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A system and method for displaying conference call participant data to particpants in real time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020030D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

It is a common occurrence on many conference calls for much time to be wasted determining who has joined the call, having to repeatedly list particpants to new joiners and for callers to drop out without the knowledge of the other callers. This may be overcome by the use of videoconferencing, but at a significant cost and the requirement for video facilities for every participant. This disclosure proposes a system and method whereby all particpants with network access are presented with a display in real time of participants as they join and leave the call.