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Digital Video Communications
     

Digital Video Communications

by Martyn J. Riley
 
This comprehensive new book provides you with a solid understanding of the applications and supporting technologies associated with digital video communications, and shows you how to provide reliable, flexible, and robust video transmission over various networks.

The book begins with an in-depth discussion of the new and emerging applications of digital

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This comprehensive new book provides you with a solid understanding of the applications and supporting technologies associated with digital video communications, and shows you how to provide reliable, flexible, and robust video transmission over various networks.

The book begins with an in-depth discussion of the new and emerging applications of digital video communications including tele-medicine, videoconferencing, and distance learning, and introduces the key systems required to support digital video: the Internet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks, and Broadband ISDN. It also explores near-future developments to the Internet that will allow it to support real-time video traffic.

In addition, the book presents new and soon-to-be-realized digital video compression and decoding techniques including the MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG4 International Standards, the JPEG still image compression standard, and the teleconferencing ITU H.320 standards. Other chapters enable you to...

• Meet the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for providing digital video communications
• Improve QoS using Forward Error Correction and layered video coding methods
• "Work your way around" transmission errors to improve digital video quality
• Understand and apply rate control to coded video transmission

This clearly written book is an invaluable introduction to the subject and a practical reference for communications engineers system designers, technical staff, and consultants involved in the video, television, computing, and communications industries. It is also an excellent teaching tool for electronic engineering and computer scienceinstructors.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Intended for engineers involved in the video, television, computing, and communications industries as well as researchers and students in electronic engineering and computer science. Covers application areas in which digital video is used; techniques for encoding and decoding digital video data; key network technologies; the QoS issues related to the transmission of coded digital video through networks; the effect of transmission errors on coded video data; forward error correction coding and its applications; scalable or layered video coding; and rate control for coded video. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890068908
Publisher:
Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/1997
Series:
Artech House Telecommunications Library Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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