Electronic apparatus with communication device

  • US 7,460,477 B2
  • Filed: 03/10/2004
  • Issued: 12/02/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic apparatus comprising:

  • an encoder that encodes source data to generate transmission data;

    a wireless communication device that executes communication with an external device via a wireless network, and transmits the transmission data generated by the encoder to the external device;

    means for detecting the number of devices connected to the wireless communication device via the wireless network;

    means for determining a rate at which the source data is to be transmitted, on the basis of the detected number of devices and a type of the source data, wherein when the detected number is greater than a preset value, the rate is determined lower than when the detected number is not greater than the preset value; and

    means for controlling the encoder to vary an amount of the generated transmission data on the basis of the determined rate of the source data.

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