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The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV

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The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV

The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV

294 pages, parution le 10/11/1999


There's a revolution coming to your TV: a digital, interactive, I Internet-ena bled revolution that will make possible services you've never imagined! The next TV revolution comes with new technologies, new standards, new architectures, and new business paradigms. Finally, there's a single source for up-to-the-minute insight into every aspect of next-generation digital TV: The Essential Guide to Digital Set-top Boxes and Interactive TV!

From MPEG-4 to middleware, webcasting to Java OS Gerard O'Driscoll covers the state of the art, comparing the strategies and technologies-and cutting through the hype. Coverage includes all this, and more:

  • Digital TV building blocks: compression, encoding, modulation, conditional access, transmission, and management
  • Advanced digital set-tops: features, components, installation, and troubleshooting
  • Set-top operating systems: Java OS, Windows@ CE, David OS-9, PowerTV, VxWorks, pSOS+, and Linux

Internet-based TV: set-top Web browsing, webcasting, email, online chat, broadband applications, video on demand, and parental controls
Electronic program guides (EPGs): 21 st century TV portals
Development, server architecture, middleware, network management, smartcards, MPEGA and much more

Whether you're an investor, manager, marketing or PR professional, software developer, or consumer, you need to know where TV is headed, and only one book can show you: The Essential Guide to Digital Set-top Boxes and Interactive TV!

Table of contents

What Will I Learn
Overview of Digital TV
Set-top Hardware Architecture
Set-top Real-time Operation Systems
Set-top Middleware and APIs
Set-top Specifications and Platforms
Set-top Application Development
Set-top Internet Applications
Electronic Program Guides
Set-top Server Architecture
Set-top Smart Card Technologies
Set-top Enhanced TV
Advanced Set-top Features

L'auteur Gerard O'Driscoll

Gerard O'Driscoll

earned a Master's qualification in Information Technology from the University of Limerick. He has held various managerial and business development positions in Ireland and currently is the Head of New Interactive Services at Irish Multichannel-a leading provider of digital TV, Internet, and telephony services. He is responsible for developing and delivering a range of interactive TV and Internet-based services to the company's customer base.

Caractéristiques techniques du livre "The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV"

Éditeur(s) Prentice Hall
Auteur(s) Gerard O'Driscoll
Parution 10/11/1999
Nb. de pages 294
Format 17,8 x 23,3
Poids 617g
EAN13 9780130173607


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