- 1. OBJECTIVE
- 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.