CN1819536A - Method and apparatus of mobile handoff through multi-network simulcasting - Google Patents

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CN1819536A
CN1819536A CN 200510085676 CN200510085676A CN1819536A CN 1819536 A CN1819536 A CN 1819536A CN 200510085676 CN200510085676 CN 200510085676 CN 200510085676 A CN200510085676 A CN 200510085676A CN 1819536 A CN1819536 A CN 1819536A
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本发明揭示了一种支持利用多媒体信息的同步联播通过宽带接入设备切换的方法和设备。 The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for supporting the use of multimedia information via a broadband access device Simulcast handover. 支持个人网和宽带网的宽带接入网关可接收同时通过广域网被发送到连接的接入设备的多媒体信息。 PN gateway support broadband access network and broadband can be simultaneously transmitted to the receiving multimedia information access device connected via a wide area network. 该宽带接入网关可以检测该连接的接入设备的存在,该连接的接入设备可以确认被接收的多媒体信息。 The broadband access equipment access gateway can detect the presence of the connection, the access device can confirm the connection of the multimedia information is received. 宽带接入网关可将接收的多媒体信息发送到连接的接入设备,并且就连接的接入设备于个人网内的存在与广域网进行通信。 Broadband access gateway may receive the multimedia information to the access device connection, and communicates the presence of the wide area network to access the PN attached.

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通过多网络同步联播移动切换的方法和系统 Multi-network synchronization method and system for switching a mobile network

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及通信技术领域,特别涉及一种通过多网络同步联播移动切换的方法和系统。 The present invention relates to communication technologies, particularly to a method and system for synchronizing a mobile switching network through multiple networks.

发明背景市场竞争是移动及有线电话服务提供商所普遍面对的一个主要问题。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION market competition is a major problem for mobile and wired phone service providers generally face. 在如今的竞争市场中,移动电话服务提供商发现增加市场份额、保住生意的方法之一就是积极主动和结成联盟,并且与有线电话服务提供商进行合作。 In today's competitive market, mobile phone service providers found to increase market share, one of the ways to keep the business is proactive and alliances, and cooperate with the wired telephone service provider. 另外,移动电话服务提供商寻求使他们的服务内容有所不同的方法,通过满足不断增长的接入多种媒体形式的需求,这些媒体形式如MP3编码的音频、静态及运动图像、数据、即时信息和电子邮件,来获得最大的市场收益。 In addition, the mobile phone service providers seeking to make their services different ways, by access to meet the growing needs of a variety of media forms, these forms of media such as MP3 encoded audio, still and moving images, data, instant information and e-mail, to get the maximum market returns. 与此类似,有线电话服务提供商也已发现要提高市场份额并且避开竞争,他们也必须积极主动和形成联盟,并与移动电话服务提供商合作。 Similarly, wired phone service providers have also been found to increase market share and avoid competition, they must be proactive and form alliances, and cooperate with the mobile phone service provider. 对广泛的经济的接入通信的这些集中形式的支持是使市场自由增长的需要,同时支持了提供更先进的移动多媒体通信功能的新型手持设备的发展和使用。 Support for these centralized form of broad access to the communication of the economy is to increase the free market needs, while supporting the development and use of more advanced mobile multimedia communication capabilities of the new handheld devices.

虽然移动电话服务提供商和有线电话服务提供商之间的联盟和合作关系可能帮助他们避开竞争,但是这样的联盟和合作面临其它问题。 Although the alliance and partnership between the mobile phone service providers and wireline telephone service providers may help them avoid competition, but such alliances and partnerships face other problems. 例如,建设移动电话基础设施,比如移动电话发射塔,可能是一次昂贵的冒险,因为这可能需要购置不动产,不管以彻底购买的形式还是通过租赁。 For example, the construction of mobile phone infrastructure, such as mobile phone towers, could be an expensive venture, because it may require the purchase of real property, whether in the form of complete or purchased through leasing. 移动电话基础设施还需要建立一条或多条昂贵的高速链路来处理核心网络业务。 Mobile telephone infrastructure also need to build expensive high-speed link one or more core network to handle the traffic. 有关移动电话的另一个问题是移动电话信号不能穿透或者在建筑物中比如家中和办公室中传播。 Another problem associated with mobile phones that mobile phone signals can not penetrate or such as homes and offices spread in the building. 在美国所用的频率范围内尤其如此,该频率范围可能在800MHz和1900MHz或1.9GHz之间变化。 Particularly, the frequency range may vary between 800MHz and 1900MHz, or 1.9GHz in the frequency range used in the USA.

从移动电话网络到家庭网络比如个人网(personal area network,简称PAN)和/或无线局域网(wireless local area network,简称WLAN)的切换,需要与PAN/WLAN进行连接并且从移动电话网络中断开。 From the mobile phone network to the home network, such as PN (personal area network, referred to as PAN), and / or WLAN (wireless local area network, abbreviated WLAN) handover, needs to be connected to the PAN / WLAN and disconnected from the mobile telephone network . 这需要在移动接入设备和移动电话网络之间,在移动电话网络和PAN/WLAN之间以及在PAN/WLAN和移动接入设备之间发送信息。 This requires access between the mobile device and a mobile telephone network, and transmitting information between the PAN / WLAN access and a mobile telephone network between the mobile devices and PAN / WLAN. 虽然在移动电话网络、PAN/WLAN和单个的移动接入设备之间发送的信息可能不足以影响系统性能,但是综合起来看,可能会给系统性能带来负面影响。 Although the information sent between the mobile phone network, PAN / WLAN access and a single mobile device may not affect system performance, but Taken together, it may bring a negative impact system performance.

通过结合附图的本申请的其余部分的阐述,将本发明一些方面与这种系统进行对比,常用的和传统的方法的进一步限制及缺点对本领域的普通技术人员来说是显而易见的。 , Some aspects of the present invention, by comparison with such a system is set forth in the remainder of the present application in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, and further usual limitations and disadvantages of conventional methods of ordinary skill in the art will be apparent.

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本发明提供一种利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的系统和方法,并结合至少一个附图充分地展示和/或描述,且更完整地于权利要求中提出。 The present invention provides a multimedia information system and method for synchronizing network devices supported between one of the WAN and WLAN PN least one access switch, the accompanying drawings and in conjunction with at least one fully shown and / or described, and more fully in the claims presented.

根据本发明的一个方面,提供一种操作利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的宽带接入网关的方法,这种方法包括:将所述至少一个接入设备与所述宽带接入网关连接; According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of operating a synchronous multimedia information network supports broadband access gateway between the at least one access device, one of the WAN and WLAN PN handover, the method comprising: the at least one access device connected to said broadband access gateway;

通过宽带网从所述广域网接收同时从该广域网直接无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息;将通过宽带网接收的多媒体信息通过所述个人网或无线局域网之一发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备;通过所述个人网或无线局域网之一从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息;以及将从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收的多媒体信息通过宽带网发送到广域网。 Received from said wide area network through a broadband network simultaneously transmitted from the wireless wide area network is directly connected to the multimedia information to at least one access device; received multimedia information through a broadband network by transmitting one or the PN to the wireless local area network and a multimedia information received from the at least one access via the connection; access said at least one connected device; multimedia information receiving apparatus through one of said wireless local area network or a personal access from at least one of said connection broadband network is sent to the wide area network.

优选地,所述至少一个接入设备包括移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机(PC)、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备至少之一。 Preferably, at least one of the at least one access device comprises a mobile multimedia handsets, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), a computer peripheral, a digital scanner, digital cameras, printers, headphone and pointing device.

优选地,所述广域网包括蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)网络、通用分组无线业务(GPRS)网络、短信息服务(SMS)网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络、时分多址(TDMA)网络、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN)、码分多址(CDMA)网络和CDMA20001xRTT网络至少之一。 Preferably, said wide area network comprises a cellular digital packet data (CDPD) network, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM) network, a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network, short message service (SMS) network , enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks, Time division multiple access (TDMA) networks, integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA) network and at least one network CDMA20001xRTT.

优选地,所述个人网包括蓝牙网络和IEEE 802.15.3a超带宽网络至少之一。 Preferably, said at least one PN comprises a Bluetooth network and IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband network.

优选地,所述无线局域网包括电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.11a、b、g和n网络至少之一。 Preferably, the wireless local area include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11a, b, g and n are at least one network.

优选地,所述宽带网包括电缆网、数字用户线路网络、T1网络、T3网络、本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、WiMAX网络和电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.16网络至少之一。 Preferably, the broadband network comprising a cable network,,,, and the WiMAX network associations digital subscriber line network T1 T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS) network Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.16 network at least one.

优选地,所述多媒体信息包括流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐至少之一。 Preferably, the multimedia information comprises a streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music least one.

优选地,所述方法进一步包括:通过所述个人网和无线局域网之一接收所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收的多媒体信息的确认。 Preferably, the method further comprises: receiving at least one acknowledgment of the connection of the multimedia information receiving apparatus through one of the access and wireless local PN.

优选地,所述方法进一步包括:通过所述宽带网通知所述广域网通过所述个人网和无线局域网之一的所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息的确认。 Preferably, the method further comprising: confirmation of the multimedia information network through the at least one access device of said one PN connected through wireless LAN and said broadband network notification said wide area.

根据本发明的一个方面,提供一种利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的系统,该系统包括:与宽带网和至少一个无线界面通信连接的网关,网关用于在所述至少一个无线界面和所述宽带网之间选择性地交换多媒体信息,并通过所述至少一个无线界面与所述至少一个接入设备通信;所述网关用于连接所述至少一个接入设备;所述网关用于通过宽带网从所述广域网接收同时从该广域网直接无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息;所述网关用于将通过宽带网接收的多媒体信息通过所述至少一个无线界面发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备;所述网关用于通过所述至少一个无线界面从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息;以及所述网关用于将从所述连接的至少一个接入设 According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided synchronous multimedia information network utilizing at least one access device supports the system to switch between one of a wide area network and wireless local area network PN, the system comprising: a broadband network and at least one wireless interface gateway communication connection, at least one gateway for selectively exchanging multimedia information among the wireless interface and the broadband network, the at least one access device and the at least one communication interface with said wireless; the gateway for connecting at least one access device; gateway for receiving the simultaneously transmitted from the wireless WAN directly to the multimedia information of at least one access device of the connection from the broadband network via the wide area network; gateway for the received through broadband multimedia information to at least one of said access device connected to the at least one wireless interface; the gateway for the at least one radio interface access device receives from the at least one of the connection multimedia information; and the connection from the gateway to the at least one access provided 接收的多媒体信息通过宽带网发送到广域网。 Receiving multimedia information transmitted through the broadband network to the wide area network.

优选地,所述多媒体信息包括流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐至少之一。 Preferably, the multimedia information comprises a streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music least one.

优选地,所述广域网包括蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)网络、通用分组无线业务(GPRS)网络、短信息服务(SMS)网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络、时分多址(TDMA)网络、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN)、码分多址(CDMA)网络和CDMA20001xRTT网络至少之一。 Preferably, said wide area network comprises a cellular digital packet data (CDPD) network, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM) network, a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network, short message service (SMS) network , enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks, Time division multiple access (TDMA) networks, integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA) network and at least one network CDMA20001xRTT.

优选地,所述至少一个无线界面包括蓝牙网络界面和IEEE 802.15.3a超带宽网络界面至少之一。 Preferably, at least one of said at least one wireless interface comprises a Bluetooth network interface and the IEEE 802.15.3a ultra wideband network interface.

