Apparatus and method for storage and playback of video images and audio messages in multipoint videoconferencing

  • US 5,886,734 A
  • Filed: 01/28/1997
  • Issued: 03/23/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A multipoint control unit for conferencing a plurality of audiovisual terminals comprising:

  • means for connecting the audiovisual terminals in an active conference;

    means for placing at least one of the audiovisual terminals in a conference queue outside of the active conference;

    a memory for storing video data comprising a video greeting; and

    a processor coupled to the memory having means for retrieving the video data from the memory and transmitting the video data to the at least one of the audiovisual terminals in the conference queue.

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