Patent Number: 6,311,186

Title: Telecommunications switching system utilizing a channelized database access mechanism

Abstract: A telecommunications database system is provided which permits an intelligent peripheral(IP) platform to have channelized database access to a plurality of databases. The IP platform can locate data in any one of the plurality of databases through a channel map that is derived from configuration data supplied by a default database and data supplied by an incoming call or request to the IP platform. Once the channel map is derived, the IP platform can select a channel to access a local or remote database based on the data supplied by the incoming call or request. This data may be a request for information, service circuit id, DNIS of the incoming call, address entered by a caller, OCN/Redirect of the call, ANI of the call, and/or progress indicators.

Inventors: MeLampy; Patrick J. (Pepperell, MA), Penfield; Robert F. (Maynard, MA), Ryan; Theresa H. (Berlin, MA), Fisher; Duncan S. (Needham, MA)

Assignee: Priority Call Management, Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 3/00 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018