Supporting adaptive video applications in mobile environments

N. Davies, L. Finney, A. Friday, A. Scott
1998 IEEE Communications Magazine  
The transmission of digital video over wireless networks is becoming a reality: it is now possible to construct working prototype systems which illustrate the benefits to be accrued from the integration of mobile computing and digital video. However, systems which deploy video in mobile environments must be able to adapt to changes in the quality-ofservice (QoS) of their underlying communications channel. In this paper we focus on the practical applications and implications of supporting
more » ... e video in mobile environments. In particular, we describe a testbed which supports multicast transmission of stored and live video sequences over both WaveLAN and GSM technologies. The testbed employs H.263 and MPEG encoding techniques and enables clients to freely roam between heterogeneous networks while maintaining video connectivity.
doi:10.1109/35.685379 fatcat:smxpfjvwvnaqdo65jg245mw5bm