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BUSIED CALLS DUE TO USER REQUESTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009336D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mark Zollner: AUTHOR

Abstract

The problem has to do with mobile radio users (non-portable radios) who need to leave the vehicle for a short amount of time. An example of this is a utility company that has mobile units installed in their vehicles. During the time that the driver is away from the car, a conversation might originate which involves that particular user. Since this per- son is away from the radio, he/she will not know that a call occurred which might have included them. In essence, the user missed the transmission.

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MO-LA Technical Developments

BUSIED CALLS DUE TO USER REQUESTS

by Mark Zollner

INTRODUCTION

  The problem has to do with mobile radio users (non-portable radios) who need to leave the vehicle for a short amount of time. An example of this is a utility company that has mobile units installed in their vehicles. During the time that the driver is away from the car, a conversation might originate which involves that particular user. Since this per- son is away from the radio, he/she will not know that a call occurred which might have included them. In essence, the user missed the transmission.

PRIOR ART

  There are critical users in SmartZone and OmniLink, but critical users only rely on resource (repeater availability). This would not solve the problem of a granted call when the user is not avail- able. In other words, the radio would still ring or a

talkgroup call would originate but the user would miss the call. The user could also turn off the radio, but in this case, the call would not get granted. Either way, the call would not be completed suc- cessfully.

INVENTION

  The idea disclosed is to have a feature on a radio that indicates to the fixed end that the user is momentarily away from the subscriber unit but wants to be involved in any conversation which that user is the target (l-m call, private call) or a member of a talkgroup. Any call activity that occurs during this time gets busied. men the user returns, the feature is turned off (i.e. the fixed end is infor...