System and method for managing streaming data

  • US 6,590,603 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2001
  • Issued: 07/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for managing and distributing video conference data comprising:

  • a Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) operable to connected to a plurality of active participant end points, the Multipoint Control Unit operable to facilitate a video conference between the active participant end points;

    a processing module operably connected to the MCU, the processing module comprising a CODEC and a streaming appliance;

    the CODEC operable to;

    receive compressed video conference data from the MCU; and

    decompress received compressed video conference data;

    the streaming appliance operable to;

    receive video conference data;

    format video conference data for streaming;

    selectively stream formatted video conference data; and

    a management module operably connected to the processing module and operable to selectively manage the CODEC and the streaming appliance.

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