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A network interface unit to support continuous media

Blair, Gordon and CAMPBELL, A and COULSON, G and GARCIA, F and HUTCHISON, D and SCOTT, A and Shepherd, William (1993) A network interface unit to support continuous media. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 11 (2). pp. 264-275. ISSN 0733-8716

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Abstract

The combination of high-speed multiservice networks and multimedia workstations offers considerable potential for the development of distributed multimedia applications. However, many challenges remain before this potential can be realized. One key challenge is how to integrate continuous-media types such as audio and video into a distributed workstation environment. This paper describes an experimental system architecture based on a specialized multimedia network interface that attempts to provide this integration. The design and implementation of this system is discussed in depth in terms of workstation enhancement and distributed system support. A new approach to the problem of media synchronization is introduced, and the importance of quality of service in the architecture is highlighted. The paper also relates our experiences from this work, compares it with other approaches, and outlines our views on likely future developments in multimedia network interfacing.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: SYSTEMS ; SYNCHRONIZATION
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52620
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 14:57
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52620

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