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Speech-Synthesis Telephone Call Annunciator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034223D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ashton, GJ Pickover, CA Reed, AR [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a speech-synthesis telephone call annunciator replaces the bell of a telephone so as to convey more informational content. Also, described is a stand-alone module annunciator which can be used with or without a telephone being present. (Image Omitted) The primary intent of utilizing a speech-synthesis annunciator (SSA) to replace the bell and/or visual indicators, such as flashing lights, is to convey more information. For example, in multiple input telephone lines, a different message can be programmed for each line. Also, the SSA offers potentially more pleasing sounds than is produced from a harsh ringer. A voice conveying information through the SSA may be either male or female.