Summary: Interactive video over ATM: state of the art
Bing Zhenga,*, Mohammed Atiquzzamanb,1
New Focus Inc., 5215 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95138, USA
School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-6151, USA
Received 7 August 2002; accepted 8 August 2002
Multimedia is an emerging service which integrates voice, video and data in the same service. With the progress made in high speed large
capacity multimedia servers, high speed networks, QoS, service guarantees and set top boxes, it is currently possible to cost effectively and
efficiently carry multimedia over high speed networks. This paper surveys the progress made, and the future of efficiently carrying
multimedia over the emerging Asynchronous Transfer Mode networks.
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Keywords: Video on demand; Asynchronous transfer mode; Quality of service
Most of the networks which are currently in use have
been developed for data applications. For example, the
TCP/IP network only offer best effort service, and hence is
not suitable for real time services such video. However,
recent efforts, such as Integrated and Differentiated Service