Network device management

CAFC
  • US 8,989,160 B1
  • Filed: 02/23/2012
  • Issued: 03/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling services to an audio-video device in a personal network, the method comprising:

  • receiving an inbound signaling word comprising a unique identifier that uniquely identifies the audio-video device and payload data representing a change to the personal network, where the personal network is identified by an address and includes a plurality of devices each identified by a different address,based on the payload data, identifying an audio-video service capable of being used by the audio-video device available to the personal network from at least one service provider responsive to satisfying the change;

    effecting the change to the personal network making the identified audio-video service available to the audio-video device; and

    sending a return signaling word comprising the unique identifier that uniquely identifies the audio-video device and data representative of the change to the personal network, the return signaling word responsive to the change to the personal network established by the effecting step.

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