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AUTO AUDIO BY PAGE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007265D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mark Besharat: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The way software routine would work, is that the user sends a page with a certain data pattern to the pager. When the pager receives the page, the received data pattern is compared against a data pat- tern programmed in the ROM or in the codeplug. When these two data patterns match, the pager will change it's previously set page alert mode (silent or audio), to the audible alert mode and will set the page alert length to it's maximum value if the pager is not in Lowell or Gonecell mode. This value is usually 21 seconds in most of the recent Motorola pagers.

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Technical Developments Volume 23 October 1994

AUTO AUDIO BY PAGE

by Mark Besharat and Hossein Kasmai

  The way software routine would work, is that the user sends a page with a certain data pattern to the pager. When the pager receives the page, the received data pattern is compared against a data pat- tern programmed in the ROM or in the codeplug. When these two data patterns match, the pager will change it's previously set page alert mode (silent or audio), to the audible alert mode and will set the page alert length to it's maximum value if the pager is not in Lowell or Gonecell mode. This value is usually 21 seconds in most of the recent Motorola pagers.

  At this point any following pages that are sent to the pager will cause it to alert in audio mode, therefore helping user to hopefully locate the pager.

This feature would not be helpful if pager was turned off before it was lost.

INTRODUCTION

  As the paging market becomes more and more competitive, it is apparent that we need to be more creative in adding features to pagers. Adding more useful features in our products will make them more competitive and attractive to the consumer, resulting in a larger market share.

OPERATION

  Presently, when a pager is lost and it is set to vibrate mode, it would be very difficult, ifnot impos- sible, for the user to locate the pager.

  A software routine integrated into the pager soft- ware can help resolve this problem, to a great extent and recover a misplaced pager....