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ACCESS LOCK OUT METHOD FOR DIGITAL PAGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006518D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 114K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Brian K. Terry: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the near future digital paging services will pro- vide much mc~re than a numeric phone number or a short alphanumeric message. The user will have access to headline news, sports, financial news, fax, and other informational services. They will be able to store the data within the pager and print it out at their conven- ience. These services will be highly data intensive and will most likely be more expensive than the standard numeric services provided today. If an advertising agency were to gain access to a paging service they could send a large amount of advertising with minimum cost to themselves. The paging service user may fmd it conven- ient or even necessary to limit access to their paging service from outside sources. Even the user of a stand- ard numeric service could find it useful to lock out nui- sance callers.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 16 August 1992

ACCESS LOCK OUT METHOD FOR DIGITAL PAGERS

by Brian K. Terry and Osvaldo Romero

  In the near future digital paging services will pro- vide much mc~re than a numeric phone number or a short alphanumeric message. The user will have access to headline news, sports, financial news, fax, and other informational services. They will be able to store the data within the pager and print it out at their conven- ience. These services will be highly data intensive and will most likely be more expensive than the standard numeric services provided today. If an advertising agency were to gain access to a paging service they could send a large amount of advertising with minimum cost to themselves. The paging service user may fmd it conven- ient or even necessary to limit access to their paging service from outside sources. Even the user of a stand- ard numeric service could find it useful to lock out nui- sance callers.

  The invention described within allows the paging service user to lock out the reception of pages from send- ers who are not on the approved access list. This inven- tion uses a form of caller I.D. at the RCC terminal to determine ifthe source caller number or pager-initiation equipment number is on the approved access list. If the source phone number is not on the approved access list, the call will be terminated, otherwise the page will be accepted. A block diagram of the hardware required for this system is shown in figure 1. The only hardware required in addition to what already exist in the source telephone number decoder for caller I.D., and the mem- ory within the terminal needed to store the access lock out database.

  The decision making process involves first deter- mining the source phone number of the page sender, then that number is compared to all numbers in the approved access list for that particular paging service user. A decision is then made whether to allow com- munication to...