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Method for Calendar Entry Specification of a Noise-Free Meeting Location

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105088D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described which provides a user with the ability to specify a NOISE-FREE meeting location in a scheduled meeting. Noisy peripherals located at the meeting site are disabled appropriately.

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Method for Calendar Entry Specification of a Noise-Free Meeting Location

      A method is described which provides a user with the ability to
specify a NOISE-FREE meeting location in a scheduled meeting.  Noisy
peripherals located at the meeting site are disabled appropriately.

      Currently, calendars are used to schedule meetings in various
places within a work place environment.  A calendar entry typically
specifies the time, place and subject of a meeting.  Often, attendees
of the meeting are specified to request a particular attendance.

Holding meetings in lab rooms or places where computers are running
is commonplace.  A problem arises when meetings are scheduled in
rooms where computers are running.  Noisy peripherals such as
printers, plotters and card punch machines make it difficult to have
a meeting without disturbances.  A method is needed for automatically
preventing peripheral noise in a room where a scheduled meeting takes
place.

      Described is a peripheral preemption service provided within a
calendar or scheduling system.  It detects the option set when a
meeting has been scheduled.  Upon detection, a database of rooms is
consulted to see if the room is registered.  Rooms that have
peripherals and can participate in the preemption program, comprise
this database.  Rooms are registered with an entry in the database.
Each entry contains a room number, a remote communication address and
a communications protocol for communicating to the remote
communications address.  There may be a multiplicity of entries for
any room.  Each entry is for a com...