Title page for ETD etd-316151699632891

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Green, Henry John
URN etd-316151699632891
Title IVDS Consumer Control Unit Evolution and Bar Code Interface Design
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Midkiff, Scott F.
Sweeney, Dennis G.
Davis, Nathaniel J. IV Committee Chair
  • IVDS
  • interactive video
  • bar codes
  • universal remotes
  • spread spectrum
Date of Defense 1996-05-29
Availability unrestricted
The Interactive Video and Data System is a

multidisciplinary research project involving the

creation of a means for people to interact with

television and printed media without the

addition of expensive hardware as required by

most interactive systems available today. The

IVDS system consists of a Consumer Control

Unit which transmits user requests, a Repeater

Unit which receives transmissions from the

CCUs, and a Host System which takes

appropriate actions for user demands. This

thesis follows the evolution of the original CCU

prototype as more capabilities are added and

hardware platforms are changed, focusing on

the addition of a bar code interface to the


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