Patent Number: 6,167,043

Title: Method and system for small office and home office telephone private branch exchange allowing simultaneous data and voice communications

Abstract: By coupling the functionality of an Internet Telephony function in a personal computer, an Internet Voice Gateway, and a small-office/home-office (SOHO) private branch exchange (PBX), and through inventive coordination of the functions of these units, a SOHO telecommunications system and method are realized which allow use of PBX extension telephones while all PBX outbound telephone lines are occupied by Internet data communications sessions.

Inventors: Frantz; Robert Heflin (Plano, TX)

Assignee: Intelect Communications, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04M 7/00 (20060101); H04L 012/66 (); H04M 011/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017