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TIME ACTIVATED SUBSCRIBER PRIVILEGES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007446D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Timothy J. Sherburne: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a wide area system, granting privileges (pri- vate call, phone interconnect, etc.) to radio users frequently requires manual setup and maintenance. This is especially the case if the user should have the privilege on a short-term basis. We propose an automatic time-based privilege granting system, which will conserve scarce resources in a wide area system.

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MOFOROLA Technical Developments

TIME ACTIVATED SUBSCRIBER PRIVILEGES

by Timothy J. Sherburne and Eduardo Gozalez

  In a wide area system, granting privileges (pri- vate call, phone interconnect, etc.) to radio users frequently requires manual setup and maintenance. This is especially the case if the user should have the privilege on a short-term basis. We propose an automatic time-based privilege granting system, which will conserve scarce resources in a wide area system.

  By having an extended, configurable table of codes with the required call processing checking at the fixed end, we can implement an automatic, time- based privilege system, which will not require a man- ager to be changing radio records every day upon shill change. An automatic, time-based privilege sys- tem gives the administrator the benefit of not hav- ing users tying scarce resources (e.g., where subscribers are placing interconnect calls all day).

  To implement this method in a wide area sys- tem we need to modify the permission fields in the subscriber record database. This field will carry a code. Since this method will set up time-based per- missions through the subscriber access contigura- tion records. The structure ofthe subscriber system's access configuration records might have to be mod- ified slightly, from Y/N to a 2 character field to accommodate the time codes, Also, a structure with all codes will have to be supplied for the user to define. Up to this point, little has changed from the conventional way of keeping track of radio permis- sions on a radio system. These codes, along with the subscriber numbers will be accessible to the fixed end (as they are now on most systems). The fixed end will receive a configured table from the Manag- ing station giving the definitions of each code (e.g., A0 would mean Monday-Thursday fr...