An audio communication device is provided suitable for conducting audio communication including paired half duplex audio communications. The device includes a processor and associated memory with a codec connected to the processor. A TCP/IP operating system may be running on the processor. At least one audio transducer and audio circuit may be connected to the codec and/or processor. The device may establish a connection with a remote device on power-up or reset and is responsive to a trigger to transmit data representative of an audio input to a remote device. The intercom device or audio terminal may also receive and convert data from a remote device to an audio output. Advantageously, the audio terminal device may have a TCP/IP client/server connection with the remote device.

Title
Apparatus and method for audio communications
Application Number
11/205016
Publication Number
20070019571
Application Date
August 17, 2005
Publication Date
January 25, 2007
Inventor
Scott Stogel
Westport
CT, US
Agent
Fulbright & Jaworski
DC, US
Agent
Mark E Ungerman
DC, US
IPC
H04L 12/16
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