Centralized call processing

CAFC
  • US 8,577,003 B2
  • Filed: 01/19/2011
  • Issued: 11/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A centralized call processing system, comprising:

  • a networking device connected to a plurality of call processing gateways of a plurality of prison facilities located remotely from the centralized call processing system via a wide area network (WAN), the networking device configured to;

    receive outgoing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) data packets from prison facilities; and

    send incoming VoIP data packets to the prison facilities;

    an unauthorized call activity detection system connected to the networking device for detecting three-way call activity associated with the outgoing VoIP data packets or the incoming VoIP data packets via a local area network (LAN);

    a call application management system connected via the LAN to the networking device for processing the outgoing VoIP data packets for transmission to a telephone carrier network, the call application management system processing signals from the first telephone carrier network into the incoming VoIP data packets; and

    a validation system connected via the LAN to the call application management system and configured to allow or disallow completion or continuing of a particular call of the plurality of prison facilities through the telephone carrier network based on the outgoing VoIP data packets or the incoming VoIP data packets.

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