Method and system for transmitting a multimedia stream

  • US 9,654,330 B2
  • Filed: 08/30/2013
  • Issued: 05/16/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, wherein a gateway is capable of communicating with a first terminal and a second terminal, the method comprising:

  • the gateway or the first terminal using a first protocol to exchange first multimedia session information between the first terminal and the gateway, wherein the exchange of the first multimedia session information sets up a first media stream from the first terminal, and wherein the first multimedia session information includes a type of media;

    the second terminal using a second protocol to receive a trigger provided by the gateway or first terminal, wherein the trigger is to initiate an exchange of second multimedia session information between the gateway and the second terminal, and wherein the trigger serves to inform the second terminal of availability of a new multimedia stream;

    in response to receiving the trigger, the second terminal using a third protocol to initiate the exchange of the second multimedia session information between the gateway and the second terminal, wherein the exchange of the second multimedia session information sets up a second media stream to the second terminal in which the second terminal participates; and

    the second terminal receiving the second media stream, wherein the second media stream is associated with the first media stream.

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