The MBone VCR is a Video Conference Recorder for the MBone. The MBone VCR allows records and play back of teleconferences held over the Multicast Backbone (MBone) on the Internet and not only enhances on-line multimedia teleconferencing but also enables off-line multimedia teleconferencing.
Over the last years we have observed two trends in information technology applications: (1) Kiosk systems have become very popular in their roles as point of information and point of sale systems. (2) Multimedia products have become mature enough to allow for user-friendly user interfaces and for digital storage and retrieval in net-worked environments.… (More)
The deployment of gigabit networks and broadband services has started to support multimedia applications, however, these gigabit networks are rarely saturated since only a few applications are able to stress the network. We consider a future scenario where the use of multimedia applications, such as audio and video teleconferencing in a multiuser… (More)