European Patent Office grants European Patent for
“Integrated High-Speed Terrestrial and Satellite Communications Systems
for Internet and Other Uses” to
Europe Online Investments S.A.
Innovative Broadband Internet Provider has led the field for ten years in
High-Speed Internet, Video on Demand, and Multi Media via Satellite and
09 June 2004, Luxembourg
Europe Online, one of the world’s first and
largest Broadband via Satellite operators now celebrating its tenth year,
announced today that the European Patent office has granted it the European
Patent for “Integrated High-Speed Terrestrial and Satellite Communications
Systems for Internet and Other Uses”. The inventors are Candace Johnson,
the founder of Europe Online, and Dr. Angus Lord and Takeshi Martinez. The
patent was first applied for on April 08, 1999.
The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for managing the
delivery of a plurality of types of data content to data users, and more
particularly, to systems and methods for managing the allocation of
bandwidth resources for the transmission and delivery of a plurality of
types of data content to data users via a satellite telecommunications
One objective of the present invention is to provide systems and methods
that take advantage of the broadband resources available in satellite
telecommunication network systems to deliver IP (Internet Protocol) data
content to data users at rates of speed that may not be available in
traditional terrestrially-based Internet communication networks.
Another objective of the present invention is to provide systems and methods
that are able to deliver non- IP data content, such as films and video on
demand as well as MPEG streams of audio or video digital content. Another
objective is to provide systems and methods that take advantage of the
multicasting capabilities of satellite communication network systems so as
to be able to simultaneously deliver data content to a multitude of data
users with a single transmission of data content.
Additionally, to take further advantage of the multicasting capabilities of
satellite telecommunication networks, methods for queuing the delivery of
digital data content to data users are disclosed in the present invention.
Finally, in order to facilitate the delivery of a plurality of types of data
content to data users via a satellite telecommunication networks, an
integrated communications system manager provides bi-directional control and
signaling capability interconnecting a plurality of diverse
bandwidth-originating communications networks, an integrated high speed data
content manager and a distribution network.
“We are enormously pleased that our innovation and hard work over the last
years, often in the face of challenging circumstances and time, have been
recognized by this patent grant,” said Candace Johnson, Founder and
President of Europe Online Investments S.A.
“In particular, we are pleased that as a result of our perseverance, never
giving up, never accepting no for an answer, and never going away even when
others tried to make us go away that mass-consumers from the UK to the Urals
and from Finland to the Middle East can enjoy Europe Online’s special brand
of Broadband Internet via Satellite, conceived and then implemented in
open-standard technology, complete with Video on Demand, high-quality audio
and video streams, fast internet, and email notification,” continued EOL’s
President. “We would also like to thank our satellite partners, Eutelsat and
BT Broadcast as well as our cable partners, Kabel Deutschland and PrimaCom,
and our hardware manufacturing partners, TechniSat, Hauppauge, and
TechnoTrend for their unfailing support over the years.”
“Finally, and in particular, we would like to thank our Europe Online users
who with their user communities and feedback have always pushed us to excel
and bring the best and most innovative Broadband via Satellite to the
world,” concluded Ms. Johnson.
For more information, please contact:
Europe Online Investments, S.A.
Candace Johnson, President
Tel. 00352 421 42 47 30
Europe Online has moved! Please note our NEW address and coordinates.
Europe Online Investments, S.A.
The RTL Center
45 Blvd. Pierre Frieden
Tel. +352 421 42 4730
Fax. +352 421 42 4739
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