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Filling the Pipe

  • An Information on Demand teleservice that was developed at the German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD) provides remote access to multimedia information consisting of audio, video, and text [jonas et al. 94]. It uses a bidirectional narrowband message link between the end user and the service provider, and a unidirectional broadband data link from the service provider to the end user. Since the IoD teleservice is used across a satellite connection (among others), it turned out to be necessary to implement an access protocol that is optimized for the access of real-time multimedia data across a long-delay high-bandwidth link, a long fat pipe [jacobsen et al. 92]. This paper introduces the MediaService Protocol (MSP) and describes a prototype implementation (version 0.6).

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Markus Behrendt, Karl Jonas
Subtitle (English):Performance of the MediaService Protocol
Parent Title (English):PROMS '95: Second Workshop on Protocols for Multimedia Systems, Salzburg, Austria, 10/1995
Publication year:1995
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/11/11