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Introduction to Multimedia Communications: Applications, Middleware, Networking

ISBN: 978-0-471-46742-7
776 pages
January 2006
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A comprehensive resource on multimedia communications. Covers recent trends and standardization activities in multimedia communications, such as layered structures, underlying theories and the current best design techniques. Describes the convergence of various technologies including communications, broadcasting, information technology, and home electronics, and emerging new communication services and applications resulting from the growth of the Internet and wireless technologies. Please go to www-ee.uta.edu/dip for additional information.

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Acronyms.

1. Introduction.

2. Multimedia Communications.

3. Frameworks For Multimedia Standardization.

4. Application Layer.

5. Middleware Layer.

6. Network Layer.

Index.

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K. R. RAO, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Rao, along with two colleagues, developed and introduced the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) in 1975, widely used in digital signal processing. He has authored and edited numerous books and published extensively in leading engineering journals.

ZORAN S. BOJKOVIC, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He has coauthored two books with Dr. Rao.

DRAGORAD A. MILOVANOVIC, is a PhD candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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"...an interesting, well-written book that is well worth reading for anyone in multimedia communications." (Computing Reviews.com, December 12, 2006)

"As a compendium of the latest research in the field, this book will prove indispensable to both the student and the practicing scientist." (The Electric Review, March/April 2006)

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Multimedia Processing LabA comprehensive resource on multimedia communications. Covers recent trends and standardization activities in multimedia communications, such as layered structures, underlying theories and the current best design techniques. Describes the convergence of various technologies including communications, broadcasting, information technology, and home electronics, and emerging new communication services and applications resulting from the growth of the Internet and wireless technologies. Please go to www-ee.uta.edu/dip for additional information.
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