Roamware, Inc., the global leader in roaming and mobile connectivity today announced the grant of the United States Government Seminal Patent ‘Method and System for Wireless Voice Channel and Data Channel Integration’ which demonstrates a system and method for wireless communications, fusing interactive digital content into voice calls.
The new patent (United States Patent Number 7,092,370) in the field of multi-modal mobile communications – mobile telephony services that combine data with voice calls - teaches breakthrough methods that leverages existing public mobile network technology for integrating digital content into voice channel calls.
In one implementation of the method, a user of a wireless device initiates a communication session during which a wireless data session can be triggered from a voice session and vice-versa. During the communication session, data is shared between the wireless data channel and the voice channel. Roamware's CTO John Jiang, the patent's inventor adds: “This uniquely efficient approach provides a foundation for Roamware's many new voice and data integration products such as Voice SMS and MediaCall.”
Started from one or many parties, this patent anticipates communication sessions, switching between either voice or data channels, during which context and information can be conveyed through any of the channels, by any of the parties. The data channel can be any data medium, including WAP, HTTP, GPRS, IM or SMS. The voice channel can be any voice medium including an IVR call, Voice XML, VoIP call or circuit switch call.
“Roamware is expanding its leadership in international roaming into a range of local and interworking value added services. This patent is further recognition of Roamware's leadership in bringing powerful new value added services to market,” commented Bobby Srinivasan, CEO, Roamware.
This United States Patent Office grant awards Roamware exclusive rights over broad coverage of a number of categories within multimodal communications services. As a result Roamware now holds over 110 issued and pending patent applications worldwide corresponding to 65 independent patent specifications, making the company a leading inventor and innovator in the field of global mobile connectivity.
Founded in 2001, Roamware is the leading, and fastest-growing, global roaming solutions provider, serving more than 280 operator networks in over 110 countries. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California (USA) with offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi and Singapore, and sales offices at various other locations around the globe.