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VIRTUAL BACKGROUND Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009337D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-16

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Peter M. Drozt Jennifer A. Pierce Marybeth J. Whitehurst


As more people are working from home and as more people are on the go because of work, taking business telephony or dispatch calls outside of the office is very common. This means when a person is talking on the phone / subscriber unit, the back- ground noises being heard are not sounds conducive to effective communication, but they are sounds from wherever the person happens to be. For exam- ple, office sounds such as computer keyboards and/or silence are not heard. Rather, the sounds of airports, conversations, PA systems, television, or children are heard instead. These background sounds can be very distracting to the person on the other end of the call.