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HE Dating Center

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000167144D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 8 Issue 2B (2008-02-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 131K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Abstract

Up to now, the self audio-visual presentations are offered only in dedicated agencies, which use for this purpose CDs or DVDs, maybe also video tapes. Personal visits to these agencies are needed in order to get these self-presentations or to supply them with own personal presentation. Other forms of self-presentation like text form, voice records are available at the moment, but none of them is on a shared media accessible by large number of users from different locations. The novel self-presentation using the audio-visual technology (audio-visual) can be performed, presented and delivered and be available to a large population at different locations at any time.

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HE Dating Center

Idea: Richard Pračko, SK-Bratislava

Up to now, the self audio-visual presentations are offered only in dedicated agencies, which use for this purpose CDs or DVDs, maybe also video tapes. Personal visits to these agencies are needed in order to get these self-presentations or to supply them with own personal presentation. Other forms of self-presentation like text form, voice records are available at the moment, but none of them is on a shared media accessible by large number of users from different locations.

The novel self-presentation using the audio-visual technology (audio-visual) can be performed, presented and delivered and be available to a large population at different locations at any time.

The HE platform provides IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and VoD (Video-on-Demand) delivery functionality to large locations and multiple users at any time. So the content accessibility, availability and delivery are already assured. To enrich the HE functionality of the self-presentations does not require much effort, because it already reuses the provided hardware (STB (Set-Top-Box) and Camera). Only some implementations on the STB side and some implementations and configurations on the HE platform components are needed. On the STB the user chooses the menu option to enter the dating center. Here, he is presented with groups (categories) in which the self-presentations are divided (e.g. in Man, Woman, Friends, Professional presentations, Jokes, Cooking etc.) and of course an option, which allows him to create his own self-presentation (additionally with short description about him or about the presentation) to include it in appropriate group and to make it available to others. Thus, the original GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the STB has to incorporate only some adoptions. It includes one more option (Dating Center or Personal presentations) to the main menu, which forwards the user to the page where he can navigate to different presentation groups according to his interests. In these sections small icons with short presentation descriptions are listed. Then, the user selects the desired icon and gets the presentation on his screen. Also the contact information should be included in the presentation description. So in the case that someone is interested in a profile, the person can contact the other party (by phone, mail etc.).

On every dating page a targeted advertising can be presented. E.g. on the dating pages some romantic restaurant information or some hotel information with vacations offering something special can be presented. On the jobs page some company advertising, which are searching e.g. for new employees, can be presented, and so on. Another possibility is that some charge enables access to these pages or...