Intelligent switching system for voice and data

  • US 6,373,936 B1
  • Filed: 05/09/2000
  • Issued: 04/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of conferencing among a plurality of user sites, comprising the steps of:

  • storing a common set of data objects in a plurality of digital computers, each of the digital computers located at a respective user site and having a memory for data object storage and a monitor for data object display, wherein the storing step occurs prior to a conference among the user sites;

    interconnecting the plurality of user sites into the conference via a wide area network;

    at an individual user site, selecting a data object from the common set of data objects and transmitting a control signal to the other user sites via the network to indicate the selected data object; and

    at each of the other user sites, receiving the control signal and displaying the selected data object on the respective digital computer monitor in response to the control signal.

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