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Flat-rate Communication System with Telephone Directory on the Internet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015141D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This system builds the Telephone Directory Database on the Internet , and lets an existing telephone system shift to IP telephone system smoothly. The telephone directory database converts a telephone number to an IP address.

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Flat-rate Communication System with Telephone Directory on the Internet

This system builds the Telephone Directory Database on the Internet, and lets
an existing telephone system shift to IP telephone system smoothly. The
telephone directory database converts a telephone number to an IP address.

Most of personal computers are connected to the Internet. A flat-rate and
full-time connection such as an ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line),
CATV (Cable TV), and FTTH (Fiber To The Home) is beginning to spread
explosively. These services provide high-speed communication and do not ask
for per-minute charge.

On the other hand, in general, an existing telephone system asks for the
charge according to telephone call time and distance. This system adds a
flat-rate and full-time Internet access function such as an ADSL modem to an
existing telephone. This telephone is called Internet Hybrid Telephone.A
personal computer program can also emulate this function (called Internet
Hybrid Telephone Emulator). Because of high-speed and wide bandwidth, the
Internet Hybrid Telephone (Emulator) can send and receive a picture (FAX),
video animation and other data in addition to voice communication.

A user dials with using the Internet Hybrid Telephone ordinarily. If the
destination of a call has also the Internet Hybrid Telephone or its emulator
software, communication will be established by the IP connection without using
a public telephone line.

Communication does not need a server. The communi...