DAVIC: Interoperability Solution for Video-on-Demand Systems

Hisashi KASAHARA  Hidenori OKUDA  Kazunori SHIMAMURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E79-D   No.6   pp.647-652
Publication Date: 1996/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Multimedia Computing and Communications)
DAVIC,  video-on-demand,  interoperability,  multimedia,  standardization,  

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This paper illustrates activities and accomplishments being made by DAVIC, a non-profit organization pushing forward its open, international, cross-industry standards for audio-visual information systems, of which video-on-demand is the representative. Core technologies selected in its firstly published specifications and their interoperability aspects are summarized here. Preliminary results in our interoperability testing are also shown. Finally, we touch upon the coming work plan of DAVIC which covers wider range of access network capabilities and service domains, e.g. internet.