VESA has completed a proof-of-concept trial that is a physical realization of the VHN architecture. The trial was built around an operational long distance IEEE 1394 backbone, and demonstrated the capability of the architecture to support:
Multiple simultaneous digital video streams—digital video (DV) and MPEG-2
Multiple types of datastreams—digital video and asynchronous data (Web browsing)
Multiple types of network segments—IEEE 1394 and Ethernet
The trial used Category 5 UTP as the backbone transmission medium. Figure 16.3 shows the equipment and connections for the proof-of-concept.