Centralized call processing

CAFC
  • US 7,899,167 B1
  • Filed: 08/15/2003
  • Issued: 03/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A centralized call processing system for providing call processing services to a plurality of prison facilities, comprising:

  • a networking device connected via digital data links to call processing gateways at the plurality of prison facilities to collect outgoing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) data packets associated with calls from the plurality of prison facilities and to distribute incoming VoIP data packets associated with the calls to the plurality of prison facilities, the plurality of prison facilities located remotely from the call processing gateways, each of the plurality of prison facilities including at least one telephone terminal;

    an unauthorized call activity detection system co-located with the networking device and connected to the networking device for detecting three-way call activity associated with the calls placed from one or more of the plurality of telephone terminals, the three-way call activity detection not performed at the plurality of the prison facilities;

    a call application management system co-located with the networking device and connected to the networking device and the unauthorized call activity detection system for at least processing the outgoing VoIP data packets from the plurality of prison facilities into outgoing call signals and transmitting the outgoing call signals to a first telephone carrier network, the call application management system receiving incoming call signals from the first telephone carrier network and processing the incoming call signals into the incoming VoIP data packets for distribution to the plurality of prison facilities by the networking device; and

    a billing system co-located with said call application management system and located remotely from the call processing gateways, the billing system connected to the call application management system for providing accounting of the calls.

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