This book explains why and how universities are using television and datacom equipment to provide TV and media services to and from students and faculty. You will discover what services university TV systems can provide, why and how universities are converting one-way analog systems to more capability two-way digital television systems.
The functional parts of campus TV systems are described along with their operation and how they can be managed. Digital media technology is explained including video compression (MPEG, AVC, VC-1) and digital audio compression (MP3, AAC).
The different types of distribution technologies are explained including copper, coax, wireless, and optical and how universities are upgrading to optical transmission systems to increase capacity and reduce costs.
Described are the different types of end user devices including TV set top boxes, IP televisions, mobile video telephones and portable media players. You will learn about media content rights and how university TV systems can use digital rights management to control access and protect content.