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METHOD FOR AUTO SWITCHING MEETING AMONG AUTHENTICATED DEVICES

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Publication Date: 2014-Apr-29
Document File: 6 page(s) / 257K

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Abstract

A solution is presented that allows a user to automatically switch an online meeting among authenticated devices, such as a mobile device, a computer, a tablet, etc., without leaving and rejoining a meeting. The solution restricts devices to those that are properly authenticated.

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METHOD FOR AUTO SWITCHING MEETING AMONG AUTHENTICATED DEVICES

AUTHORS:

Harold Huang Judy Wu Nick Xiao

Chellon Huang Bryan Li

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    A solution is presented that allows a user to automatically switch an online meeting among authenticated devices, such as a mobile device, a computer, a tablet, etc., without leaving and rejoining a meeting. The solution restricts devices to those that are properly authenticated.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    With the development of technology and electronic equipment, personal computing devices continue to be heavily utilized. Personal computing devices, e.g., mobile devices, Smartphones, tablets, smart-watch, etc., can be used to perform work and communicate with stationary computers, e.g., desktops, PCs, etc.

    In some cases, a user may want to transfer a current session between a mobile device and another device (e.g., a computer, etc.) when the user is in an online meeting. For example, in some cases, a user's mobile device may not have enough battery power to complete the meeting, may become disconnected from the network, or the user would like to view the meeting on a different or larger display, etc. At that time, the user may want to transfer the current meeting from the personal computing device, e.g., from a mobile device, to another device without disconnecting and rejoining the meeting.

    Currently, when a user needs to leave the office or other workplace in which the on-going meeting is occurring on a stationary computing device, the user will first need to find the meeting on the mobile computing device, and then rejoin the meeting in a

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step-by-step manner. Such a process necessitates that a user leave the ongoing meeting on the stationary computer and rejoin, missing portions of the meeting.

    A solution is presented herein that allows a user to automatically transfer an online meeting among any authenticated device. The user does not need to leave the online meeting on the current device, and then manually rejoin the same meeting on another device. Instead, a solution for automatically switching a meeting from among authenticated devices is provided. Techniques to detect the co-located devices and switch a meeting session between devices are discussed in additional detail below, as well as aspects of triggering switching an online meeting between devices.

    A high level architecture is shown in Figure 1. First, a "Detect expected events engine" will detect all expected events. Such events are enumerated in the figure. Once one expected event happens, a "Search available authenticated devices engine" will determine the available authenticated device(s) (e.g., computer, phone, tablet, etc.) with the highest performance (by default) nearby the current device, and then will send out the switching meeting notification via the "Switching meeting notification engine".

Figure 1

    Regarding implementation, all devices can be authenticated w...