System and method for transmission of data

  • US 6,021,433 A
  • Filed: 01/24/1997
  • Issued: 02/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for transmitting data to selected remote computing devices, comprising the steps of:

  • transmitting data from an information source to a central broadcast server;

    preprocessing said data at said central broadcast server, further comprising the step of;

    providing data to servers in said central broadcast server;

    parsing said data with parsers corresponding to said servers;

    transmitting said data to a content manager for determining how said data is handled;

    transmitting said data from said content manager to an information gateway for building data blocks and assigning addresses to said data block; and

    transmitting said data blocks from said information gateway to a transmission gateway for preparing said data block for transmission to receivers;

    transmitting preprocessed data to receivers communicating with said computing devices; and

    instantaneously notifying said computing devices of receipt of said preprocessed data whether said computing devices are on or off.

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