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Interactive Poster: A Powerful Communication Framework for Distributed Virtual Reality

Bernd Reuther; Achim Ebert; Paul Müller; Hans Hagen
In: IEEE Visualization 2002. IEEE Visualization Conference (IEEE Vis), Boston, MA, USA, IEEE, 2002.


The communication framework for distributed VR presented in this paper provides a powerful but simple to use communication service for interactive data exchange within groups. It addresses communication connections in LAN as well as connecting different companies via WAN and firewall tunneling. Reliable group communication, distribution of interactive voice and video data, tunneling of IP multicasts, optional data encryption and user authentication complete the services of the communication framework, which have been implemented in pure Java.