Emerging Multimedia Computer Communication Technologies
Learn all about the basic technologies for information transfer and networking - the hardware and the software, along with compression standards and techniques for transmitting data most efficiently. Then find out about the networks that link us together, from your home telephone and cable TV to office-sized LANs to the World Wide Web. Finally, see how communications networks harness the power of multimedia computers to create new applications and enhance old ones. At the same time, discover how you can make the most of these capabilities. You don't need to slog through a lot of mathematical equations and exotic programming terms to learn what these developments mean for you, your business, and your family. Jump right into an exciting world where movies can be delivered straight to your home computer and video conferencing takes place over an ordinary telephone line.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 180.34 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 884.5g
- 30 Dec 1997
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
Multimedia technologies; compression standards and techniques; local area networks; next generation of local area networks; wide area networks; Internet and intranet; new broadband communication to homes; multimedia over communication networks; video and audio/graphic conferencing; application examples.