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Message Announcement and Recording System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093279D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 3 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kolpek, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The system operates in a number of modes including normal dictation and transcription, telephone message announcement and recording. and message revision by an attendant.

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Message Announcement and Recording System

The system operates in a number of modes including normal dictation and transcription, telephone message announcement and recording. and message revision by an attendant.

In drawing A, telephones 1...4. etc.. are connected through dial exchange 5. recorder couplers or subsets 6 and 7 to a central facility. The latter includes control circuit unit 8, control panel 9. announcement unit 10. and recording- transcribing unit 11. Unit 8 has relays ST...TST, relays 1...7. and line switch SS. Panel 9 has message and line selection keys 1...10, common message key 11, mode buttons and lights, and microphone 12 with dictate bar 13, instruction index button 14, and record-listen-review button 15. Microphone 12 is connected for dictation. Unit 10 has magnetic belt 16 with timing aperture 16a and eleven message segments, lines 1...10 and common. Each segment has a number of tracks. Belt 16 is scanned by transducer 17 engaged with leadscrew 18 operated by drive 19. Transducer 17 supplies to and receives signals from amplifier 20. Step mechanism 21 increments transducer 17 in relation to belt 16. Connected to transducer 17 by link 22 is a message indicator selector 23. Unit 10 also has printed circuit switch board 24. show n at B. and other timing devices, including detent and timing switch C1, at C, and timing switch C2 at A.

Recording-transcribing unit 11 has a comparable belt 25. drive 26. leadscrew 27, transducer 28, and indicator 29. Transcriber heatset 30 and foot control 31 are attached for transcribing messages from belt 25.

Depressing record button REC on panel 9 either connects microphone 12 to unit 11 for dictation or activates headset 30 and foot control 31 for transcription, depending on which devices are connected. Each line key 1...10 and common key 11 has three positions such as up-off. center-connect announcement unit 10 to line, and down-select one of ten positions on belt 16 for originally recording or revising announcement message.

The attendant depresses the announcement button AN to record an announcement on belt 16 in one of the message segments selected by a line key or common key. Transducer 17 scans belt 16 automatically to locate the desired segment. This can be done manually by moving indicator 23 to a desired detented segment position. Initia...