broadcasts could be accessed only by users of UNIX workstations using the public-domain MBone
audio/video software tools VIC and VAT.
The IP/TV viewer can now receive transmissions using Redundant Audio Transmission (RAT), an enhancement to the MBONE
VIC and VAT tools.
Sprint, as the largest Internet services provide on a global basis, will also provide SprintLink(R) IP services in support of the Multicast Backbone -- known as MBONE
-- sessions used to carry and distribute the video and audio portions of the ceremony.
Monday announced that StreamWorks is being used to allow true multicast delivery of live audio over the Mbone
(Multicast Backbone over the Internet).
25 bis dial-up, WAN restoral, ARP, EGP, SNMP, Mbone
routing, Bandwidth Reservation, NetBIOS name caching and filtering, and Proteon serial line.
The Atlanta InteropNet was the first to use LAN emulation software to route through ATM, use ATM products from six different vendors, broadcast MBONE
on the ATM portion of the network, and to conduct video multicasting on LAN emulation services.
The IP Multicast Initiative will assist the IETF's efforts to promote the ubiquitous deployment of IP Multicast," said David Meyer, director of the University of Oregon's Advanced Network Technology Center, and chairman of the IETF's MBONE
Deployment Working Group.
In addition to connecting networking vendors on the show floor, the InteropNET provides multiple network connections to both the global Internet and the Mbone
via PPP and Frame Relay, and external connectivity to local hotels hosting conference sessions, workshops and tutorials via Frame Relay.
Support such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), for centralized IP address management; IP multicast, for participation as an MBone
client; and simultaneous TCP connections limited only by installed memory and processor power, for increased functionality as an Internet or other TCP/IP network server are just a few of the new features.