Patent Number: 7,787,605

Title: Conference bridge which decodes and responds to control information embedded in audio information

Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and devices for improved audio, video, and data conferencing. The present invention provides a conferencing system comprising a plurality of endpoints communicating data including audio data and control data according to a communication protocol. A local conference endpoint may control or be controlled by a remote conference endpoint. Data comprising control signals may be exchanged between the local endpoint and remote endpoint via various communication protocols. In other embodiments, the present invention provides for improved bridge architecture for controlling functions of conference endpoints including controlling functions of the bridge.

Inventors: Rodman; Jeffrey (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Polycom, Inc.

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018