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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007219D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Hossein Kasmai: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Enhancing the quality of Motorola pagers with plished by modifying the display software. The mod- respect to the competitors is always important. One ified display software counts the number of digits in aspect of product quality is user friendliness. Despite a message before it is displayed. The number of dig- the fact that Motorola pagers are reducing in size its would then be deducted from the maximum num- with time, we must continue to maintain the prod- ber of digits that can be shown on the display. The ucts ease of use. One of the most important compo- remaining number divided by two then represents nents of the pager that the user mostly relates to, is the number of digits that need to be skipped from the display. lefi, before the message is displayed.

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MO-LA Technical Developments Volume 22 June 1994

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by Hossein Kasmai and Mark Besharat

  Enhancing the quality of Motorola pagers with plished by modifying the display software. The mod- respect to the competitors is always important. One ified display software counts the number of digits in aspect of product quality is user friendliness. Despite a message before it is displayed. The number of dig- the fact that Motorola pagers are reducing in size its would then be deducted from the maximum num- with time, we must continue to maintain the prod- ber of digits that can be shown on the display. The ucts ease of use. One of the most important compo- remaining number divided by two then represents nents of the pager that the user mostly relates to, is the number of digits that need to be skipped from the display. lefi, before the message is displayed.

  On present display pagers, the page or message Custom display driver designs can also be received is normally displayed starting from the first, implemented to provide message centering as lefi most digit on the display (left justified). In order described above.
to enhance the quality of displayed messages, the
messages can be centered on the display, as opposed Message centering would not only allow the user to Iefi justified (see diagram shown below). to be able to read the messages much faster and easier, but also enhances the physical image of When the message display is controlled using a Motorola pa...