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22 January 1999 Impact of wireless communication on multimedia application performance
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Proceedings Volume 3528, Multimedia Systems and Applications; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.337449
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Multimedia applications and specifically voice and video conferencing tools are widely used in business communications, and are quickly being discovered by the consumer market as well. At the same time, wireless communication services such as PCS voice and cellular data are becoming very popular, leading to the desire to deploy multimedia applications in the wireless environment. Wireless links, however, exhibit several characteristics which are different from traditional wired networks. These include: dynamically changing bandwidth due to mobile host movement in and out of cell where bandwidth is shared, high rates of packet corruption and subsequent loss, and frequent are lengthy disconnections due to obstacles, fading, and movement between cells. In addition, these effects are short-lived and difficult to reproduce, leading to a lack of adequate testing and analysis for applications used in wireless environments.
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Kevin A. Brown "Impact of wireless communication on multimedia application performance", Proc. SPIE 3528, Multimedia Systems and Applications, (22 January 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.337449
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