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VOTED SITE AUDIO INDICATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009071D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Anthony Bolden: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a voted audio communication system wherein devices such as comparators are used to compare audio from multiple remote sites and pass through the system that audio which is deemed to be of the best quality, it is desirable that a user of the system know which site the audio he is hearing is originat- ing from. For instance a field engineer might find this information useful when out in the field opti- mizing a system. To have an indication on one's portable or mobile radio display indicating which site the audio one is listening to has come from can help in the more efficient optimization of such sys- tems. If the user is not in a fringe coverage area, and the voted site indication shows that the site from which the audio has been voted is a site other than the closest site to the user, this can be indicative of a system problem.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

VOTED SITE AUDIO INDICATION

by Anthony Bolden and Charles Wallace

  In a voted audio communication system wherein devices such as comparators are used to compare audio from multiple remote sites and pass through the system that audio which is deemed to be of the best quality, it is desirable that a user of the system know which site the audio he is hearing is originat- ing from. For instance a field engineer might find this information useful when out in the field opti- mizing a system. To have an indication on one's portable or mobile radio display indicating which site the audio one is listening to has come from can help in the more efficient optimization of such sys- tems. If the user is not in a fringe coverage area, and the voted site indication shows that the site from which the audio has been voted is a site other than the closest site to the user, this can be indicative of a system problem.

  Currently, at the site location itself where the fixed end equipment is located, including the com- parators, one can view LEDs on the comparators themselves which indicate which site's audio is being voted. However, this requires that personnel be present at the fixed site equipment location itself in order to do this. To be able to view this same information via the display of one's portable or mobile radio would eliminate the need for travel to the exact fixed quipment location to view this, and also could possibly reduce the need for additional personnel to coordinate with the field engineer in his attempts to optimize such systems. For example, a field engineer may wish to drive around in the cov- erage...