This book provides a global overview of the multimedia computer and communication technologies, including essentially every aspect of these fields. The presentation, which includes a host of carefully designed graphical examples, fosters an understanding of the concepts and technologies without encountering difficult technical descriptions, mathematical equations and abstract theories. Permits a quick grasp of the emerging technologies: what they are and how they are used.
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This book presents a global, up-to-date overview of virtually every aspect of multimedia computer and communications technology.Using extensive examples, this book explains the leading technologies of multimedia communication, and how they fit together. Coverage includes MPEG-4 and MPEG-7; cable modems; digital subscriber lines; MPEG-2 over ATM; videoconferencing over computer and telco networks; IPv6, Virtual LANs and many other advanced technologies. The book begins with a description of contemporary multimedia computers including hardware, software, and compression standards; then reviews multimedia communication over computer networks, the Internet and intranets; and finally shows how multimedia and networking technologies can be integrated to deliver next-generation applications and enhance existing ones.For all professionals and students in telecommunications and computing, regardless of their technical background.
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