Introduction to Multimedia Communications: Applications, Middleware, Networking

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A comprehensive resource on multimedia communications. Covers recent trends and standardization activities in multimedia communications, such as layered structures, underlying theories and the current best design techniques. Describes the convergence of various technologies including communications, broadcasting, information technology, and home electronics, and emerging new communication services and applications resulting from the growth of the Internet and wireless technologies. Please go to for additional information.

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K. R. RAO, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Rao, along with two colleagues, developed and introduced the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) in 1975, widely used in digital signal processing. He has authored and edited numerous books and published extensively in leading engineering journals.

ZORAN S. BOJKOVIC, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He has coauthored two books with Dr. Rao.

DRAGORAD A. MILOVANOVIC, is a PhD candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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