优选地,所述至少一个无线界面遵循电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.11a、b、g和n网络界面标准至少之一。 Preferably, the at least one wireless interface follows the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11a, b, g and n are at least one network interface standards.

优选地,所述宽带网包括电缆网、数字用户线路网络、T1网络、T3网络、本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、WiMAX网络和电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.16网络至少之一。 Preferably, the broadband network comprising a cable network,,,, and the WiMAX network associations digital subscriber line network T1 T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS) network Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.16 network at least one.

优选地,所述系统进一步包括:所述网关用于通过所述至少一个无线界面接收所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息的确认。 Preferably, the system further comprising: a gateway for receiving via said at least one wireless interface device receiving at least one acknowledgment multimedia information access connection.

优选地,所述系统进一步包括:所述网关用于通过所述宽带网通知所述广域网通过所述至少一个无线界面的所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息的确认。 Preferably, the system further comprising: a gateway for said broadband network through the wide area network notification of said at least one of the at least one acknowledgment multimedia information access to a wireless device connected to the interface.

优选地,所述至少一个接入设备包括移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机(PC)、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备至少之一。 Preferably, at least one of the at least one access device comprises a mobile multimedia handsets, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), a computer peripheral, a digital scanner, digital cameras, printers, headphone and pointing device.

根据本发明的一个方面,提供一种支持利用多媒体信息的同步联播切换的宽带接入网关设备,该设备包括:支持通过个人网和无线局域网至少之一通信的至少一个无线界面;至少一个网络界面,用于通过宽带网通信;至少一个将至少一个接入设备和所述宽带接入网关设备连接的处理器,该至少一个处理器与所述至少一个无线界面和所述至少一个网络界面通信连接;所述至少一个处理器用于通过宽带网接收通过广域网同时无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息;以及所述至少一个处理器用于通过所述至少一个无线界面将接收到的多媒体信息发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备。 According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a broadband access gateway support multimedia information synchronization network handover, the apparatus comprising: supporting at least one wireless communication interface through a wireless local area network and at least individual one; at least one network interface , for a broadband network communication; at least one processor, at least one access gateway device, and the broadband access device is connected, the at least one processor and at least one wireless interface and the at least one network interface connected to a communication ; at least one processor for receiving the wireless broadband network simultaneously transmit the multimedia information to the device connected to said at least one access via a wide area network; and the at least one processor for the at least one wireless interface received by the multimedia information to at least one of said access device is connected.

优选地,所述设备进一步包括:所述至少一个处理器用于检测发送的多媒体信息的确认。 Preferably, the apparatus further comprising: at least one processor is configured to detect acknowledgment transmitted multimedia information.

优选地,所述设备进一步包括:所述至少一个处理器用于将发送的多媒体信息的确认通过宽带网传送到所述广域网。 Preferably, the apparatus further comprising: at least one processor for confirming the multimedia information to be transmitted to said wide area network through the broadband network.

优选地,所述至少一个无线界面包括蓝牙网络界面和IEEE 802.15.3a超带宽网络界面至少之一。 Preferably, at least one of said at least one wireless interface comprises a Bluetooth network interface and the IEEE 802.15.3a ultra wideband network interface.

优选地,所述至少一个无线界面包括电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.11a、b、g和n网络界面至少之一。 Preferably, the at least one wireless interface comprises an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11a, b, g and n are at least one network interface.

优选地,所述宽带网包括电缆网、数字用户线路网络、T1网络、T3网络、本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、WiMAX网络和电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.16络至少之一。 Preferably, the broadband network comprising a cable network, at least one of the 802.16 network,,, and the WiMAX network associations digital subscriber line network T1 T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS) network Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

优选地,所述至少一个接入设备包括移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机(PC)、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备至少之一。 Preferably, at least one of the at least one access device comprises a mobile multimedia handsets, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), a computer peripheral, a digital scanner, digital cameras, printers, headphone and pointing device.

优选地,所述多媒体信息包括流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐至少之一。 Preferably, the multimedia information comprises a streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music least one.

优选地,所述广域网包括蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)网络、通用分组无线业务(GPRS)网络、短信息服务(SMS)网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络、时分多址(TDMA)网络、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN)、码分多址(CDMA)网络和CDMA20001xRTT网络至少之一。 Preferably, said wide area network comprises a cellular digital packet data (CDPD) network, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM) network, a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network, short message service (SMS) network , enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks, Time division multiple access (TDMA) networks, integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA) network and at least one network CDMA20001xRTT.

优选地,所述设备进一步包括:所述至少一个处理器用于通过所述至少一个无线界面接收通过广域网同时被所述连接的至少一个接入设备发送的多媒体信息。 Preferably, the apparatus further comprising: at least one processor for receiving the at least one access via a wide area network while being connected to said multimedia information transmitted by said at least one wireless interface.

本发明的这些及其它优点、方面及新颖性特征同所举的实施例的细节将从下面的描述及附图中被更全面地理解。 Details of the illustrated embodiment These and other advantages, aspects and novel features of the present invention with the cited be more fully understood from the following description and accompanying drawings.

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图1是实施本发明代表性实施例的示范性通信系统的结构体系的结构示意图。 FIG 1 is a schematic structural diagram of a representative architecture of the present invention is a communication system according to an exemplary embodiment.

图2是根据本发明的代表性实施例,用以通过多媒体信息的同步联播切换的示范性通信系统的结构示意图。 FIG 2 is a representative embodiment of the present invention to a schematic structural diagram of an exemplary Simulcast communication systems by switching multimedia information.

图3是根据本发明的代表性实施例,接入设备(例如图2所示的接入设备)在广域网(如GSM/EDGE/GPRS)和宽带接入网关的个人网/无线局域网(例如图2中网关218的无线界面)之间移动期间示范性信息传递的信息交换示意图。 FIG 3 is a diagram, an access device (e.g., an access device shown in Figure 2) in accordance with a representative embodiment of the present invention in a wide area network (e.g. GSM / EDGE / GPRS) gateway and broadband access PN / wireless local area network (e.g., FIG. diagram illustrating an exemplary exchange of information during the information transfer between two mobile radio gateway interface 218).

图4是根据本发明的代表性实施例,支持通过多媒体信息的同步联播切换的示范性方法的流程图。 FIG 4 is a representative embodiment of the present invention, by a flowchart of an exemplary method of synchronizing multimedia information network handover support.

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本发明的某些实施例涉及混合有线和无线网络上的通信。 Certain embodiments of the present invention relates to communication over the hybrid wired and wireless networks. 更具体一点,本发明的某些实施例涉及一种利用宽带接入网关通过无线网络业务的同步联播将活动用户从服务于该活动用户的无线服务提供商切换至宽带有线和/或无线局域网(wireless local area networks,简称WLANs)和/或个人网(personalarea networks,简称PAN)的方法和系统。 More specific, some embodiments of the present invention relates to a broadband access gateway serving the active user switches from active to the user's wireless service provider to the broadband wired and / or wireless local area network through the synchronous wireless network service ( wireless local area networks, referred to as WLANs) and / or a PN (personalarea networks, referred to as PAN) methods and systems.

本发明的一个方面是提供广域网(wire area networks,简称WAN),从各种类型的有线和/或广域网网到可设于家中或诸如办公室和商业的其它环境小型有线和/或无线局域网和个人网的无缝结合。 One aspect of the invention is to provide a wide area network (wire area networks, referred to as WAN), from various types of wired and / or WAN network to be provided in the home or as other environmental small cable offices and commercial and / or wireless local and personal seamless integration network. 这些各种类型的网络的结合使得有线或无线地连接至这些网络中的一个或多个网络的接入设备之间能够进行各种类型多媒体的透明通信。 The binding of such types of networks connected to a wired or wireless communication can be various types of transparent media access device among the networks of one or more networks. 当接入设备从一种网络转移到另一种网络时可以提供无缝通信给这些接入设备。 When the access equipment transfer from one network to another communications network may provide seamless access to these devices.

图1是实施本发明代表性实施例的示范性通信系统的结构体系的结构示意图。 FIG 1 is a schematic structural diagram of a representative architecture of the present invention is a communication system according to an exemplary embodiment. 参照图1,图中显示了第一位置102,第二位置104,宽带接入提供商(broadband access provider,简称BAP)106,公用电话交换网络(publicswitched telephone network,简称PSTN)108,传输网110,无线服务提供商网络包括码分多址(code division multiple access,简称CDMA)网络112,全球移动通信系统(Global System for Mobile Communication,简称GSM)网络114以及接入设备122、124、126和128。 Referring to Figure 1, shown in a first position 102 and second position 104, the broadband access provider (broadband access provider, referred to as BAP) 106, public switched telephone network (publicswitched telephone network, referred to as PSTN) 108, transport network 110 , wireless service provider networks include code (code division multiple access, referred to as CDMA) network 112, GSM (global system for mobile communication, abbreviated GSM) network access device 124, 126, and 114 and 128 . 第一位置102包括具有调制解调器116的网关118、无线界面模块120和接入设备122、124。 The first location 102 includes a gateway 118, a wireless interface module 120 and an access device 122 having a modem 116. 接入设备122、124、126和128可包括,例如,具有高级功能比如数字视频或静态摄像机、便携式音频(MP3)播放器、个人数字助理以及音频手持设备中的一个或多个的功能的多媒体手持设备。 Access device 124, 126, and 128 may include, for example, with advanced features such as digital video or still cameras, portable audio (MP3) players, personal digital assistants, and handheld audio device in one or more of the functions of multimedia Handheld devices. 接入设备122、124、126,128能够运行于遵循如蓝牙、IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n和/或IEEE 802.15.3a超宽带标准的如个人网和或无线局域网中。 126, 128, can operate in an access device to follow such as Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n and / or IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband standards such as personal or network and wireless local area networks. 第二位置104包括具有调制解调器132的路由器和多个无线接入设备。 The second position 104 includes a plurality of wireless routers and access devices modem 132. 第二位置104的该多个无线接入设备可包括个人计算机(PC)138,膝上型计算机136以及无线个人数字助理(PDA)134。 The position of the second plurality of wireless access device 104 may include a personal computer (PC) 138, a laptop computer 136 and wireless personal digital assistants (PDA) 134. 诸如数码照相机142这样的外围设备可以连接到个人计算机138。 Such as a digital camera 142 such peripheral devices may be connected to the personal computer 138. 其它外围设备,如打印机、数字扫描仪、扬声器以及其它未列出的设备都可以连到个人计算机138和或膝上型计算机136。 Other peripheral devices, such as printers, digital scanner, speakers and other devices not listed may be connected to a personal computer or a laptop computer 138, and 136. 无线界面模块120可包括多个界面,比如蓝牙界面,IEEE 802.15.3a超宽带界面以及IEEE 802.11a、b、g和/或n界面的任意组合。 Wireless interface module 120 may include a plurality of interfaces, in any combination such as Bluetooth interface, IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband interface and IEEE 802.11a, b, g and / or n interface.

