Course details

Multimedia Transmission over IP Networks

IMU Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 4 credits

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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 differentiated services. Tools for IP telephony.


Language of instruction

Czech, English


Classified Credit

Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures
  • 26 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

  • 40 pts mid-term test
  • 20 pts numeric exercises
  • 40 pts 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 set up multipoint video conference, one-way 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.

Recommended prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge 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

Study 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. Audio and video standards, interfaces, signals.
  2. Streaming, video on demand.
  3. Online audio and video.
  4. Videoconferences - H.323, SIP.
  5. Videoconferences - H.323, SIP.
  6. Virtual environment for communication.
  7. Audio-video technics and networking.
  8. Principles of IP telephony.
  9. Voice encoding and transmission over IP.
  10. IP telephony architecture.
  11. Quality of Services, IntServ, DiffServ.
  12. VoIP tools.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Streaming on demand, RSTP.
  2. Online streaming - VLC, Windows Media Services.
  3. Videoconferences - MBone, mirrors, H.323
  4. Sharing workspace - VNC, shared notice board.
  5. Configuration of IP network - Cisco Unified Communication.
  6. Dial plans. Interconnecting POTS and IP telephony.
  7. QoS setting - classes, services, policies. Queue management.
  8. Packet classification. Different classes of transmission.
  9. IP telephony server Asterisk.

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 are required for the credit.
  • Minimum points to get credits is 50.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 3rd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 3rd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 3rd year of study, Elective
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