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Cooperative Multimedia Distribution Recording Intervals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105581D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Television adapter cards for the personal workstation are becoming increasingly popular. These products, typically, allow a window viewing port for conventional television broadcasting to be selected, captured and otherwise manipulated as binary images. Often, an enterprise desires their employees to view/hear a specific broadcast at designated intervals of time. For example, a manager may request that her department listen to an FTN broadcast at a specific date and time.

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Cooperative Multimedia Distribution Recording Intervals

      Television adapter cards for the personal workstation are
becoming increasingly popular.  These products, typically, allow a
window viewing port for conventional television broadcasting to be
selected, captured and otherwise manipulated as binary images.
Often, an enterprise desires their employees to view/hear a specific
broadcast at designated intervals of time.  For example, a manager
may request that her department listen to an FTN broadcast at a
specific date and time.

      This article describes a mechanism which employs a
self-identifying program notification identifier by which a requestor
can distribute automatic broadcast programming information.  This
service allows recipients upon receipt of the notification to "one
button" program their workstation to record the specified broadcast
program at the designated date/time.  The originator specifies the
date/time, channel, network, program name, and optionally a unique
identifier which correlates to the program, channel, date/time and
recording length.  The requester's selection may be manual
specification or through point and select choices presented by a
service.  The information is formatted to the self-identifying format
and is sent through the network to the intended viewers.  This
information can be exclusive or inclusive within an electronic
meeting notice.  Upon reception, the intended viewer may select to
have the recording servi...