Innovation

SoundWIRE: Method for evaluating quality of service of a digital network connection

Stanford University - Office of Technology Licensing
posted on 04/21/2014

SoundWIRE: Method for evaluating quality of service of a digital network connection


Innovation Details
 

Detailed Description

SoundWIRE is a novel and improved system for measuring, evaluating, and presenting Internet connection information in real time. SoundWIRE also provides a technique for evaluating quality of service (QoS) of a network connection.

Users can easily evaluate Internet connections by using a virtual network connection to implement a tone synthesis loop, then driving the synthesis loop to produce musical tones. The virtual network connection is analogous to the string of a musical instrument. The pitch of the sound produced by the network connection synthesis loop depends on the delay in the network connection. The pitch of the synthesized tone provides a continuous measure of the network latency. Moreover, the stability of the pitch provides a measure of the stability of the connection. Changes in the pitch indicate changes in the connection latency.

SoundWIRE is applicable to any interactive Internet technologies that rely on tight, uninterrupted connections, such as real time media application (high-quality video teleconferencing or teleoperations). This technology can be implemented as a network software layer, on individual computers as part of the operating system, within a web browser, as a self extracting email attachment, or as an computer executable code stored on a data storage medium.

File Number: 98-101 


IP Protection

Patent Number(s): 6801939

License Online

This innovation currently is not available for online licensing. Please contact Mary Albertson at Stanford University - Office of Technology Licensing for more information.

Request more info via email request more info
People

Case Manager:

Mary Albertson Mary Albertson

Innovations (8)


Download Technology Brief (PDF)


Followed By

Follow this innovation



No one is following this innovation.

Organization
Communities
Profile
Related Tags

Find more innovations


February 11, 2009

12,594 members 18,835 innovations 176 organizations

Browse

Scott Steele, coordinator of the CTSA-IP initiative and director of research alliances at the University of Rochester

"With more than 3,700 innovations from CTSA member institutions already on the iBridge Network, we're garnering worldwide exposure for the breakthroughs our researchers are accomplishing while moving toward our goal of increasing human health through clinical and translational research."  read more...