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Network Support for Audio Capture and Playback

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111824D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dawson, FR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for providing support for audio capture and playback for network-attached, personal computers that do not otherwise have the capability for audio capture and playback.

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Network Support for Audio Capture and Playback

      Disclosed is a technique for providing support for audio
capture and playback for network-attached, personal computers that do
not otherwise have the capability for audio capture and playback.

      This capability involves using telephony services provided by a
special network server, called the AUDIO NETWORK SERVER.  A network
server is a network-attached computer that provides a shared service
to other computers, acting as service requestors and clients on the
same network.  The audio network server provides the following shared
services to the other computers on the network:

o   Providing conversion of the digital audio content into audible
    sounds;

o   Providing switched telephony service connection for the network;

o   Routing of the audible sounds to the requesting user by way of a
    point-to-point phone call between the network service and the
    requesting user;

o   Providing conversion of audible sounds into a digital audio
    content;

o   Conveying the recorded digital audio content to the requesting
    user via the file exchange services of the network;

o   Client-server protocol to permit requests for this network
    service from a client computer on the network.

      Computers attached to the network, without audio capture or
playback capability, take on the role of a requester of the audio
service provided by the network server.  Through command line
interface (CLI), application programming interface (API) and
graphical user interface (GUI) techniques, the requester is able to
invoke the audio capture and playback service elements of the audio
network server.

A network protocol is provided...