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1. (WO2018200184) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING APPLICATIONS' CONSUMPTION OF REMOTE DATA

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200184    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/026756
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H04N 7/173
H04N 7/025
H04N 7/16
Applicants: PHENIXP2P INC.
Inventors: BIRRER, Stefan
BUSTAMANTE, Fabian
WEINER, Andrew, Joseph
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING APPLICATIONS' CONSUMPTION OF REMOTE DATA
Abstract:
Presented here are methods and systems for enabling multiple consumers to view an ordered data stream at the same time. An embodiment of the invention follows a client-server model, in which there is one server that is the source of the data and multiple clients that are the consumers of the data. Additionally, this invention can also be embodied by a number of other models, including but not limited to: 1) multiple servers or server clusters acting as data sources, and multiple clients acting as consumers, 2) pure peer-to-peer, where each peer can be both a source and/or a consumer of data, 3) a server-assisted peer-to-peer model, where peers may be both a source and/or a consumer of data and a set of one or more servers act as source and back-up and provide meta- information about the peers, such as which data is available from which peer.