Computer interconnection system

CAFC
  • US 6,345,323 B1
  • Filed: 06/09/2000
  • Issued: 02/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for connecting a number of workstations of the type that include a keyboard, mouse and video monitor to a number of remote computer systems, comprising:

  • a plurality of first signal conditioning units coupled to the workstations for receiving electronic signals produced by the keyboard and mouse and for creating a serial data packet that includes the electronic signals;

    a plurality of first communication links coupled to the first signal conditioning units for carrying the serial data packets;

    a central crosspoint switch including a number of inputs and a number of outputs, said central crosspoint switch receiving the serial data packets from an input and routing the serial data packet to one or more of said outputs;

    a plurality of second communication links coupled to the outputs of the central crosspoint switch; and

    a plurality of second signal conditioning units coupled to the remote computer systems, for receiving the serial data packets transmitted on one of the plurality of second communication links switch and for supplying the data packets to a keyboard and mouse input of the remote computer.

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