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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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QUALITY OF SERVICE

As new entertainment-based applications are deployed over home networks, Quality of Service (QoS) features will be needed to arbitrate between traffic flows that are competing for different resources on the network. QoS allows home networking applications to prioritize individual services. An example is videoconferencing, which uses QoS to guarantee enough bandwidth to deliver high-quality video. Any application that is deployed in an in-home network must provide the following guarantees.

  • Minimum latency— Latency is best described as the amount of time it takes for a packet of multimedia data to get from the sending appliance to the receiving appliance on the in-home network. The latency delay can have a serious impact on the ...

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