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TWO-WAY RADIO WITH TONE CUSTOMIZATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009673D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Zoe Cole: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A two-way radio has user-definable tones assigned to the entries on its contact list. The radio's user can then identify a calling radio from the tone which rings. The user can record the tones into the two-way radio.

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TWO-WAY RADIO WITH TONE CUSTOMIZATION

by Zoe Cole and Sandra Callowhill

ABSTRACT

  A two-way radio has user-definable tones assigned to the entries on its contact list. The radio's user can then identify a calling radio from the tone which rings. The user can record the tones into the two-way radio.

INTRODUCTION

  A two-way radio may be provided with a con- tact list. This list comprises identification details of other two-way radios to which the radio's user is likely to want to make a call, and/or from which calls can be expected.

PROBLEM

  Reducing the time required to identify calling parties is essential for rapid 2-way communication. The ability for the customer to selectively answer calls is also desirable. Currently it is possible for an incoming party to be identified by a distinct ringing tone. However, the choice of tones is very restricted.

SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

  To increase the number of available ringing tones, the proposal is to provide the customer with a ringing tone record facility. The user will be able to record sounds which will be played upon receipt of a call. The user will be able to associate sounds with specific callers listed in the radio contact list. The proposed solution provides rapid identification of the calling party and allows the radio's ringing tones to be customized.

  To customize a tone for an entry in the contact list the radio user would select 'Record Tone' from the menu. After selecting an entry,...