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Methodology for Creating and Distributing Audio Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105938D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This article describes a software application whereby a user uses an EUI to type a text message/note and have that message delivered to an audio recording device that he specifies as a telephone number in the text of the message. Currently, users with intelligent workstations connected to an integrated telephone network can dial an actual telephone number from his workstation's keyboard (i.e., ROLMphone* 244PC phone with a PC-based application which displays a graphical object representing the telephone and the phone number in text format on the user's EUI).

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Methodology for Creating and Distributing Audio Messages

      This article describes a software application whereby a user
uses an EUI to type a text message/note and have that message
delivered to an audio recording device that he specifies as a
telephone number in the text of the message.  Currently, users with
intelligent workstations connected to an integrated telephone network
can dial an actual telephone number from his workstation's keyboard
(i.e., ROLMphone* 244PC phone with a PC-based application which
displays a graphical object representing the telephone and the phone
number in text format on the user's EUI).

      This application service consists of a PC editor for ASCII or
EBCDIC characters, a Text-to-Speech conversion function, an audio
message library service that stores all converted messages prior to
delivering to their destination, and a transmit service which uses
the designated phone number in the message/note as the address of the
audio recording device where the message will be forwarded to and
recorded.  This service primarily scans the text to extract the
device address, converts the device address to the proper DTMF format
for the phone network, converts text messages to audio messages,
packages the audio message and address for the telephone service, and
finally distributes the audio message to a remote audio recording
device.  Thus establishing an effective workstation EUI-to-telephone
device communication.  The scenario envisioned...