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Ubiquitous Network Address Book Server for device independent phonebook and contact list data exchange with secured data access

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018517D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 316K

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Klaus-Josef Kunte: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Today most of the devices used for telephony serv- ices use proprietary and location dependent imple- mentations for storing and accessing phonebook and contact list data. There exists a large variety of ven- dor specific address book and contact list formats. Users are not able to exchange and access their indi- vidual phonebooks or contact lists on different types of phone devices and telephony applications or services.

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Ubiquitous Network Address BookServer for device independent pho-nebook and contact list data ex-change with secured data access

Idee: Klaus-Josef Kunte, Paderborn;

Thomas Hanna, Paderborn

Today most of the devices used for telephony serv-ices use proprietary and location dependent imple-mentations for storing and accessing phonebook andcontact list data. There exists a large variety of ven-dor  specific address book and contact list formats.Users are not able to exchange and access their indi-vidual phonebooks or contact lists on different typesof  phone  devices  and  telephony applications orservices.

With this solution it is possible to synchronize thephonebook and contact list data of a wireline phoneor mobile phone automatically with the phonebookand  contact  list  of  Voice-over-IP  phone  or Voice-over-IP application and vice versa.

The core of the Ubiquitous Network Address Bookarchitecture is an infrastructure that houses the net-work  addressing  functions,  as  well  as  a  completesecurity layer for a wide range of devices like wire-line  phones,  mobile  phones, Voice-over-IP phonesand web-based telephony services. Based on series ofXML APIs (eXtensible Markup Language Applica-tion Programming Interface) the Ubiquitous NetworkAddress  Book  infrastructure  integrates fully withsoftware  providers  frontend  Web,  WAP (WirelessApplication Protocol) and CTI (Computer TelephonyIntegration) applications and provides a unique wayof implementation device independent address bookapplications.

The  Ubiquitous  Network  Address  Book  solutionsupports seamless  integration  into  carrier  and  cus-tomer  directory  database,  including  LDAP  (Light-weight Directory Access Protocol), SQL (StructuredQuery Language), Oracle  and  others.  The  solutionalso supports t...