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TELEPHONE WITH BAR-CODE READER CAPABILITY FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007040D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Wong Sie Hui: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Telephones such as CT2 base stations and hand- sets could be made more user-friendly by integrat- ing them with the bar-code reader. The bar-code reader capability feature would enable the users to rapid dial by just scanning the bar-coded telephone numbers, for example, on the business name cards and even on bar-coded telephone directories. The scanned bar-coded telephone numbers can also be stored in the memories conveniently, ifso desired.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume20 October 1993

TELEPHONE WITH BAR-CODE READER CAPABILITY FEATURE

by Wong Sie Hui, Liew Swee Min and Chai Min Tan

  Telephones such as CT2 base stations and hand- sets could be made more user-friendly by integrat- ing them with the bar-code reader. The bar-code reader capability feature would enable the users to rapid dial by just scanning the bar-coded telephone numbers, for example, on the business name cards and even on bar-coded telephone directories. The scanned bar-coded telephone numbers can also be stored in the memories conveniently, ifso desired.

The bar-code reader can be incorporated into the telephone base station or handset as shown in

Figure 1 and 2. It can either be the bar-code pen reader or build-in bar-code reader.

The basic block diagrams oftelephone with bar- code reader is shown in Figure 3.

  The operations are illustrated in the flowchart as shown in Figure 4. When the scanner is not acti- vated, the phone can be initiated either by normal dialing or memory auto-dialing. If the scanner is activated, bar-coded phone number can be scanned for either auto-dialing or stored in the memory.

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MOZOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 20 October 1993

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