System and method for providing low overhead floor control in a distributed peer-to-peer communications network

  • US 8,032,169 B2
  • Filed: 11/28/2007
  • Issued: 10/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for providing low overhead floor control in a distributed control two-way radio communications network comprising:

  • a plurality of subscriber stations; and

    a plurality of peer stations interconnected via an Internet connection using no central control,wherein at least one subscriber station of the plurality of subscriber stations utilizes a floor request during a timed interval for requesting floor control to at least one peer station, andwherein at least one of;

    the timed interval is set at approximately twice the expected maximum message delay between a first peer and a second peer,the at least one peer station utilizes a hang time for providing the plurality of subscribers a period to reply to a message sent by the at least one subscriber station without losing floor control, oreach of the plurality of peer stations receive an identical set of floor requests as every other peer within the timed interval.

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