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The use of multimedia within industrial applications has become commonplace, targetting improved process monitoring and machine vision. In both cases, the multimedia information is commonly distributed and subject to time constraints that must be met across networks while avoiding untolerable interference over typical control flows. This can be achieved with Constant Bit-Rate (CBR) channels, typically supported by real-time protocols. However, the compressors used to reduce the amount of information to transfer generate Variable Bit-Rate (VBR) patterns. Adapting a VBR source to a CBR channel requires specific care in order to avoid wasting channel bandwidth or dropping video frames. This paper focuses on MJPEG transmission over Ethernet and proposes a bidimensional adaptation using the JPEG quantification factor q on the source side and frame acquisition/transmission period T on the source/network side respectively, using the FTT-SE protocol and its support for dynamic QoS management. The paper also shows several experiments with pre-recorded video streams that illustrate the advantages of the proposed approach.
Date of Conference: 25-28 Sept. 2007