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Then comes issue of speed of data retrievals in connection to bandwidth.
The snail's pace of 28.8, 33.6 and 56 kbps modems simply cannot deliver amount of kilobytes that streaming media demands. This situation provided Vendors who are well aware of problems to intelligently devise ways to manage network resources for users faced with streaming media flood. From snail- blazing 28.8 dial-up connections, there came much advancement. The 33.6 and 56K variants came out as minor upgrades to their 28.8 sibling. This development could be hardly felt by users so they had to come out of that medium of connection—the analog modem. Then came what they would call second generation of connection devices designed to give subscribers a leap from 28.8 kbps to a stunning speed of up to 1.5 mbps. What could these technical numbers signify then? Well, it means that new connection speeds that subscribers could now enjoy could reach up to 20 or even 50 times faster than when they were using 56K connection speed.
The efforts to battle bandwidth problems have produced good results especially in subduing qualms about supporting streaming media applications. By this, followed advent of streaming technologies to deliver audio, video and animation into websites, which is considered an appropriate response to this TV generation's insatiable demands.
Now that streaming media is gaining much recognition in Internet, websites are now transforming plain information exchange in Internet to ultimate sensory experience. And it is consumers benefiting from these technologies. Entertainment companies have extended their broadcasts to net thus expanding markets across barriers of traditional transmitters to global community in Internet. Through innovations that supported streaming media, thousands of audio and video information are now available on Internet. Only users' individual preferences are considered their limit. Thanks to many innovations and new gizmos that pop out every minute that ticks. Five to seven years ago, streaming media was just a young idea being cooked up on Internet and now, attention and respect for it is increasing. People find more reasons on why these streaming media will slowly shape and influence way they see and access information.
Mr. Lester John M. Policarpio is the supervisor of the eMktg Team of CyberImagination, Inc. Among the websites of CyberImagination are http://www.WebPonent.com; a one stop solutions center that offers downloadable communications and chat software solutions to websites and businesses and http://www.Castdial.com a website that offers a software that allows you to experience Net webcasts and live events for free.