0890907-A1 is referenced by 61 patents and cites 9 patents.

Internet access is provided to passengers in a vehicle such as an aircraft through a proxy server (10) which has access terminals (T1 - n) for passengers' lap top computers or personal organisers (UT1-n). The proxy server (10) can be connected through a satellite link (2, 3) to a ground-based land station (5) connected to the Internet. In order to minimise use of the wireless link (2, 3), the proxy server, whilst the aircraft is stationary, is loaded with most frequently used web pages from a ground-based server (15), connected through terminals (14, 16) and a wired link (13). The downloaded web pages may be selected according to the destination of the journey. E-mail messages produced by the passengers may be temporarily stored until the aircraft lands and then downloaded to the server (15) for onward transmission.

Title
Providing web access to users in a vehicle
Application Number
EP19970305153 19970711
Publication Number
0890907 (A1)
Application Date
July 11, 1997
Publication Date
January 13, 1999
Inventor
Goerke Thomas
GB
Lundberg Olof Ingemar
GB
Assignee
Ico Services
GB
IPC
H04L 29/06
H04B 07/185
G06F 17/30
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
H04B 07/185
H04B 07/15
B64D 11/00
G06F 13/00
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
H04B 07/185
H04B 07/15
B64D 11/00
G06F 13/00
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