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MUSICAL ALERTS FOR SPECIFIC DATA

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006129D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Osvaldo Romero: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In today's current implementation of alerts, one must obtain a different address in order to use a different alert. In other words, each address is tied to a specific alert which the pager plays every time it decodes that address. Therefore, in order for the user to obtain different alerts an additional address is needed for each alert; this will increase the cost of the service. Since every pager has a limited amount of addresses (g-16), the user has a limited amount of alerts. Also, the user is unable to determine the originator of the page unless the display is read, thus allowing for no screenability.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

MUSICAL ALERTS FOR SPECIFIC DATA

. by Osvaldo Romero and Robert Leon ~

  In today's current implementation of alerts, one must obtain a different address in order to use a different alert. In other words, each address is tied to a specific alert which the pager plays every time it decodes that address. Therefore, in order for the user to obtain different alerts an additional address is needed for each alert; this will increase the cost of the service. Since every pager has a limited amount of

addresses (g-16), the user has a limited amount of alerts. Also, the user is unable to determine the originator of the page unless the display is read, thus allowing for no screenability.

  By relating the data received by the pager to a Musical Alert, the user can screen the page. The caller can be identified by the Musical Alert. The alerts sound like a Musical Tune to allow the user easy recognition (i.e. La cucaracha, Mary had a little lamb, etc.). The user does not have to spend extra money to get more alerts and the pager can play all the Musical Alerts it has with only one address.

  There are two ways of implementing Musical Alerts For Specific Data. For pagers that do not have menu screens, the PC Programmer will prompt the RCC/user with the option. If the option is selected,

then specific data is tied to an available Musical Alert on that pager. Each pager will have different amounts of Musical Alerts and iDa...