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REAL-TIME SUBSCRIBER TALK GROUP AFFILIATION VISUAL NOTIFICATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008352D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Kevin Maim: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In existing trunked systems, there are mecha- nisms which allow an individual subscriber to determine if other subscribers are currently affiliated on a system. These methods require that the user know the individual ID of the subscriber. These methods also require additional keypad manipulation to determine affiliation before making the call. This extra work is time consuming and inefficient. There does not exist any automated way to provide a subscriber unit with affiliation notifica- tion about another subscriber unit. Many users avoid this problem by transmitting messages inquiring if other users are affiliated and available. This wastes call resources, initiating user's time, and remaining talk group members time. This invention will eliminate this unnecessary activity for a key list of subscribers.

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REAL-TIME SUBSCRIBER TALK GROUP AFFILIATION VISUAL NOTIFICATION

by Kevin Maim and Mat-t Pope

  In existing trunked systems, there are mecha- nisms which allow an individual subscriber to determine if other subscribers are currently affiliated on a system. These methods require that the user know the individual ID of the subscriber. These methods also require additional keypad manipulation to determine affiliation before making the call. This extra work is time consuming and inefficient. There does not exist any automated way to provide a subscriber unit with affiliation notifica- tion about another subscriber unit. Many users avoid this problem by transmitting messages inquiring if other users are affiliated and available. This wastes call resources, initiating user's time, and remaining talk group members time. This invention will eliminate this unnecessary activity for a key list of subscribers.

  This invention will provide a subscriber user with an automated visual notification indicating if other individual subscribers in his current talkgroup are affiliated currently and therefore available for communication. The subscriber will program his radio with information about other key subscriber's in each talkgroup. Upon affiliation the subscriber unit will send the list of subscribers he wishes to monitor for affiliation to the controller. The con- troller will then notify the subscriber each time one of the radios in his monitor...