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VIP Caller Alert Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104761D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This article describes a software application which notifies users via a workstation EUI when a VIP calls or has left a message. This software application allows users to REGISTER VIP Callers of their telephone extension into a VIP Caller profile and ALERT the user, both via the workstation End User Interface (EUI) when those persons call. This service recognizes each incoming number received on the user's telephone and performs a profile lookup to determine if that number belongs to a VIP. If a match is made, the user is alerted via an audio sound from the workstation.

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VIP Caller Alert Application

      This article describes a software application which notifies
users via a workstation EUI when a VIP calls or has left a message.
This software application allows users to REGISTER VIP Callers of
their telephone extension into a VIP Caller profile and ALERT the
user, both via the workstation End User Interface (EUI) when those
persons call.  This service recognizes each incoming number received
on the user's telephone and performs a profile lookup to determine if
that number belongs to a VIP.  If a match is made, the user is
alerted via an audio sound from the workstation.

      This service displays a graphical object on the user's EUI
screen to represent messages from VIP callers left on the user's
message recording device.  This service also allows users to forward
VIP messages to another phone extension within a specified time frame
and can print VIP messages' status information on a facsimile
machine.  This VIP Message Forwarding data is also registered in the
VIP Caller profile.  Thus the VIP Caller profile data will include
entries containing the VIP's phone number, name, phone extension to
forward messages to, and the time of day to forward messages.  

Disclosed Anonymously.