Multimedia and Communications Technology by Steve HeathMultimedia and Communications Technology by Steve Heath

Multimedia and Communications Technology

bySteve HeathEditorSteve Heath

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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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.
Title:Multimedia and Communications TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240515293

ISBN - 13:9780240515298

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Table of Contents

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

From Our Editors

This practical explanation of technologies by senior engineer Steve Heath is a primer about how existing products such as PCs, telephones and televisions can be wired to work together. This reference book includes in-depth information about such topics as audio compression, telecommunications, digital audio, digital video, multimedia conferencing and digital video broadcasting. Multimedia and Communications Technology comes with an interactive CD-Rom.