USER FRIENDLY ALLOCATION OF DIALUP LINES IN A NETWORKED TRUNKING SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-04
A user friendly interface provides a consistent and simple interface to the user. A telephone user expects to dial a number and wait for an audio line connection before talking. This user does not usu- ally require a dedicated line and will dial up a line on demand. A radio user, however, is accustomed to pushing a transmit button and talking immediately (i.e. in less than half a second). The timing con- straints do not allow for call processing that includes dialing up a line before talking. Another response that a radio user will accept in some circumstances is a busy indication when resources are unavailable.