WO2000060809A8 - Apparatus and method for establishing an audio conference in a networked environment - Google Patents

Apparatus and method for establishing an audio conference in a networked environment

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WO2000060809A8
WO2000060809A8 PCT/US2000/008688 US0008688W WO0060809A8 WO 2000060809 A8 WO2000060809 A8 WO 2000060809A8 US 0008688 W US0008688 W US 0008688W WO 0060809 A8 WO0060809 A8 WO 0060809A8
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audio
conference
participants
peer
computers
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James E G Morris
Edward A Lerner
James Poelke
Arthur Min
William Money
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Multitude Inc
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L12/00Data switching networks
    • H04L12/02Details
    • H04L12/16Arrangements for providing special services to substations contains provisionally no documents

Abstract

The present invention provides a graphical user interface (GUI) 404 and network based telephony system 206 and method for establishing an audio conference. In a network environment where a plurality of computers connected, the invention establishes a connection between plurality of computers, to allow audio/text conferences and peer-to-peer text messaging. Once a conference is created, each participant may add a new participant to the conference at any time during the conference call by sending a call request to the computer associated with the new participant. All participants in an audio conference may freely speak at any time they want without losing information or audio data from other participants. Each of the participants in an audio conference is in audio communication with other participants. This functionality is achieved by combining a buffer control mechanism and an audio conference facility 710. The invention also allows peer-to-peer text/audio messaging between the computers in the network and overcomes firewall incompatibility problems.
PCT/US2000/008688 1999-04-01 2000-03-30 Apparatus and method for establishing an audio conference in a networked environment WO2000060809A8 (en)

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