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LOCATING AN INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS PLACED AN EMERGENCY CALL FROM AN IP PHONE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214461D
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-30
Document File: 6 page(s) / 463K

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Peter Gits: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A cubicle LED lighting system is included as a listener on a telephony emergency response system to enable the lighting system within the cubicle or office to signal to the emergency responders where the emergency event took place by flashing the LEDs in a color and/or pattern suggestive of the event.

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LOCATING AN INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS PLACED AN EMERGENCY CALL FROM AN IP PHONE

AUTHORS:

 Peter Gits
Dale Seavey

Luis Suau

Matthew Laherty

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT


A cubicle LED lighting system is included as a listener on a telephony emergency

response system to enable the lighting system within the cubicle or office to signal to the emergency responders where the emergency event took place by flashing the LEDs in a color and/or pattern suggestive of the event.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION


Emergency responders locate emergency (e.g., 911/999) callers based on their

location within a particular building. Today, these locations are manually mapped back to the wiring diagrams where the Internet Protocol (IP) phone is plugged into the jack to determine which cubicle or office made the 911 call. This information is fed to the emergency responders, informing them of the floor and cubicle location of the emergency event. However, the emergency responders still need to find the particular cubicle or office based on a previously submitted floor plan.

    Reference is made to FIGs. 1 and 2. FIG. 1 is a system level block diagram and FIG. 2 shows an example of a cubicle equipped according to these techniques. FIG. 3 shows an example of an activated LED in a cubicle.

    According to this solution, the LED cubicle system is outfitted with multiple color LEDs, e.g., red, green, and blue LEDs surrounding the cubicle (at the entryway into the cubicle). There are LEDs surrounding the top of the cubicle. A default configuration

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may involve only a white light illuminated within the cubicle/office. A "mood lighting setting" is controlled through a full surround lighting system, such as an amBX™ system, coupled with a NetLurkers™ server that allows the user to configure his/her lighting settings. For example, the user of the cubicle can decide from a web page which mood for the room to follow, e.g., sunrise colors or sunset colors throughout the cubicle. A user can also reset to the default through the web interface. If the user dials "911" or "999" from an IP phone in his/her cubicle, the NetLurkers service is setup to listen to these events through a Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) or Java TAPI (JTAPI) and is alerted that the cubicle's inhabitant has dialed emergency
services. The NetLurkers service signals that same cubicle to run the emergency response illumination pattern that overrides that user's preferences. Additionally, if a user happens to merely walk into a cubicle and dial 911, the same sequence will be performed.

    Instead of illuminating the default white light, the cubicle lights go into alert mode in which they flash, e.g., a red light banner, that is clearly visible above the cubicle walls or office space so that emergency personnel can quickly see the location of the cubicle when they enter the room where the cubicle is located. The location of the...