Automated selection of a communication path

  • US 5,966,658 A
  • Filed: 09/26/1996
  • Issued: 10/12/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for automatically selecting one of a plurality of communication paths, the apparatus comprising:

  • a memory operable to store a plurality of ordered lists of communication paths, each ordered list associated with one of a plurality of communication attributes, each communication attribute representing a separate priority for communication; and

    a processor operable to receive a request for communication, the request indicating a communication attribute, the processor further operable to automatically select a communication path from an ordered list associated with the indicated communication attribute.

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