Global packet-switched computer network telephony server

Abstract

A system for connecting telephony equipment to computer network equipment includes a telephony interface module adapted to accept at least one telephony connection from a telephony network. A computer network interface module is adapted to accept at least one data connection from a computer network. A signal processing module is adapted to alter data to be transferred between the computer network interface module and the telephony interface module. A bypass mechanism is adapted to transfer data between the telephony interface module, the computer network interface module, and the signal processing module while bypassing a host processor connected to the telephony interface module, the computer network interface module, and the signal processing module.

Inventors:
Katz; Michael (Westford, MA), Daly; Dan (Holbrook, MA), Kerr; Paul (Natick, MA), Turner; R. Brough (Newton Corner, MA), Bishop; Wendell (Somerville, MA), Rothschild; Julius (Des Plains, IL), Machalek; Adam (Lake In The Hills, IL)

Order No: 
6,343,086
Patent Date: 
Tue, 01/29/2002