Information service control point, which uses different types of storage devices, which retrieves information as blocks of data, and which uses a trunk processor for transmitting information

  • US 5,581,479 A
  • Filed: 10/15/1993
  • Issued: 12/03/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of communicating data, the data together forming a title in an interactive services information database, from a central station configured to administrate the information database to a remote station over a communications path, said method comprising the steps of:

  • storing the data in the information database as a plurality of data blocks over a plurality of storage devices, each data block being a sequential segment of the data;

    retrieving the stored data blocks from the plurality of storage devices as retrieved data blocks; and

    transmitting the retrieved data blocks from the central station to the remote station;

    wherein said transmitting step comprises;

    locating and seizing an available communications trunk; and

    supplying the retrieved data blocks to the remote station via the available communications trunk and an associated communications path linking the available communications trunk and the remote station.

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