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Volume 2007 |Article ID 012308 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/12308

Nicolas-Alexander Tatlas, Andreas Floros, Thomas Zarouchas, John Mourjopoulos, "WLAN Technologies for Audio Delivery", Advances in Multimedia, vol. 2007, Article ID 012308, 16 pages, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/12308

WLAN Technologies for Audio Delivery

Academic Editor: Tasos Dagiuklas
Received21 Apr 2007
Revised30 Aug 2007
Accepted27 Dec 2007
Published17 Feb 2008

Abstract

Audio delivery and reproduction for home or professional applications may greatly benefit from the adoption of digital wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies. The most challenging aspect of such integration relates the synchronized and robust real-time streaming of multiple audio channels to multipoint receivers, for example, wireless active speakers. Here, it is shown that current WLAN solutions are susceptible to transmission errors. A detailed study of the IEEE802.11e protocol (currently under ratification) is also presented and all relevant distortions are assessed via an analytical and experimental methodology. A novel synchronization scheme is also introduced, allowing optimized playback for multiple receivers. The perceptual audio performance is assessed for both stereo and 5-channel applications based on either PCM or compressed audio signals.

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Copyright © 2007 Nicolas-Alexander Tatlas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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