Course detail

Multimedia Transmission over IP Networks

FIT-IMUAcad. year: 2019/2020

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 differentiated 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 set up multipoint video conference, one-way voice and video transmission in HD quality. They are able to connect and configure all communication components.

Prerequisites

  • 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

Co-requisites

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 are required for the credit.
  • Minimum points to get credits is 50.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

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 BIT Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

  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.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

  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.

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