Experiment : professional VOD over local area network

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Experiment : professional VOD over local area network

  1. 1. Experiment Professional video on demand service (VOD) over an ATM local area network Olivier-Pascal FAGOT TF1 – September 1996
  2. 2. The Project <ul><li>Objective : proof of concept of a professional video on demand service, based on a file server (no more tapes), and a standardized local area network connected to the office network </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic project for TF1 activity. Head management involved and attentive to the results </li></ul><ul><li>Vidéo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MPEG2 standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard decoding (graphic board) or soft decoding (cpu) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 clients at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ATM 155 and 25 Mbps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervision and diagnostic tools from IBM (Tivoli Netview) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experiment duration : 5 months </li></ul><ul><li>Team : 6 engineers + internal means (office automation, office organization) </li></ul><ul><li>Final presentation to the partners and to the BOUYGUES Group IT managers </li></ul><ul><li>Result : this proof of concept allowed the deployment of a pioneer application : the access to the TV audiences displaying simultaneously the videos of the accessed time slots </li></ul>
  3. 3. Illustrations Soft decoding client workstations Video files server Hard decoding client workstations
  4. 4. Illustrations Video files server Hard decoding client workstations
  5. 5. Illustrations Soft decoding client workstations
  6. 6. Illustrations ATM network Configuration, analysis and ATM/office networks supervision workstations
  7. 7. Illustrations ATM switch Backbone ATM switch Clients connections Interconnection ATM network – office network
  8. 8. Illustrations The Team !

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