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Method for remoting interactive applications to thin clients

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029802D
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for remoting interactive applications to thin clients. Benefits include improved functionality, improved performance, and improved ease of implementation.

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Method for remoting interactive applications to thin clients

Disclosed is a method for remoting interactive applications to thin clients. Benefits include improved functionality, improved performance, and improved ease of implementation.

Description

              The disclosed method is the integration of streaming video and remote universal serial bus (USB) to enable interactive applications on a media device.

              The disclosed method enables interactive applications to be distributed from a PC onto thin clients, such as networked DVD players, digital media adapters and handheld devices. The method uses video for displaying the interactive application on the clients. Transparent bridging is performed with standard peripheral interfaces, such as USB, over the Internet protocol (IP) network back to the PC so that no modification is required to applications, such as standard PC video games.

              The disclosed method creates a PC usage model with a 10’ user interface for PC games without the PC and TV being collocated. The video and audio streams are captured directly out of the graphics subsystem output, encoded into a compressed format, and streamed over an IP network to a networked rendering device, such as a digital media adapter. USB port input/output on the rendering client are bridged over the IP network to be virtual PC USB ports (see Figure 1).

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•             Improved functionality due...