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USER RECORDABLE ALERT TONE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008250D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Wendy Lim Li Hoon: AUTHOR

Abstract

User recordable alert tone is a feature to enable a pager user to implement a preferred alert tone instead of using a pre-programmed alert tone.

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MO-LA Technical Developments

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USER RECORDABLE ALERT TONE

by Wendy Lim Li Hoon

OVERVIEW

  User recordable alert tone is a feature to enable a pager user to implement a preferred alert tone instead of using a pre-programmed alert tone.

  When a pager beeps in a public area, other pager users in the vicinity tend to be mistakenly alerted to the pager's beeping. This confusion occurs because only a few alert tones and melodies are used for alerting and, when in a crowded area with many pager users, an alert tone for one pager is not easily distinguishable from another.

  With user recordable alert tone as a feature, the pager user can record melodies, tones, music or even his or her own voice, instead of having to use the pre-programmed alert tone. Thus, an incoming page with this feature activates a tone which is pre-recorded by the pager user and, therefore, can be easily distinguishable from alert tones of other pagers.

  Such a feature advantageously provides record- ing and playback for a pager and enhances the pager user's personality. Furthermore, applied with voice recordings, messages are easily understood and there is, therefore, no need for the pager user to memorize alert cadences.

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

1 A Record/Playback system can be configured using a microphone, a speaker, several passive

components and two push-buttons as shown in Figure I. In Figure I, a single chip Voice Recording/Playback IC interfaces with a microcon- troller to provide for messaging...