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Architecture and performance issues of media server and content delivery
Author(s): Antoine Mourad; Y. T. Wang
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Paper Abstract

As the enabling technologies for broadband services become mature and affordable, new multimedia applications are emerging and being implemented by computing and telecommunication vendors. A particularly attractive one in this fast growing area is interactive video services which are being trialed and developed by a number of product and service providers. A number of technical challenges have to be resolved however before the service can be viable. In this paper, we report some results of our recent studies in three specific areas regarding the design of large-scale interactive consumer video services: server design issues, transport and distribution network design issues, and signaling and interactive response issues. We focus on techniques for building a scalable and reliable media delivery system capable of providing flexible, interactive access to multimedia content for a large number of users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2615, Integration Issues in Large Commercial Media Delivery Systems, (3 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229203
Show Author Affiliations
Antoine Mourad, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Y. T. Wang, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2615:
Integration Issues in Large Commercial Media Delivery Systems
Andrew G. Tescher; V. Michael Bove, Editor(s)

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