Design of Reservation Protocols for Multimedia Communication / Edition 1

Design of Reservation Protocols for Multimedia Communication / Edition 1

by Luca Delgrossi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792396693

ISBN-13: 9780792396697

Pub. Date: 12/31/1995

Publisher: Springer US

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…  See more details below

Overview

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 prools 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 Prool 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 prool. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792396697
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction
Ch. 2Multimedia Communication Elements
Ch. 3The Internet Stream Protocol
Ch. 4Implementing the ST-II Protocol
Ch. 5Receiver-Oriented Communication
Ch. 6Filtering Hierarchical Substreams
Ch. 7Inter-Stream Relationships
Ch. 8A Comparison with RSVP
Ch. 9HeiTP: A Transport Layer over ST-II
Ch. 10Reliability and Congestion Control
Ch. 11Conclusion
References
Appendix: RFC1819
1Introduction
2ST2 User Service Description
3The ST2 Data Transfer Protocol
4SCMP Functional Description
5Exceptional Cases
6Failure Detection an Recovery
7A Group of Streams
8Ancillary Functions
9The ST2+ Flow Specification
10ST2 Protocol Data Units Specification
11Security Considerations
12Acknowledgments and Author's Addresses
13References
Index

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