Systems and methods for connecting video conferencing to a distributed network

  • US 7,043,528 B2
  • Filed: 08/12/2005
  • Issued: 05/09/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for distributing video conference data over a distributed network, said system comprising:

  • a data capture module operationally connected to a video conference system to at least receive a video conference standard protocol signal, containing at least video and/or audio digital data content, from said video conference system and to extract said digital data content from said video conference standard protocol signal;

    a streaming module operationally connected to said data capture module to receive at least a portion of said extracted digital data content from said data capture module, wherein the at least a portion of the extracted digital data content is processed for handling by at least one streaming server and supplied to the at least one streaming server; and

    at least one streaming server operationally connected to said streaming module to receive said at least a portion of said digital data content from said streaming module and to output at least a portion of said digital data content in a format of at least one multimedia streaming protocol signal to at least one client on a distributed network.

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