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System and Method of SIP Meeting Broadcast

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131815D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

It is difficult for colleagues in remote locations or individuals that are absent to participate in and/or contribute to meetings.

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SIP MEETING BROADCAST

System and Method of SIP Meeting Broadcast

Disclosed Anonymously

It is difficult for colleagues in remote locations or individuals that are absent to participate in and/or contribute to meetings.

One proposed method to address this issue is to utilize the Session Initial Protocol (SIP) to broadcast the meeting to all participants. Once a meeting has commenced and the presence/absence of all participants is known, those that are not in the meeting can receive a SIP call from someone at the meeting.  This SIP call will allow communication both ways so that they can easily particiapate. The user’s presence is tracked.

Broadcasting meetings over phone is a known concept, however, broadcasting via SIP based on presence/absence is a new idea.

The tracking of the user’s presence can be accomplished by the use of PIM information (i.e., a person’s contact info), and/or via SIP's presence/absence mechanisms.