|United States Patent||6,940,954|
|Toebes||September 6, 2005|
Arrangement for retrieving recorded audio announcements from a messaging system for identification of a calling party
An IP-based subscriber endpoint, for example a VoIP telephony device or an IP telephony user agent, is configured for retrieving recorded audio caller information in response to receiving an incoming call that includes a calling party identifier. The IP-based subscriber endpoint, in response to receiving the calling party identifier, generates an IP-based query via an IP network to an identifiable server for identification of a source of the recorded audio caller information corresponding to the calling party identifier. The IP-based subscriber endpoint outputs a request to the source of the recorded audio caller information, and plays the recorded audio caller information in response to reception via the IP-based network. Hence, the IP-based subscriber endpoint is able to retrieve existing recorded audio caller information from servers configured for storing recorded names, eliminating the necessity for text to speech resources.
|Inventors:||Toebes; John Albert (Cary, NC)|
|Assignee:|| Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) |
|Filed:||September 6, 2002|