US Patent No. 9,172,912

TELEPRESENCE METHOD, TERMINAL AND SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,172,912
Issue Date October 27, 2015
Title Telepresence Method, Terminal And System
Inventorship Xiaoyang Ye, Shenzhen (CN)
Dong Wang, Shenzhen (CN)
Yongming Wu, Shenzhen (CN)
Assignee ZTE Corporation, Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,172,912

1. A telepresence system, comprising a telepresence terminal, multiple media inputting devices and multiple media outputting
devices connected to the telepresence terminal, and a remote endpoint intercommunicating with the telepresence terminal, wherein
the telepresence terminal has multiple media inputting interfaces and multiple media outputting interfaces for connecting
the multiple media inputting devices and the multiple media outputting devices, and is configured to: establish a session,
exchange information on a location of a media inputting device inputting a media stream and a location of a media outputting
device outputting the media stream, perform media capability negotiation, and establish a media logical channel with the remote
endpoint; encode a local media stream input by one of the multiple media inputting devices, and send the encoded local media
stream to the remote endpoint through an established media logical channel according to a location of the one of the multiple
media inputting devices and a location of a remote media outputting device outputting the local media stream; receive and
decode a remote media stream sent by the remote endpoint, and forward the decoded remote media stream to a local media outputting
device at a local location corresponding to a location of a remote media inputting device inputting the remote media stream,
so that the decoded remote media stream is played by the local media outputting device;

the multiple media inputting devices are configured to input collected media data to the telepresence terminal;
the multiple media outputting devices are configured to output media data decoded by the telepresence terminal; and
the remote endpoint is configured to: exchange the information on the location of the media inputting device inputting a media
stream and the location of the media outputting device outputting the media stream, perform the media capability negotiation,
establish a media logical channel with the telepresence terminal, and exchange media streams with the telepresence terminal
based on an established media logical channels.