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Trends in Multimedia

Current big applications areas in Multimedia include:

World Wide Web
-- Hypermedia systems -- embrace nearly all multimedia technologies and application areas. Ever increasing popularity.
-- Multicast Backbone: Equivalent of conventional TV and Radio on the Internet.
Enabling Technologies
-- developing at a rapid rate to support ever increasing need for Multimedia. Carrier, Switching, Protocol, Application, Coding/Compression, Database, Processing, and System Integration Technologies at the forefront of this.

Dave Marshall