A prototype ATM network based system for multimedia-on-demand

M. Ott, V. Bansal, R. J. Siracusa, J. P. Hearn, R. Dighe, D. Raychaudhuri, A. Iwata, H. Suzuki

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An experimental system capable of supporting multimedia (image/video/data) on demand applications over an ATM network is outlined in this paper. The system has been used to demonstrate both distributed multimedia document processing and video-on-demand scenarios that are expected to be important applications for future ATM networks. The experimental prototype employs a high-speed (2.4 Gbps) ATM switch with appropriate signaling, control, transport and application software to enable fast and reliable workstation access to video/image information stored in one or more "multimedia servers". The current system implementation consists of the following key modules: (1) 2.4 Gbps (16×16) NEC XATOM Model 5 ATM switch; (2) Sparc-2 workstations with JPEG board and ATM interface; (3) Q.93B signaling for call establishment; (4) ATM traffic control for congestion avoidance; (5) a multimedia transport protocol; and (6) application software for distributed multimedia documents, video-on-demand, etc. This paper outlines the overall system approach and provides selected details about each of the major subsystems listed above.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE COMSOC International Workshop on Multimedia Communications, MULTIMEDIA 1994 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: May 16 1994May 19 1994


Conference5th IEEE COMSOC International Workshop on Multimedia Communications, MULTIMEDIA 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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