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Method for Telephone Regulation via Multimedia Presentation Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105384D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

With the advent of personal computers, multimedia presentations are becoming prevalent within the office environment. Often these applications present video, animation, sound, etc. at inopportune moments. The material is often presented continuously without regard to telephone activity that may be occurring within the office.

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Method for Telephone Regulation via Multimedia Presentation Events

      With the advent of personal computers, multimedia presentations
are becoming prevalent within the office environment.  Often these
applications present video, animation, sound, etc. at inopportune
moments.  The material is often presented continuously without regard
to telephone activity that may be occurring within the office.

      This article describes a service that detects the activation of
a telephone device, e.g., detection of the answer mode of a HayesTM
compatible modem.  Upon detection the service calibrates the
multimedia presentation to user defined levels.  This mechanism would
provide a means whereby telephone devices could be registered
according to their applicability to interfere with a particular
multimedia presentation.  If a telephone application is invoked
during a multimedia presentation, interference of the telephone
application can be determined.

      This mechanism allows the user to specify the criteria under
which a telephone application should be affected and whether counter
interference techniques should be invoked.  A desktop environment
that allows a plurality of multimedia applications to be presented
simultaneously could register each application with this invention.
This allows the user to view one multimedia application and upon an
unsolicited or solicited activation of a telephone application to
have the applications coordinate their use of audi...