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PAGER WITH VOICE SYNTHESIS MESSAGE ANNUNCIATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005770D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

David Guizerix: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In an effort to eliminate the problems caused by voice paging without eliminating voice paging, the idea of voice synthesized message annunciation in a standard digital paging receiver(i.e. a pagerthat receives either GSC or POCSAG) was conceived.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 9 August 1989

PAGER WITH VOICE SYNTHESIS MESSAGE ANNUNCIATION

by David Guizerix, Neil Gibson, and Linda Trine

   In an effort to eliminate the problems caused by voice paging without eliminating voice paging, the idea of voice synthesized message annunciation in a standard digital paging receiver(i.e. a pagerthat receives either GSC or POCSAG) was conceived.

   The basic concept is that a pager can receive a digital page (very often meant for a display pager), alert the uservia any means presently used today (i.e. tone orvibrating alerts), and store the page received the same way that a similar message is stored in standard display pagers. The difference between the voice synthesized pager and any display pager is most prevalent at the user interface level. When the user recalls the message the pager announces it using synthesized voice. Because the conversion from adigital message to avoice syn- thesized message is done as the message is being announced, the requirement for large amounts of RAM to store a digitized voice is not necessary. The unit announces each numeric character and uses langage con- straints to pronounce phonetically the words in an alphanumeric message.

This type of pager provides paging with the following advantages: - The pager can work with existing paging networks without any modifications to those networks. - The pager can provide voice type message output from numeric or alphanumeric type messages. -...