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CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS HANDHELD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130436D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 527K

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Abstract

The current process of delivering and installing application on a wireless handheld is complex. Current solutions include a tethered connection to a handheld using a cable (i.e., USB cable), or an over-the-air wireless delivry to a browser on the handheld. However, these solutions may not provide remote access to content rich Windows file systems via the wireless web browser. The proposed solution is to use a simple server-side web based CGI application and channel content directly to the wireless handheld. The user requests an object specified by the URI, the system will then do the following: • Verify the presence of the file • Identify the type of file • Deliver content to device using HTTP One way a URL might be formatted is as follows: http:///// For example, to download and install a Tetris game, the following link would work: http://games-w2k/cgi-bin/explore.exe/u:/cbook/tetris/com_games_tetris.cod Unless users 'log in' to the network, the server running the system should be set up with appropriate security rights for accessing required files on a NFS. There is a simple security mechanism in place at present that requires a small amount of configuration and administration. Other potential applications include network security testing, attachment viewing and remote systems administration.

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CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS HANDHELD

A content distribution system capable of installing J2ME applications over the air as well as delivering document and multimedia files via the Internet

Disclosed Anonymously

The current process of delivering and installing application on a wireless handheld is complex. Current solutions include a tethered connection to a handheld using a cable (i.e., USB cable), or an over-the-air wireless delivry to a browser on the handheld. However, these solutions may not provide remote access to content rich Windows file systems via the wireless web browser.

The proposed solution is to use a simple server-side web based CGI application and channel content directly to the wireless handheld. The user requests an object specified by the URI, the system will then do the following:

 

  • Verify the presence of the file
  • Identify the type of file
  • Deliver content to device using HTTP

One way a URL might be formatted is as follows:

http://<server-name>/<cgi-bin>/<executable>/<u:/location/of/resource>

For example, to download and install a Tetris game, the following link would work:

http://games-w2k/cgi-bin/explore.exe/u:/cbook/tetris/com_games_tetris.cod

Unless users 'log in' to the network, the server running the system should be set up with appropriate security rights for accessing required files on a NFS.  There is a simple security mechanism in place at present that requires a small amount of configuration and administration.

Other potential appli...