Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1997

Advisor

James Schnepf

Abstract

Network latency slows the response time of networks such as the Internet. This is an ever increasing problem as applications migrate towards interactive multimedia. To make multimedia applications viable across the Internet, the underlying data delivery structures of the Internet need to be changed. new technologies in network connections and data delivery schemes need to be further researched and implemented. Two cooperating technologies which demonstrate potential in delivering Internet multimedia applications are RealAudio systems and ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) networks. Reducing network latency will help in bringing smooth, real-time audio and video to networked computers.

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