Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor's Name

Wei Sun

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Yi Deng

Third Advisor's Name

Nagarajan Prabhakaran

Date of Defense



This project is to present a multimedia system designed for Miami International Airport as a tourist guide for passengers and to demonstrate the functionalities and facilities of the airport.

The project is based on an inexpensive integrated and comprehensive multimedia environment. The major components of the environment consist of (1) a low cost PC 386/486 with only ISA bus and IDE hard drive, (2) a high quality and high performance add-on real-time video/audio codec board (30/25 fps for NTSC/PAL video and synchronized audio sampled at 22KHz), (3) software packages including interactive utility programs to record, playback and edit real-time video/audio source and also dynamic and static function libraries for application program development under MS window and DOS, (4) authoring tool kits to help generate multimedia applications. The significance of having such a low-cost, high performance, and integrated environment lies in its potential for an easy and large-scale deployment.




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