Multimedia Communications

1st Edition

Directions and Innovations

Editors: Jerry Gibson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122821608
eBook ISBN: 9780080512242
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th October 2000
Page Count: 318
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Table of Contents

Preface xv List of Contributors xvii Chapter 1:ÊÊMultimedia Communications: Source Representations, Networks, and Applications 1 Jerry D. Gibson 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Networks and Network Services 3 1.3 Multimedia Sources 6 1.4 Source and Destination Terminals 8 1.5 Applications of Multimedia Communications Networks 9 1.5.1 Video Streaming to Multiple Users 10 1.5.2 Videoconferencing 11 1.6 Conclusions 12 1.7 For Further Reading 12 Chapter 2:ÊÊFuture Telecommunication Networks: Traffic and Technologies 13 Leonid G. Kazovsky, Giok-Djan Khoe, and M. Oskar van Deventer 2.1 Key Technologies 14 2.2 Impact of Competition 16 2.3 Four Traffic Hypotheses 17 2.3.1 Hypothesis 1: Conventional Growth 17 2.3.2 Hypothesis 2: The Internet Age 18 2.3.3 Hypotheses 3 and 4: The Digital Video Age 18 2.3.4 HDTV in the United States 20 2.3.5 Traffic Attributes 20 2.4 Synergy: Future Projections 21 2.5 Summary and Conclusions 22 2.6 Bibliography 22 Chapter 3:ÊÊSpeech Coding Standards 25 Andreas S. Spanias Abstract 25 3.1 Introduction 25 3.2 Speech Analysis-Synthesis and Linear Prediction 27 3.2.1 Long-Term Prediction (LTP) 29 3.3 Linear Prediction and Speech Coding Standards 29 3.3.1 Open-Loop Linear Prediction 29 3.3.2 Standards Based on Analysis-by-Synthesis Linear Prediction 32 3.4 Standards Based on Subband and Transform Coders 39 3.4.1 The ITU G.722 Subband Coder 39 3.4.2 Sinusoidal Transform Coding 40 3.4.3 The Multiband Excitation Coder and the<BR i


The rapid advances and industry demands for networked delivery of information and pictures through computer networks and cable television has created a need for new techniques and standards for the packaging and delivery of digital information. Multimedia Communications presents the latest information from industry and academic experts on all standards, methods and protocols. Internet protocols for wireless communications, transcoding of Internet multimedia for universal access, ATM and ISDN chapters, videoconferencing standards, speech and audio coding standards, multi-casting and image compression techniques are included.

Key Features

@bul:* Latest Internet protocols for wireless communications

  • Transcoding of Internet multimedia for universal access
  • ATM and ISDN chapters
  • Videoconferencing standards
  • Speech and audio coding standards
  • Multi-casting
  • Latest image compression techniques


Electrical engineers and computer engineers in multimedia, communications, and signal processing.


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Experts from industry and academia overview current practices and future directions in the delivery of multiple media content over communications networks to users. Applications that incorporate multiple media types are specifically addressed, such as two-way, multipoint video conferencing and one-way streaming of video and audio. Chapters are descriptive in nature, focused on the presentation of results, insights, and key concepts, with a minimum of mathematical analyses and abstraction. Each chapter is intended to stand alone. Gibson is affiliated with the department of electrical engineering at Southern Methodist University.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

About the Editors

Jerry Gibson Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA