Iptv Basics, Technology, Operation and Services

Lawrence Harte

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Synopsis: This book explains why and how companies are using IPTV equipment and to provide television services over IP data networks. You will discover what IPTV is, why companies and people are converting systems and selecting IPTV services. The different types of IPTV systems including managed and unmanaged IPTV systems are explained. Discover why companies are choosing to use IPTV systems to deliver television services over traditional television broadcast system. You will learn how IPTV can allow users to access to a million TV programs virtually anywhere in the world. Discover how IPTV systems can offer new types of content including community created content, personal media channels and unique sponsored programming where content owners pay the IPTV operator to make their content available to viewers. IPTV video technology is explained including video compression (MPEG, VC-1) and how IP video transmission is different than broadcast video. IP audio technology is described including audio compression (MP3, AAC) and how IP audio is transmitted along with IP video. Find out how and why IPTV systems use MPEG. You will learn about the different types of MPEG compression (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC) and how MPEG uses profiles to adapt the media to the many types of user devices that can display IPTV media. The functional parts of IPTV systems are described along with their operation and the key protocols that are used to manage IPTV networks. Learn about the different types of premises distribution networks (e.g. home networks) and how they are used to distributed IPTV signals within the home. Described are the different types of end user devices including IP set top boxes, IP televisions, mobile video telephones and portable media players. You will learn about media content rights and how IPTV systems use digital rights management to control access and protect content. Some of the most important topics featured are: . The different types of IPTV systems . How IP television systems work . New services are possible through the use of IPTV . IP Video compression, formats and transmission . IP Audio compression, formats and transmission . MPEG technology, options and profiles . IPTV network components and protocols . Distributing IPTV in the Home using Home Networks . IPTV Viewing Devices . DRM for IPTV

About the Author: LAWRENCE HARTE is the president of APDG, a provider of expert information to the telecommunications market.

Mr. Harte has over 23 years of experience in the electronics industry, including company leadership, product management, development, marketing, design, and testing of telecommunications (cellular), radar, and microwave systems. He has been issued patents relating to cellular technology. He has authored over 75 articles on related subjects and has been a speaker and panel moderator at industry trade events.

Mr. Harte earned an executive MBA at Wake Forest University and received his B.A. from the University of the State of New York. During the TDMA digital cellular standard development process, Mr. Harte served as an editor and voting company representative for the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) TR45.3., digital cellular standards committee.

As of 2001, Mr. Harte has authored and co-authored over 20 books relating to telecommunications technology. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for leading companies including Ericsson, Siemens, VLSI, AMD, Casio, Samsung, Sony, ATT, Nokia, Hughes, and many others.

RICHARD LEVINE is the founder and principal engineer of Beta Scientific Laboratory and is also Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He is active as a technology consultant to many firms developing new cellular and PCS systems and products used in Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, Mexico, and the United States.

Mr. Levine is a well-known teacher of cellular and PCS technology to people in the industry. He was formerly the chairman of several working groups in the North American digital cellular standards development.

Mr. Levine earned the Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Science degrees from M.I.T., is licensed as a Professional Engineer, and has earned both amateur and professional radio operator licenses. He has been issued several patents on telecommunications, computer systems, and related technologies.

ROMAN KITKA is the Director, Strategy and Business Crteation, Nokia Ventures Organization. He is a seasoned wireless communications industry veteran, innovator, and visionary.

During his 17 + years in wireless communications, he has held product planning and development, marketing, and market/business development positions with leading wireless manufacturers including Nokia Mobile Phones, Panasonic, GoldStar, and OKI Telecom. Mr. Kitka has influenced several cellular mobile, transportable, and portable phone model designs, features, and functionality. His efforts have resulted in the first cellular payphone, first cellular PBX adjunct "Business Link," voice recognition dialers, as well as the first PCS product launch in the U.S.

Mr. Kitka posssess exceptional foresight and understanding of global market needs, both from anthropological and psychological aspects, as well as the opportunities provided by existing and future wireless communications, Internet and related technologies, and business.

Mr. Kitka, a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, is a co-author of the books CDMA IS-95 FOR CELLULAR AND PCS: Technology, Economics & Services; DELIVERING xDSL; 3G CELLULAR AND PCS DEMYSTIFIED; and WAP DEMYSTIFIED. Mr. Kitka has been a speaker at several wireless communications and Internet conferences and events, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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