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Interactive TV Standards by Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Steven Morris

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6 Resource Management Issues

Managing resources is an important part of a DTV receiver. In this chapter we will see how the receiver manages resources and how applications can reliably handle the situation in which resources are taken away from them. We will also look at the various strategies for resource management a receiver can use.

As you will have noticed from earlier chapters, resource management is a vital part of the tasks a middleware stack must perform. If a receiver does not manage its resources effectively, it may not be able to run as many applications as would otherwise be possible, and applications may not be able to use all of their functionality. This makes resource management a major issue for receiver manufacturers and application ...

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