The mission of the Laboratory of Multimedia Networks and Services (MEDIANETS) is to combine traditional strengths in media technologies and broadcasting with new competences in IP-based and mobile multimedia communications, applications and services. Research and development activities include media delivery systems and services, 3D media technologies, self-organizing networks and mobile multimedia.

MEDIANETS has been active in significant European and national projects. BIONETS, a EU FP6 Integrated Project pioneered in the research of biologically inspired, self-organizing networks. In OPTIMIX (FP7), IP-based video streaming in heterogeneous wireless environment was investigated. CONCERTO (FP7) aimed at supporting interactive multimedia telemedicine applications in a network-, content- and context-aware environment. In a recent industrial R&D project, iParking, an intelligent parking system was developed to assist drivers in parking houses. In a new project, the intelligent parking service will be extended by using crowdsensing. The laboratory participated in the large-scale national initiative FIRST by contributing to the research of novel architectures and protocols for the Future Internet.

MEDIANETS’ teaching activity spans over the whole BSc-MSc-PhD structure. Along with basic courses in computer networks, it is responsible for two BSc and one MSc specializations in media technologies and media communications. MEDIANETS also hosts a Cisco training laboratory and offers hands-on lab courses, IPv6 and Cisco CCNA courses for our students and industrial partners.

In cooperation with leading European engineering schools, MEDIANETS participates in the EIT Doctoral School and in the international EIT Master of ICT Innovation program, offering a specialization in Digital Media Technologies.

MEDIANETS took part in the organization of the IEEE PerCom conference held in March, 2014 in Budapest. Beyond delegating one of the General Co-chairs several lab members were actively involved and gave a supporting hand to PerCom.


  • New DNS64 performance measurement tool

    DNS64 and NAT64 are IPv6 transition technologies enabling IPv6 only clients to communicate with IPv4 only servers. Our performance measurement tool, dns64perf++, is the word’s first standard DNS64 benchmarking tool that complies with the relevant Internet Draft. Its design and implementation is documented in our new position paper: G. Lencse, …
  • Conference paper published at IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)

    A new conference paper entitled “Performance evaluation of mobile medical multimedia transmission over ITS GeoNetworking protocol” has been presented and published at IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom). For more information please visit the conference’s website and check our paper on IEEEXplorer.
  • Poster demonstration at “COST Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?” Conference

    Efficient traffic control and management is a fundamental and urgent challenge in our ever-growing cities. Evolving traffic light controller systems are playing an important role in these architectures by adaptively and dynamically coordinating individual traffic lights to achieve city-wide objectives of traffic operations. The integration of such systems with vehicle-to-anything …
  • New journal paper published about the MPT network layer multipath library in Computer Communications (Elsevier)

    Multipath communication is aimed to utilize the multiple network interfaces of our contemporary IT devices for throughput aggregation and/or resilient communication. Unlike the more well-known MPTCP, the MPT multipath communication library operates at network level and builds on GRE in UDP encapsulation. For more information, please see our paper: B. …
  • New journal paper published on Free Viewpoint Video in Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer)

    The Multimedia Systems Journal is one of the most popular journals on the field of media technology. The new paper is referenced as Árpád Huszák, Balázs Háló, “Optimized Camera Handover Scheme in Free Viewpoint Video Streaming”, Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ), Springer, ISSN 0942-4962, 2017 (Impact Factor 2016: 1.410) The paper …