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Audio and video transmission and receiving system Patent #: 5253275
ApplicationNo. 279243 filed on 07/21/1994
US Classes:709/219, Accessing a remote server455/3.04With subscriber selection or switching
ExaminersPrimary: Ramirez, Ellis B.
Assistant: Peeso, Thomas R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04N 005/268
AbstractA distribution system for audio program materials includes a portable audio storage and retrieval device that is programmable from a high speed data transfer system, and that includes a high-capacity data storage medium, a base control interface for identifying and accepting program material, a mobile control interface for displaying the identity of recorded material for playback selection, a recording mechanism for accepting very high speed digital data from an external source at rates faster than real time, and a playback mechanism for retrieving the stored data from the storage medium and for converting the data into audio signals for playback.