Mobile Multimedia over Wireless Network

Mobile Multimedia over Wireless Network

Jurgen Stauder (Thomson Multimedia, France) and Fazli Erbas (University of Hannover, Germany)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-14-3.ch019
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In the last few years the rapidly growing Internet has pushed new multimedia applications in the field of entertainment, communication and electronic commerce. The next step in the information age is the mobile access to multimedia applications: everything everywhere any time! This tutorial chapter addresses a key point of this development: data transmission for mobile multimedia applications in wireless cellular networks. Addressed networks are existing standardized terrestrial wireless systems such as GSM, D-AMPS, IS-95 and PDC, including their evolutions HSCSD, GRPS, HDR, IS-136+ and IS-136HS. Furthermore, proprietary satellite networks like Orbcomm, Globalstar, ICO, Ellipso and Courier are considered. Finally, future high bandwidth terrestrial/satellite third-generation systems based on the UMTS standard, as well as future proprietary systems like Astra-Net, Skybridge, Teledesic and Spaceway, are discussed. For each of these networks, an overview on the data channels is given with respect to their capacity, temporal organization, error characteristic, delay and availability. Further, the architecture, the functions and the capacities of the mobile terminals are reviewed. Having studied this chapter, the reader is able to answer questions like: · Which network will be capable to transmit real-time video? · Does a rainfall interrupt my mobile satellite Internet connection? · When will high bandwidth, wireless networks be operational? · How to tune existing multimedia applications to be efficient in wireless networks? The chapter is closed by a glossary of terms, a reference list to in-detail literature and a list of Web sites of companies and organizations providing useful information.

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Table of Contents
Mahbubur Rahman Syed
Chapter 1
Vana Kalogeraki, Peter Michael Melliar-Smith, Louise E. Moser
Distributed multimedia applications are characterized by timing constraints and end-to-end quality of service (QoS) requirements, and therefore need... Sample PDF
Managing Real-Time Distributed Multimedia Applications
Chapter 2
Zhonghua Yang, Robert Gay, Chee Kheong Siew, Chengzheng Sun
The Internet has become a ubiquitous service environment. This development provides tremendous opportunities for building real-time multimedia... Sample PDF
Building Internet Multimedia Applications: The Integrated Service Architecture and Media Frameworks
Chapter 3
Naga Surendran, Yamuna Krishamurthy, Douglas C. Schmidt
Advances in network bandwidth and CPU processing power have enabled the emergence of multimedia applications, such as teleconferencing or streaming... Sample PDF
The Design and Performance of a CORBA Audio/Video Streaming Service
Chapter 4
Nikolaos Sarris, Michael G. Strintzis
This chapter aims to introduce the potential contribution of the emerging MPEG-4 audio-visual representation standard to future multimedia systems.... Sample PDF
MPEG - 4 Facial Animation and its Application to a Videophone System for the Deaf
Chapter 5
News on Demand  (pages 126-133)
Mark T. Maybury
Recently scientists have been focusing on a new class of application that promises on-demand access to multimedia information such as radio and... Sample PDF
News on Demand
Chapter 6
Iraklis Kamilatos, Michael G. Strintzis
Medical teleconsultation with modern high power workstations can be implemented using distributed computing systems. This chapter presents an open... Sample PDF
A CSCW with Reduced Bandwidth Requirements Based on a Distributed Processing Discipline Enhanced for Medical Purposes
Chapter 7
Timothy K. Shih
Multimedia presentations are suitable for instruction delivery. In a distance learning environment, multimedia presentations are lecture materials... Sample PDF
A Layered Multimedia Presentation Database for Distance Learning
Chapter 8
Tadeusz Czachorski, Stanislaw Jedrus, Maciej Zakrzewicz, Janusz Gozdecki, Piotr Pacyna, Zdzislaw Papir
Delivering high quality video content to customers is now expected to be one of the driving forces for the evolution of the Internet as it can be... Sample PDF
QoS - Aware Digital Video Retrieval Application
Chapter 9
Bhumip Khasnabish
This chapter discusses various issues related to the shaping of Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) video for generating constrained or controlled... Sample PDF
Network Dimensioning for MPEG-2 Video Communications Using ATM
Chapter 10
Ray-I. Chang, Meng-Chang Chen, Ming-Tat Ko, Jan-Ming Ho
In multimedia applications, media data such as audio and video are transmitted from server to clients via network according to some transmission... Sample PDF
VBR Traffic Shaping for Streaming of Multimedia Transmission
Chapter 11
Wonjun Lee, Jaideep Srivastava
In this chapter, we present a novel disk admission control algorithm that exploits the degradability property of continuous media applications to... Sample PDF
RAC: A Soft-QoS Framework for Supporting Continuous Media Applications
Chapter 12
Silvia Giordano, Piergiorgio Cremonese, Jean-Yves Le Boudec, Marta Podesta
The traffic generated by multimedia applications presents a great amount of burstiness, which can hardly be described by a static set of traffic... Sample PDF
A Model for Dynamic QoS Negotiation Applied to an MPEG4 Applications
Chapter 13
Marco Roccetti
Sophisticated applications of Internet multimedia conferencing will become increasingly important only if their users will perceive the quality of... Sample PDF
Playout Control Mechanism for Speech Transmission over the Internet: Algorithms and Performance Results
Chapter 14
Fabien Costantini, Christian Toinard
The case study is derived into a set of general requirements for a VEP tool. Thus, the major functional services are identified. Afterwards, the... Sample PDF
Collaboration and Virtual Early Prototyping Using the Distributed Building Site Metaphor
Chapter 15
Binh Pham
Many important collaborative applications require the sharing of dynamic visual data that are generated from interactive 3D graphics or imaging... Sample PDF
Methods for Dealing with Dynamic Visual Data in Collaborative Applications - A Survey
Chapter 16
Zhonghau Yang, Robert Gay, Chee Kheong Siew, Chengzheng Sun, Abdul Sattar
In this chapter, we provide a new look at the synchronization issue in distributed environments. We attempt to explore the power of isochronous... Sample PDF
An Isochronous Approach to Multimedia Synchronization in Distributed Environments
Chapter 17
Gabor Hosszu
The multimedia communication over the Internet needs the multicasting delivery scheme. In this chapter the sophisticated group management and... Sample PDF
Introduction to Multicast Technology
Chapter 18
Antonio F. Gomez-Skarmeta, Pedro M. Ruiz, Angel L. Mateo-Martinez
Without doubt, multicast communication as a means for one-to-many or many-to-many delivery of data has become a hot topic in multimedia... Sample PDF
IP Multicast: Inter Domain, Routing, Security and Address Allocation
Chapter 19
Jurgen Stauder, Fazli Erbas
In the last few years the rapidly growing Internet has pushed new multimedia applications in the field of entertainment, communication and... Sample PDF
Mobile Multimedia over Wireless Network
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