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1. (WO1999007133) TIME-MATCHED VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/007133    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/018618
Publication Date: Fri Feb 12 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 01 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H04M 1/57
H04M 1/64
H04M 1/652
H04M 3/533
H04M 3/537
H04Q 3/72
Applicants: VISUAL ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
KLAUSNER, Judah
Inventors: KLAUSNER, Judah
Title: TIME-MATCHED VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM
Abstract:
A specially configured called terminal (14) for use with a centralized voice messaging system (10) to allow for the selective retrieval of voice messages by a number of users. Calling party identification information is stored at the called terminal while the voice messages are stored in a central storage unit. Although the messages and the message information are stored in separate locations, an association between them is maintained using synchronized time-of-call information, such that the user at the called terminal can select one of the voice messages (18) for play back, and the called terminal can transmit the corresponding identification information to the central storage unit for retrieval of the selected voice message.