Business & Economics

Media Convergence Handbook - Vol. 1

Author: Artur Lugmayr

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 429

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The Media Convergence Handbook sheds new light on the complexity of media convergence and the related business challenges. Approaching the topic from a managerial, technological as well as end-consumer perspective, it acts as a reference book and educational resource in the field. Media convergence at business level may imply transforming business models and using multiplatform content production and distribution tools. However, it is shown that the implementation of convergence strategies can only succeed when expectations and aspirations of every actor involved are taken into account. Media consumers, content producers and managers face different challenges in the process of media convergence. Volume I of the Media Convergence Handbook encourages an active discourse on media convergence by introducing the concept through general perspective articles and addressing the real-world challenges of conversion in the publishing, broadcasting and social media sectors.
Computers

The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users Toward Interactivity

Author: Pablo Cesar

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

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Category: Computers

Page: 110

View: 836

The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users towards Interactivity provides an overview of the evolution of TV systems, TV content, and TV users towards interactivity, with a special focus on sociability aspects. Three basic concepts are introduced, namely, content editing, content sharing, and content control. Content editing corresponds to the activity of developing or organizing multimedia material, traditionally the domain of professionals but also including user-generated content. Content sharing refers to all kinds of social activities that might occur around television watching, such as chatting about television content and sharing content. Finally, content control corresponds to the activity of deciding what to watch and how to watch it. A simple taxonomy (edit-share-control) is proposed as an evolutionary step over the established hierarchical produce-deliver-consume paradigm. The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users towards Interactivity looks at how research in the area has spanned a rather diverse set of scientific subfields, such as multimedia, HCI, CSCW, UIST, user modeling, media and communication sciences. It demonstrates how each disciplinary effort has contributed and why the full potential of interactive TV has not yet been fulfilled. Finally, it describes how interdisciplinary approaches could provide solutions to some notable contemporary research issues. The Evolution of TV Systems, Content, and Users towards Interactivity is aimed at students and researchers, practitioners and developers. It assumes a basic understanding of past and current practices on the design of computer applications, networks and media content.
Technology & Engineering

Multimedia Fundamentals, Volume 1

Author: Ralf Steinmetz

Publisher: Pearson Education

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 134

The state-of-the-art in multimedia content analysis, media foundations, and compression Covers digital audio, images, video, graphics, and animation Includes real-world project sets that help you build and test your expertise By two of the world's leading experts in advanced multimedia systems development The practical, example-rich guide to media coding and content processing for every multimedia developer. From DVDs to the Internet, media coding and content processing are central to the effective delivery of high-quality multimedia. In this book, two of the field's leading experts introduce today's state-of-the-art, presenting realistic examples and projects designed to help implementers create multimedia systems with unprecedented performance. Ralf Steinmetz and Klara Nahrstedt introduce the fundamental characteristics of digital audio, images, video, graphics, and animation; demonstrate powerful new approaches to content analysis and compression; and share expert insights into system and end-user issues every advanced multimedia professional must understand. Coverage includes: Generic characteristics of multimedia and data streams, and their impact on multimedia system design Essential audio concepts and representation techniques: sound perception, psychoacoustics, music, MIDI, Speech signals, and related I/O and transmission issues Graphics and image characteristics: image formats, analysis, synthesis, reconstruction, and output Video signals, television formats, digitization, and computer-based animation issues Fundamental compression methods: run-length, Huffman, and subband coding Multimedia compression standards: JPEG, H.232, and various MPEG techniques Optical storage technologies and techniques: CD-DA, CD-ROM, DVD, and beyond Content processing techniques: Image analysis, video processing, cut detection, and audio analysis First in an authoritative 3-volume set on tomorrow's robust multimedia desktop: real-time audio, video, and streaming media. Multimedia Fundamentals offers a single, authoritative source for the knowledge and techniques you need to succeed with any advanced multimedia development project. Look for Volume 2 focusing on networking and operating system-related issues, and Volume 3 focusing on service and application issues.
Aeronautics

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

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Category: Aeronautics

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Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.
Business & Economics

The Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 1 (A - F)

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 851

View: 203

The Internet Encyclopedia in a 3-volume reference work on the internet as a business tool, IT platform, and communications and commerce medium.
Technology & Engineering

Technologies for Home Networking

Author: Sudhir Dixit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 357

A broad overview of the home networking field, ranging from wireless technologies to practical applications In the future, it is expected that private networks (e.g., home networks) will become part of the global network ecosystem, participating in sharing their own content, running IP-based services, and possibly becoming service providers themselves. This is already happening in the so-called "social networks" and peer-to-peer file sharing networks on the Internet—making this emerging topic one of the most active research areas in the wireless communications field. This book bridges the gap between wireless networking and service research communities, which, until now, have confined their work to their respective fields. Here, a number of industry professionals and academic experts have contributed chapters on various aspects of the subject to present an overview of home networking technologies with a special emphasis on the user as the center of all activities. Coverage includes: Networked home use cases and scenarios Media format, media exchange, and media interoperability Location-aware device and service discovery Security in smart homes Secure service discovery protocol implementation for wireless ad-hoc networks Multimedia content protection in consumer networks Mobile device connectivity in home networks Unlicensed mobile access/generic access network Wireless sensor networks in the home Ultra-wideband and sensor networking in the home environment With a balanced mix of practice and theory, Technologies for Home Networking focuses on the latest technologies for speedier, more reliable wireless networking and explains how to facilitate workable end-to-end solutions from a user's perspective. This book is an ideal resource for practicing engineers, designers, and managers with an interest in home networking and also serves as a valuable text for graduate students.
Technology & Engineering

Digital Television

Author: Lennard G. Kruger

Publisher: Nova Publishers

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 67

View: 735

Digital television (DTV) is a new television service representing the most significant development in television technology since the advent of color television in the 1950s. DTV can provide sharper pictures, a wider screen, CD-quality sound, better color rendition, and other new services currently being developed. A successful deployment of DTV requires: the development by content providers of compelling digital programming; the delivery of digital signals to consumers by broadcast television stations, as well as cable and satellite television systems; and the widespread purchase and adoption by consumers of digital television equipment. A key issue in the Congressional debate over the digital transition has been addressing the millions of American over-the-air households whose existing analog televisions will require converter boxes in order to receive digital signals when the analog signal is turned off.
Technology & Engineering

Radio Systems Engineering

Author: Steven W. Ellingson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

View: 432

Using a systems framework, this textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the performance, analysis and design of radio systems for students and practising engineers. Presented within a consistent framework, the first part of the book describes the fundamentals of the subject: propagation, noise, antennas and modulation. The analysis and design of radios, including RF circuit design and signal processing, is covered in the second half of the book. The former is presented with minimal involvement of Smith charts, enabling students to grasp the fundamentals more readily. Both traditional and software-defined/direct sampling technology are described, with pros and cons of each strategy explained. Numerous examples within the text involve realistic analysis and design activities, and emphasize how practical experiences may differ from theory or taught procedures. End-of-chapter problems are provided, as are a password-protected solutions manual and lecture slides to complete the teaching package for instructors.