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Digital Video Broadcasting Applications for Handhelds

Digital Video Broadcasting Applications for Handhelds
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Author(s): Georgios Gardikis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Harilaos Koumaras (University of the Aegean, Greece) and Anastasios Kourtis (National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch182

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Abstract

Following the success and wide adoption of the European Digital Video Broadcasting for Terrestrial (DVB-T) standard for digital terrestrial television, numerous coordinated research efforts on digital broadcast technology resulted in the recent standardization of Digital Video Broadcasting for Handeld Devices (DVB-H). The new specification aims at defining the physical and link-layer level of a digital broadcast network for Internet protocol (IP) datacasting services. At its core, DVB-H is based on DVB-T but it is more oriented in mobile and stationary reception by handheld devices. This article attempts a brief though thorough overview of the new technology, its technical aspects, and its new application perspectives.

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