Video Dialtone Technology: Digital Video over ADSL, HFC, FTTC, and ATM

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Today there's feverish competition to get on the information superhighway-i. e. to deliver digital video from telephone or cable lines directly into homes and businesses. Here's the first book on the technology behind today's hottest communications services: edutainment. . . telecommuting. . . remote learning. . . interactive television. . . and more! This visionary guide to the latest technological solutions already underway and others just emerging explains their long-term viability,current capabilities,and ...
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Overview

Today there's feverish competition to get on the information superhighway-i. e. to deliver digital video from telephone or cable lines directly into homes and businesses. Here's the first book on the technology behind today's hottest communications services: edutainment. . . telecommuting. . . remote learning. . . interactive television. . . and more! This visionary guide to the latest technological solutions already underway and others just emerging explains their long-term viability,current capabilities,and impact on the race to win the market. The book offers an early overview of such critical factors as regulatory aspects,VDT connectivity,business video,and products under development.

Today there is feverish competition to get on the information superhighway. This is the first book on the technology behind today's hottest communications services that offers an overview of such critical factors as regulatory aspects, VDT connectivity, business video, and products under development.

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An explanation of the technical considerations, regulatory issues, and market requirements of video delivery, describing digital video architectures, services, protocols, and distribution systems. Discusses the long-term viability of digital video innovations, describes the activities of the major players among telephone carriers moving to video and cable tv providers moving to telephony, and includes a primer on tv and cable technology. For technology developers, planners, carriers, students, and end users Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070427242
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 495
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acronyms
Ch. 1 The Age of Digital Video 1
Ch. 2 The Service Drivers and Markets 39
Ch. 3 Regulatory Aspects 73
Ch. 4 TV and Cable Technology - a Primer 89
Ch. 5 Video Dialtone Transport and Signaling Architectures 129
Ch. 6 Digital Video Compression 185
Ch. 7 Digital Video Servers 229
Ch. 8 ATM and ATM Switches 271
Ch. 9 Terrestrial-Guided Distribution Systems: ADSL 339
Ch. 10 Terrestrial-Guided Distribution Systems: HFC 353
Ch. 11 Terrestrial-Guided Distribution Systems: FTTC and FTTH 387
Ch. 12 Other Distribution Systems 407
Ch. 13 The Setup Box and the New TV Set 417
Ch. 14 The Players: Telephone Carriers Moving to Video 441
Ch. 15 The Players: Cable TV Providers Moving to Telephony; Other Providers 465
Index 487
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