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TELEPOINT AS AN ENHANCEMENT TO RESERVATION SYSTEMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005980D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Morris Anthony Moore: AUTHOR

Abstract

In the very near future, telepoint systems such as the CT-2 system going into service in the U.K. and DECT system under development in Europe will be wide spread. Assume for now that most people will carry personal communicators with them everywhere and that while these devices will probably be used as cordless home and office phones, they also will be telepoint capable. From this environment and infrastructure will emerge many new applications. One such application is described here.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 11 October 1990

TELEPOINT AS AN ENHANCEMENT TO RESERVATION SYSTEMS

by Morris Anthony Moore

   In the very near future, telepoint systems such as the CT-2 system going into service in the U.K. and DECT system under development in Europe will be wide spread. Assume for now that most people will carry personal communicators with them everywhere and that while these devices will probably be used as cordless home and office phones, they also will be telepoint capable. From this environment and infrastructure will emerge many new applications. One such application is described here.

   Figure 1 is a diagram showing the general context of the system. One requirement for this application (and many others) is autoregistration of the personal communicators with telepoint bases. This is desirable anyway, since it allows the landline system to direct calls to the user when the user is reachable by the system, much like it would in residential or office environments. In this context, it allows the telepoint site to communicate a list of users who are nearby (within its limited range) to attached computer equipment.

RF link

Telepoint

   B Personal Communicator (Customer)

Reservations Counter Reservations

Computer

Figure 1 - Reservations System Enhancement Using Telepoint

   As seen in Figure 1, a telepoint base is located in close proximity to the reservations/service counter. This base is connected to the reservations computer that contains and/...