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VOICE SYNTHESIZED TIME STAMP FOR STORED VOICE PAGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005955D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Richard A. Ashley: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Time stamping is quickly becoming a standard feature on all new pagers, however, it has been limited to "display" type pagers. Other pagers, particularly, "stored voice" type pagers, currently lack a feasible time stamping feature. There are conventional methods that could be used to provide time stamping for these pagers but they require a significant amount of the pager's limited stored voice memory.

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MOlOROLA Technical Developments Volume 11 October 1990

VOICE SYNTHESIZED TIME STAMP FOR STORED VOICE PAGERS

by Richard A. Ashley and Alfred N. Danial

   Time stamping is quickly becoming a standard feature on all new pagers, however, it has been limited to "display" type pagers. Other pagers, particularly, "stored voice" type pagers, currently lack a feasible time stamping feature. There are conventional methods that could be used to provide time stamping for these pagers but they require a significant amount of the pager's limited stored voice memory.

   Time stamping could be done by sending the time stamp in an audio format at the paging terminal level, but then the time stamp would have to be recorded as part of the voice message on the pager. This would mean that the actual recorded message length available, after the time stamp, would be shortened. The memory available to store a digitized audio signal is already severely limited, and cannot afford to be shortened. This invention would resolve this problem.

   Instead of making the time stamp part of the recorded voice message, the time stamp would be sent to the pager in a digital format (the same way it is done for numeric display pagers), and a voice synthesizer would convert the time information into voice time stamp. The time stamp data would be stored in a separate memory location, and would be played back immediately following the voice message. In order for this to be done, the paging terminal would have t...