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Architecture for a Windows NT wireless LAN multimedia terminal

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5 Author(s)
M. Hannikainen ; Signal Process. Lab., Tampere Univ. of Technol., Finland ; T. Vanhatupa ; J. Lemilainen ; T. Hamalainen
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The support for multimedia services in wireless access networks is challenging to implement, due to an unreliable and bandwidth-limited wireless medium. In addition, the widely used applications and protocols generally lack the support for quality-of-service (QoS) parameters. This paper presents the architecture of a multimedia wireless LAN terminal. The terminal is implemented using a custom network demonstrator platform connected to a Windows NT workstation. The system provides a separate management plane for configuring the service parameters of a proprietary wireless medium access control (MAC) protocol. Also, native applications that are capable of accessing the MAC QoS parameters directly are supported

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Multimedia Signal Processing, 1999 IEEE 3rd Workshop on

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