'ATM & MPEG-2' begins with a thorough introduction to audio and video processing , and how technologies like MPEG-2 reflect the strengths and weaknesses of human sight and hearing. Next, it reviews MPEG-2 architecture and processes, covering both video and audio. It focuses on digital video´s unique transport requirements, which must be met to build any successful application.
The book introduces ATM, its relevant protocols, and the network elements needed to deploy it. It explains how to use the ATM layer´s Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to precisely control the quality and cost of broadband multimedia applications.
If you´re a communications professional, this is your comprehensive briefing on MPEG-2 and digital video. If you´re a video professional, this is the first ATM primer designed specifically for you. No matter who you are - engineer, network operator, manufacturer, integrator, consultant, researcher, or customer - you´ll learn how these crucial technologies fit together. In short, 'ATM & MPEG-2' is the essencial sourcebook for broadband multimedia.