Fixed video-on-demand

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08490747

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A system, method and apparatus for Video-on-demand (VOD) satisfying the desire of `surfers`. The process entails a server operating in a standard Near-Video-on-demand (NVOD) mode, whereby it repeatedly transmits multiple copies of each program on separate channels. Each copy is delayed by a staggered time interval. The server also repeatedly transmits a beginning portion of each NVOD program of a duration up to the staggered time interval. The invention provides a way to fulfill a VOD user requests asynchronous with the start of a NVOD transmission but which still makes primary use of the NVOD transmission for that requestor. The invention further advantageously provides fixed asset utilization in a predictable manner.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA13607

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ganek, Alan George Chappaqua, NY 5 728
Herzberg, Louis Paul Monsey, NY 11 449
Ruiz, Antonio Yorktown Heights, NY 20 1143
Willner, Barry Edward Briarcliff Manor, NY 18 1557

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