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PROGRAMMABLE UPSIDE DOWN DISPLAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007271D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Richard Comparey: AUTHOR

Abstract

A mobile radio's front panel is typically asym- metrical with MIC connection, volume and mode controls, and buttons on one side or another of the display. This offers little flexibility in the location for mounting the radio (or the control head for trunk mount). The location of these controls may not match personal preference or may even be impractical when the radio is mounted in right-hand drive vehicles, or near the ceiling ofa vehicle.

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Technical Developments Volume 23 October 1994

PROGRAMMABLE UPSIDE DOWN DISPLAY

by Richard Comparey

  A mobile radio's front panel is typically asym- metrical with MIC connection, volume and mode controls, and buttons on one side or another of the display. This offers little flexibility in the location for mounting the radio (or the control head for trunk mount). The location of these controls may not match personal preference or may even be impractical when the radio is mounted in right-hand drive vehicles, or near the ceiling ofa vehicle.

A new RSS-programmable feature could display all front panel messages upside down.

  The radio could then be mounted upside down thereby reversing the normal locations of the con- trols. The buttons and the lens with the Motorola name could be mounted upside down as well.

  A separate radio control head may not be required for right-hand drive vehicles thereby saving manu- facturing costs.

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