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REMOTE ALIAS LOOKUP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006365D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jeff Blanchette: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The architecture of this invention came about as a means to provide a larger alias database for our custom- ers than is currently supported. Aliases are alphanumeric identifiers used to identify a specific radio ID. Each radio ID can map to one and only one alias. The alias database for the system, provided by this invention, resides on a centralized remote node. Because of the centralized loca- tion of the database we can also provide a 'shi change' of the database with zero setup time. A shift change of the database would occur with a workshift change whereby radios are taken in or out of service or exchanged. The shit? change occurs with manual action and allows for the changing of the alias database to reflect the workshi changes.

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MO7WROLA INC. Technical Developments volume 15 May 1992

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by Jeff Blanchette, Tim McVey, Maxine Ekl and Jean Dickson

INTRODUCTION

  The architecture of this invention came about as a means to provide a larger alias database for our custom- ers than is currently supported. Aliases are alphanumeric identifiers used to identify a specific radio ID. Each radio ID can map to one and only one alias. The alias database for the system, provided by this invention, resides on a centralized remote node. Because of the centralized loca- tion of the database we can also provide a 'shi change' of the database with zero setup time. A shift change of the database would occur with a workshift change whereby radios are taken in or out of service or exchanged. The shit? change occurs with manual action and allows for the changing of the alias database to reflect the workshi changes.

ARCHITECTURE

  The Central Electronics Bank (CEB) is the main group of nodes comprising the system. The basic CEB providing remote alias lookup consists of Base Interface. Modules (BIM's), which interface to/from base stations, Operator Interface Modules (OMI's) and Computer Interface to MUX Interface (CIMI's), which interface to/from the Console Management Terminal (CMT).

  The CMT is the centralized remote alias database manager for the CEB. The alias database is stored and modified, by the CMT operator. The OMIs display the alias to the operators and have their own local alias database for priority IDS. The CIMI builds up a cache of aliases during the course of operation. If an ID's alias is not in the CIMI cache, then the CIMI queries the CMT for the alias. The CIMI then forwards the alias to the OMIs.

ALIAS LOOKUP 1

  Please refer to the d&&am below for clarity, Every incoming call packet into the CEB contains a radio ID. Instead of seeing the radio ID displayed at the OMIs, the operator would like to see~,an alias for easier identitica- tion of the source of the c$ The call packet is put onto the CEB databus by the BIM. All of the OMIs and the CIMI pick up and process this packet. The OMIs will display the i...