Multimedia Networks

Author: Hans W. Barz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119090164
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Multimedia Networking Technology Management and Applications

Author: Syed, Mahbubur Rahman
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591400059
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

IPTV Multimedia Networks

Author: Mazen Al-Khatib
Publisher: Intl. Engineering Consortiu
ISBN: 9781931695602
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Addressing internet protocol television (IPTV) and multimedia networks, this guide identifies the differences between this novel, revolutionary technology and regular cable and satellite networks. It provides in-depth knowledge and design principles needed for IPTV delivery, along with relevant, vivid examples from more than 25 technological companies. This research report includes informative material and data compiled by the authors through hundreds of references. In addition, it introduces new technical concepts and business models obtained through many years of research in the area of coding that can be used in future IPTV systems and covers the basics of networking technology as well as the state-of-the-art networking architecture and middleware used in modern IPTV delivery.

Design of Reservation Protocols for Multimedia Communication

Author: Luca Delgrossi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461313236
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The advent of multimedia technology is creating a number of new problems in the fields of computer and communication systems. Perhaps the most important of these problems in communication, and certainly the most interesting, is that of designing networks to carry multimedia traffic, including digital audio and video, with acceptable quality. The main challenge in integrating the different services needed by the different types of traffic into the same network (an objective that is made worthwhile by its obvious economic advantages) is to satisfy the performance requirements of continuous media applications, as the quality of audio and video streams at the receiver can be guaranteed only if bounds on delay, delay jitters, bandwidth, and reliability are guaranteed by the network. Since such guarantees cannot be provided by traditional packet-switching technology, a number of researchers and research groups during the last several years have tried to meet the challenge by proposing new protocols or modifications of old ones, to make packet-switching networks capable of delivering audio and video with good quality while carrying all sorts of other traffic. The focus of this book is on HeiTS (the Heidelberg Transport System), and its contributions to integrated services network design. The HeiTS architecture is based on using the Internet Stream Protocol Version 2 (ST-II) at the network layer. The Heidelberg researchers were the first to implement ST-II. The author documents this activity in the book and provides thorough coverage of the improvements made to the protocol. The book also includes coverage of HeiTP as used in error handling, error control, congestion control, and the full specification of ST2+, a new version of ST-II. The ideas and techniques implemented by the Heidelberg group and their coverage in this volume apply to many other approaches to multimedia networking.

Wireless Sensor Multimedia Networks

Author: Mohamed Mostafa A. Azim
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482253135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Network Design

Author: Gilbert Held
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420093759
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Never has the need for reliable internetworking been greater, yet with networks now comprising differing operating systems, hardware, and software, achieving a reliable network has never been more complex. Network planners and managers face a multitude of difficult decisions-decisions made even more difficult by the need for knowledge from a variety of disciplines. To meet that need, renowned author Gilbert Held assembled a panel of expert practitioners to bring you Network Design: Principles and Applications-a comprehensive, single-source reference for network and IT managers. Beginning with the basics of LANs and WANs, it offers in-depth coverage of modern network planning, design, and optimization. Virtual Private Networks, intranets, and extranets all receive detailed treatment, as do traffic analysis and performance, migration issues, tools, techniques, and network security. Finally, the future of your network and perhaps your job may depend on your knowledge of still evolving network technologies. Network Design: Principles and Applications provides that knowledge with chapters addressing current trends, including IDSL, cable modems, voice and video over LANs, and voice and fax over IP. Network Design: Principles and Applications is one reference that belongs on the shelf of every network and IT manager. The planning and implementation strategies presented will help you create flexible networks that meet performance goals but at the same time allow for the leveraging of new and maturing technologies.

Multimedia Networking

Author: Jenq-Neng Hwang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521882044
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This authoritative guide to multimedia networking balances just the right amount of theory with practical design and integration knowledge.

Multimedia Networking and Coding

Author: Farrugia, Reuben A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466626917
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Advances in multimedia communication systems have enhanced the need for improved video coding standards. Due to the inherent nature of video content, large bandwidths and reliable communication links are required to ensure a satisfactory level of quality experience; inspiring industry and research communities to concentrate their efforts in this emerging research area. Multimedia Networking and Coding covers widespread knowledge and research as well as innovative applications in multimedia communication systems. This book highlights recent techniques that can evolve into future multimedia communication systems, also showing experimental results from systems and applications.

Management of Multimedia Networks and Services

Author: Alan Marshall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540394044
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Welcome to MMNS 2003. Multimedia services over IP networks are proliferating at an enormous speed. There is also increasing demand for solutions that provide assured levels of s- vice quality. All of these require novel paradigms, models, and architectures for realizing integrated end-to-end service management rather than managing n- work elements in isolation. Providing scalable Quality of Service (QoS) while maintaining fairness, along with secure and optimal network resource mana- ment, are key challenges for the future Internet. These challenges apply to both ?xed and wireless networks. This book contains all of the papers presented at the 6th IFIP/IEEE - ternational Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS 2003) hosted by The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 7–10, 2003. MMNS 2003 follows the successful conferences held in Santa Barbara (2002), Chicago (2001), Fortaleza, Brazil (2000), Paris (1998), and Montreal (1997). MMNS uses single-track presentations, which provide an intimate setting for discussion and debate. The conference is known for its high quality papers from various research communities. In just six years, MMNS has established itself as one of the premier conferences focusing on the management of multimedia networks and services. The conference objective is to bring - gether researchers working in all facets of network and service management as applied to broadband networks and multimedia services.