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Introduction to IP Television: Why and How Companies are Providing Television Through Data Networks [Paperback]

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Item description for Introduction to IP Television: Why and How Companies are Providing Television Through Data Networks by Lawrence Harte...

This book explains how and why people and companies are using IP television (IPTV) and Internet television services. You will discover how global television services are already available through the Internet and how you can use standard television to watch global television channels using analog television adapter boxes.

The fundamentals of how IP Television works is provided. You will discover how IP television can be watched on different types of viewing devices such as standard televisions with adapters, dedicated IP televisions, multimedia computers and mobile telephones.

IP television service allows viewers to have more control of Internet television services. This control ranges from instant service activation to real time television on demand controls. Some of the advanced Internet television features such as personal media channels, anywhere television extensions, global television channels and multimedia programs are described.

In addition to the traditional ways of television channel selection, you will learn about new ways television channels can be search and selected using interactive electronic programming guides (EPGs). The different types of media formats that are used for IP television services are explained along with their control protocols.

Not all IP Television systems and services are the same. There are cost and quality tradeoffs along with common problem areas and risks. You will discover how the audio and video service quality can range from poor to above the quality that is already delivered to standard TV.

Because each IP television viewer has a unique address, this allows advertising messages to be sent to specific viewers (addressable advertising). The ability to direct advertising messages to specific target audiences (addressable advertising) is more valuable to companies than traditional broadcast advertising and this may result in reduced viewing costs.

Some of the most important topics featured are:

* Fundamentals of how IP Television works
* How to use regular televisions to watch IP TV
* Global television channels
* Internet television service quality
* The costs of IP Television
* Control of Internet television services
* Internet television service providers
* Advanced Internet television features
* Electronic programming guides
* IP television Media formats

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Item Specifications...

Pages   124
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.7" Width: 8" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 14, 2005
Publisher   Althos Publishing
ISBN  1932813357  
ISBN13  9781932813357  

Availability  0 units.

More About Lawrence Harte

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lawrence Harte is president of APDG, a telecommunications consulting firm. He was an editor of the TIA TR45.3 digital cellular standard, and is author of more than 75 articles and several books on telecommunications, including GSM Superphones, Delivering xDSL, and CDMA IS-95 for Cellular and PCS. He is based in Fuquay, North Carolina.

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Good introduction to IPTV  Feb 10, 2006
This was a good introduction book. While there is some technical descriptions in it, it is easy to understand the diagrams helped me to explain how it works to my staff. There are so many new terms and acronyms for IPTV, if you are just getting involved in IPTV, this book is a good start.
Bad joke  Dec 5, 2005
This book waste a page to explain: download speed = file size/bit rate even with ilustration (WOW). The rest of the book has the same technical level.
this site, dont you check what you sell?

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