06359881 is referenced by 58 patents.

A new architecture capable of utilizing the existing twisted pair interface between customer premises equipment and an associated serving local switching office is used to provide a vast array of new services to customers. Using an intelligent services director (ISD) at the customer services equipment as an interface for the equipment to an existing twisted cable pair and a facilities management platform (FMP) at the serving local switching office as an interface to various networks and service opportunities, new services such as simultaneous, multiple calls (voice analog or digital), facsimile, Internet traffic and other data can be transmitted and received over the twisted cable pair by using digital subscriber loop transmission schemes. The new services include but are not limited to videophone, utility meter reading and monitoring, broadcasting and multicasting. The architecture provides for fault-tolerant, transparent interaction of components and services and supports a variety of standards for each level of the open systems interconnection layers and layers of TCP/IP. The FMP connects electronically or optically to the public switched telephone network, Internet backbone, a private Intranet as well as other possible network connections.

Title
Hybrid fiber twisted pair local loop network service architecture
Application Number
9/1360
Publication Number
6359881 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1997
Publication Date
March 19, 2002
Inventor
Philip Andrew Treventi
Murray Hill
NJ, US
Jesse Eugene Russell
Piscataway
NJ, US
Dennis Matthew Romain
Convent Station
NJ, US
Robert Raymond Miller II
Township of Morris
NJ, US
Irwin Gerszberg
Kendall Park
NJ, US
Assignee
AT&T
NY, US
IPC
H04L 12/66
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