图1还包含有“其它宽带提供商”模块144、“其它移动电话/个人通信服务(PCS)提供商”模块146、中央控制和管理模块148以及内容提供商150。 1 also includes "other broadband providers" module 144, "the other mobile telephone / personal communication service (PCS) provider" block 146, central control and management module 148 and a content provider 150. “其它宽带提供商”模块144可能是例如电缆、DSL或是其它类型的宽带接入提供商。 "Other broadband providers" module 144 may be, for example, cable, DSL or other types of broadband access provider. 中央控制和管理模块148可包括合适的逻辑,电路和代码,以适应于处理内容发送和安全功能,比如认证、确认、密钥或证书管理以及授权。 The central control and management module 148 may comprise suitable logic, circuitry, and code to adapt to the content transmission processing and security functions such as authentication, acknowledgment, and authorization key or certificate management. 中央控制和管理模块148也适于处理物资供应、服务管理以及计费。 Central control and management module 148 is also suitable for processing material supply, service management and billing. 在本发明的代表性实施例中,中央控制和管理模块148可利用实或虚连接建立与例如网关118、宽带接入提供商106、其它宽带接入提供商144、其它移动电话/个人通信服务提供商146、CDMA网络112以及GSM网络114建立链接。 In a representative embodiment of the present invention, the central management and control module 148 may establish e.g. 118, broadband access provider 106, other broadband access provider 144, the other mobile telephone / personal communication service gateway using real or virtual connection provider 146, CDMA network 112 and GSM network 114 to establish a link.

宽带接入提供商106可如有线运营商、电话公司或卫星运营商,与其它通信服务商一起提供互联网接入服务。 Broadband access provider 106 may be a wired operators, satellite operators, or phone companies, and other service providers to provide communication services with Internet access. 例如当宽带接入提供商106为电话公司,那么可能是通过DSL或其它宽带接入技术为区域102和104提供宽带服务。 When the broadband access provider 106, for example, a telephone company, it may be to provide broadband services to regions 102 and 104 through DSL or other broadband access technologies. 相应的调制解调器116、132可为DSL调制解调器。 116, 132 may be a modem corresponding DSL modem. 再如当宽带接入提供商106为有线运营商,那么是通过电缆为区域102和104提供宽带服务。 Another example is when the broadband access provider 106 for cable operators, it is to provide broadband services to regions 102 and 104 by a cable. 相应的调制解调器116、132为兼容DOCSIS或其它类型的电缆调制解调器。 Corresponding DOCSIS compatible modems 116, 132 or other types of cable modem. 由于过去十年来,租用电话线路的费用迅速下降,到区域102和104的连接也可能是T1或T3连接。 In the past decade, the cost of leased telephone lines decreased rapidly, the connection regions 102 and 104 may also be a T1 or T3 connection. 例如,可以利用位于中心局(CO)(未说明)的交换机来在第二位置104和公共交换电话网络108间建立T1或T3连接。 For example, using a central office switch (CO) (not illustrated) to establish T1 between position 104 and 108 in the second public switched telephone network or T3 connection.

网关118可能包括集成DSL调制解调器、电缆调制解调器或者建立如T1或T3连接这样的连接所要求的其它类型的高速调制解调器。 Gateway 118 may include an integrated DSL modem, cable modem or a connection establishment, such as T1 or T3 connection required such other types of high-speed modems. 作为选择,网关118也可连接外部DSL调制解调器、电缆调制解调器或者能进行如T1或T3连接这样的连接的其它类型的高速调制解调器。 Alternatively, gateway 118 may be connected to an external DSL modem, cable modem, or can be connected such as T1 or T3 connection to other types of high-speed modems. 网关118可被调整以使得其有权使用与GSM和/或CDMA网络114、112分别相关的协议栈信息。 Gateway 118 may be adjusted so that the stack information 114, 112 respectively associated with the right to use their GSM and / or CDMA network. 网关118也可被调整提供与“其它移动电话/个人通信服务(PCS)提供商”模块146进行通信的协议支持。 Gateway 118 may also be adjusted to provide support for the protocol to communicate with the "other mobile telephone / personal communication service (PCS) provider" block 146.

CDMA和GSM网络各包含有许多位于各自网络地理单元之内的发射站(a/k/a移动电话发射塔)。 CDMA and GSM networks each comprise a number located in a respective transmitting station (a / k / a mobile phone towers) within a network of geographical cells. 在GSM网络114中,每一个发射站,例如发射站114a可能包含有基站收发信机(BTS),一个或多个基站收发信机可以被连接至无线载波中心局114b。 In GSM network 114, each of the transmitting station, transmitting station, for example 114a may contain a base transceiver station (BTS), the one or more base station transceivers may be connected to the wireless carrier central office 114b. 该无线载波中心局114b可包含有基站控制器/无线网络控制器(BSC/RNC),例如BSC/RNC 114d。 The wireless carrier central office 114b can include a base station controller / radio network controller (BSC / RNC), for example, BSC / RNC 114d. 一个或多个基站控制器/无线网络控制器与核心网络114e相连接,该核心网络114e包含有称为移动交换中心(MSC)的网络边缘交换机,如MSC 114g,以及GSM网络114的服务GPRS支持节点(serving GPRS support node,简称SGSN)/分组数据服务节点(packetdata serving node,简称PDSN)114f。 One or more base station controllers / radio network controller 114e is connected with the core network, the core network comprises network edge switch 114e as a mobile switching center (MSC), such as MSC 114g, and a serving GPRS support GSM network 114 nodes (serving GPRS support node, referred to as SGSN) / packet data serving node (packetdata serving node, referred to as PDSN) 114f. 例如,移动交换中心可通过传输网110与公共交换电话网络108相连接。 For example, the mobile switching center may be connected to a 110,108 public switched telephone network via a transmission network. 当接入设备移出第一发射站的范围,进入第二发射站的范围时,从第一发射站接收的信号功率降低及从第二发射站接收的信号功率增强导致呼叫从第一发射站切换至第二个发射站的开始。 When the access device is moved out of range of the first transmitting station, into the range of the second transmitting station, the signal power received from the first transmitting station and reduce the signal power received from the second transmitting station handover of a call from the first result of the increased transmitting station to the beginning of the second transmitting station. 万一没有可切换的第二发射站,那么该呼叫可由第一发射站功率维持,直到该功率削弱到不再能够维持该呼叫的阈值。 The second transmitting station in case of no switch, then the call is maintained by a first power transmitting station, until the power no longer be maintained to weaken the call threshold. 在功率达到或低于该阈值之处,呼叫可能会断掉,并且任何相关的呼叫资源将会被放弃。 In power at or below the threshold, the call may be dropped, and any associated resources call will be abandoned. 在家中或办公室这样的环境中,有能够呼叫能够切换到的第二网络是比较理想的。 Such a home or office environment, there can be call can be switched to the second network is ideal.

作为说明,当一个用户在回家的路上,并且当他到家的时候,手机信号可能会降到低于维持呼叫所必须的最小信号功率阈值。 As an illustration, when a road user in the home, and when he got home, the phone signal could fall below the minimum signal power threshold necessary to maintain the call. 但是,呼叫并不会断掉,而是可被切换至例如个人网或位于用户家里的无线局域网或位于用户家里的其它未经许可的无线接入系统。 However, the call will not be broken, but may, for example, be switched to the PN or at the user's home wireless LAN or at other unlicensed radio access system user's home. 举例来说,参看图1,当接入设备126从GSM网络114的正在服务的发射站114a附近往第一位置102的无线界面120移动时,呼叫可从GSM网络114的发射站114a切换至连接第一位置102处的网关118的无线界面120。 For example, referring to FIG 1, when the mobile station 114a nearby transmitters access device 126 from the GSM network serving a first position 102 to 114 of the wireless interface 120, the call may be switched from a transmitting station 114a is connected to the GSM network 114 gateway 102 at a first location 120 of the wireless interface 118. 因此,呼叫不会断掉,而是已经被无缝切换,并通过无线界面120由网关118处理。 Thus, the call is not cut off, but has been seamlessly switch 120 and processed by the gateway 118 via a wireless interface. 然后,结果无线数据将通过与宽带接入提供商106的宽带连接传给GSM网络114,该宽带接入提供商106与宽带无线局域网控制器(BWC)114c相连。 Then, the result will reach a GSM wireless data network 114 via a broadband connection to the broadband access provider 106, is connected to the broadband access provider 106 and a broadband wireless LAN controller (BWC) 114c.

在本发明一个代表性实施例中,有关正在进行的活动无线呼叫和用户连接的声音和数据业务可由服务中的无线服务提供商,比如GSM网络114至宽带有线/无线局域网,和/或使用宽带接入网关如网关118的个人网发送,以提供切换。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, a voice activity being related to the user and the wireless call connection services and data services may be wireless service provider, such as a GSM network 114 to the broadband wired / wireless LAN, and / or a broadband PN gateway access gateway 118 transmits, to provide switching. 宽带有线/无线局域网(WLAN)和/或使用宽带接入网关的个人网可如位于家中。 Broadband cable / wireless LAN (WLAN) and / or broadband access gateway as PN may be located at home. 同步联播就是相同信息在至少两个不同的通信路径或信道上的同时广播。 Simulcast broadcasting is the same information at the same time at least two different communication paths or channels. 相应地,在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,相关业务的声音和数据可在呼叫的开始时,被同步联播至接入设备和家庭宽带接入网关,同时接收来自主叫用户的呼叫。 Accordingly, in this embodiment, sound and data services can be associated at the beginning of the call, the network is synchronized to a home broadband access device and the access gateway In one representative embodiment of the present invention, while receiving a call from the calling user. 在前一个情况下,当主叫用户呼叫被叫用户时,主叫用户或被叫用户的有关声音和通信数据可被传至宽带接入网关118。 Next the former case, when the calling user calls the called user, and communication data related to voice calling user or the called user may be transmitted to the broadband access gateway 118. 当主叫用户在家里时,该主叫用户可使用接入设备或正由宽带接入网关118支持的一些其它接入设备以进一步通信。 When the calling user in the home, the calling user may use or access device being used by the broadband access gateway 118 to support some other access device for further communication.

参见图1,移动接入设备126,比如多媒体手持设备,发起一个指定给移动接入设备128的呼叫,该移动接入设备128也可为例如多媒体手持设备。 Referring to Figure 1, a mobile access device 126, such as a handheld multimedia device, initiate a call is assigned to a mobile access device 128, the mobile device 128 may access, for example, multimedia handsets. 一旦呼叫建立,移动接入设备126可由一发射站,例如位于GSM网络114中的发射站114a,提供服务,而移动接入设备128可由一发射站,例如位于CDMA网络112中的发射站112a,提供服务。 Once the call is established, the mobile access device 126 may be a transmitting station, the transmitting station located, for example 114a GSM network 114, providing service, the mobile access device 128 may be a transmitting station, the transmitting station is located e.g. 112a in the CDMA network 112, Provide services. 当移动接入设备126和128之间的通信处于活动状态时,无线载波中心局114b可被配置额外地将呼叫相关的业务和数据发送至位于第一位置102的宽带接入网关(GW)118。 When the communication is active between the mobile devices 126 and 128 access the wireless carrier central office 114b may be configured to additionally call-related services and data to the first position broadband access gateway (GW) 102 118 . 在这种情况下,无论移动接入设备126何时从GSM网络114的服务区域移动进入连接至宽带接入网关118的无线界面120的覆盖范围,该移动接入设备126都将从服务中的发射站114a被切换,由宽带接入网关118提供服务。 In this case, regardless of the access device 126 when the mobile enters the coverage area of ​​wireless access gateway is connected to the broadband interface 118 of the service area of ​​the mobile 120 from the GSM network 114, the mobile device 126 have access from the service transmitting station 114a is switched by the broadband access service gateway 118.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,移动接入设备,例如移动接入设备126,可在进入或周期性的位于无线界面120的覆盖范围时,发送识别信息给宽带接入网关。 Embodiment, the mobile access device in a representative embodiment of the present invention, for example, a mobile access device 126, may periodically or upon entering the coverage of the wireless interface 120 is located, and transmits the identification information to a broadband access gateway. 该识别信息可包括,例如,国际移动用户标识(international mobilestation identifier,简称IMSI)、移动标识号码(mobile identification number,简称MIN)、媒体接入控制(MAC)地址、互联网协议(IP)地址、数字证书、制造商标识、模型标识、类型标识及服务提供商标识,以命名这些信息条目。 The identification information may include, for example, the international mobile subscriber identity (international mobilestation identifier, referred to as the IMSI), a mobile identification number (mobile identification number, referred to as MIN), media access control (MAC) address, an Internet Protocol (IP) address, digital certificate, the manufacturer ID, model ID, type identifier and a service provider identifier, to name these information items. 在本发明的另一个代表性实施例中,当服务正由宽带接入网关118提供的时候,移动用户或使用者可利用其当前移动接入设备或其它接入设备来通信。 In another representative embodiment of the present invention, when the service is provided by the broadband gateway 118, a mobile user or mobile user may utilize its current access device or other access device to communicate. 换句话说,切换期间,用户并不限于使用正在使用的设备。 In other words, during the handover, the user equipment is not limited to being used. 既然同步联播的呼叫信息在宽带接入网关118上已经是有效的,那么从GSM网络114中的发射站114a到宽带接入网关118的切换可更有效地被获得。 Since Simulcast call information in the broadband access gateway 118 already valid, then the switch 118 can be obtained more efficiently from the GSM network in the transmitting station 114 to the broadband access gateway 114a.

