design issue of multimedia communication over multihop wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. The next section discusses issues related to multimedia communications over WLANs—a dominant part of today’s broadband wireless access networks. The book concludes with recent developments in quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning mechanisms and other enabling technologies, including middleware, mobility management, scheduling, and power control. With numerous illustrative figures and extensive references, this useful technical guide gives in-depth treatments of basic topics, a solid overview of cutting-edge advances, and a representative sampling of important research outcomes.

Femtocells Design Application

Author: Joseph Boccuzzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071633596
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cutting-edge femtocell design and implementation techniques This in-depth resource provides comprehensive coverage of femtocells and how they integrate with existing 3G and emerging wireless protocols and standards. Femtocells: Design & Application provides a technical roadmap for migrating to femtocell technology, covering network architecture, media protocols, system performance, and security issues. Detailed architectural diagrams illustrate various deployment options. This is a practical guide to the pioneering technology that enables extended indoor service coverage. Femtocells: Design & Application covers: The impact on handset design with respect to cost, size, and power consumption Cellular candidate radio access technologies that aid in femtocell deployment, including 3GPP LTE System analysis, including indoor path loss models and 3GPP RF requirements Femtocell network architecture and analysis Registrations, call establishment, call release, and handoff scenarios VoIP and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Media protocols over IP Security vulnerabilities and solutions Managing Quality of Service in IP-based networks offering multimedia solutions 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network architecture

Multimedia Communications and Networking

Author: Mario Marques da Silva
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466559209
Format: PDF, ePub
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The result of decades of research and international project experience, Multimedia Communications and Networking provides authoritative insight into recent developments in multimedia, digital communications, and networking services and technologies. Supplying you with the required foundation in these areas, it illustrates the means that will allow for improved digital communications and networks. The book starts with a review of the fundamental concepts, requirements, and constraints in networks and telecommunications. It describes channel disturbances that can hinder system performance—including noise, attenuation, distortion, and interferences—and provides transmission techniques for mitigating these limitations. Analyzing both cable and wireless transmission mediums, the book describes the network protocol architecture concept and includes coverage of twisted pairs, coaxial and optical fiber cables, wireless propagation, satellite communications, and terrestrial microwave systems. Facilitating the understanding required to participate in the development of current and next generation networks and services, this comprehensive reference: Examines the range of network interconnections and WAN/MAN technologies, including synchronous optical networks (SONET), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), and third and next generation cellular systems (3G and 4G) Describes local area network (LAN) theory and technology, including data link layers and virtual LANs Explores network and transport layers, such as addressing, routing protocols, and IPv4 and IPv6 algorithms Covers TCP/IP services and applications Investigates different authentication and cryptographic systems, including digital signature, SSL, TLS, IPSEC, and public key infrastructure Walking you through the planning, design, and development of multimedia, telecommunications, and networking systems, the book provides a quick and easy way to develop and refine the skills required in the field. It clearly explains the principles and corresponding techniques you need to know to implement network security. The many examples and end-of-chapter questions also make it suitable for undergraduate and graduate-level computer science and electrical engineering courses.