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REMOTE TRANSMITTER INHIBIT WITH USER OVERRIDE FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007661D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 107K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Brian E. Traub: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In situations involving hazardous chemical envi- ronments, sensitive electrical equipment, or other situations when a transmission could compromise the safety of the radio user, it may be desirable to disable the transmitter function of the radio. The Remote Transmitter Only Inhibit Feature currently provides a remote dispatch site with the capability to activate and deactivate the transmitter function of a radio via an over-the-air command packet.

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Technical Developments

TECHNICAL PUBLICATION: REMOTE TRANSMITTER INHIBIT WITH USER OVERRIDE FEATURE

by Brian E. Traub and Michael J. Hader

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  In situations involving hazardous chemical envi- ronments, sensitive electrical equipment, or other situations when a transmission could compromise the safety of the radio user, it may be desirable to disable the transmitter function of the radio. The Remote Transmitter Only Inhibit Feature currently provides a remote dispatch site with the capability to activate and deactivate the transmitter function of a radio via an over-the-air command packet.

WHAT IS BEING DISCLOSED AND WHY

The purpose of the Remote Transmitter Inhibit with User Override Feature is:

(1) To provide a mechanism which allows a user to reactivate the transmitter hmction ofa radio after it has been deactivated via an over-the-air com- mand packet should this be desired.

(2) To provide a mechanism which allows a remote dispatch site to configure the desired level of con- trol over the transmitter function of a radio alter it has been deactivated via an over-the-air com- mand packet.

  Situations do arise in which the safety of the radio user necessitates deactivation ofthe radio trans- mitter function. In this case, the Remote Transmit- ter Only Inhibit Feature provides a remote dispatch site with the capability to deactivate the transmitter function of the radio. However, the Remote Trans- mitter Only Inhibit Feature does not provide for a mechanism which allows the user to reactivate the transmitter function of the radio in the event that the user has moved to a location which no longer warrants transmitter function inactivity due to safety concerns. The Remote Transmitter Only Inhibit Fea- ture requires an over-the-air command packet to reac- tivate the transmitter Iimction of a radio. However, the transmitter function of the radio has been

deactivated and, consequently, the user must con- tact the remote dispatch site via an alternate method to request reactivation ofthe radio's transmitter lime- tion. During this time period, events may occur that require user-initiated radio transmitter hmctions that are not available to the user.

  The Remote Transmitter Inhibit With User Over- ride Feature provides the flexibility which will allow a remote dispatch site to not only activate and deac- tivate the transmitter...