06640239 is referenced by 331 patents.
An intelligent scalable switching network. The present invention provides a unified Internet portal server (UIP Server) having multi-line capability, and a unified Internet portal client (UIP Client) incorporating functionality of a Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) DSL Modem, wherein the UIP Client is capable of communicating with the UIP Server via a network to provide a service to a subscriber using the UIP Client. According to the invention, the UIP server comprises a single server chassis incorporating all of a plurality of processing elements. In addition, the UIP Server is located remote from a Subscriber Location (SL) and is capable of providing a plurality of services using a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). The UIP Client is located at the SL and is capable of deploying DSL capability on a single communication line.