Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Multimedia Transmission over IP Networks

IMU Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 4 credits

Course is not open in this year
Audio and video standards. Online streaming, video on demand. RSTP Protocol. Videoconferences - H.323, SIP. Tools for communication. Principles of IP telephony. Voice encoding and transmission over IP. IP telephony architecture. Quality of service - integrated and differenciated services. Tools for IP telephony.


Deputy Guarantor

Skokanová Jana, Mgr. (CC FIT BUT)

Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

40 half-term test, 20 exercises, 40 labs




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students are familiar with applications and protocols for video and voice transmission over IP networks. They are able to setup multipoint videoconference, oneway voice and video transmission in HD quality. They are able to connect and configure all communication components.

Learning objectives

The course aims to introduce students technologies for video and voice transmission over IP networks. Labs will be focused on configuration video and voice communication using dedicated hardware devices and software applications.

Why is the course taught

Students acquire principles of IP telephony, video streaming and conferencing. They will practice typical use cases in the lab. The course prepares admins and designers of VoIP, streaming and video conferencing systems.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

  • Principles and application of Unix and Windows operating systems
  • Studying texts and documents in English
  • Network architecture - ISO/OSI model, TCP/IP
  • Unicast and multicast transmission

Fundamental literature

  • Jeremy Cioara, Michael J. Cavanaugh, Kris A. Krake: CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC), Cisco Press 2009.
  • Wendell Odom, Michael J. Cavanaugh: Cisco QOS Exam Certification Guide (IP Telephony Self-Study), 2nd Edition, Cisco Press, 2004
  • Firestone, Scott. Voice and video conferencing fundamentals / 1st ed.   Indianapolis : Cisco Press, 2007
  • Simpson, Wes. Video over IP :IPTV, internet video, H.264, P2P, and streaming: a complete guide to understanding the technology / 2nd ed.   Amsterdam : Focal Press, 2008

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to Cisco devices. Cisco Call Manager Express.
  2. Fundamentals of IP telephony. Configuration of CCME.
  3. IP telephony using H.323.
  4. IP telephony using SIP.
  5. Configuring Asterisk. Mobile networks gateways.
  6. VoIP security.
  7. Multimedia, streaming, MPEG-TS.
  8. SAP, SDP and RTSP communication.
  9. RTP and RTCP transmission. Streaming at FIT.
  10. Introduction to video conferencing.
  11. Videoconferencing using H.323.

Progress assessment

  • Home assignments (24 points).
  • Active participation in lab assignments (36 points).
  • Written test 1: videoconferences (20 points).
  • Written test 2: IP telephony (20 points).

Controlled instruction

  • Active participation in lab assignments.
  • Home assignments.
  • Missed assignments will not be replaced.

Exam prerequisites

  • 12 points from home assignments and 18 points from lab assignments is required for the credit.
  • Minimum points to get credits is 50.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 3rd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 3rd year of study, Elective
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