Ubiquitous Network Address Book Server for device independent phonebook and contact list data exchange with secured data access
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Klaus-Josef Kunte: AUTHOR [+2]
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...