09860657 cites 1103 patents.

Systems and methods to control a plurality of multimedia players in one or more groups are disclosed. For example, in a network including a plurality of independent playback devices, an example method includes maintaining, by an independent playback device, a zone configuration, the zone configuration characterizing one or more zone scenes. Each zone scene identifies a group configuration associated with two or more of the plurality of independent playback devices. The example method includes transmitting, by the independent playback device via a network interface, the zone configuration to a controller device. Additionally, an example playback device is disclosed which is configured to maintain a zone configuration, the zone configuration characterizing one or more zone scenes, each zone scene identifying a group configuration associated with two or more of a plurality of independent playback devices; and transmit, via a network interface, the zone configuration to a controller device.

Title
Zone configurations maintained by playback device
Application Number
14/563515
Publication Number
9860657 (B2)
Application Date
December 8, 2014
Publication Date
January 2, 2018
Inventor
Robert A Lambourne
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Sonos
CA, US
IPC
H04H 60/80
H03G 1/02
G06F 3/0484
G06F 3/0482
H04N 21/436
H03G 7/00
G06F 3/16
H04R 3/12
G05B 15/02
H04R 27/00
H04B 1/20
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