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Remote Telephone Feature Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104263D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

With the increased use of advanced telephone features, there are times when a professional away from the office needs to use pre-assigned functions of the advanced office phone system. There is a need to allow the user to activate the advanced telephone features using a remote touch-tone telephone as an interface.

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Remote Telephone Feature Application

      With the increased use of advanced telephone features, there
are times when a professional away from the office needs to use
pre-assigned functions of the advanced office phone system.  There is
a need to allow the user to activate the advanced telephone features
using a remote touch-tone telephone as an interface.

      This article describes a remote telephone feature (RTF)
application which allows a user to activate telephone features
remotely.   These features are pre-programmed into the user's
telephone profile by the user or a responsible telephone
administrator.  The significance of these features is that they can
be assigned to a feature button on their telephone.   A Feature
Button is used herein to mean a button on an advanced telephone that
is pressed to represent pressing a sequence of number keys to
activate a telephone feature (this concept is very similar to
one-button speed dialing provided by your local telephone company).
Features such as Re-dial, Call Forwarding, Conference Calling, Dial
another extension, etc. can be performed remotely from a touch-tone
telephone.  The assumptions made herein are that each telephone has a
profile registered in the phone system's application and that each
available feature can be assigned to a button on the phone pad.

      This article describes a methodology which correlates the
user's pre-assigned telephone features on his advanced telephone to
Dual Tone M...