Enabling seamless user mobility in a short-range wireless networking environment

  • US 7,197,308 B2
  • Filed: 08/01/2005
  • Issued: 03/27/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of enabling seamless user mobility in a short-range wireless networking environment, comprising:

  • providing a plurality of Handoff Management Points (HMPs), each of the HMPs equipped with a short-range wireless link for communication with one or more portable client devices and a link to a networking environment wherein one or more application servers can be accessed; and

    providing a Handoff Core Server to manage the HMPs in accordance with an HMP presence protocol that allows an HMP to configure and register itself with the Handoff Core Server with no administrator intervention.

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