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Energy star compliant voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telecommunications network including energy star compliant VoIP devices

United States Patent

November 6, 2012
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A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications system, a method of managing a communications network in such a system and a program product therefore. The system/network includes an ENERGY STAR (E-star) aware softswitch and E-star compliant communications devices at system endpoints. The E-star aware softswitch allows E-star compliant communications devices to enter and remain in power saving mode. The E-star aware softswitch spools messages and forwards only selected messages (e.g., calls) to the devices in power saving mode. When the E-star compliant communications devices exit power saving mode, the E-star aware softswitch forwards spooled messages.
Kouchri; Farrokh Mohammadzadeh (Boca Raton, FL)
Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc. (Boca Raton, FL)
12/ 012,623
February 4, 2008
ENERGY STAR or E-Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government introduced ENERGY STAR in 1992 as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.