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Using black detection to improve video splicing
In one embodiment, a network device analyzes an encoded video stream using black detection before splicing video into the encoded video stream. When black data...
Method and apparatus for self-learning of VPNS from combination of
unidirectional tunnels in MPLS/VPN networks
A technique is provided for implementing deep-packet inspection (DPI) services in a MPLS/VPN configured computer network. The technique employs a novel...
Packet routing and switching device
A method for routing and switching data packets from one or more incoming links to one or more outgoing links of a router. The method comprises receiving a data...
Crossbar apparatus for a forwarding table memory in a router
A router including a lookup execution unit including a plurality of stages, a forwarding table memory arranged in hierarchy including addressable sectors,...
System and method for securing mesh access points in a wireless mesh
network, including rapid roaming
Authentication in a mesh network controlled by a central controller, including using standard IEEE 802.11i mechanisms between a potential child mesh access...
Method for a simple 802.11e HCF implementation
A Hybrid Coordination Function (HCF) implementation wherein an access point's existing (E)DCF transmit queues are augmented by at least one strict priority HCF...
Method for low power radio operation in a wireless packet network
A system and method allows devices to send and receive packets while using power to do so to the extent needed, thereby conserving power.
Synthetic frame loss ratio
An endpoint for determining a frame loss ratio is provided. The endpoint includes a processor and a memory coupled with the processor. The memory stores...
Network-adaptive preemptive repair in real-time video
A network-adaptive error recovery method for real-time video transmission based on sending repair frames preemptively with a frequency that is based on observed...
Cooling arrangement for a rack mounted processing device
To increase air flow, an air intake/outtake (i.e., intake, outtake, or both) is positioned on a front surface of a housing, such as a rack-mounted computer...
Floor control in multi-point conference systems
In one embodiment, a conference with multiple end points is provided. At the locations, multiple screens may be configured to display video from a portion of...
System and method for single action initiation of a video conference
A method is provided for configuring a video conference endpoint. The method comprises receiving session data that comprises endpoint connection data for remote...
Techniques for network protection based on subscriber-aware application
Techniques for responding to intrusions on a packet switched network include receiving user data at a subscriber-aware gateway server between a network access...
Method and system to provide high availability of shared data
A data storage system and method are described. The system may comprise a data repository to store data, and first and second storage controllers. The first and...
Globally synchronized timestamp value counter
The present invention relates to a synchronized timestamp mechanism in a packet processing system. This synchronized timestamp mechanism provides a globally...
Negotiating power between power sourcing equipment and powerable devices
The present invention provides a power negotiation protocol that enables PDs and PSEs to negotiate the amount of inline power that a PD consumes and the...
System and method for communicating confidential messages
A method of recording messages includes recording audio data in a first file structured in accordance with a file format that defines a first portion and a...
Method and apparatus for performing encryption of data at rest at a port
of a network device
Methods and apparatus for performing encryption for data at rest at a port of a network device such as a switch are disclosed. Specifically, when data is...
Secure mobile IPv6 registration
In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving by an agent a request from a network node for generation of a secure IPv6 address for use by the network node,...
Identity brokering in a network element
A network infrastructure element such as a router or switch performs brokering network user identity and credential information. An application or...
Dynamic key management server discovery
Various systems and method are disclosed for automatically disseminating key server contact information in a network. For example, one method (e.g., performed...
System and method for enforcing advertising policies using digital rights
A system and method for policy-based advertising. According to an embodiment, an advertisement server receives a request for advertising content from a user...
Application gateway device
In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises application workflow optimizing logic and which when executed is operable to receive first workflow data...
Tracking policy decisions in a network
An apparatus is disclosed for creating and storing policy data records comprising data identifying network policy decisions. After a data packet is received, a...
Transamplifier, system and method for amplification of optical signals at
Disclosed herein are embodiments of a device, method of use and system for an analog multi-wavelength transamplifier. The transamplifier embodiments described...
Triggering call-handling events
In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a call from a first endpoint to a second endpoint as originating while the second endpoint is connected to a...
Context adaptive position and amplitude coding of coefficients for video
A coding method, apparatus, and medium with software encoded thereon to implement a coding method. The coding method includes encoding the position of...
A packet comparator includes a match packet buffer and a first in first out (FIFO) buffer that stores a reference packet stream. Once a packet in the reference...
Centralized wireless QoS architecture
A QoS mechanism that evaluates congestion in one or more network nodes along the wireless delivery path to optimize the processing priority at the centralized...
Collecting network performance data from multiple autonomous systems
A computer apparatus comprises first Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) logic comprising BGP route table data; a network interface to communicatively couple to a...
Systems and methods for selecting tracking areas and reducing tracking
Some embodiments provide methods for selecting tracking areas in a network, comprising: receiving messages from a plurality of base transceiver stations, the...
Locally unique node port identifiers
In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a locally unique node port identifier at a Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) node in communication with at least...
System and method for dynamically responding to event-based traffic
A technique dynamically resizes Traffic Engineering (TE) Label Switched Paths (LSPs) at a head-end node of the TE-LSPs in preparation to receive redirected...
Control of preemption-based beat-down effect
In one embodiment, a node receives packets from one or more input interfaces, and may place the packets in an appropriate output queue for a corresponding...
Service redundancy in wireless networks
This disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for providing service redundancy among devices in a communication network. The devices can be, for example, a...
Media detection and packet distribution in a multipoint conference
A method for distributing media packets in a multipoint conference includes receiving a plurality of audio signals. Each of the plurality of audio signals...
Telepresence system, method and computer program product
A video conferencing system provides realistic presence of participants in a videoconference by way of standards-based communication. The system includes three...
Gesture-based actions in a video communication session
In one embodiment, a method for transferring a communication session detects a transfer indication generated by a user of a first video conference system, where...
Radiolocation using path loss data
Determining the location of a station in a wireless network including determining path losses between the wireless station of unknown location and at least some...
Remote surveillance and intervention using wireless phone
A mobile surveillance appliance receives sensed data over a wireless link from a remote sensing post which monitors a remotely monitored space having a...
Interface to regulate voltage for ASIC power management
A method and apparatus to regulate voltage used to power an ASIC comprising an ASIC having a signal source and a modulator. The modulator establishes a...
Active copper cable extender
Methods and apparatus for reducing distortion in signals propagating through cables at data rates of at least 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) are provided. By...
Topology-aware attack mitigation
Techniques are disclosed for preventing malicious attacks or other exploits on a computer server. A network manager may be configured to determine a topology of...
Method and apparatus for passing security configuration information
between a client and a security policy server
Techniques for passing security configuration information between a security policy server and a client includes the client forming a request for security...
Linear hint video streaming
A streaming file is constructed with a file header section that includes a file header object, a media data file descriptor, and an index descriptor. A hinting...
Network range extender device
An apparatus includes a PHY assembly in electrical communication with a first interface assembly and with a second interface assembly, the PHY assembly...
Magnetic switch for automatic network traffic shutdown while unlocking
network line card
In one embodiment, a method comprises initiating shutdown of network traffic of a line card while the line card is coupled to a connector chassis and exchanging...
Technique for using OER with an ECT solution for multi-homed sites
A technique dynamically utilizes a plurality of multi-homed Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels from a client node to one or more enterprise networks in a...
Techniques for sequencing system log messages
Techniques for system (syslog) messages are provided. As syslog messages are generated a dual sequence number is maintained for each syslog message. The first...
Method and device for dynamic streaming archiving configuration
The present invention provides a system and a method allowing users to record/stream a video conference by dialing a Content Server from any endpoint using a...