宽带接入设备118适合于通知无线载波中心局114b,移动电话126当前已经处于宽带接入网关118的覆盖范围,并由其提供服务。 Broadband access device 118 is adapted to inform the wireless carrier central office 114b, the mobile phone 126 is currently already in the coverage of the broadband gateway 118, by providing services. 因此,无线载波中心局114b将停止在由无线服务提供商提供的无线路径以及连接到第一位置102的宽带接入路径上同步联播信息。 Accordingly, the wireless carrier central office Simulcast 114b stops on the information provided by the wireless service provider and a radio path connected to a broadband access path to a first position 102. 但是,当移动接入设备移出宽带接入网关118的范围并且由无线服务提供商提供服务时,无线载波中心局114b将再次在无线服务提供商的无线路径和宽带接入路径上开始同步联播。 However, when the mobile broadband access device out of the range 118 and the access gateway served by the wireless service provider, wireless carrier central office 114b will again start synchronization on the radio path and simulcast broadband wireless service provider access path.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,可能出现无线路径上的服务和宽带接入路径上的服务重叠的时期。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the overlap period of service on the service and the broadband access paths may occur on the radio path. 在这种情况下,在切换以及建立宽带接入路径服务之前,不会放弃无线服务提供商的服务。 In this case, before switching path and the establishment of broadband access services, will not give up the wireless service provider's service. 与此类似,另一方面,在切换以及建立无限服务提供上的服务之前,也不会放弃宽带接入路径的服务。 Similarly, on the other hand, before switching on the establishment of service and provide unlimited service, broadband access service will not give up the path. 虽然从无线服务提供商到宽带接入网的切换可无缝地发生,但是从宽带接入网的切换却并不是在所有情况下都是无缝地发生。 Although from a wireless service provider to the broadband access network switching seamlessly happen, but from broadband access networks are seamlessly switch has not occurred in all cases. 例如,如果存在两个或两个以上可选的网络或网络服务,用户更倾向于具有选择最能满足他们需要的网络的弹性。 For example, if two or more optional network or network service exists, users are more inclined to have a resilient network that best meets their needs are. 切换选择可基于其它诸如服务质量、价格以及可用性等标准。 Switching selection may be based on other criteria such as quality of service, price and availability.

在本发明的另一代表性实施例中,当从第一网络到第二网络的漫游发生时,多媒体信息的数据解析可能会发生改变。 In another representative embodiment of the present invention, when viewed from a first network to a second network roaming occurs, data parsing the multimedia information may change. 多媒信息可包含例如流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐。 Multimedia information may comprise, for example, streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music. 第一网络可为无线服务提供商网络,第二网络可为宽带接入网。 The first network may be a wireless service provider network, the second network may be a broadband access network. 漫游也可在移动虚拟网络运营商(mobile virtual network operator,简称MVNO)和无线服务提供商网络以及宽带接入网之间发生。 Roaming can also be a virtual network operators (mobile virtual network operator, referred to as MVNO) in the mobile and wireless service provider's network between the access network and broadband. 数据解析用来在不同的网络之间发送多媒体信息,该数据解析能动态地改变以便移动接入设备和不同的网络之间进行最佳通信。 Analytical data for transmitting multimedia information between different networks, the data analysis can be changed dynamically in order to optimize communications between mobile devices and access to different networks. 因此,当移动接入设备从第一通信网络进入第二通信网络时,其中第一通信网络的可用带宽小于第二通信网络的可用带宽,先前没有发送给移动接入设备的多媒体信息现在可以发送给移动接入设备了。 Thus, when the mobile communications network access device from a first into a second communication network, wherein the available bandwidth of the available bandwidth is less than the first communication network a second communication network, not previously transmitted to the mobile multimedia information access device can now send the access to the mobile device. 可选地,当移动接入设备处于第二通信网络的服务中时,多媒体信息可以以高得多的解析度发送给移动接入设备。 Alternatively, when the serving mobile access device in a second communication network, the multimedia information may be sent to a mobile device to access a much higher resolution.

用户或使用者也可启动一个请求以被切换至一特定通信网络。 User or a user may initiate a request is switched to a particular communication network. 该请求可提供媒体内容的详细选择、网络选择如带宽传输选择和价格选择,也可以提供帐单选择。 The request may provide details of the selected media content, such as bandwidth transmission network selection selection selection price and may also provide billing options. 例如,当使用者漫游进入同步联播多媒体信息的移动虚拟网络运营商(MVNO)的服务区域时,有效的媒体内容、相应的帐单信息、价格和传输选项都将提供给用户。 For example, when the user roams into a synchronous network multimedia information Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service area, effective media content, the corresponding billing information, prices and delivery options are available to the user.

图2是根据本发明的代表性实施例,用以通过多媒体信息的同步联播切换的示范性通信系统200的结构示意图。 FIG 2 is a representative embodiment of the present invention for a communication system structural diagram of an exemplary Simulcast multimedia information 200 by switching. 图2中的示范性通信系统200利用宽带接入网关,通过无限网络业务的同步联播为活动用户提供从服务于该活动用户的无线服务提供商到宽带有线和/或无线局域网和/或个人网的切换。 In FIG 2 an exemplary communication system 200 using the broadband access gateway, from the service to the user's wireless service provider active broadband wired and / or wireless local area networks and / or network by synchronizing PN wireless network service is active user switching. 参见图2,图中显示了第一位置202、宽带接入提供商(BAP)206、传输网模块232、互联网204、广域网(WANs)、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)等网络模块208、内容提供商模块210、无线服务提供商网络212、214以及多个移动接入设备222、224、226、228。 Referring to Figure 2, there is shown a first location 202, the broadband access provider (BAP) 206, transmission network module 232, the Internet 204, wide area networks (WANs), public switched telephone network (PSTN) and other network module 208, the content provider List module 210, a wireless service provider network 212 and a plurality of mobile access devices 222,224,226,228. 图2中的无线界面220、具有调制解调器216的网关218、宽带接入提供商206、GSM网络214、传输网232以及CDMA网络236可分别相应于,例如图1中的无线界面120、具有调制解调器116的网关118、宽带接入提供商106、GSM网络114、传输网110以及CDMA网络112。 The wireless interface 220 in FIG. 2, the gateway 216 with modem 218, broadband access provider 206, GSM network 214, transmission network 232 and CDMA network 236 may correspond to, for example, in FIG radio interface 120, a modem 116 having gateway 118, the broadband access provider 106, GSM network 114, transmission network 110 and CDMA network 112. 图2中还包括有中央控制和管理模块248,可相应于例如图1中的中央控制和管理模块148。 FIG 2 further includes a central management and control module 248, may correspond to, for example, in FIG. 1 the central control and management module 148.

第一位置202包含具有调制解调器216的宽带接入网关218和无线界面220。 The first position 202 of the modem 216 comprises a broadband wireless access gateway 218 and interface 220. 第一位置可能是家中,具有调制解调器216的宽带接入网关218和无线界面220支持个人网(PAN)或无线局域网(WLAN),可被称为家庭网络202a。 The first location may be a home, having a broadband modem 216 and a wireless interface 218 access gateway 220 supports a personal network (PAN) or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), which may be referred to as a home network 202a. 无线界面220可包括多个界面,比如蓝牙界面、IEEE 802.15.3a超宽带界面以及IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n界面的任意组合。 Wireless interface 220 may include a plurality of interfaces, in any combination such as Bluetooth interface, IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband interface and IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n interface. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,网关218可包含例如通过有线或无线方式与接入设备相连的机顶盒,该接入设备如膝上型计算机和电视机,如图2中所示的膝上型计算机217和电视机215。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the gateway via a set top box 218 may comprise wired or wireless access device connected to e.g., the access device, such as laptop computers and televisions, the knee as shown in FIG. 2 217 on the computer and the TV 215. 通过与宽带接入提供商206相连的电缆调制解调器216来为网关218支持的家庭网络202a提供服务。 Gateway 216 provides a service for the home network 218 support 202a via a broadband access provider 206 is connected to the cable modem.

宽带接入提供商206可为电缆公司,电话公司(Telco)或互联网服务提供商(ISP)。 Broadband access provider 206 may be a cable company, telephone company (Telco) or Internet service provider (ISP). 宽带接入提供商采用任何标准格式如DOCSIS、数字用户线路(DSL)或本地多点分配系统(LMDS)。 Broadband access provider in any standard format such as DOCSIS, digital subscriber line (DSL) or a Local Multipoint Distribution Systems (LMDS). LMDS采用宽带无线技术来传输声音、视频和数据和/或在25GHz或更高频率范围内利用许可和未经许可频谱的互联网服务。 LMDS a broadband wireless technology to transmit voice, video and data and / or the use of licensed and unlicensed spectrum in the 25GHz Internet service or higher frequency range. LMDS采用点对点或一对多通信来提供宽带服务,其中一些服务依赖于视距(LOS)。 LMDS point to point communication or one-to provide broadband services, some of these services depends on the line of sight (LOS). LMDS为固定的无线解决方案,并不需要移动支持。 LMDS fixed wireless solutions, it does not need to move support.

宽带接入提供商206也可以是WiMAX或符合电气及电子工程师协会(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,简称IEEE)802.16标准的服务提供商。 Broadband access provider 206 may be a WiMAX or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, referred to as IEEE) 802.16 standard service provider. 该IEEE 802.16标准提供无线城域网(metropolitan area network,简称MAN)空中界面,该空中界面通过从位于远处的中心基站接收信号的外部天线来为建筑物提供网络接入。 The IEEE 802.16 standard provides wireless metropolitan area networks (metropolitan area network, referred to as MAN) air interface, the air interface to provide network access to a building through the external antenna for receiving signals from a remotely located central base station. 该建筑物中收到的信号被传送至有线网络的基础设施,如符合IEEE 802.3标准的通信网络,或者被传送至无线网络的基础设施,如符合IEEE 802.11a/b/g和/或n标准的通信网络。 The building infrastructure received signal is transmitted to the wired network infrastructure, such as IEEE 802.3 compliant communications network, or transferred to the wireless network, such as compliance with IEEE 802.11a / b / g and / or standard n the communications network. 在使用WiMAX的情况下,天线202b用来在宽带接入提供商206和家庭网络202a之间接收和发送信号。 In the case of WiMAX, the antenna 202b is used to receive and transmit signals between a broadband access provider 202a and home network 206.

