A technique for multi-network access to multimedia messages

Ahmed Patel, Kevin Gaffney

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Abstract

Effective communication requires support for interactive (e.g. telephony) as well as message-based (e.g. electronic mail, fax) communication. Message-based communication has the advantage for users in that it allows the recipient to answer and react to incoming correspondences when it suits them. Given the number of varying and differing message-based communication systems available and used these days, it is becoming necessary for users to flurry through an increasing array of 'mail boxes'. This leads to much unnecessary time being spent sorting and filing such messages into separated folders, file systems, etc. This paper introduces the basis for a Personal Message Centre (PMC). The PMC provides its users with one common message store for all message communications. In addition, PMC users will have the possibility to access such a common message store from a range of terminal types, such as computer terminals, mobile/fixed telephones. Users will be provided with a range of services to assist them in their personal communications tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-337
Number of pages14
JournalComputer Communications
Volume20
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Communication
  • Messaging
  • Multimedia
  • Networks
  • Personal message centre (PMC)
  • Terminals

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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A technique for multi-network access to multimedia messages. / Patel, Ahmed; Gaffney, Kevin.

In: Computer Communications, Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.07.1997, p. 324-337.

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Patel, A & Gaffney, K 1997, 'A technique for multi-network access to multimedia messages', Computer Communications, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 324-337.
Patel, Ahmed ; Gaffney, Kevin. / A technique for multi-network access to multimedia messages. In: Computer Communications. 1997 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 324-337.
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