Course detail

Multimedia Transmission over IP Networks

FIT-IMUAcad. year: 2018/2019

Audio and video standards. Online streaming, video on demand. RSTP Protocol. Videoconferences - H.323, SIP. Tools for communication. Principles of IP telephony. Voice encoding and transmission over IP. IP telephony architecture. Quality of service - integrated and differenciated services. Tools for IP telephony.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are familiar with applications and protocols for video and voice transmission over IP networks. They are able to setup multipoint videoconference, oneway voice and video transmission in HD quality. They are able to connect and configure all communication components.


  • Principles and application of Unix and Windows operating systems
  • Studying texts and documents in English
  • Network architecture - ISO/OSI model, TCP/IP
  • Unicast and multicast transmission


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • Jeremy Cioara, Michael J. Cavanaugh, Kris A. Krake: CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC), Cisco Press 2009.
  • Wendell Odom, Michael J. Cavanaugh: Cisco QOS Exam Certification Guide (IP Telephony Self-Study), 2nd Edition, Cisco Press, 2004
  • Firestone, Scott. Voice and video conferencing fundamentals / 1st ed.   Indianapolis : Cisco Press, 2007
  • Simpson, Wes. Video over IP :IPTV, internet video, H.264, P2P, and streaming: a complete guide to understanding the technology / 2nd ed.   Amsterdam : Focal Press, 2008

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

  • Home assignments (24 points).
  • Active participation in lab assignments (36 points).
  • Written test 1: videoconferences (20 points).
  • Written test 2: IP telephony (20 points).

Exam prerequisites:
  • 12 points from home assignments and 18 points from lab assignments is required for the credit.
  • Minimum points to get credits is 50.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    Syllabus of lectures:
    1. Audio and video standards, interfaces, signals.
    2. Streaming, video on demand.
    3. Online audio and video.
    4. Videoconferences - H.323, SIP.
    5. Videoconferences - H.323, SIP.
    6. Virtual environment for communication.
    7. Audio-video technics and networking.
    8. Principles of IP telephony.
    9. Voice encoding and transmission over IP.
    10. IP telephony architecture.
    11. Quality of Services, IntServ, DiffServ.
    12. VoIP tools.

    Syllabus of laboratory exercises:
    1. Streaming on demand, RSTP.
    2. Online streaming - VLC, Windows Media Services.
    3. Videoconferences - MBone, mirrors, H.323
    4. Sharing workspace - VNC, shared notice board.
    5. Configuration of IP network - Cisco Unified Communication.
    6. Dial plans. Interconnecting POTS and IP telephony.
    7. QoS setting - classes, services, policies. Queue management.
    8. Packet classification. Different classes of transmission.
    9. IP telephony server Asterisk.


The course aims to introduce students technologies for video and voice transmission over IP networks. Labs will be focused on configuration video and voice communication using dedicated hardware devices and software applications.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

  • Active participation in lab assignments.
  • Home assignments.
  • Missed assignments will not be replaced.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Introduction to Cisco devices. Cisco Call Manager Express.
  2. Fundamentals of IP telephony. Configuration of CCME.
  3. IP telephony using H.323.
  4. IP telephony using SIP.
  5. Configuring Asterisk. Mobile networks gateways.
  6. VoIP security.
  7. Multimedia, streaming, MPEG-TS.
  8. SAP, SDP and RTSP communication.
  9. RTP and RTCP transmission. Streaming at FIT.
  10. Introduction to video conferencing.
  11. Videoconferencing using H.323.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Configuring Cisco Call Manager Express and Cisco IP phones.
  2. Analysing CME calls.
  3. H.323 and Gnu GK.
  4. SIP and Asterisk.
  5. Advanced Asterisk configuration. Call monitoring.
  6. VoIP between PBXs, voice encoding.
  7. VoIP security.
  8. MPEG-2 encoders, SAP, SDP.
  9. IP video surveillance, RTSP, RTP, RTCP.
  10. Streaming using VLC.
  11. MS Expression Encoder, YouTube
  12. Video conferencing using H.323
  13. Video conferencing using SIP. Skype.