广域网(WANs)、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)等网络模块208包含诸如私有或公共通信网络的网络。 Wide area networks (WANs), public switched telephone network (PSTN) 208 and other network comprising network modules, such as a private or public communication networks. 例如,网络模块208可包含有公共交换电话网络以及分组网络,比如蜂窝式数字分组数据(cellular digital packet data,简称CDPD)网络。 For example, the network module 208 can include a public switched telephone network and a packet network, such as a cellular digital packet data (cellular digital packet data, referred to as CDPD) network.

内容提供商模块210可包含提供数据或多媒体内容的网络提供商。 The content provider module 210 may provide data or multimedia content comprise network provider. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,内容提供商模块210可包含有一个或多个移动虚拟网络运营商(MVNOs)。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the content provider module 210 may comprise one or more mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). 移动虚拟网络运营商是通过利用另一公司的网络基础设施来为其用户提供移动服务的移动服务提供商。 Mobile virtual network operators through the use of another company's network infrastructure to offer its subscribers mobile service provider mobile services. 在这种情况下,移动虚拟网络运营商与网络运营商就购买网络时间例如分钟达成协议,再将其卖给自己的消费者或用户。 In this case, network operators and mobile virtual network operators to reach an agreement on the purchase of network time such as minutes, and then sell it to their customers or users. 移动虚拟网络运营商利用购买的时间为其用户来提供多媒体内容传输。 Mobile virtual network operators use to buy time for its users to provide multimedia content transmission.

无线服务提供商网络212可例如使用CDMA、3G或4G接入技术,并包含多个发射站。 Wireless service provider network 212 may be used, for example, CDMA, 3G or 4G access technology, and comprising a plurality of transmitting stations. 当移动接入设备228处于发射站212a范围内时,发射站212a可为该移动接入设备228提供移动电话服务。 When the mobile device 228 is within the access range of a transmitting station 212a, 212a transmitting station 228 may provide mobile phone service for mobile access devices. 无线服务提供网络214可例如利用GSM标准的时分多址(TDMA)接入技术,可包括增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络和/或通用分组无线业务(GPRS)。 The wireless service provider network 214 may utilize a standard GSM time division multiple access (TDMA) access technologies, for example, may comprise an Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) network and / or General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). 该无线服务提供网络214可包含多个发射站和一个无线载波中心局214b,后者包括移动交换移动交换中心(MSC)214g。 The wireless service provider network 214 may comprise a plurality of transmitting stations and a wireless carrier central office 214b, which includes a mobile switching a mobile switching center (MSC) 214g. 当移动接入设备226处于发射站214a范围内时,发射站214a可为该移动接入设备提供移动电话服务。 When the mobile device 226 is within the access range of a transmitting station 214a, a mobile transmitting station 214a may be provided for the mobile phone service access devices.

参见图2,移动接入设备226可包括例如多媒体手持设备,发起一个指定至移动接入设备228的呼叫,该移动接入设备228可例如多媒体手持设备。 Referring to Figure 2, a mobile access device 226 may comprise, for example, multimedia handsets, assigned to a mobile initiates a call 228 to the access device, the access device 228 may be, for example, mobile multimedia handsets. 一旦呼叫建立,移动接入设备226可由位于GSM/EDGE/GPRS网络214中的发射站214a提供服务,而移动接入设备228可由位于CDMA网络212中的发射站212a提供服务。 Once the call is established, the mobile station transmitting the access device 226 may be located in GSM / EDGE / GPRS network 214 in providing services 214a, the mobile access device 228 may be located in transmitting station 212 in CDMA network service 212a. 当移动接入设备226和228之间的通信处于活动状态时,无线载波中心局214b可被配置额外地将呼叫相关的业务和数据发送至位于第一位置202的宽带接入网关(GW)218。 When the communication is active between the mobile devices 226 and 228 access the wireless carrier central office 214b may be configured to additionally call-related services and data to the broadband access gateway 202 in the first position (GW) 218 . 在这种情况下,无论移动接入设备226何时从GSM/EDGE/GPRS网络214的服务区域移动进入连接至宽带接入网关218的无线界面220的覆盖范围,该移动接入设备226都将从服务中的发射站214a被切换,由宽带接入网关218提供服务。 In this case, regardless of the access device 226 when the mobile enters the coverage of the wireless interface 220 is connected to the broadband access gateway 218 service area of ​​the mobile GSM / EDGE / GPRS network 214 from the mobile device 226 will access the service is switched from the transmitting station 214a, the service provided by the broadband access gateway 218.

在本发明的另一个代表性实施例中,当服务由宽带接入网关218提供的时候,移动用户或使用者可利用其当前移动接入设备或另一接入设备进行通信。 In another representative embodiment of the present invention, when the service provided by the broadband access gateway 218, a mobile user or users may communicate with its current access device or another mobile access device. 由于包括呼叫参数的同步联播的呼叫信息在宽带接入网关218已经是有效的,那么从无限服务提供商发射站214a到宽带接入网关218的切换可更有效地被获得。 Since the call information including a call parameter synchronization network in a broadband access gateway 218 already valid, then transmitted from the service provider station 214a unlimited access to the broadband gateway switch 218 may be more effectively obtained. 在这种情况下,就不需要使用额外的系统资源来将这些呼叫参数转发给处于家庭网络中的宽带接入网关218。 In this case, there is no need to use additional system resources to the call forwards these parameters to the broadband access gateway 218 in the home network.

图3是根据本发明的代表性实施例,接入设备(例如图2所示的接入设备)在广域网(如GSM/EDGE/GPRS)和宽带接入网关的个人网/无线局域网(例如图2中网关218的无线界面)之间移动期间示范性信息传递的信息交换示意图。 FIG 3 is a diagram, an access device (e.g., an access device shown in Figure 2) in accordance with a representative embodiment of the present invention in a wide area network (e.g. GSM / EDGE / GPRS) gateway and broadband access PN / wireless local area network (e.g., FIG. diagram illustrating an exemplary exchange of information during the information transfer between two mobile radio gateway interface 218). 如图3所示,三条垂直线分别表示无线广域网302、接入设备304以及宽带接入网关306,可分别对应图2中的GSM/EDGE/GPRS网络214,接入设备224以及网关218。 3, three vertical lines represent wireless wide area network 302, the access device 304 and a broadband access gateway 306, may correspond to in FIG. 2 GSM / EDGE / GPRS network 214, respectively, the access device 224 and gateway 218. 水平线表示在来源地和目的地之间被交换的消息或消息组,目的地由箭头标识。 The horizontal line indicates a message between source and destination or group of messages exchanged, the destination identified by the arrows. 垂直高度表示时间,在信息交换示意图300上向下推进。 It represents the vertical height of time, promoting the exchange of information in the schematic diagram 300 downwardly.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,接入设备304使用消息传递310、312,通过无限广域网302,发起或接收一个呼叫。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the access device 304 using messaging 310, 312, 302 via the WAN infinite, initiate or receive a call. 消息传递310、312可在无线广域网302上建立无线呼叫。 310, 312 may establish a wireless messaging call over wireless WAN 302. 当呼叫建立的时候,无线广域网302可确定接入设备304具有一相连的宽带接入网关306,并使用消息传递313通知该同步联播的呼叫的宽带接入网关306。 When the call is established, the wireless WAN 302 may determine the access device 304 has connected to a broadband access gateway 306, and uses the messaging gateway 313 notifies the call to the broadband access network 306 of synchronization. 呼叫业务如图3所示,是接入设备304和广域网302之间的一消息传递序列314。 Call service 3, it is a message between the access device 304 and WAN 302 314 transfer sequence. 该交换,如传递多媒体信息,例如前面所说的数字化声音、流式视频、广播视频、数字化视频,静态图像,数据以及文本。 This exchange, such as transmitting multimedia information, such as previously mentioned digitized voice, streaming video, broadcast video, digitized video, still image, and text data. 注意在一消息传递序列314过程中,广域网同时通过广域网和宽带网传播消息,其中通过无线广域网发送一消息给接入设备304,无线消息传递314a、314c,以及通过宽带网络发送一消息副本至宽带接入网关306,消息传递314b、314d。 Note that in a messaging sequence 314 during the WAN while propagating the message via the wide area network and the broadband network, wherein the transmission over the wireless wide area network, a message to the access device 304, wireless messaging 314a, 314c, and transmitting a message through the broadband network copy to the broadband access gateway 306, messaging 314b, 314d.

随后接收消息313,宽带接入网关306通过消息传递315对宽带接入网关306支持的个人网/无线局域网范围内任何有效的接入设备提供呼叫,该呼叫包含消息传递序列314。 Then receives message 313, 306 transmitted through the broadband access gateway message 315 pairs broadband access gateway 306 supports PN / call offer any valid wireless LAN access device within range, the call transfer message comprising a sequence 314. 然后接入设备304通过发送消息传递316接收该呼叫。 Then the access device 304 receives the call by sending a message 316 is transmitted. 宽带接入网关306使用消息传递318通过宽带接入网关306通知无线广域网302呼叫已被接收,无线广域网302通过消息传递320进行应答。 Broadband access gateway 306 using messaging 318 notifies the wireless wide area network via a broadband access gateway 306 302 call has been received, the wireless WAN 302 320 responds by message passing. 而后接入设备304呼叫业务的消息传递324的副本发送给宽带接入网关306,如消息传递322。 Then the access device 304 call service message is transmitted 324 to a copy of broadband access gateway 306, 322 such as messaging. 消息传递322通过宽带网被向前进行至无线广域网302,如消息传递326。 Messaging to the radio 322 is subjected to wide area network 302, such as message passing through the broadband network 326 forward. 来自无线广域网302指定接入设备304的呼叫业务的消息传递通过无线广域网302发送给宽带接入网关306,如消息传递328。 Message from the wireless wide area network access device 302 specifies the call service 304 is transmitted to a broadband access gateway 302 through wireless wide area network 306 such as messaging 328. 消息传递328由宽带接入网关306向前进行至接入设备304,如消息传递332。 328 by the forward messaging gateway 306 to access broadband access device 304, such as a messaging 332.

