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METHOD TO PROVIDE SELECTIVE SERVICE WITH OVERRIDE FOR SUBSCRIBER UNITS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008147D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

John R. Garbarino: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The use of personal radio communication devices is rapidly increasing. While the users benefit from the ever-increasing capability to "stay in touch," both users and non-users must bear the con- stant interruptions and annoyances of these devices. A simple solution would be to turn off the subscriber, but that would only transfer the problem to the calling party that is trying to contact the radio users in question. A solution is required that satis- fies the needs of all parties involved.

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METHOD TO PROVIDE SELECTIVE SERVICE WITH OVERRIDE FOR SUBSCRIBER UNITS

by John R. Garbarino, Leslie Gustafson and Kevin Malm

PROBLEM SOLVED BY THE INVENTION

  The use of personal radio communication devices is rapidly increasing. While the users benefit from the ever-increasing capability to "stay in touch," both users and non-users must bear the con- stant interruptions and annoyances of these devices. A simple solution would be to turn off the subscriber, but that would only transfer the problem to the calling party that is trying to contact the radio users in question. A solution is required that satis- fies the needs of all parties involved.

  The current method, deployed by radio users to avoid interruptions by radio traffic noise, is to turn the radio off or to turn the volume below an audible threshold. This solves the problem of being inter- rupted but does not address the needs of the calling party. It is also feasible for the radio user to pro- gram the radio with a unique personality to only be used for priority scenarios. This method reduces interruptions but still allows communications to occur under priority circumstances. This solution also requires a large coordination effort. The inven- tion being disclosed provides a method that will allow a radio user to filter out normal radio traffic from his/her unit and yet still maintain accessibility for priority communications. This method also pro- vides feedback informatio...