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Internet Soft Parcel Delivery and/or Archiving System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118762D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chang, S-P: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a system capable of delivering and/or archiving/retrieving of users' multimedia information package(s) through existing internet/intranet networking structure and using any kinds of web browser for such a purpose even across firewall.

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Internet Soft Parcel Delivery and/or Archiving System

      Disclosed is a system capable of delivering and/or
archiving/retrieving of users' multimedia information package(s)
through existing internet/intranet networking structure and using any
kinds of web browser for such a purpose even across firewall.

      It significantly eases multimedia information communication by
employing above system with the services provided and avoiding
network administrator involvement for special File Transfer Protocol
(FTP) account or Web site setup when there is firewall on one or both
sides.

      The key idea is to allow system users using any World Wide Web
(WWW) access mechanism, namely web browser, to access to his/her
information package(s) which is handed in by sender through any
knowing computer communication channels, such as FTP, FAX, paging,
etc., to the  Soft Parcel Service (SPS) server in computer storable
form(s), electronically or optically.

      The receiver and the sender does not have to be on the same
Operating System (Windows*, UNIX**, etc.) and mail services (Lotus
Notes***, etc.) platform to be able to have multimedia information
package transported.  The SPS is a delivery and notification services
without any knowledge of the package contents which can be encrypted,
digital audio, digital video, etc.  This is an end-to-end solution
for multimedia information package(s) delivery and/or
archiving/retrieving function using existing or future internet
accessing mechanism and is platform independent.

      In the Figure, the sending client created the multimedia
information package(s).  It then moves the package(s) to the SPS
server through FTP to the server processing area controlled by known
FTP user ID and password.  Information received through FAX or page
or any other communication channels by the SPS server are also put...