在随后的几个时间点,宽带接入网关306将通过消息传递333a通知接入设备304,通过消息传递333b通知无线广域网302,已不再期待和需要同步联播。 In subsequent several time points, broadband access gateway 306 passes through device 304 notifies the access message 333a, 333b notification message passing wireless WAN 302, and need no longer expect Simulcast. 随后,接入设备只需将呼叫业务发送至宽带接入网关306,如消息传递334,该消息传递334向前进行至无线广域网302,如消息传递336。 Subsequently, the access device simply sends a call to the broadband access service gateway 306, such as messaging 334, passes the message 334 to forward wireless WAN 302, such as messaging 336. 在相反的方向上,无线广域网302只需将接入设备304的呼叫业务发送给宽带接入网关306,如消息传递338,该消息传递338通过个人网/无线局域网由宽带接入网关306向前进行至接入设备304,如消息传递340。 In the opposite direction, a wireless wide area network access device 302 simply sends the call to the broadband access service gateway 304 306, 338 such as messaging, messaging 338 by the PN wireless LAN broadband access gateway 306 by the forward / proceeds to the access device 304, such as a messaging 340. 以上讨论只是例子,并不是对本发明的限制,其它消息交换和安排是可以被预期的,并不脱离本发明的精神和范围。 Discussed above are examples only, not intended to limit the present invention, message exchange and other arrangements can be contemplated, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

图4是根据本发明的代表性实施例,支持通过多媒体信息的同步联播切换的示范性方法的流程图400。 FIG 4 is a representative embodiment of the present invention, by supporting a flowchart of an exemplary method of synchronizing multimedia information network 400 handover. 以下的讨论参考图2中的设备。 The following discussion with reference to the device 2 in FIG. 图4所示的方法从接入设备开始,例如处于空闲状态的接入设备224(即,未处于呼叫中)(模块410)。 The method shown in FIG. 4 starts from an access device, such as the access device 224 in an idle state (i.e., not in a call) (block 410). 然后,指定至接入设备224或由接入设备224发起的呼叫由无线广域网接收,该无线广域网例如GSM/EDGE/GPRS网络214(模块412)。 Then, 224 assigned to or by the access device 224 initiates a call received by the wireless access device wide area network, wide area network, for example, wireless GSM / EDGE / GPRS network 214 (block 412). 接入设备224可包括例如移动多媒体手持设备、无线个人数字助理或其它类似的设备。 Access device 224 may comprise, for example, a handheld multimedia device, a wireless personal digital assistant, or other similar mobile device. 而后无线广域网214可与接入设备224(模块414)建立无线呼叫。 Wireless WAN 214 may then establish a call with the wireless access device 224 (block 414). 在呼叫的建立过程中,无线广域网214确定该接入设备224是否与宽带接入网关例如网关218(模块416)相连。 In the process of establishing a call, the wireless WAN 214 determines whether the access apparatus 224 (module 416) is connected to the broadband access gateway 218 such as a gateway. 如果该接入设备224未与宽带接入网关相连,流程将终止(模块430)。 If the access device 224 is not connected to the broadband access gateway, the process terminates (block 430). 然而,如果无线广域网214确定该接入设备224有一个相连的宽带接入网关,无线广域网214将通过宽带网开始将指定至接入设备的呼叫业务的副本发送给该相连的宽带接入网关(模块418)。 However, if the wireless wide area network 214 determines the access device 224 has connected to a broadband access gateway, a wireless wide area network 214 starts to copy the specified call service via a broadband access device to a broadband access network connected to the gateway ( module 418). 该宽带网包括,例如,数字用户线路(DSL)、卫星网络、电缆网、T1或T3网络,本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n网和WiMAX或IEEE 802.16网,仅列出了一部分。 The broadband network comprises, e.g., a digital subscriber line (DSL), satellite network, cable network, T1, or T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS), IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n network and a WiMAX or IEEE 802.16 network only a partial list. 然后,该相连的宽带接入网关向该相连的宽带接入网关(模块420)支持的个人网/无线局域网范围内任何有效的接入设备提供呼叫业务。 Then, the broadband access gateway connected to a gateway connected to the broadband access (module 420) to provide any valid call traffic within the access device supports PN / WLAN range.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,确定没有接入设备接收到宽带接入网关提供的呼叫(模块422)。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the access device determines that no call is received (block 422) to provide broadband access gateway. 那么,该宽带接入网关将继续提供该呼叫(模块420)。 Then, the gateway will continue to provide broadband access to the call (block 420). 然而,如果相连的宽带接入网关的覆盖范围内的一接入设备接收到该呼叫(模块422),则该相连的宽带接入网关将通过个人网/无线局域网建立与收到呼叫的接入设备的无线通信(模块424)。 However, if the access device within the coverage area of ​​a broadband access gateway is connected to the call is received (block 422), the broadband access gateway connected to the access will be established by the call was received PN / wireless local area network the wireless communication device (module 424). 该接入设备而后通过该宽带接入网关(模块420)支持的个人网/无线局域网开始发送指定至无线广域网的所有呼叫业务的副本(模块426)。 The broadband access device and then through the access gateway (block 420) supported PN / WLAN targeted to start sending a copy of all call traffic wireless wide area network (block 426). 该呼叫将继续,宽带接入网关通过宽带接入网关的个人网/无线局域网和宽带网在无线广域网和接入设备之间交换呼叫业务,直到被接入设备的用户终止(模块428)。 The call will continue, by the broadband access broadband access gateway PN gateway / WLAN and broadband network between the wireless wide area network and the access device to exchange call service, the user access device until terminated (block 428). 然后整个图4的流程结束(模块430)。 Then the entire procedure of FIG. 4 is ended (block 430).

本发明的特点也可以存在于一种操作利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的宽带接入网关的方法中。 Feature of the present invention may also be present in one method of operation using the multimedia information to support broadband access network synchronization between a gateway device, one of the WAN and WLAN PN handover of at least one access. 此方法可包含:将该至少一个接入设备与该宽带接入网关连接;通过宽带网从广域网接收多媒体信息,该多媒体信息同时从广域网直接无线发送到连接的至少一个接入设备。 This method may comprise: the at least one access device connected to the broadband access gateway; receiving multimedia information from a wide area network through a broadband network, the multimedia messages are sent from the WAN to the direct wireless connection to the at least one access device. 该方法还包括将通过宽带网接收到的多媒体信息通过个人网或无线局域网之一发送到连接的至少一个接入设备。 The method further includes the received multimedia information through a broadband network to transmit the at least one access device is connected by one PN or WLAN. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,该方法包括通过个人网或无线局域网从连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息,并且将连接的至少一个接入设备接收到的多媒体信息通过宽带网发送到广域网。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the method includes receiving multimedia information via a personal device or network access from at least one wireless local area network connection, and connecting at least one access device receives the information transmitted by the multimedia broadband network to the WAN. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,接入设备包括至少以下之一:移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机(PC)、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备。 Mobile multimedia handsets, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), a computer peripheral, a digital scanner, digital cameras, printers: embodiment, at least one access device comprises one representative embodiment of the present invention. , headphone and pointing device. 广域网包括至少以下之一:蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络,公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)网络、通用分组无线业务(GPRS)网络、短信息服务(SMS)网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络、时分多址(TDMA)网络、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN),码分多址(CDMA)网络和CDMA2000 1xRTT网络。 WAN comprises at least one of the following: Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) network, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM) network, a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network, short message service (SMS) network , enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks, Time division multiple access (TDMA) networks, integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA) network and CDMA2000 1xRTT network.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,个人网包括至少以下之一:蓝牙网络,IEEE 802.15.3a超宽带网络和IEEE 802.11a,b,g和n网络。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, comprises at least one PN of the following: a Bluetooth network, IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband networks, and IEEE 802.11a, b, g and n networks. 宽带网包括至少以下之一:电缆网、数字用户线路网络、T1网络、T3网络、本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、WiMAX网络和电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.16网络。 Broadband network comprises at least one of the following: a cable network, a digital subscriber line network, network Tl, T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS), WiMAX and associations (IEEE) 802.16 network Electrical and Electronics Engineers network.

多媒体信息包括至少以下之一:流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐至少之一。 Multimedia information including at least one of the following: streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digital audio, digital still images, digital video and digital music at least one. 根据本发明的代表性实施例的方法还包括通过个人网或无线局域网之一接收该连接的至少一个接入设备接收的多媒体信息的确认。 The method according to a representative embodiment of the present invention further includes confirmation information received multimedia access to at least one of the received PN connected through one or WLAN. 此外,该方法还包括通过宽带网通知广域网通过个人网和无线局域网之一的所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息的确认。 In addition, the method further comprises at least one access network through acknowledgment multimedia information device of one of the PN and a broadband wireless LAN connection via a wide area network notification.

本发明的其它特点体现于一种利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的系统中,该系统可包括与宽带网和至少一个无线界面通信连接的网关,该网关能够在所述至少一个无线界面和所述宽带网之间选择性地交换多媒体信息,并通过所述至少一个无线界面与所述至少一个接入设备通信。 Other features of the invention embodied in utilizing the synchronization network supports at least one multimedia information access device to switch between one of the WAN and WLAN PN system, the system may include a broadband network and at least one wireless interface communication connection gateway, the gateway capable of selectively exchanging the at least one wireless interface between the broadband network and the multimedia information, and the at least one wireless interface to communicate the at least one access device. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,该网关能够将所述至少一个接入设备与带宽接入网关连接。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the gateway can access the at least one access gateway device and the bandwidth of the connection. 该网关还能够通过宽带网从所述广域网接收同时从该广域网直接无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息。 The gateway can receive simultaneously transmitted from the wireless WAN directly to at least one of said access device is connected to the multimedia information from the wide area network through a broadband network. 且该网关还能够将通过宽带网接收到的多媒体信息通过所述至少一个无线界面发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备,并通过所述至少一个无线界面从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息。 And the gateway can also be received via the broadband network multimedia information transmitted by said at least one wireless interface to the at least one access device of the connection, and the connection from the at least one access to the at least one wireless interface Display information receiving apparatus. 另外,该网关将从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收的多媒体信息通过宽带网发送到广域网。 Further, the connection from the gateway to the at least one access device to receive multimedia information sent to the broadband network via the wide area network.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,该多媒体信息可包括至少以下之一:流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐。 In one representative embodiment of the invention embodiment, the multimedia information may comprise at least one of the following: streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music. 广域网可包括至少以下之一:蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)网络、通用分组无线业务(GPRS)网络。 WAN may comprise at least one of the following: Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) network, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM) network, a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network. 该广域网还可包括短信息服务(SMS)网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络、时分多址(TDMA)网络、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN)、码分多址(CDMA)网络和CDMA2000lxRTT网络。 The WAN may also include a Short Message Service (SMS) network, an Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks, Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) networks, Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA) network and CDMA2000lxRTT network. 所述至少一个无线界面包括蓝牙网络界面和IEEE 802.15.3a超带宽网络界面至少之一,且该一个无线界面遵循电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.11a、b、g和n网络界面标准至少之一。 At least one wireless interface comprises a Bluetooth network interface and the IEEE 802.15.3a ultra wideband least one network interface and a wireless interface follows the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11a, b, g and n of at least a standard web interface One. 在本发明各种不同的代表性实施例中,宽带网包括至少以下之一:电缆网、数字用户线路网络、T1网络、T3网络、本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、WiMAX网络和电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.16网络。 Cable network, a digital subscriber line network, network Tl, T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS), WiMAX network and the electric and electronic: embodiment, broadband network comprises at least one of the following in various embodiments of the present invention, different representative Association of engineers (IEEE) 802.16 network.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,多媒体信息包括至少以下之一:流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐。 Streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music: this embodiment, the multimedia information comprises at least one of the following in a representative embodiment of the present invention. 网关能够通过所述至少一个无线界面接收所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息的确认。 Gateway multimedia information can be confirmed at least one of the at least one radio access device receives the connection via the interface. 且通过所述宽带网通知所述广域网通过所述至少一个无线界面的所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息的确认。 And said broadband network through the wide area network notification of at least one of said at least one acknowledgment message to the multimedia device to access the wireless interface of the connection. 所述至少一个接入设备包括至少以下之一:移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机(PC)、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备。 The at least one access device comprises at least one of the following: mobile multimedia handheld devices, personal digital assistants (PDA), personal computer (PC), computer peripherals, digital scanners, digital cameras, printers, headsets and pointing devices.

