Introduction to Multimedia Communications. Applications, Middleware, Networking

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  • Book
  • 776 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Learn how to develop, design, and manage multimedia communication systems

Introduction to Multimedia Communications: Applications, Middleware, Networking introduces the state–of–the–art technology and skills needed to design integrated multimedia systems, combining text, graphics, audio, and video. The authors draw from the latest developments in multimedia communications, providing a unique balance between the theory, standardization activities, and best design techniques for content creation and management.

Following a general introduction to the field, the publication takes you through the core technologies for success:

  • The convergence of communications and computing for integrated multimedia applications and services (Internet services, broadcasting, information technology, and home electronics)
  • The frameworks for multimedia standardization, including the ITU–T, MEDIACOM 2004, and ISO/IEC MPEG–21 frameworks
  • The application layer (ITU, ISO MPEG, ETSI, DVB, ATSC, and IETF multimedia applications); middleware layer (media coding, conversion and media–streaming middleware); and network layer (Quality of Service, network performance, and traffic analysis and management)

With more than 250 figures and 570 references, this is a must–have resource for graduate–level computer science, electrical engineering, and IT students, as well as practicing engineers and scientists involved in the study, research, development, and management of multimedia communication systems.

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Acronyms.

1. Introduction.

2. Multimedia Communications.

3. Frameworks For Multimedia Standardization.

4. Application Layer.

5. Middleware Layer.

6. Network Layer.

Index.

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"...an interesting, well–written book that is well worth reading for anyone in multimedia communications." (Computing Reviews.com, December 12, 2006)

"As a compendium of the latest research in the field, this book will prove indispensable to both the student and the practicing scientist." (The Electric Review, March/April 2006)

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