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Video on demand internal trial
Author(s): Chris Sell
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Paper Abstract

This NYNEX internal trial was designed to test a variety of technical concepts pertaining to a true video on demand system. A three building complex was selected for the trial using coaxial and fiber optic transport systems. The trial period was approximately six weeks long with a total of eighteen movies available twenty four hours a day. A fully automated system was designed at the NYNEX Science and Technology Laboratory that incorporated video equipment and laser disk players. This system is controlled by a pair of Sun Microsystems workstations communicating via a local area network. Valuable knowledge was gained in the area of jukebox design, control systems, and menuing. Fiber optic delivery systems were investigated along with coaxial systems. The user base for this trial consisted of NYNEX employees instead of residential customers. Although the user base was not ideal, we gained insight into how people interact with a fully automated system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1786, Fiber Networks for Voice, Video, and Multimedia Services, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139289
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Chris Sell, NYNEX Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1786:
Fiber Networks for Voice, Video, and Multimedia Services
Aleksander T. Futro; Lynn D. Hutcheson; Howard L. Lemberg, Editor(s)

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