本发明还有一些特点,可从一种支持利用多媒体信息的同步联播切换的宽带接入网关设备中观察到。 Some features of the present invention, from the gateway device that supports broadband access network synchronization multimedia information using the handover observed. 该设备可包括支持通过个人网和无线局域网之一通信的至少一个无线界面和用于通过宽带网通信的至少一个网络界面。 The apparatus may comprise supporting the at least one wireless communication interface through one of the wireless personal network and local area network and the at least one network interface for network communication via broadband. 该设备还包括至少一个将至少一个接入设备和所述宽带接入网关设备连接的处理器,该至少一个处理器与所述至少一个无线界面和所述至少一个网络界面通信连接。 The apparatus further comprises at least one processor, at least one access gateway device, and the broadband access device is connected, the at least one processor and at least one wireless interface and the at least one network communication connection interface. 该至少一个处理器能够通过宽带网接收通过广域网同时无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息,并通过所述至少一个无线界面将接收到的多媒体信息发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备。 Transmitting the at least one processor is capable of simultaneously receiving information wirelessly transmits the at least one access to the multimedia device via the WAN connection and received via the interface by the at least one wireless broadband multimedia information to said connection at least an access device. 该至少一个处理器还能够检测发送的多媒体信息的确认,并将该发送的多媒体信息的确认通过宽带网传送到所述广域网。 The at least one processor is also capable of testing to confirm the multimedia information to be transmitted, and acknowledgment of the transmission of the multimedia information is transmitted to the wide area network through the broadband network. 该至少一个无线界面包括蓝牙网络界面和IEEE 802.15.3a超带宽网络界面至少之一,且可包括电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.11a、b、g和n网络界面至少之一。 The at least one wireless interface comprises a Bluetooth network interface and at least one of IEEE 802.15.3a ultra wideband network interface, and may include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11a, b, g and n are at least one network interface. 在本发明的各种代表性实施例中,该宽带网包括至少以下之一:电缆网、数字用户线路网络、T1网络、T3网络、本地多点分配系统(LMDS)、WiMAX网络和电气及电子工程师协会(IEEE)802.16网络。 In various representative embodiments of the present invention, the broadband network comprising at least one of the following: a cable network, a digital subscriber line network, network Tl, T3 network, local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS), WiMAX network and the electric and electronic Association of engineers (IEEE) 802.16 network.

在本发明的代表性实施例中,该至少一个接入设备包括至少以下之一:移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机(PC)、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备。 In a representative embodiment of the present invention, the at least one access device comprises at least one of the following: a mobile multimedia handsets, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), a computer peripheral, a digital scanner, a digital camera , printers, headsets and pointing devices. 多媒体信息包括至少以下之一:流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐。 Multimedia information including at least one of the following: streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digital audio, digital still images, digital video and digital music. 在本发明的代表性实施例中的广域网包括至少以下之一:蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络、公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)网络和通用分组无线业务(GPRS)网络。 WAN Examples In a representative embodiment of the present invention comprises at least one of the following: Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) network, a public switched telephone network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM) network and a general packet radio service (GPRS )The internet. 该广域网还可包括短信息服务(SMS)网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)网络、时分多址(TDMA)网络、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN)、码分多址(CDMA)网络和CDMA20001xRTT网络。 The WAN may also include a Short Message Service (SMS) network, an Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks, Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) networks, Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA) network and CDMA20001xRTT network. 另外,该至少一个处理器能够通过至少一个无线界面接收通过广域网同时被所述连接的至少一个接入设备发送的多媒体信息。 Further, the at least one processor through at least one wireless interface, the multimedia information is received while the wide area network connected through at least one transmitted access device.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,无线局域网包括数据网络,例如,符合IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n标准的无线网络,例如位于家中、热点和办公室的网络。 Embodiment, the data network comprises a wireless local area network in a representative embodiment of the present invention, e.g., compliance with IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n standard wireless network, for example located at home, office and hotspot network. 这种局域网可运行于未经许可的频谱范围,例如2.4~2.5GHz范围内。 This local area network can operate in unlicensed spectrum, for example in the range of 2.4 ~ 2.5GHz. 广域网例子包括蜂窝式数字分组数据(CDPD)网络、声音和数据网络如公共交换电话网络(PSTN)、全球移动通信系统(GSM)、GSM通用分组无线业务(GPRS)、GSM短信息服务(SMS)、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术(EDGE)、时分多址(TDMA)、集成数字增强型网络(iDEN)、码分多址(CDMA)、CDMA20001xRTT网络、通用移动通信系统(Universal Mobile TelecommunicationsSystem,简称UMTS),在此仅列出其中几种。 Network Examples of a wide area including cellular digital packet data (CDPD) network, voice and data networks such as the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Global System for Mobile (GSM), GSM General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), GSM short message service (SMS) , enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE), time division multiple access (TDMA), integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN), code division multiple access (CDMA), CDMA20001xRTT network, universal mobile telecommunications system (universal mobile TelecommunicationsSystem, referred to as UMTS ), this list only a few.

个人网由多个无线通信接入设备例如移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理(PDA)、电话和计算机等组成。 PN is moved by a plurality of wireless communications devices such as access multimedia handsets, personal digital assistant (PDA), phone, and computer components. 该网络的其它设备还包括计算机外围设备,例如数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备,这些设备可置于人的附近。 The other network device further comprises a computer peripheral devices such as a digital scanner, digital cameras, printers, headphone and pointing devices, which can be placed near the person. 个人网(PAN)就是使用这些通信设备的特殊的网络。 Personal Network (PAN) is to use a special network of these communication devices. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,PAN中的接入设备可以与PAN中的其它接入设备通信,也能够与易通过PAN到达的其它网络中的其它接入设备进行通信。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, other access devices in the PAN other network access device may access to communicate with other devices in the PAN, and can be easily reached by the PAN communication. 个人网包括例如符合蓝牙标准网络和IEEE 802.15a标准无线网络的数据通信网。 PN includes a data communications network such as compliance with the Bluetooth standard IEEE 802.15a standard network and a wireless network. 这种个人网可运行于未经许可的频谱范围,例如2.4~2.5GHz范围内。 Such PN run on unlicensed spectral range, for example, in the range of 2.4 ~ 2.5GHz. 有关个人网实例的细节由蓝牙技术联盟(Bluetooth SIG,Inc)2003年11月5日发布的《蓝牙内核规范1.2版》提供,包括在这里所涉及的全部主题。 Details about individual instance by the Bluetooth SIG (Bluetooth SIG, Inc) published November 5, 2003, "Bluetooth Core Specification Version 1.2" provides, including all the topics covered here. 例如,在蓝牙无线个人网中,第一蓝牙激活的无线接入设备可以与PAN中的第二蓝牙激活的无线接入设备进行通信。 For example, Bluetooth wireless personal area network, the first Bluetooth enabled wireless access device that can be activated with the PAN second Bluetooth wireless access devices to communicate. 另外,第一和第二蓝牙激活的无线接入设备均可以通过蓝牙无线个人网与互联网、另一局域网和广域网进行通信。 Further, the first and second Bluetooth enabled wireless access device can be another LAN and WAN to communicate via a Bluetooth wireless personal area network and the Internet.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,网关用来在多个接入设备和多个网络之间提供无缝和透明通信。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, to provide seamless and transparent gateway between a plurality of communication devices and a plurality of access networks. 网关的功能可分成例如应用内容功能和配置和管理功能。 The gateway function may be divided into, for example, applications and content configuration and management functions. 应用内容功能可如处理网关所支持的各种类型的应用以及由网关接收、处理以及发送的各种类型的数据。 The processing contents of the application gateway functionality may be supported by various types of applications and is received by the gateway, the processing and transmission of various types of data. 从这点上说,应用内容功能模块还包括其它设备或系统使用来自网关的数据的方法。 From this point on said contents by the application module further comprises other devices or systems using data from a gateway method.

内容和应用服务是重要的,因为各种从广域网(即宽带连接一侧)或个人网(即接入设备一侧)进入和离开家里的信息,都将在网关汇集。 Content and application services are important because (ie broadband connection on one side) or personal network from a variety of wide area network (ie the access side of the device) information entering and leaving the house, will bring together the gateway. 个人网一侧包括蓝牙、无线局域网(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)、IEEE 802.15.3a超宽带网络、或者移动电话网络。 PN side include Bluetooth, wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n), IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband network, or a mobile telephone network. 虽然,网关适用于例如将无线接收的GSM格式的信息转换为例如互联网协议(IP)格式信息,或者反过来,将IP格式信息转换为无线接受的GSM格式的信息以适合空中传输。 Although, for example, applicable to the gateway converts the information wirelessly received GSM format, for example, Internet Protocol (IP) format information, or vice versa, the IP format information into the wireless information received GSM format suitable for transmission over the air to. 还将提供对其它通讯协议比如TDMA、CDMA和UMTS的支持。 It will also provide support for other protocols such as TDMA, CDMA and UMTS. 在本发明的一个代表性实施例中,网关包括合适的电路、逻辑和/或代码以便接收和处理适合在屏幕上显示的MPEG数据。 In one representative embodiment of the present invention, the gateway comprise suitable circuitry, logic and / or code to receive and process MPEG data suitable for display on the screen. 在本发明的实施例中的网关作为来从多个有线和无线服务的数据汇集的焦点。 In an embodiment of the present invention, a gateway in a plurality of focus aggregated data from the wireline and wireless service as to. 虽然,在本发明的一个特定实施例中,按照实际的内容集合,网关所作的工作很少,但存在虚拟的数据集合。 Although, in one particular embodiment of the present invention, the actual set of content, very little work done the gateway, but the presence of the virtual data set. 汇集的数据可被集成或者相反被用于为从单个战略区域发送各种内容和应用服务提供唯一的机会。 Collection of data may be integrated or otherwise be used to provide a unique opportunity to send a variety of content and application services from a single strategic region. 因为本发明的一实施例中网关是数据汇集的焦点,因此可采用一种或多种协议栈来发送各种不同的内容和应用服务。 Because a gateway according to the embodiment of the invention is the focus of the data pooled, and therefore using one or more protocol stacks for transmitting various content services and applications.

在本发明的一个代表性实施例中的网关适于基于已编写到网关的程序中的已制定好的规则发送呼叫。 Examples of suitable gateway sends a call to the gateway has been prepared based on the program has to rules laid down in a representative embodiment of the present invention. 例如,网关可以由规则控制,该规则说明了本地呼叫将被传送至现有本地交换运营商(incumbent local exchange carrier,简称iLEC)处理,而长途呼叫将由长途电话运营商来处理。 For example, the gateway may be controlled by rule, which describes the local call to be transferred to an existing local exchange carriers (incumbent local exchange carrier, referred ILEC) treatment, while long distance calls by long distance carriers to handle. 因此,当一个呼叫由网关发起并且确定该呼叫为本地呼叫时,网关适于将此呼叫传送给该现有本地交换运营商。 Thus, when a call is initiated by the gateway and determines that the call is a local call, the gateway is adapted to transfer this call to the incumbent local exchange carriers. 然而,如果网关确定此呼叫为长途呼叫,那么网关适于将此呼叫传送至长途电话运营商。 However, the gateway determines if the call is long distance call, the gateway suitable for this call is transferred to the long-distance carrier.

本发明的代表性实施例可支持今天许多家庭和办公室中常见的现有宽带基础设施。 Representative embodiments of the present invention can support many homes and offices in common existing broadband infrastructure today. 因为用户已经为在家中或办公室使用宽带基础设施付了费用,支持利用现有的宽带基础设施与广域网通信,将使费用最小或不产生费用。 Because the user has to use at home or office broadband infrastructure paid the fee to support the use of existing broadband infrastructure and wide area network communications will minimize the cost or no cost. 宽带基础设施可以是例如电缆或DSL基础设施。 Broadband infrastructure may be such as cable or DSL infrastructure.

