Global Patent Index - EP 1086569 A1

EP 1086569 A1 2001-03-28 - VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM

Title (en)

VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM

Title (de)

SPRACHNACHRICHTENSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE MESSAGERIE VOCALE

Publication

EP 1086569 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99957127 A

Priority

  • EP 99957127 A
  • EP 98304784 A
  • GB 9901836 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966703A1] Where real-time transmission is not required, for example in a voicebank application, a message can be sent more efficiently (requiring less bandwidth) using packetised data transmissions for re-assembly at the remote end. The voice messaging system of the invention comprises a voicemail system for receiving and storing audio messages in a telephone network, a packetiser for converting said audio messages into data packets, and a means of transmitting said data packets to a terminal during the progress of another call, either during silent periods or as an out-of-band signal. The terminal (1) has means for storing said data packets (14) and assembling them into (15) an audio message for subsequent playback. By transmitting the message in packet form, network capacity is used more effectively. The system can also be used for sending messages to a voicebank, using suitable equipment in the user equipment (1) to buffer the outgoing message.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 3/50

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/50 (2006.01); H04M 3/533 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/533 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9966703A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9966703 A1 19991223; AU 4280899 A 20000105; EP 1086569 A1 20010328

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20021231

2001-06-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010502

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001128

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT