CENTRALIZED HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEM HANG TIME DETERMINATION AND DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN A WLAN SYSTEM AND A LEGACY WIDE AREA SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-29
In a WLAN system used for voice communication, bandwidth could become limited because of the loading of many users. Users may experience degraded one-to-many dispatch performance if the bandwidth is no longer available to enable continuity of conversation. In particular, a first user would key up and transmit to his user group. The first user then de-keys. A second user wants to reply. The response could be delayed or may not be completed in a timely manner. This problem is further complicated when a wide area dispatch system is added that has wide area subscriber components that are also members of the dispatch group. The real problem here is how to initiate and manage dispatch hang time in such a system.