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Universal Interface for Multimedia Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111300D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Heinrich, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This disclosure relates to an universal interface to extend the remote control of additional equipment of multimedia systems like AVC and story-board-life.

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Universal Interface for Multimedia Systems

      This disclosure relates to an universal interface to extend the
remote control of additional equipment of multimedia systems like AVC
and story-board-life.

      The idea is to develop an interface between a multimedia PC and
all of the entertainment electronics apparatus, CD-player, video
recorder, and so on.  This interface should serve the whole range of
the entertainment electronics as it is used in a multimedia show.

At present, there is no apparatus like radio or TV without an IR
(Infrared) remote control.

      The proposed new interface opens the possibility that the
multimedia PC learns the IR-signals of the remote control of the
video and audio equipment.  An IR-box 1 comprising transmitter 6 and
receiver 4 for IR-signals is linked to the multimedia PC 5.  Before
using the video and audio equipment 2 the signals of the IR-remote
control 3 are sent to the IR-receiver 4 converted into a data string
and filed on the disk of the multimedia PC 5.  Now the multimedia
programmes (such as AVC and story-board-life) especially refine these
signal files, send them to the transmitter 6, the transmitter
reconverts the data string into IR-signals, and these signals then
control the video and audio equipment 2 during a multimedia show.