The focus of this tutorial paper is on networks and their ability to carry multimedia information. In this presentation, the audience will learn about the ability of the various networking technologies to carry multimedia traffic. The inability of legacy networks to carry multimedia traffic will be discussed, followed by a description of multimedia networks. LAN technologies such as Switched Ethernet, Isochronous Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, 100GAnyLAN, FDDI-II, and Synchoronous FDDI will be presented. Digital leased lines, ISDN and other WAN options for multimedia networking will also be described. Multimedia networking over the Internet will be discussed. Fundamentals of the ATM technology and its application to multimedia information networking will be presented.
Sharda, Nalin, "Multimedia Information Networking" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 398.