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Cable's network design for multimedia applications
Author(s): Stephen D. Dukes
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Paper Abstract

Today's cable network is migrating from the traditional tree-and-branch topology originally designed for point-to-multipoint video entertainment to a distributed star, tree-and-branch topology with a robust, dynamic capability for a wide range of applications beyond video entertainment. One of the major research efforts at CableLabs is focused on leveraging this newly-evolving topology so that it can support multimedia applications. The cable network is positioned to deliver digital signals which will reside above analog spectrum and to provide analog and digital fiber within the same sheath. This will allow the transparent transport of multimedia applications. This paper addresses the transport and interface requirements for multimedia applications; the regional hub concept, which provides connectivity to regional and national networks; the attributes of interactivity and bi-directionality in cable's network design; and reliability and system performance over cable's infrastructure.

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: 10.1117/12.139291
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Stephen D. Dukes, Cable Television Labs., Inc. (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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