04367548 is referenced by 220 patents and cites 11 patents.

In order to provide multiple services to a subscriber from a telephone central office, receiving and transmitting cables, preferably each being a single fiber optic strand, are coupled between the subscriber and the central office. Multiple signals, such as telephone signals, television signals, digital data, and FM radio signals are multiplexed onto the receiving cable. These signals are demultiplexed at the subscriber station to allow individual utilization of the services by the subscriber. Control of the services is allowed by transmitting control signals such as telephone control signals and television and FM radio channel selection signals over the transmitting cable, along with the telephone conversations and data. Further, alarm signals can be sent over the respective cables for purposes of monitoring fire, health, and security.

Title
Subscriber station for providing multiple services to a subscriber
Application Number
6/138991
Publication Number
4367548
Application Date
April 10, 1980
Publication Date
January 4, 1983
Inventor
John Tambert
Satellite Beach
FL, US
Whitworth W Cotten Jr
Germantown
MD, US
Agent
Antonelli Terry & Wands
Assignee
Harris Corporation
FL, US
IPC
H04N 7/10
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