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ISBN: 1932813284
Number of Pages: 304
Number of Diagrams: 140
Authors: Lawrence Harte, Rick Brown
Copyright: 2009

University TV System Tutorial


This book explains why and how universities are using television and datacom equipment to provide TV and media services to and from students and faculty. You will discover what university TV systems provide, why and how universities converting one-way analog systems to more capability two-way digital television systems.

You will learn how university TV systems are upgrading to allow users to access to a million TV programs from virtually anywhere in the world. Discover how campus TV systems can offer new types of content including community created content, personal media channels and unique sponsored programming where content owners pay the university to make their content available to students and staff.

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Digital 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 digital TV systems use MPEG and learn about the different types of MPEG compression (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC).

The functional parts of campus TV systems are described along with their operation and how they can be managed. Learn about the different types of premises distribution networks and how they are used to distributed TV signals within buildings and rooms.

Described are the different types of end user devices including TV set top boxes, IP televisions, mobile video telephones and portable media players. You will learn about media content rights and how university TV systems can use digital rights management to control access and protect content.

Table of Contents

University Television Systems

Key University TV Issues
-TV Channel Capacity Expansion
-Analog to Digital Conversion
-Merging of Communication Systems
-Bandwidth Consumption
-Internet Television
-Many Types of Set Top Boxes
-Media Portability
-Media Security
-Upgrading to Optical
-IPTV Conversion
-TV System Economics

University Communication Services

TV Broadcasting Services
-Network Programming
-Syndicated Programming
-Local Programming
-Sponsored Programming
-International Programming
-Community Content
-School Programming
Digital Signage
Video Conferencing
Internet Access Services
Internet Broadcasting
-Virtual Classroom
-Video Surveillance
Emergency Alert Services (EAS)
Television Commerce (T-Commerce)

University TV Systems

Contribution Network
-Television Content Feeds
-Channel Decoders
-Off Air Receivers
-Rate Shapers
-Channel Modulators
-Channel Blockers (Channel Traps)
-Channel Processors
-Channel Signal Combiners
Asset Management
-Content Acquisition
-Metadata Management
-Playout Scheduling
-Asset Storage
-Content Processing
-Ad Insertion
TV Distribution Systems
-One-Way Cable Television Systems
-Two-Way Cable Television Systems
-Hybrid Optical Systems
-Security Systems
TV Viewing Devices
-Cable Ready Televisions
-Set Top box (Cable Converters)
-Multimedia Computers

Digital Media

Digital Audio
-Audio Digitization
-Audio Compression
Digital Video
-Frame Rates
-Aspect Ratio
Video Digitization
-Video Capturing
-Film to Video Conversion
Video Compression
-Spatial Compression (Image Compression)
-Time Compression (Temporal Compression)
-Coding Redundancy (Data Compression)
Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
-Groups of Pictures (GOP)
-Advanced Video Coding (AVC/H.264)
-Real Time Encoding
-Non-Real Time Encoding
-MPEG Audio Compression
-MPEG Video Compression
Media Streams
-Elementary Stream (ES)
-Packet Elementary Stream (PES)
-Program Stream (PS)
-Transport Stream (TS)
MPEG Transmission
-Packet Sequencing
-Channel Multiplexing
-Statistical Multiplexing
MPEG Program Tables
-Program Allocation Table (PAT)
-Program Map Table (PMT)
-Conditional Access Table (CAT)
-Private Tables
Video Modes
-Frame Mode
-Field Mode
-Mixed Mode
Media Flow Control
-Quantizer Scaling
-Bit Rate Control
Media Synchronization

University Communication Distribution Plant

Transmission Mediums
-Copper Lines
-Coaxial Cable (Coax)
-Optical Transmission
TV Network Topology
-Backbone Network
-Access Spurs
-Building Distribution
-Distribution Amplifiers
-Return Networks
Cable Plant
-Cable Ducts
-Cable Pulling
-Thermal Expansion and Contraction
-Blown In Fiber
-Bend Radius
-Attaching Cable
-Service Loops
-Cable and Splice Enclosures
-Burying Cable
-Vertical Installation
-Cable Racking
-Cable Termination
-Cable Installation and Maintenance Records

Data Networks

-Data Terminals
-Network Interface Card (NIC)
-Network Wiring
-Network Distribution and Routing
-Network Access Control
-Network Management
-Personal Area Network (PAN)
-Premises Distribution Network (PDN)
-Local Area Network (LAN)
-Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
-Wide Area Network (WAN)
-Wireless Data Networks
Data Network Components
-Data Modems
-Digital Service Unit (DSU)/Channel Service Unit (CSU)
-Routers (Packet Switches)
Data Communications Systems
-Token Ring
-Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
-Passive Optical Network (PON)
-Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
-Frame Relay
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Real Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Packet Buffering
IP Packet Encapsulation
Internet Protocol Versions
-Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
-Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Multicast Applications
-Content Distribution
-Shared Applications
-Information Distribution
Network Configuration
Multipoint Distribution
Multicast Operation
-Multicast Session
Group Management
-Group Addressing
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
Multicast Backbone (MBone)

Rights Management

Intellectual Property Rights
-Trade Secrets (Confidential Information)
Types of Rights
-Rendering Rights
-Transport Rights
-Derivative Rights
Digital Rights Management
-Rights Attributes
Rights Models
-Radio Broadcasting Rights Model
-Television Broadcasting Rights Model
-Internet Rights Model
Digital Assets
Digital Audio (Voice and Music)

-Digital Video
-Data Files (Books and Databases)
-Application Program Files (Software Applications)
-Container Files
-Digital Asset Management (DAM)
-Digital Asset Storage
-Editing and Production
-Playout and Distribution
DRM Security Processes
-Encryption Keys
-Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
-Public Key Encryption
-Digital Watermarks
-Digital Fingerprint
-Digital Certificate
-Digital Signature
-Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (S-HTTP)
-Machine Binding
-Conditional Access (CA)
-Product Activation
-Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
-Transport Layer Security (TLS)
DRM System
-Content Server
-DRM Packager
-License Server
-Key Server
-DRM Controller
-DRM Client
Key Management
-Smart Card
-Virtual Card
Digital Rights Management Threats
-Bit Torrent
-Insider Piracy
-Analog Hole
-Digital Hole

IP Television (IPTV)

-Managed IPTV Systems
-Internet Television
-Private IP Television Systems
-IPTV System Features
-Instant Activation
-Real Time Accounting and Billing
-Channel Selection (Program Guides)
-Interactive Television (iTV)
-Anywhere Television Service (TV Roaming)
-Personal Media Channels (PMC)
-Addressable Advertising
-Ad Telescoping
-Ad Bidding
-Everything on Demand (EoD)
-T-Commerce Order Processing

Appendix 1 - acronyms



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