Patent Number: 8,817,791

Title: Apparatus and method for virtualizing multiple terminals

Abstract: An apparatus and method for virtualizing multiple terminals are provided. The apparatus includes a terminal virtualizer configured to virtualize a group of a plurality of transmitter terminals of a first user and a group of receiver terminals of a second user through the change of source and destination addresses of a packet that is transmitted between the transmitter terminal group and the receiver terminal group so that the transmitter terminal group and the receiver terminal group may be recognized as if they were single terminals. Accordingly, it is possible to provide seamless IP connectivity regardless of which terminal is currently being used by a user.

Inventors: Lee; Kyoung-Hee (Daejeon-si, KR), Lee; Sung-Kuen (Anyang-si, KR), Jo; Seng-Kyoun (Cheongju-si, KR), Jung; Il-Gu (Daejeon-si, KR), Lee; Hyun-Woo (Daejeon-si, KR), Ryu; Won (Daejeon-si, KR)

Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018