BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS DEVICE

  • US 20090036159A1
  • Filed: 07/07/2008
  • Published: 02/05/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An integrated phone-based home gateway system, comprising in combination:

  • a home gateway interface for initializing wireless and wired broadband communications for home energy management, home security and home entertainment devices in a home environment, for providing gateway, routing and bridging for wireless and wired broadband networking communications and for automatic service provisioning for allocating, configuring and maintaining multiple transmission channels and virtual communications paths used for wired and wireless broadband communications,wherein initializing wireless and wired broadband communications includes initializing automatically wired and wireless broadband communications service configurations and provisions from the home gateway interface and initializing automatically one or more gateway, routing and bridging tables on the home gateway interface, andwherein the home gateway interface further includes an automatic provisioning manager module for automatic service provisioning for wired and wireless broadband communications wherein the automatic provisioning manager module includes automatically initializing wired and wireless broadband communications service configurations and provisions and automatically establishing one or more wired and wireless broadband communications channels and one or more wired and wireless broadband virtual communications paths;

    a wired communications interface for connecting to external wired devices, for connecting to one or more wired broadband communications networks and for providing wired broadband communications for the home energy management, home security and home entertainment devices;

    a wireless communications interface for connecting to external wireless devices, for connecting to one or more wireless broadband communications networks, for providing wireless broadband communications for the home energy management, home security and home entertainment devices;

    a security interface for providing secure wired and wireless communications for the home energy management, home security and home entertainment devices;

    a removable display screen with a wireless interface for providing display information for the home energy management, home security and home entertainment devices, wherein the removable display screen can be used as portable wireless hand-held device in the vicinity of the integrated phone-based home gateway system for remote monitoring;

    an integral video camera for providing video information for the home energy management, home security and home entertainment devices.

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