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DYNAMIC RF TRANSFER OF RADIO SYSTEM USER ALIAS LISTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008526D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Michael G. Harris: AUTHOR

Abstract

Motorola SmartZone radio systems provide a method for users to privately call one another. To place a private call to another user, a user may either enter on his or her radio keypad the numeric radio ID of the user to be called or may select the user by name from an "alias list." Currently the alias list is created and stored in the radio when the radio's configuration parameters are programmed. There are several limitations with these methods for identifying system users: I. The alias list available to the user is static and does not reflect the state of the system.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

DYNAMIC RF TRANSFER OF RADIO SYSTEM USER ALIAS LISTS

by Michael G. Harris

1 .O PROBLEM

  Motorola SmartZone radio systems provide a method for users to privately call one another. To place a private call to another user, a user may either enter on his or her radio keypad the numeric radio ID of the user to be called or may select the user by name from an "alias list." Currently the alias list is created and stored in the radio when the radio's configuration parameters are programmed. There are several limitations with these methods for identifying system users:

I. The alias list available to the user is static and does not reflect the state of the system.

2. A user must know the numeric radio unit ID for every user he or she intends to call if the user's ID is not pre-programmed in his or her radio.

3. User IDS (both those stored in the alias list and numeric unit IDS) are mapped to physical radio units instead of radio users.

To make user identification for private calls more convenient the following features are proposed:

1. A radio's list of user aliases should reflect the current system state by containing only those users who are currently available on the system.

2. A radio's alias list should be sorted such that those people the user is most likely to call are towards the head of the list.

3. Every user should be identifiable by name to eliminate one's need to remember numeric unit IDS.

4. Each user should be reachable by his or her name regardless of which radio unit he or she is using.

2.0 SOLUTION

  The proposed solution affects both subscriber and fixed network equipment. In order to de-coup...