Wireless Multimedia Communications: Convergence, DSP, QoS, and Security

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With the rapid evolution of multimedia communications, engineers and other professionals are generally forced to hoard a plethora of different texts and journals to maintain a solid grasp on essential ideas and techniques in the field. Wireless Multimedia Communications provides researchers and students with a primary reference to help readers take maximum advantage of current systems and uncover opportunities to propose new and novel protocols, applications, and services.

Extract the Essentials of System Design, Analysis, Implementation
A complete technical reference, the text condenses the essential topics of core wireless multimedia communication technologies, convergence, QoS, and security that apply to everything from networking to communications systems, signal processing, and security. From extensive existing literature, the authors distill the central tenets and primary methods of analysis, design, and implementation, to reflect the latest technologies and architectural concepts. The book addresses emerging challenges to inform the system standardization process and help engineers combat the high error rates and stringent delay constraints that remain a significant challenge to various applications and services.

Keep Pace with Detailed Techniques to Optimize Technology
The authors identify causes of information loss in point-to-point signal transmission through wireless channels, and then they discuss techniques to minimize that loss. They use examples that illustrate the differences in implementing various systems, ranging from cellular voice telephony to wireless Internet access. Each chapter has been carefully organized with the latest information to serve dual purposes as an easy-to-reference guide for professionals and as a principal text for senior-level university students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849385827
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/21/2008
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Wireless Networking

Evolution of Mobile Networks

Third Generation Systems History

Evolving Wireless Multimedia Networks

Multimedia over Wireless

Users Perspectives

Convergence Technologies

Next Generation Network Architecture

Convergence Technologies for 3G Networks

Technologies for 3G Cellular Wireless Communication


3G Mobile Communication Systems and WCDMA

3G Personal Communication Services Technologies

Challenges in the Migration to 4G Mobile System

Concluding Remarks

Wireless Video

Video over Wireless

Energy-Efficient Wireless Communication System

Streaming Video over Wireless: Rate Control

Content Delivery Technologies

H.263/AVC Standard in Wireless Video Environment

Concluding Remarks

Wireless Multimedia Services and Applications

Real-Time IP Multimedia Services in UMTS

Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem

Location-Based Services

Concluding Remarks

Wireless Networking Standards (WLAN, WPAN, WMAN,


Standardization Process in IEEE 802

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)

Overview of the IEEE 802.11 Standardization

Wireless ATM LAN

Infrared Standards

Wireless Personal Area Networks

Ultrawideband Communications

Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

Wireless Wide Area Networks

H.264 Video Transmission over IEEE 802.11 Wireless

Concluding Remarks

Advances in Wireless Video

Error Robustness Support Using H.264/AVC

Error Resilience Video Transcoding

Energy-Efficient Wireless Video

Multipath Video Transport

Concluding Remarks

Cross-Layer Wireless Multimedia

Cross-Layer Design

Cross-Layer Optimization

Cross-Layer Design Approaches for Resource Allocation


Concluding Remarks

Mobile Internet

Related Protocols

IP mobility and Wireless Networks

Quantitative Analysis of Enhanced Mobile Internet

Scalable Application-Layer Mobility Protocol

Mobility and QoS

Seamless Mobility Services: A Network Architecture

Concluding Remarks

Evolution toward 4G Networks

Migration to 4G Mobile Systems

Beyond 3G and toward 4G networks

4G Technologies from the User’s Point of View

All-IP network

QoS issues for 4G networks

Security in 4G Networks

Concluding Remarks

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