EFFICIENT CHANNEL USAGE FOR PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS IN TRUNKED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-26
Tnmked communication system allows for various types of communications: group calls, private calls, phone interconnect calls etc. For any call, the Tnmking Central Controller allocates an RF repeater as "voice channel", to receive the transmitting radio, and to retransmit it to the receiving party. In wide area systems, multiple repeaters may be used to conduct a single call. Efficient utilization of the repeaters is cru- cial for efficient system usage, to enable more calls to be carried on the system, shorter busy queues and busy wait times, etc.