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High-Level Requirements for Internet Voice Mail (RFC3773)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028946D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-09
Document File: 10 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Candell: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes the high-level requirements for Internet Voice Mail (IVM) and establishes a baseline of desired functionality against which proposed MIME profiles for Internet Voice Messaging can be judged. IVM is an extension of the Voice Profile for Internet Mail (VPIM) version 2 designed to support interoperability with desktop clients. Other goals for this version of VPIM include expanded interoperability with unified messaging systems, conformance to Internet standards, and backward compatibility with voice messaging systems currently running in a VPIM enabled environment. This document does not include goals that were met fully by VPIM version 2.

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Network Working Group                                         E. Candell

Request for Comments: 3773                                      Comverse

Category: Informational                                        June 2004

            High-Level Requirements for Internet Voice Mail

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document describes the high-level requirements for Internet

   Voice Mail (IVM) and establishes a baseline of desired functionality

   against which proposed MIME profiles for Internet Voice Messaging can

   be judged.  IVM is an extension of the Voice Profile for Internet

   Mail (VPIM) version 2 designed to support interoperability with

   desktop clients.  Other goals for this version of VPIM include

   expanded interoperability with unified messaging systems, conformance

   to Internet standards, and backward compatibility with voice

   messaging systems currently running in a VPIM enabled environment.

   This document does not include goals that were met fully by VPIM

   version 2.

1.  Introduction

   Until recently, voice mail and call answering services were

   implemented as stand-alone proprietary systems.  Today, standards

   such as the Voice Profile for Internet Mail (VPIM) enable

   interoperability between such systems over the Internet.  VPIM

   version 1 [VPIM1] was experimental and was a first attempt at a Voice

   Profile for Internet Mail, but is now classified as Historical.  VPIM

   Version 2 [VPIM2] is an improvement on VPIM version 1 that was

   originally intended to provide interoperability between voice

   messaging systems only.  It describes a messaging profile that

   standardizes the exchange of voice mail over an IP messaging network

   using SMTP [DRUMSMTP] and MIME [MIME1].

   Because the number of desktop boxes is growing rapidly and will soon

   approach the number of desktop telephones, it is essential to

   consider the requirements of desktop email client applications

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RFC 3773          Requirements for Internet Voice Mail         June 2004

   (including, but not limited to, MIME-compliant email clients).  With

   the trend toward integration of voice mail and email through unified

   messaging (UM), it is now necessary to define a profile that supports

   the needs of desktop applications and unified messaging systems

   (including Internet Facsimile [EXFAX]).  This profile is being

   referred to as Internet Voice Mail (IVM).

   This do...