Full duplex audio response device
Telephonic alphanumeric data transmission system
Audio response system
Information monitoring and notification method and apparatus
Method for dispensing information
Audio response terminal for use with data processing systems
Verbal computer terminal system Patent #: 4659877
ApplicationNo. 06/907458 filed on 10/22/1986
US Classes:379/88.14, Presentation format conversion379/88.16, Voice message synthesis379/93.15, Having format conversion379/93.26By voice frequency signal (e.g., tone code)
ExaminersPrimary: George, Keith E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 13/38 (20060101)
H04M 11/06 (20060101)
H04M 3/493 (20060101)
H04M 3/487 (20060101)
AbstractA telephonic data communications system provides verbal communication of data in remote computer systems. The major components of the systems are a plurality of channels and a data processor. Each channel includes a text-to-speech translator for translating digitally stored textual data into analogue speech signals corresponding to the verbal expression of the textual data; a telephone interface for establishing a telephonic connection with a user by detecting incoming calls and by initiating calls; and an RS232 port for accessing a data base in a remote host computer system. The data processor includes software for controlling the communications protocols used by each channel, whereby each channel emulates a computer terminal suitable for communication with the remote computer system connected to that channel, and software for extracting selected data from the data received from the remote computer system. This system enables one to telephonically receive data from a remote computer without the need for a computer terminal and without needing to reprogram the remote computer to communicate with the telephonic data communication system.