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EXTENDED CONFIGURABILITY OF SOFT ID FEATURE/OPTIONS Technical PUBLICATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007781D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 196K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Michael J. Hader: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Soft ID Encode Feature allows for entry of an alphanumeric character string which associates a more user liiendly and extensible identification with the current subscriber unit user (as opposed to sim- ply the "hard" subscriber unit ID). Soft ID is embedded in voice and data transmissions initiated from a subscriber unit and can be subsequently decoded and displayed by receiving units (fixed end equipment, another subscriber unit, etc.) as a method to easily identity the person in possession of the trans- mitting unit.

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M-ROLA Technical Developments

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EXTENDED CONFIGURABILITY OF SOFT ID FEATURE/OPTIONS TECHNICAL PUBLICATION

by Michael J. Hader

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

ally, an audible and/or visual indication may be gen- erated by the unit to notify the user that the Sol? ID associated with the unit has been modified. The user is also allowed to modify the Sot? ID associated with the unit.

  Overall, providing the capability of Soft ID mod- ification to both a user and authorized parties can improve the integrity of the Sot? ID that is being transmitted from a particular unit. In addition, this capability allows the Soft ID Feature to be uselid in units that are not equipped with both a full keypad and a two-line display. Transmission of the Sot? ID associated from a unit that is not equipped with a full keypad and a two-line display is useful in that fact that any receiving unit capable of decoding and displaying the SotI ID can easily identify the user of the transmitting unit.

  (2) Allow the protection level of the Sot? ID associated with a particular subscriber unit to be configured by an authorized party from a remote location (over-the-air) and via the Radio Service Soft- ware. The protection level of the Soft ID could be configured from the following selections: (a) Allow only the subscriber unit user to modify the Sofi ID,
(b) Allow only an authorized party other than the subscriber unit user to modify the Sot? ID, (c) Allow both the subscriber unit user and an authorized party other than the subscriber unit user to modify the Sol? ID, or (d) do not allow modification of the Sol? ID.

  When the Sofi ID Feature is available, the Sot? ID associated with the unit can be changed at any time by the user. In certain situations, it may not be desirable to allow the user to change the Soft ID associated with the unit. For example, it may be desirable to prevent users from updating the Soft ID with nicknames, etc. that would not be recogniza- ble to all in the group or to "lock in" a Soft ID for units which are assigned to one person at all times.

  The Soft ID Encode Feature allows for entry of an alphanumeric character string which associates a more user liiendly and extensible identification with the current subscriber unit user (as opposed to sim- ply the "hard" subscriber unit ID). Soft ID is embedded in voice and data transmissions initiated from a subscriber unit and can be subsequently decoded and displayed by receiving units (fixed end equipment, another subscriber unit, etc.) as a method to easily identity the person in possession of the trans- mitting unit.

WHAT IS BEING DISCLOSED AND WHY

  The purpose of the invention being disclosed, Extended Comigurability of SotI ID Feature/Options, is to:

  (1) Allow the Soft ID associated with a par- ticular subscriber unit to be modified by the user or by an authorized party from a remote location (over-the-air).

  When possession ofthe subscriber unit changes hands, the Soft ID associated with the unit should...