Accudata Technologies (Accudata), provider of flexible access to data
validation through innovative approaches to data transmission,
announced today the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,625,762 for the use of
providing additional information to called parties. The patent, entitled
"System, Method, and Computer Readable Medium for Providing Enhanced
Automatic Number Identification Functionality," was issued by the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office on Jan. 7.
"I'm extremely proud of the advancements in technology that we've
achieved through the years," said Greg Smith, president and CEO,
Accudata Technologies. "Our creativity and innovation are evident in the
patents we've received, which now include a portfolio of 13."
The patent provides a method for providing additional information to a
called party in a communications network. For instance, a call is
received from a calling party. Then, with the patent, a lookup of
information relating to the calling party is performed in a database via
an Internet Protocol (IP) connection. The lookup is based on an
identifier which includes at least one of the calling party and the
called party. If the information is located in the database it will be
povided to the called party.
The information related to the calling party may be a name, city, state,
address, hyperlink, photo, video or any information that can be sent via
an IP connection.
"The new patent has a wide range of potential uses including the ability
to share the physical location of a cell phone as well as the ability to
send alerts that pertain to specific events," Smith said. "Say a called
party has ordered a refill of a prescription. The pharmacy could send
information about the status of the prescription, operating hours and
location of the pharmacy, potential allergic reactions to the
prescription, websites for additional information and more. Health
records could also easily be transferred from patients to doctors.
"Another alternative may include sharing situational data from an
emergency service provider, such as the police or fire department. For
example, a tornado may be heading towards a called party. The emergency
service provider may initiate a call indicating that a tornado is
heading towards the residence. The message may include the emergency
service provider's name and telephone number, location and speed of the
tornado based on the latest data, directions to nearby tornado shelters
or other information related to the event. The possibilities really are
game-changing and endless!"
Accudata offers a variety of validation services associated with
telephone numbers. Some of these services include name and address
verification, as well as bankcard authorization or to determine whether
or not the person to whom the number corresponds is likely to pay for
collect call charges. For more information about Accudata and its
services, visit www.accudatatech.com.
About Accudata Technologies
Multi-award winning Accudata Technologies provides flexible access to
data validation through innovative approaches to data transmission. The
company serves as an access hub for validating information associated
with traditional, mobile and IP-based telephone numbers. Its validation
services include translating information between diverse protocols such
as SS7, PSTN and IP in order to access local number portability and line
information databases (LIDBs), name and address information (BNA) and
bankcard transaction verifications. For more information, visit www.accudatatech.com.
[ Back To NFVZone's Homepage ]