Information distribution and processing system

  • US 20070107031A1
  • Filed: 12/22/2006
  • Published: 05/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/1994
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An information distribution system for distributing information to users in separate locations, said system comprising:

  • a plurality of receiving devices for receiving at least a portion of the information, at least two of said receiving devices being in separate locations;

    a plurality of display devices each being in communication with at least one of said receiving devices, said display devices adapted to display the information received by said receiving devices; and

    a remote site including a processor, a first set of digital data representing a first portion of the information, and a second set of digital data representing a second portion of the information, said processor being in communication with said receiving devices to deliver said first set of digital data and said second set of digital data to said receiving devices, said processor being programmed to send, at a predetermined time, said first set of digital data to said receiving devices, said processor being programmed to send said second set of digital data to a respective one of said receiving devices only in response to a request from said respective one of said receiving devices;

    said receiving devices receiving said first set of digital data and displaying said first set of digital data on said display devices, said receiving devices sending a request to said processor to extract at least one portion of said second set of digital data in response to a selection of at least one portion of said first set of digital data by one of the users and displaying said extracted at least one portion of said second set of digital data on said display devices.

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