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.