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Author: Lawrence Harte
ISBN: 1932813640
Page Size: 7.5” x 9.25”
soft cover book
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 136
Diagrams: 41

Tutorial Sample - 25 Slides

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This book explains why and how different types of home media network systems are used to provide audio, data and video media distribution throughout a home or business. You will learn the basic needs for audio, data and video distribution and how existing or new wireless and wired systems in a home can be used to control and deliver media.

Discover how media signals are converted to a common digital format (data) so they can be transferred over premises data networks is described along with the different types of premises data networks including LAN, Ethernet, Phoneline, Powerline and Cable Television systems. Covered are the industry standards available for premises distribution systems along with their key features and capabilities.

Sample Diagrams

Premises Distribution for IP Television

This figure shows the common types of premises distribution systems that can be used for IP television systems. This diagram shows that an IP television signal arrives at the premises at a broadband modem. The broadband modem is connected to a router that can distribute the media signals to forward data packets to different devices within the home such as IP televisions. This example shows that routers may be able to forward packets through power lines, telephone lines, coaxial lines, data cables or even via wireless signals to adapters that receive the packets and recreate them into a form the IP television can use.

Premises Distribution Bandwidth Requirements

This figure shows some of the types of communication devices used in a home and their estimated data transmission requirements. This table shows that some devices may require connections through a gateway to other networks (such as to the Internet or to television systems). This table also shows that the highest consumption of bandwidth occurs from television channels, especially when simultaneous HDTV channels are access on multiple television sets. This table suggests that a total home media capacity of 70 Mbps to 100 Mbps is required to simultaneously provide for all devices within a home and that a residential gateway have broadband capability of 50+ Mbps.

Table of Contents

Home Media Networks

Home Multimedia Service Needs

- Telephone
- Internet Access
- Television
- Interactive Video
- Media Streaming

Home Multimedia System Needs

- Co-Existence
Intersystem Interference
- No New Wires
- Data Rates
- Quality of Service (QoS)
Error Rates
Transmission Delay
- Home Coverage
- Security
Rights Management
- Cost
- Installation
Peer to Peer Operation
Remote Diagnostics

Home Networking Technologies

- Adaptive Modulation
- Echo Control
- Synchronized Transmission
- Interference Avoidance
- Power Level Control
- Channel Bonding
- Network Topology Discovery (NTD)

Transmission Types

- Wired LAN
- Wireless
- Power Line
- Coaxial
- Phone Line

Home Media Networks

- HomePlug™
HomePlug 1.0
HomePlug Audio Visual (HomePlug AV)
- HomePNA™
HomePNA 1.0
HomePNA 2.0
HomePNA 3.0
HomePNA 3.1
- Digital Home Standard (DHS)
- TVnet
- Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)™
- 802.11 Wireless LAN
- HomeGrid H.GN
802.11e Quality of Service
802.11n Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
Smart Antenna System

Home Media Management

- Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
- Home Audio Visual Interoperability (HAVi)
- Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

- Digital Transmission Control Protocol (DTCP)
- Copy Control Information (CCI)

Home Media Networks Acronyms-Appendix 1

ABLP - Adaptive Bit Loading Protocol
ADTDM - Adaptive Time Division Multiplexing
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AVT - AV Transport Service
BAV - Base Audio Visual
BL - ECM - Baseline Entitlement Control Messages
CA - Central Arbiter
CDS - Content Directory Service
CEPCA - Consumer Electronics Powerline Communication Alliance
CM - Connection Manager Service
Coax Amp - Coaxial Amplifier
CP - Control Point
CRL - Certificate Revocation List
CWDM - Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing
DCM - Device Control Module
DHN - Digital Home Network
DHS - Digital Home Standard
DLNA - Digital Living Network Alliance
DMA - Digital Media Adapter
DMC - Digital Media Controller
DMP - Digital Media Player
DMPr - Digital Media Printer
DMR - Digital Media Renderer
DMS - Digital Media Server
Drop Amp - Drop Amplifier
DTLA - Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator
EDCA - Enhanced Distributed Channel Access
EP - End Point
EPF - Electronic Picture Frame
ESA - External Scrambling Algorithm
ESVP - Extended Secure Video Processing
FMC - Fixed Mobile Convergence
FPA - Front Panel Assembly
HAVi - Home Audio Video Interoperability
HCCA - HCF Coordination Channel Access
HCCA - Hybrid Coordination Function Controlled Channel Access
HCNA - HPNA Coax Network Adapter
HDD - Hard Disk Drive
HD - PLC - High Definition Power Line Communication
HID - Home Infrastructure Device
HND - Home Network Device
HomePlug AV - HomePlug Audio Visual
HomePNA - Home Phoneline Networking Alliance
HPCC - HomePlug Command & Control
HSIA - High Speed Internet Access
HVN - Home Video Network
IAV - Intermediate Audio Visual
IHDN - In - Home Digital Networks
Inline Amp - Inline Amplifier
InstanceID - Instance Identifier
IR Routing - Infrared Routing
LLC - Logical Link Control
MAC Protocol - Medium Access Control Protocol
MAP - Media Access Plan
MHD - Mobile Handheld Device
MIU - Media Interoperability Unit
MoCA - Multimedia over Coax Alliance
MoDem - Modulator/Demodulator
MRD - Marketing Requirements Document
NAT Traversal - Network Address Translation Traversal
NCF - Network Connectivity Function
Net - Internet
Network ID - Network Identifier
NNW - No New Wires
NSA - Native Scrambling Algorithm
NTD - Network Topology Discovery
NUT - Net UDP Throughput
OPERA - Open PLC European Research Alliance
P2P - Peer to Peer
Parametric QoS - Parametric Quality of Serivce
PDN - Premises Distribution Network
PER - Packet Error Rate
PLC - Power Level Control
PLC - Power Line Carrier
POE - Point of Entry
Priority Based QoS - Priority Based Quality of Service
PSD Mask - Power Spectral Density Mask
PSD - Power Spectral Density
QoS - Quality Of Service
RAND - Reasonable and Non - Discriminatory
RCS - Rendering Control Service
RFIC - Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit
SAC - Secure Authenticated Channel
SNAP - Sub Network Access Protocol
SVPLA - Secure Video Processor Licensing Authority
SVP - Secure Video Processing
TRS - Tamper Resistant Software
TXOP - Transmission Opportunity
UPA - Universal Powerline Association
UPnP AV - Universal Plug and Play Audio Visual
UPnP - Universal Plug and Play
USB - Universal Serial Bus
USM - User Services Management
Web Access API - Web Access Application Programming Interface WMM - Wi-Fi Multimedia

About the Author

Mr. Lawrence Harte is the president of Althos, an expert information provider which researches, trains, and publishes on technology and business industries. He has over 29 years of technology analysis, development, implementation, and business management experience. Mr. Harte has worked for leading companies including Ericsson/General Electric, Audiovox/Toshiba and Westinghouse and has consulted for hundreds of other companies. Mr. Harte continually researches, analyzes, and tests new communication technologies, applications, and services. He has authored over 50 books on telecommunications technologies and business systems covering topics such as mobile telephone systems, data communications, voice over data networks, broadband, prepaid services, billing systems, sales, and Internet marketing. Mr. Harte holds many degrees and certificates including an Executive MBA from Wake Forest University (1995) and a BSET from the University of the State of New York (1990).

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