Executive Summary

The proliferation of telecommunication devices now connected to telephone lines, such as facsimile machines, cellular phones, modems, and paging devices, has resulted in a diminishing availability of telephone addresses. Not too long ago a manager of a small business required a single external line, with other lines for key personnel, perhaps a half-dozen in all.

Today the manager of a small concern may require three or more lines for various telecommunication devices, as may other key personnel, altogether a dozen or more lines, each with its own address. The situation is more acute for larger concerns, and many private subscribers have separate lines for facsimile machines and modems, and quite often a cellular phone address. As separate lines they operate autonomously and as required simultaneously.

The objective of the Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System developed by Telecom Addressing Group and disclosed herein is to reduce the number of telephone addresses assigned to a subscriber to a primary address with an autonomous sub-address for each device on that subscriber's line, with each device functioning separately and independently.

The sub-addresses are not distinguished from the primary address numerically but symbolically in a manner recognizable by the public switching telephone network: the essential feature of the disclosed Multifunctional Telecommunication Addressing System.