UTP based video and data conferencing

  • US 6,212,547 B1
  • Filed: 05/05/1998
  • Issued: 04/03/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A videoconferencing system comprising:

  • (a) at least one video signal source;

    (b) at least one video display device;

    (c) at least one unshielded twisted pair of wires (i) defining a UTP video communication path, (ii) arranged for transport of video signals, (1) originating at one of the signal sources, (2) to at least one of the display devices;

    (d) at least one processor (i) capable of providing data conferencing signals; and

    (e) at least one data communication path (i) arranged for transmission of (1) data conferencing signals, (2) to one of the display devices, wherein the system is configured to(ii) reproduce video images, (1) based on the transported video signals, (2) on one of the display devices, and (iii) display information, (1) based on the carried data conferencing signals, (2) on one of the display devices.

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