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ApplicationNo. 644072 filed on 05/09/1996
US Classes:709/231, Computer-to-computer data streaming370/351PATHFINDING OR ROUTING
ExaminersPrimary: Voeltz, Emanuel T.
Assistant: Peeso, Thomas R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04L 012/00
AbstractA scalable architecture is disclosed for delivery of real-time information over a communications network. Embedded into the architecture is a control mechanism that provides for the management and administration of users who are to receive the real-time information. In the preferred embodiment, the information being delivered is high-quality audio. However, it could also be video, graphics, text or any other type of information that can be transmitted over a digital network. Preferably, there are multiple channels of information available simultaneously to be delivered to users, each channel consisting of an independent stream of information. A user chooses to tune in or tune out a particular channel, but does not choose the time at which the channel distributes its information. Advantageously, interactive (two-way) information can be incorporated into the system, multiple streams of information can be integrated for delivery to a user, and certain portions of the information being delivered can be tailored to the individual user.