Quality Windows Audio/Video Experience (qWAVE)
Quality Windows Audio/Video Experience (qWAVE) is the next generation Quality of Service (QOS) platform introduced in Windows Vista.
qWAVE provides new features focused on streaming multimedia and real-time content over variable bandwidth networks. These features include the following.
- Auto-discovery of end-to-end QOS compatibility.
- End-to-end bandwidth estimation of maximum link capacity (bottleneck bandwidth) and real-time available bandwidth.
- Intelligent packet prioritization.
- Congestion notification.
- Flow shaping.
- Distributed admission control, including caching to improve performance and minimize latency.