Exploring the increase of performance of networked equipment made possible by new communication supports, this publication should be of particular interest to engineers, computer scientists, EDP managers, R&D professionals, and other researchers, manufacturers, and operators involved in the telecommunications industry. The examination of developments in the field is focused on three main areas. The first is the multimedia communication systems and, more specifically, the distributed multimedia aspects. The second is the enhanced functions and facilities for the network and transport layers to support the changing application environment and to exploit the new networks already, or soon to be, available. The third area is the search for efficient implementations and for high performance systems.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology