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1. (WO1998050848) HOME NETWORKING APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050848    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1998/001116
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Sat May 02 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: G09G 5/00
H04N 5/44
H04N 7/24
G06F 3/14
H04N 9/64
Applicants: DANMERE LIMITED
AUSTIN, Kenneth
Inventors: AUSTIN, Kenneth
Title: HOME NETWORKING APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS
Abstract:
A master (10) and slave (18) network apparatus is described which can network a PC to a remote terminal consisting of a television and a user-input device such as a keyboard (36) and mouse (42). The master unit (10) includes RGB filters (52) and A/D converters (54) for capturing and digitising the RGB signals generated by the computer. The signals are processed by ASIC (50), reconverted to RGB analogue data by D/A converters and CLUT (60) and transmitted to the slave unit (18) as a composite video signal. The master unit (10) also includes a data decoder (24) which decodes control signals received from the slave unit (18) and provides them to ASIC (50). The slave unit (18) receives the video signal and RF-modulates it for supply to the aerial socket of the television. A KBD or mouse is associated with the slave, which encodes KBD or mouse data to be transmitted to the master unit (10).