Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

January 1995


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-95-12.


To facilitate the transport of audio and video data across emerging Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks, a simple, low cost, audio/video ATM appliance, the AVATAR, has been developed. This appliance is capable of handling uncompressed bidirectional audio and NTSC video connections.

The intended applications for this device include TeleMentoring (a NSF sponsored exploration of distance mentoring), video conferencing, and network monitoring. Our experience has shown that AVATAR is an effective, low cost means of providing multimedia connectivity between sites within the Aurora Gigabit testbed.



Date Posted: 29 June 2007