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Multimedia and Communications Technology

Multimedia and Communications Technology
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Multimedia and Communications Technology is a practical explanation of the technologies that bring together existing products such as the PC, telephone and television. It is precisely this revolution that the book addresses - offering an up to date technical overview of developments in PC technology, video and audio compression, telecommunications and many other disciplines. Written as a series of tutorials, the book starts with the fundamental techniques of digital audio and video, moving on to compression techniques such as JPEG and MPEG. The delivery systems for multimedia are then covered, starting with the CD and on to telephones, local and wide area networks and ATM and ASDL. The final chapters describe how these technologies are brought together in some key applications: video conferencing digital video broadcasting video on demand interactive television Steve Heath is responsible for European Strategy and Technology Development at Motorola. He has had many years experience in computer design and has presented papers on multimedia technology at international conferences.
He is a well known technical writer and has written fourteen other books for Focal Press, Newnes and Butterworth-Heinemann.
Senior Staff Engineer, European Strategy and Technology Development, Motorola Semiconductors, Steve Heath has written 15 books on topics covering Apple and IBM PCs, processor architectures, UNIX and Windows NT operating systems.
What is multimedia?; Digital audio; Digital video; Digital picture compression; Digital video compression; CD-ROMs; POTS/PTSN; ISDN; ADSL; LANS; ATM; Multimedia conferencing; Digital video broadcasting; The multimedia PC
A practical guide with a series of tutorials
Includes the latest multimedia delivery systems
A complete technical overview
Author
Steve Heath
Short Title
MULTIMEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS TE
Pages
352
Publisher
Focal Press
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0240515293
ISBN-13
9780240515298
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
006.7
Illustrations
Yes
Year
1999
Publication Date
1999-07-31
Imprint
Focal Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Replaces
9780240514604
Residence
US
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