Patent Number: 6,170,075

Title: Data and real-time media communication over a lossy network

Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving the speed and quality of end-to-end data or real-time media transmissions over an internet is disclosed. A media stream being transmitted to the internet is channel coded at the edge of the internet in order to free upstream bit rate for use in source coding the media. The channel coded media stream may then be decoded at a remote edge of the internet to recover lost packets.

Inventors: Schuster; Guido M. (Des Plaines, IL), Mahler; Jerry (Prospect Heights, IL), Sidhu; Ikhlaq (Buffalo Grove, IL), Borella; Michael (Naperville, IL)

Assignee: 3Com Corporation

International Classification: H03M 13/00 (20060101); H03M 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018