The convergence of telecommunications, computing and content industries has been one of the major trends during the recent years. The convergence has lead to the creation of a wide range of multimedia services, which are available in digital form through broadband networks. There is a need for network nodes that are capable of interfacing to different kinds of networks and implementing a programmable service platform for multimedia services. As a solution to this need, this paper introduces the Media Switch, which is able to combine different switching disciplines into a compact fabric and provides a platform for multimedia services. Finally, example services based on the Media Switch prototype are presented.
|Series||IFIP International Federation for Information Processing|
|Conference||IFIP TC6 / WG6.2 & WG6.7 Conference on Network Control and Engineering for QoS, Sequrity and Mobility, Net-Con 2002|
|Period||23/10/02 → 25/10/02|
- active networking
- service architecture