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Enhanced In-Home Satellite System Infrastructure for Local Area Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119051D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The following describes a system for connecting satellite receivers to a network built using the existing home satellite cable infrastructure. Existing satellite receivers are connected to coaxial wire which leads to dish antenna. When multiple receivers or dishes are used, an LMB switch must be used. Sometimes this switch is even integrated into the head of the dish. Because all receivers are wired via coax to the same switch, this point can serve as the hub to a network. By multiplexing singals over the coax, both network and satellite signals can be carried on the same wire. This allows multiple receivers to communicate with each other without any additional wiring in the home. Such communication could include the issuing of instructions to record a given event, or accessing a previously recorded event.