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.
"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)