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Orchestration Services for Distributed Multimedia Synchronization

CAMPBELL, A and COULSON, G and GARCIA, F and HUTCHISON, D (1993) Orchestration Services for Distributed Multimedia Synchronization. In: High Performance Networking, IV. ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBL B V, AMSTERDAM, pp. 153-168. ISBN 0-444-81481-7

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Abstract

Rapid developments in networking technology over the past few years have lead to the emergence of distributed applications which incorporate continuous media data types such as digital video and audio. Such applications have stringent real-time synchronisation requirements which have been documented in the literature. However, little research has been carried out into suitable mechanisms to support such synchronisation. This paper presents a multimedia synchronisation architecture and a detailed description of the lower layer services of the architecture. The paper also provides a rationale for the services by describing a real world application area and illustrates how the services can be exploited in this application area. Because the services described incorporate a variety of co-ordination functions over multiple transport connections a more general term, orchestration, is introduced to describe the low level synchronisation services.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, NETWORK PROTOCOLS ; DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS ; SYSTEMS
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52615
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 14:12
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52615

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