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Central Message Control to Individuals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094197D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rahenkamp, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This system communicates with individuals to inform them or control their actions by automatic control. The system takes the form either of a centrally located storage having several remote speaker terminals or of a single unit serving an individual at or near his place of work. In the system, audio messages are stored and a clock keeping the time of day establishes when messages are transmitted to the receivers.

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Central Message Control to Individuals

This system communicates with individuals to inform them or control their actions by automatic control. The system takes the form either of a centrally located storage having several remote speaker terminals or of a single unit serving an individual at or near his place of work. In the system, audio messages are stored and a clock keeping the time of day establishes when messages are transmitted to the receivers.

The system consists of a magnetic recording impressed with voice messages. There is structure to manually address the storage in order to record, change, erase, or listen to a message. There is also structure to transmit a message to individuals so that it can be heard from a speaker. The latter can also be the microphone for input into the system. A clock is used for sequencing control purposes. Structure is provided to address the storage under control of the clock. Audio or visual signalling devices indicate to the receiving individual that addressed storage contains a message which has been recorded for playout at this preselected time. A control device is used by the individual to cause the message to be transmitted to a nearby speaker. To this basic system can be added an arrangement to display a message visually, such as a printing terminal responsive to a properly coded message. Each message in a preselected time block is stored as a separate track on a magnetic record. A different record is provided for eac...