Integrated multimedia at Sun Microsystems

  • James Hanko
  • David Berry
  • Thomas Jacobs
  • Daniel Steinberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 614)


Sun Microsystems has a wide range of multimedia product, advanced development, and research efforts underway. These efforts are focused on developing fundamental platform-level technologies for enabling applications that use multimedia capabilities to enhance work-group collaboration. This paper describes some of Sun's multimedia work: VideoPix, Sun Audio, the Advanced Multimedia Platforms project, and the High Resolution Video Workstation project. It also discusses some lessons derived from them that can be applied to future hardware and software architectures.


Multimedia Application Audio Data Frame Buffer Window System Multimedia Product 
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  • James Hanko
  • David Berry
  • Thomas Jacobs
  • Daniel Steinberg

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