StarWorks-a video applications server

  title={StarWorks-a video applications server},
  author={Fouad A. Tobagi and Joseph Pang},
  journal={Digest of Papers. Compcon Spring},
  • F. Tobagi, J. Pang
  • Published 22 February 1993
  • Computer Science
  • Digest of Papers. Compcon Spring
The authors describe StarWorks, a video applications server software designed to support a wide range of digital video applications. The StarWorks system will allow existing network applications, such as databases and groupware applications, to add video support. These applications can take advantage of the video application services to support the real-time demands of streaming data. Attention is given to the StarWorks operating environment, client software, and server.<<ETX>> 

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