User to network interface protocol for packet communications networks
Bandwidth allocation in a shared transmission channel employing CSMA/CD
Video application server Patent #: 5550982
ApplicationNo. 572648 filed on 12/14/1995
US Classes:370/431, CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT TECHNIQUES358/1.15Communication
ExaminersPrimary: Voeltz, Emanuel T.
Assistant: Peeso, Thomas R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04L 012/28
AbstractA novel video server is taught which allows for additional output bandwidth from the server by using multiple physical network interfaces over a single IP subnetwork. This approach is particularly well suited for use with video servers that store and deliver multimedia bit streams by allowing all clients to share the same subnetwork with the server. In this manner, the bandwidth from each of the physical network interface can be combined as needed and assigned as needed in service to any plurality of destinations in the network, allowing all bandwidth to be available for use with one or more clients.