Eric Colin Friedrich - Medford MA, US Robert Andrew Drisko - Concord MA, US Joshua Bernard Gahm - Newtonville MA, US Atif Faheem - Nashua NH, US
Cisco Technology, Inc. - San Jose CA
H04N 11/02 H04L 12/56
37524025, 370390, 375E07027
Optimizations for rapid channel changes may be provided. In response to a channel change request, rate shaping may be used to provide a unicast packet stream at a first transmission rate for a first time interval before reducing the rate of the unicast packet stream to a lower transmission rate for a second time interval. During the second time interval, a multicast packet stream may be joined and the video frames associated with the unicast packet stream, which may lag behind the multicast packet stream, and the multicast packet stream may be synchronized.
Systems And Methods For Managing Multimodal Documents
Deborra J. Zukowski - Newtown CT, US Eric C. Friedrich - Somerville MA, US Arthur J. Parkos - Southbury CT, US Chao Chen - Milford CT, US John F. Braun - Fairfield CT, US Richard W. Heiden - Shelton CT, US
Pitney Bowes Inc. - Stamford CT
A multimodal document management system and method includes a context manager for managing multimodal documents. A virtual media content management system is coupled to the context manager and a physical media content management system is coupled to the context manager. The context manager is operable to issue multimodal document management instructions to the virtual media content management system and issuing instructions to the physical media content management system. The context manager instructions may relate to shredding of multimodal documents by deleting virtual media and destroying physical media. The method for managing multimodal documents may include receiving a request for the shredding of an information and content data file containing a list of virtual media and physical media relating to a multimodal document. A determination is made if the request for shred is authorized and, where said request for shred is authorized, a record of the shred request is created. Elements in the element list are grouped based on elements in the list which are managed by the same content management system. A message is sent to each content management system requesting the shredding of each element for the grouping of elements for the content management system. The content management systems may verify and report the success of the shredding.