Patent Number: 6,480,509

Title: Communication system using a compressed connection

Abstract: In a communication system the quality of transmission is improvied with an arrangment including a first node having compression processor that derives from a plurality of source signals a plurality of compressed source signals and a multiplexer for multiplexing said plurality of compressed source signals into a multiplex signal, the first node transmits the multiplex signal to a second node, the second node has a demultiplexer for demultiplexing the multiplex signal into the plurality of compressed source signals and decompression processor that derives the source signals from the compressed source signals. The compression processor is arranged for variable compression that compresses the source signals in dependence on an aggregate rate of the source signals that are transmitted and the decompression processor is arranged for variable decompression that decompresses the signals received from the demultiplexer to obtain the source signals.

Inventors: Grutter; Hendrikus J. (Hilversum, NL)

Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

International Classification: H04Q 11/04 (20060101); H04Q 3/62 (20060101); H04J 003/18 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019