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REPEATED MESSAGE FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007524D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ong Dee Nai: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The REPEATED MESSAGE feature is an im- proved version to the current DUPLICATE MES- SAGE feature available in most pager products in the market.

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MOlVROLA Technical Developments

REPEATED MESSAGE FEATURE

by Ong Dee Nai and Yee Hon Keong

  The REPEATED MESSAGE feature is an im- proved version to the current DUPLICATE MES- SAGE feature available in most pager products in the market.

When a duplicate message is received by the pager within a user-specified short period window
(e.g. 10 minutes), that page is regarded as a repeated message and a unique alert will be emitted. A message/page is treated as repeated in the sense that the caller keeps sending duplicate pages within a short period expecting a SINGLE rep/y from the pager owner.

  If the repeated message has not been read before, this page alert will get louder and/or longer. If it is a READ repeated message, the page alert could just be a chirp or soft alert or completely silent (user

REPEATED MESSAGE INDICATION PROMPT

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selectable or user programmable). When this repeated message is read, an Indication of Repeated Message
(e.g. "REPEATED MSG" prompt or icon) with the Repetition Count will be displayed together with the additional time stamping information for the Repeated Message, i.e. the Time Stampfor the Earliest Repeated Message and the Time Stamp for the Most Recent Repeated Message. This information is useful in that it informs the user the time when the caller is trying to call him/her,

  An exemplary display for the Repeated Message feature is shown in the figure below. It shows that the first page (4862104-999) was received at lo:44 am lo/28 and th...