METHOD FOR REMOTE SIGNALING SUBSCRIBER UNIT INTO VOX MODE
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-05
A wireless communication technology is always subscriber unit into VOX mode addresses several faced with the challenge to conserve power consump needs. For example, a subscriber unit may be left tion in its subscriber units-such selective transmis- unattended, and the remote caller may need to mon- sion or "transmission on demand" becomes a nec- itor its surroundings, erg., the remote subscriber essary feature. This invention proposes a method becomes a baby monitor; once in VOX mode, the by which a subscriber can remotely activate voice baby's cry can begin transmission. See Figure 1 below operated transmission on the other end, or VOX for this example application. mode. A subscriber sending a code to activate another Figure 1. Subscriber 'A' signaling subscriber '8' into VOX niode In addition to such "surveillance" applications, VOX mode as a subscriber feature does exist, another example would be someone ringing the door- however no prior art exists for signaling another unit bell at an unattended residence; the door may be into VOX mode. This capability sheds new light on remotely answered using this invention. Moreover, subscriber capabilities; as a VOX remote subscriber, emergency situations where the remote operator may remote audio information can be accessed for a vari- be incapacitated and cannot operate the subscriber ety of purposes; it becomes a remote microphone unit can be dealt with in the same fashion. and/or intercom, allowing a number of new applica- tions to be developed.