05625405 is referenced by 121 patents and cites 19 patents.

A Video-On-Demand (VOD) system including a plurality of video storage devices; an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) telephony technology network connected to provide video data to a plurality of subscribers; and a unique video server coordinating the conversion and transfer of video data from computer technology devices to the ATM telephony technology network. The video server includes a data converter for converting a first video data stream transmitted via computer technology, fiber channel links, to a second video data stream for transmission via said ATM telephony technology network; a multi-port switch connected to receive said first video data stream from one of a plurality of video data storage devices, such as disk array or tape storage devices, and connected to provide said first video data stream to said data converter; and a controller connected to receive a viewer request signal from a subscriber via said telephony technology network and responsive thereto to generate and provide control signals to said multi-port switch and said data converter for coordinating the transfer video data streams from said video data storage devices to said telephony technology network.

Title
Architectural arrangement for a video server
Application Number
295199
Publication Number
5625405
Application Date
February 20, 1996
Publication Date
April 29, 1997
Inventor
T M Ravi
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Keith B DuLac
Derby
KS, US
Agent
James M Stover
Wayne P Bailey
David F Zinger
Assignee
Symbios Logic
CO, US
Hyundai Electronics America
CA, US
AT&T Global Information Solutions Company
OH, US
IPC
H04N 1/00
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