Extensions of DBS and Hybrid Internet

Extensions of DBS and Hybrid Internet

Title : Extensions of DBS and Hybrid Internet
Authors :
Holleman, Keith
Suphasindhu, Narin
Papademetriou, Spyro
Karir, Manish
Bharadwaj, Vijay G.
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 2nd ACM International Workshop on Satellite-Based Information Services (WOSBIS) pp. 67-74
Date: October 01 - October 01, 1997

We describe some experiments which extend the DBS system, in particular, the DirecPC(TM) and DirecTV(TM) DBS, by using the PC with the satellite receiver as a gateway to connect networks together. We also discuss simple methods of receiving multimedia traffic from the multicast backbone (MBONE) [Cas94] over the satellite link, and distributing it, through this gateway, to end users.

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