Patent Number: 8,576,992

Title: Mixed protocol multi-media provider system incorporating a session initiation protocol (SIP) based media server adapted to operate using SIP messages which encapsulate GR-1129 advanced intelligence network based information

Abstract: A system and method for processing a plurality of requests for a plurality of multi-media services received at a Private Service Exchange (PSX) defined on the system from a plurality of IP-communication devices. The system includes a Network Gateway Controller (GSX) coupled to the PSX and to a media sever (MS). The PSX is coupled to at least one IP Service Control Point (IP-SCP), which is operative to process the plurality of requests for the plurality of multi-media services. The IP-SCP further selectively directs the requests to the media server, via the PSX and GSX. The media server operates to form a preliminary multi-media communication path with a calling communication device. The MS further operates to play a plurality of announcements to the calling communication device over the preliminary multi-media communication path, as well as to collect caller-entered data from the calling communication device over the preliminary multi-media communication path.

Inventors: Samarasinghe; Harish (Holmldel, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.

International Classification: H04M 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017