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IMPROVED PAGING TERMINAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006496D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Bradley A. Murray: AUTHOR

Abstract

Paging terminals can have the capability to store incoming messages (pages) while the terminal is not fully operational (i.e. maintenance is being performed, an alarm is tripped). Once the terminal becomes operational, the stored pages are then transmitted for reception to the appropriate pagers. This type of system could also have the capability to transmit additional information, along with the message, which indicates to the pager user that the message that has been received was delayed due to one of the above stated problems. One such system is described in patent number 5,051,740 assigned to Motorola. However, this system lacks any means for giving notification to the person who initiated the page indicating that the page was finally transmitted when the terminal became operational. This information would be helpful in determining when a response should occur from the person that is being paged.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 16 August 1992

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IMPROVED PAGING TERMINAL

by Bradley A. Murray

  Paging terminals can have the capability to store incoming messages (pages) while the terminal is not fully operational (i.e. maintenance is being performed, an alarm is tripped). Once the terminal becomes operational, the stored pages are then transmitted for reception to the appropriate pagers. This type of system could also have the capability to transmit additional information, along with the message, which indicates to the pager user that the message that has been received was delayed due to one of the above stated problems. One such system is described in patent number 5,051,740 assigned to Motorola. However, this system lacks any means for giving notification to the person who initiated the page indicating that the page was finally transmitted when the terminal became operational. This information would be helpful in determining when a response should occur from the person that is being paged.

  An improvement to this system would be to have the capability for acknowledging back to the person who initiated the page indicating the delayed message was fmally transmitted. This could be accomplished using several different methods. The caller may be asked, via voice prompts, to enter the telephone number where they can be reached. The paging terminal can then call back that number, upon transmitting the delayed mes- sage, and indicate that the page was fi...