COURSE # STO-651
MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS: TECHNOLOGIES, SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
Most informative presentation of the enabling technologies and services employed in multimedia communications, including future trends in hardware, software and network technologies in support of voice, video and data integration.
This course provides an in-depth survey of the state-of-the-art multimedia services and the underlying technologies. Multimedia is an emerging field with boundless applications. This course presents the concepts of Multimedia Communications and addresses specific questions pertaining to the key technologies, applications and component-technologies such as compression algorithms, storage technologies, hardware/software, Multimedia User Interaction, Multimedia Synchronization, etc. A detailed overview of architectural requirements for supporting Multimedia Communication is presented, including networking technologies such as N-ISDN, ATM and wireless LANs. A demonstration of applicable multimedia systems will be presented. The course also offers a brief look at the future prospects and challenges for Multimedia Communications, and its potential impact on home entertainment, work environment, communications and computing.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the :
- Multimedia principles, requirements, benefits and reasons for the surge in demand.
- Multimedia applications, both current and future, including Video Telephony/Video Conferencing, Multimedia information services, Multimedia Collaboration, Interactive TV, Interactive Games, Multimedia Mail, etc.
A typical Multimedia Architecture.
- Multimedia User Interaction devices and methodologies.
Multimedia Compression (MPEG, HPEG, ADPCM).
- Multimedia Storage Technologies, Multimedia Software, and synchronization methods.
- The models for communication networks and examples of network technologies such as N-ISDN, IEEE 802.9, SONET, ATM, TCP/IP, Frame Relay, FDDI II, etc.
- Current and evolving market trends: New Services, New Products, Virtual Reality, Multimedia Persistence, Issues, Impediments, and Challenges.
Who should attend:
This course presents an overview of multimedia applications and markets, along with the latest enabling technologies. The comprehensive information presented during the course should serve as a valuable resource to Multimedia Applications Designers, Systems Engineers, Applications Developers, Business Development and Marketing Personnel, as well as engineers and designers from all telecommunication disciplines who are, or will be involved in, multimedia communications. This course does not have prerequisites; however, a general familiarity with basic computer software and hardware would be helpful.
- Multimedia overview:
- The needs, benefits and reasons for the "surge" of interest.
- Multimedia systems and configurations:
- Functions and components, stand-alone systems, networked multimedia, Multimedia PCs.
- Multimedia applications:
- Video Telephony/Video Conferencing, Multimedia Information Services, Multimedia Collaboration, Interactive TV, Interactive Games, Multimedia Mail.
- Multimedia Human/Computer Interface:
- Interaction devices, techniques and methods; Speech Recognition and Generation; Virtual Reality.
- Multimedia Computing:
- Storage Technologies, Software, Synchronization methods.
- Compression Technologies:
- Audio Compression (ADPCM), Image/Video Compression (JPEG, MPEG, H.261), and available products.
- Multimedia operating systems:
- Characteristics and selected examples.
- Communication technologies:
- TCP/IP, Frame Relay, FDDI II, N-ISDN, SONET, ATM (B-ISDN), IEEE 802.9, etc.
- Multimedia market trends and its future
- New services, future trends in hardware, software, network technologies, Virtual Reality, Issues, Impediments and Challenges.
About the Instructor
Amruthur Narasimhan is a Senior Technical Staff Member at AT&T in the Systems and Processing Solutions Department. He has been a Lead Systems Engineer in the design, development and implementation of Multimedia Video Conferencing Service and Personal Conferencing Service. As the Chief Architect, he has also worked on incorporating AT&T's WorldWorx architecture to deliver video notes via Lotus Notes and Intel's workstation, and on new services for Internet deploying Internet Enhanced Fax. He has also investigated alternative IP network architectures for video conferencing service. He was coordinator and speaker for the tutorial on "An Overview of Multimedia Technologies and Services" at the 1996 AACE World Conference of the Web Society, WebNet96. He was coordinator and instructor for the tutorial on "An Overview of Multimedia Communications: Technology and Services" at the 1995 Internation Conference on Voice, Video and Data Communications at Photonic East conducted by SPIE. He has presented a professional seminar entitled An Overview of Multimedia Technologies and Services conducted by IEEE Computer Society in1994, and a tutorial in COMPSAC 93 entitled Multimedia: Applications and Enabling Technologies. He has also developed a course entitled Multimedia Communications: Technologies, System and Services for the Technical Education Center of AT & T Bell Laboratories. In 1995-96, he received an Award of Excellence for Outstanding research and Contribution to IEEE NJ Coast Section.
Previously, Dr. Narasimhan was Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, and currently is Chair for computer Chapter of NJ IEEE Coast Section, and an IEEE Technical Committee member for Computer Graphics and Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of Eta Kappa Nu.
Course: STO-651 Duration: 2 Days FEE: $1,099 CEUs: 1.44
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding this course to Anita Hellstrom, Program Coordinator, by e-mail, FAX: (636) 273-4955 or TELEPHONE: (636) 273-9608.
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Last modified June 23, 2004.