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Compressed video over ATM
Author(s): Steve Makgill
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Paper Abstract

The changing environment of communications is bringing the realization that network traffic will be uniform at some fundamental level. When this occurs, the public network (the "information superhighway") will carry voice, video and data equally well. Underlying this assumption is the idea that the video information is of a digital nature. Because full-motion video requires raw digital speeds from 90 Mb/s to 2 Gb/s, depending upon the type and quality of video signal, these digital representations tend to be reduced (compressed) by eliminating redundant information. This compressed video- information (now requiring about 6 Mb/s) will be merged with data and voice traffic in the Asynchronous Transfer Mode network. That's to say, the basic information for communications will be placed into equal length packets or cells and be identical at this cell level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10278, Defining the Global Information Infrastructure: Infrastructure, Systems, and Services: A Critical Review, 102781A (3 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.192211
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Steve Makgill, Alcatel Network Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10278:
Defining the Global Information Infrastructure: Infrastructure, Systems, and Services: A Critical Review
Stephen F. Lundstrom, Editor(s)

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