VoIP analog telephone system

  • US 9,667,800 B2
  • Filed: 11/07/2016
  • Issued: 05/30/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An analog telephone adapter (ATA) that enables VoIP telephony services and is configured to allow a user to gain telephone connectivity between an analog telephone and the internet, the ATA comprising:

  • a rigid housing includinga USB port,an Ethernet port,a telephone port configured to transmit signals to, and receive signals from, the analog telephone;

    a processor,a non-transitory storage medium, anda network interface card;

    the ATA havinga first configuration wherein the ATA is configured tocommunicate with the internet via the USB port and torelay communications from the telephone port to the USB port to enable telephony services;

    a second configuration wherein the ATA is configured tocommunicate with the internet via the Ethernet port and torelay communications from the telephone port to the Ethernet port to enable telephony services;

    the non-transitory storage medium havinga first instruction for the processor to automatically detect internet connectivity at the USB port,a second instruction for the processor to automatically detect internet connectivity at the Ethernet port,a third instruction for the processor to automatically configure the ATA into the first configuration upon a determination of internet connectivity at the USB port and no internet connectivity at the Ethernet port, anda fourth instruction for the processor to automatically configure the ATA into the second configuration upon a determination of internet connectivity at the Ethernet port and no internet connectivity at the USB port.

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