Multimedia Transmission over IP Networks

Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:classified credit
Type of
Guarantor:Matoušek Petr, Ing., Ph.D., M.A. (DIFS)
Deputy guarantor:Skokanová Jana, Mgr. (CC)
Lecturer:Matoušek Petr, Ing., Ph.D., M.A. (DIFS)
Skokanová Jana, Mgr. (CC)
Instructor:Matoušek Petr, Ing., Ph.D., M.A. (DIFS)
Skokanová Jana, Mgr. (CC)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Computer Communications and Networks (IPK), DIFS
Network Applications and Network Administration (ISA), DIFS
Signals and Systems (ISS), DCGM
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Learning objectives:
  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.
  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.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  • 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
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  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.
Why is the course taught:
  Students acquire principles of IP telephony, video streaming and conferencing. They will practice typical use cases in the lab. The course prepares admins and designers of VoIP, streaming and video conferencing systems.
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.
Fundamental literature:
  • 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
Controlled instruction:
  • Active participation in lab assignments.
  • Home assignments.
  • Missed assignments will not be replaced.
Progress assessment:
  • 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.

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