TIME-STAMPING MESSAGES IN A InFLEXion ANALOG VOICE SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-11
xIn InFLEXion'" analog voice systems, no current mechanism exists to record the time a message was deposited at the WMG paging terminal, nor is there a mechanism to indicate when a message was trans- mitted, nor is there a message to record when a message was received in an InFLEXionTM pager. The WMG records when the message was deposited, bot does not convey this information along to the subscriber device (pager). Several ways to timestamp a message are described below. In brief, these are: the WMG paging terminal can translate the deposit timestamp into voice and attach it to the message, the over-air protocol can convey this time- stamp or time of transmission, and/or the pager can stamp incoming messages as they are received. Conveying an analog voice timestamp has a peculiar problem associated with it that conveying the time- stamp information digitally does not have.