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Multiple Terminal Private Call

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022293D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-05
Document File: 5 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mike Purcell: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Multiple Terminal Private provides the ability to make contact with several terminals in parallel while only completing the process with the desired responder. Different rules can be applied to determine which responder is selected. These include: First responder Prioritized call participant, or The human over the answering machine. This feature allows the network to page all devices and the call and will connected to the prioritized answer.

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MOTOROLA TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS

INFORMATION SHEET

FOR DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION

Title: Multiple Terminal Private Call

Docket No.: CE10077W

Author #1

Name: Mike Purcell

Location: iDEN 3G Development, GTSS

2501 South Price Rd

Chandler, AZ (AZ10)

Dept. BD651 Mail Drop G5205

Author #2

Name: Peter Emmons

Location: iDEN 3G Development, GTSS

2501 South Price Rd

Chandler, AZ (AZ10)

Dept. BD651 Mail Drop G2210

 


Multiple Terminal Private Call

Mike Purcell

Peter Emmons

I.                    Introduction

Multiple Terminal Private provides the ability to make contact with several terminals in parallel while only completing the process with the desired responder. Different rules can be applied to determine which responder is selected. These include:

·        First responder

·        Prioritized call participant, or

·        The human over the answering machine.

This feature allows the network to page all devices and the call and will connected to the prioritized answer.

II.                  Problem Solved

The future communications user will most likely have multiple terminal endpoints. Examples of these are a home phone, a work phone, a cellular device and potentially several computer workstations. As the subscriber goes about his daily tasks, he will quickly transition between these endpoints. The subscriber may not have the time to enable or disable the terminals he is using and therefore the network infrastructure will not know which endpoint the subscriber currently is at.

Yet, someone attempting to reach this subscriber should not need to understand the complexity associated with these multiple endpoints. They would like a single number that provides connectivity to where ever the user currently is. It would be the responsibility of the network infrastructure to figure out where the user is. This would be done by ringing all active endpoints and then connecting to the highest priority endpoint.

The iDEN system provides a relatively simple method to implement this system. All of the terminals associated with a subscriber can be clustered into a call group and stored in the iDEN Home Location Register (iHLR). When a call is initiated to this call group, the iHLR will know of the multiple terminal locations and page them all using the standard iDEN group call functionality. When the subscriber answers one of the terminals, the call (or invitation) is ceased to the others, as they are not needed and the call reverts to a standard private call.

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III.                How it Works

Currently, 3G iDEN is only projecting two types of group calls, pre-established and selective dynamic group call. Both of these group calls are from a single user to multiple users. We are rec­ommending adding an additional type of group: Multiple Terminal.

Multiple Terminal Private provides the ability to make contact with several terminals in parallel while only completing the process with thehighest priority endpoint that responded. This feature allows the network to page all devices and the call will only be connected to the highest priority termin...