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System and Method for solving multiple voice output in a Conference meeting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202296D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a solution for solving multiple voice output in a conference meeting.

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System and Method for solving multiple voice output in a Conference meeting

Disclosed is a method which is an add-on to existing voice conferencing functionality and which implements token management functionality in a novel way to provide a solution to the problem of more than one person speaking simultaneously during conferencing. The main advantage of this invention is that all the listeners will be able to listen to and understand what all the speakers are saying during the meeting/discussion.

    Users from all over the globe take part in a conference meeting. When a conference meeting starts, these users call into a Conference bridge. The voice router works by establishing which voice signal comes in first and publishing this voice signal on the speaker/phone while in the meantime recording the second voice signal and publishing this once the first voice signal finishes. In the case of more than two voice signals, the voice router will establish the order of all the signals and will publish the first one while recording the rest of the voice signals. The rest of the voice signals will next be published on the basis of First-in-first-out (Figure 1).

    The method uses a voice router placed before the conference bridge which will monitor all voices coming in and establish which one started first, then publish this first voice to the listener (i.e. speaker/phone) and in the meantime it will record the second voice (and other voices, if they exist, in sequence) at the same time and will then publish them one by one after the first voice is completed. The voice router solely works on the FIFO (First-in-first-out) concept, i.e. by comparing the voice signals and establishing which one started first and will publish and start recording the ne...