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Maryland company gets patent for networking technology

A drawing from IP Technology Labs' patent for a technology it calls FlexPath. (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

A drawing from IP Technology Labs’ patent for a technology it calls FlexPath. (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

A Maryland company has received a U.S. patent for its technology that lets devices surmount firewalls to talk to each other.

IP Technology Labs LLC, a network appliance maker based in Olney, received a patent for its technology that lets one or more devices communicate directly with each other even if the devices are protected behind a firewall, without the need for additional configuration. The innovation means no proxy server or session boarder controller would be required for devices behind firewalls to freely communicate with each other.

Scott Whittle, president of IP Technology labs, said the new technology, called FlexPath, is key to ubiquitous adoption of the “internet of things.”


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