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Telephone Speaker/Assist for Terminal/System Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102280D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schick, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

The telephone's speaker is used to significantly enhance the useability of the terminal user's system. Specifically, the phone's speaker is used to provide an additional set of interface capabilities which improve the terminal user's capability with the system.

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Telephone Speaker/Assist for Terminal/System Functions

       The telephone's speaker is used to significantly enhance
the useability of the terminal user's system.  Specifically, the
phone's speaker is used to provide an additional set of interface
capabilities which improve the terminal user's capability with the
system.

      Voice Data Integration (VDI) has several meanings in different
environments.  With regard to the terminal and phone environment, VDI
can refer to the terminal, or system, assisting in telephone
functions such as conference calling, or call forwarding, or add
party to call, etc.

      This disclosure relates to the reverse potential, the telephone
speaker assisting in terminal/system functions.

      The telephone speaker is used to provide an additional facet of
human interface to improve the terminal user's capability with the
system.  Specifically:
      1.   The telephone speaker is used in conjunction with the
terminal to assist in, for example, help functions.  The parallel
audio signal guides a user through a set of involved steps without
blocking his or her access to any part of the screen.
      2.   The system uses the telephone speaker to aid the terminal
user in using the system by providing a response from the system
without interrupting the user's work flow at the terminal.
      3.   The telephone speaker is used to convey, via one or more
human interfaces, messages that are awkward to conve...