位于家中的网关所提供的无线界面的功能,例如可以被用来进行路由或传送大量业务至有线网络,例如宽带网或通过宽带网连接的无线网络,比如GSM或CDMA网络。 Located at home gateway provided in the radio interface functions, for example, it is used for routing or delivery service to a large number of wired networks, such as broadband networks or wireless networks connected by a broadband network, such as GSM or CDMA network. 换句话说,本发明的代表性实施例所提供的无线网关基础设施,在由宽带服务提供商为家庭、办公室、商业用户提供的现有的接入基础设施的基础上,提供了一个可升级的网络。 In other words, the wireless gateway infrastructure provided by a representative embodiment of the present invention is implemented in a broadband service provider for the family, based on the existing access infrastructure office on business users, provides an upgrade network of. 此外,由网关所提供的可升级的网络也解决了信号穿透和传播的问题,因而提高了服务质量(QoS)。 In addition, the gateway provided by the network upgrade also can solve the problem of signal penetration and propagation, and thus improve the quality of service (QoS). 从市场的角度来看,无线服务提供商现在可以接入到该必需的基础设施来为家庭或办公室用户提供更好的无线服务。 From a market perspective, the wireless service provider can now access to the necessary infrastructure to provide better wireless service for home or office users. 因此,为了更快的发展,无线服务提供商将瞄准家庭有线电话或普通老式电话(POTS)市场,而这传统上是由现有本地交换运营商(ILECs)或其它的本地交换运营商来处理的。 Therefore, in order to faster development, the wireless service provider will target home wired telephone or plain old telephone (POTS) market, and this is the traditional carriers (ILECs) or other local exchange by the incumbent local exchange carriers to handle of.

上面所提到的未经许可的移动接入网关可具有巨大的处理能力。 Unlicensed mobile access gateway mentioned above may have enormous processing power. 现有系统的网关并没有认识到根据本发明的代表性实施例的该结合的有线和无线通信网络的全部潜力。 Existing systems and the gateway does not recognize the wired and wireless communication network according to a representative embodiment of the present invention, the full potential binding. 网关将开通或提供众多基本的和增强的通信服务。 Gateway will open or provide many basic and enhanced communications services. 同时还提供对接入设备例如移动多媒体手持设备和PDA的支持,以便使用这些由数字技术的新浪潮所提供的基本和增强服务。 It also provides support for the access device such as a mobile multimedia handsets and PDA, to use these new wave of basic and enhanced services offered by digital technology. 然而,当前的和/或提议中的移动接入网关系统,并没有提供日常用户所需要的支持范围。 However, current and / or proposed mobile access gateway system, does not support the daily range of user needs.

本发明可于硬件、软件或硬件与软件的结合中实现。 The present invention may be implemented in hardware, software or a combination of hardware and software. 本发明可于至少一个计算机系统的集中形式中而被实现,或以一个其不同的元件分散交叉于几个相互连接的计算机系统中的分布式实现。 The present invention may be in the form of at least a centralized computer system to be implemented, or to a different element of its cross dispersed in a distributed computer system interconnected in several implementations. 任何类型的计算机系统或其它设备被用于执行此处所述的方式均是适合的。 Any type of embodiment of a computer system or other device is used to perform the herein is suited. 一种典型的硬件与软件的结合为包含有计算机程序通用计算机系统,当被登陆及被执行时,其控制该计算机系统,以使其执行此处所述的方法。 A typical combined hardware and software of a computer program comprising a general purpose computer system, when landing and executed, controls the computer system to execute the method described here.

本发明还可被嵌入一个计算机产品中,其包括所有的可执行此处所述方法的特征,当登陆到一个计算机系统中时,这些方法可被执行。 The present invention can also be embedded in a computer product, which comprises all the features of the herein-executable method, when a log in the computer system, these methods may be performed. 本文所述的计算机系统意味着任何表达,以任何语言、代码或国家,一组指令可造成一个具有信息处理能力的系统或者直接地执行一个特别功能,或者以下面的二者或二者之一执行:a)转换成另一种语言、代码或国家;b)以不同的物质形式重新产生。 The computer system herein means any expression, in any language, code or country, a set of instructions may cause a system having an information processing capability to perform or direct a particular function, or to either or both of the following performed: a) conversion to another language, code or country; b) regenerated in a different material form.

当本发明通过参考某些实施例而被描述时,其会被本领域的普通技术人员所理解的是可作出各种改变及等同的替代而不脱离本发明的范围。 When the present invention by reference to certain embodiments are described, it will be appreciated by those of ordinary skill in the art that various changes and equivalents may be substituted without departing from the scope of the invention. 另外,可作出很多修改以适合本发明的技术的特别情况或材质而不脱离其范围。 In addition, many modifications may be made to a particular situation or material to the present invention suitable technique without departing from the scope thereof. 因此,其意味着本发明不会被限制于所揭示的特别实施例,而是可包括落入权利要求的范围内的所有实施例。 Thus, it is intended that the invention not be limited to the particular embodiments disclosed, but may include all embodiments falling within the scope of the claims.

相关申请本申请参考、主张优先权及要求下列美国临时专利申请的益处,这些申请通过参考其全文而被结合于此处。 RELATED APPLICATIONS This application makes reference to, claims priority to and claims the benefit of the following U.S. Provisional Patent Applications, which are incorporated by reference in its entirety is incorporated herein.

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1.一种操作利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的宽带接入网关的方法,其特征在于:包括:将所述至少一个接入设备与所述宽带接入网关连接;通过宽带网从所述广域网接收同时从该广域网直接无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息;将通过宽带网接收的多媒体信息通过所述个人网或无线局域网之一发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备;通过所述个人网或无线局域网之一从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息;以及将从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收的多媒体信息通过宽带网发送到广域网。 1. A method of operating the multimedia information network synchronization method of supporting at least one access device between one of the WAN and WLAN handover PN broadband access gateway, wherein: comprising: the at least one contact the broadband access device connected to the gateway; receiving simultaneously transmitted from the wireless wide area network is directly connected to the multimedia information to at least one access device from said wide area network through a broadband network; received through the broadband network multimedia information PN said one or WLAN access device to at least one of said connection; multimedia information receiving apparatus one of said wireless local area network or a personal access from at least one of said connection; and the connection from at least one access device to receive multimedia information sent to the broadband network via the wide area network.
2.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:所述至少一个接入设备包括移动多媒体手持设备、个人数字助理、个人计算机、计算机外围设备、数字扫描仪、数码相机、打印机、耳机和定点设备至少之一。 2. The method according to claim 1, wherein: said at least one access device comprises a mobile multimedia handsets, personal digital assistants, personal computers, computer peripherals, a digital scanner, digital cameras, printers, headphone and at least one of the pointing device.
3.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:所述广域网包括蜂窝式数字分组数据网络、公共交换电话网络、全球移动通信系统网络、通用分组无线业务网络、短信息服务网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术网络、时分多址网络、集成数字增强型网络、码分多址网络和CDMA2000 lx RTT网络至少之一。 3. The method according to claim 1, wherein: said wide area network comprises a cellular digital packet data network, a public switched telephone network, a GSM network, General Packet Radio Service network, the network short message service, enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution network, time division multiple access network, integrated digital enhanced network, code division multiple access network and CDMA2000 lx RTT network for at least one.
4.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于:所述个人网包括蓝牙网络和IEEE 802.15.3a超带宽网络至少之一。 4. The method according to claim 1, wherein: said at least one PN comprises a Bluetooth network and IEEE 802.15.3a ultra-wideband network.
5.一种利用多媒体信息的同步联播支持至少一个接入设备在广域网和个人网、无线局域网之一之间切换的系统,其特征在于,包括:与宽带网和至少一个无线界面通信连接的网关,该网关用于在所述至少一个无线界面和所述宽带网之间选择性地交换多媒体信息,并通过所述至少一个无线界面与所述至少一个接入设备通信;所述网关用于连接所述至少一个接入设备;所述网关用于通过宽带网从所述广域网接收同时从该广域网直接无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息;所述网关用于将通过宽带网接收的多媒体信息通过所述至少一个无线界面发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备;所述网关用于通过所述至少一个无线界面从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收多媒体信息;以及所述网关用于将从所述连接的至少一个接入设备接收的多媒体信 A multimedia information synchronization network system supports at least one device between one of the WAN and WLAN PN access switch, wherein, comprising: a broadband network and a gateway connected to the at least one wireless interface to communicate with the the gateway for the at least one selective exchange of multimedia information between a wireless interface and the broadband network, and the at least one wireless interface with the at least one access device in communication; gateway for connecting the the at least one access device; gateway for receiving the simultaneously transmitted from the wireless WAN directly to the multimedia information of at least one access device of the connection from the broadband network via the wide area network; for the gateway through a broadband network receiving multimedia information to at least one of said access device connected to the at least one wireless interface; the gateway device for receiving multimedia information via at least one wireless interface from said at least one access connection; and a multimedia device receives at least one access gateway for the connection from the 通过宽带网发送到广域网。 Send to a wide area network through a broadband network.
6.根据权利要求5所述的系统,其特征在于,所述多媒体信息包括流式视频、广播视频、声音、数字数据、文本、数字化音频、数字化静态图像、数字化视频和数字化音乐至少之一。 6. The system according to claim, wherein said multimedia information comprises at least one of streaming video, broadcast video, voice, digital data, text, digitized audio, digitized still images, digitized video, and digitized music.
7.根据权利要求5所述的系统,其特征在于,所述广域网包括蜂窝式数字分组数据网络、公共交换电话网络、全球移动通信系统网络、通用分组无线业务网络、短信息服务网络、增强型数据速率GSM演进技术网络、时分多址网络、集成数字增强型网络、码分多址网络和CDMA2000 lx RTT网络至少之一。 7. The system as claimed in claim 5, wherein said wide area network comprises a cellular digital packet data network, a public switched telephone network, a GSM network, General Packet Radio Service network, the network short message service, enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution network, time division multiple access network, integrated digital enhanced network, code division multiple access network and CDMA2000 lx RTT network for at least one.
8.一种支持利用多媒体信息的同步联播切换的宽带接入网关设备,其特征在于,包括:支持通过个人网和无线局域网至少之一通信的至少一个无线界面;至少一个网络界面,用于通过宽带网通信;至少一个将至少一个接入设备和所述宽带接入网关设备连接的处理器,该至少一个处理器与所述至少一个无线界面和所述至少一个网络界面通信连接;所述至少一个处理器用于通过宽带网接收通过广域网同时无线发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备的多媒体信息;以及所述至少一个处理器用于通过所述至少一个无线界面将接收的多媒体信息发送到所述连接的至少一个接入设备。 A gateway support the use of broadband access device Simulcast switching multimedia information, wherein, comprising: supporting at least one wireless communication interface through a wireless local area network and at least individual one; at least one network interface, via a broadband network communication; at least one at least one broadband access device and the access gateway device connected to the processor, the at least one processor and at least one wireless interface and the network interface, the at least one communication connection; at least a processor for receiving multimedia information simultaneously transmitted to a wireless access to the at least one device connected to the WAN through a broadband network; transmitting the multimedia information and the at least one processor is configured to receive the at least one wireless interface to the said at least one access device is connected.
9.根据权利要求8所述的设备,其特征在于,进一步包括:所述至少一个处理器用于检测发送的多媒体信息的确认。 9. The apparatus according to claim 8, characterized in that, further comprising: at least one processor is configured to detect acknowledgment transmitted multimedia information.
10.根据权利要求8所述的设备,其特征在于,进一步包括:所述至少一个处理器用于将发送的多媒体信息的确认通过宽带网传送到所述广域网。 10. The apparatus according to claim 8, characterized in that, further comprising: at least one processor for confirming the multimedia information to be transmitted to said wide area network through the broadband network.
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