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We present a voice-activated, hands-off, ATM-based video conferencing application. The application, called Vaudeville, features high quality NTSC video, voice-activated audio transmission, audio bridging of two audio streams, and voice-activated video switching. It supports multiple simultaneous multi-party conferences using a scalable multicast mechanism. We describe how Vaudeville was built using a component-based distributed programming environment. We also describe the algorithms used to contorl the audio and video of the applciation. Audio and video are encoded in hardware using an ATM hardware multimedia interface.
Parwatikar, Jyoti K.; McCartney, T. Paul; DeHart, John D.; Engebretson, Maynard; and Goldman, Kenneth J., "Vaudeville: A High Performance, Voice-Activated Teleconferencing Application" Report Number: WUCS-96-18 (1996). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.