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MASTER PASSWORD FOR OTA PROGRAMMING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007722D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Alan Sim: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Over the Air (OTA) programming allows a pag- ing operator to remotely change the configurations of a pager or enable or disable a pager by RF signal- ing. When using OTA programming to disable/ enable or reconfigure a pager, a unique password must be entered for each pager to enable the OTA programming option. This protects the pagers from being fraudulently reconfigured. However this fea- A second, higher level password can be added to the existing password such that this 'master' pass- word, when activated, will override all the individ- ual pager passwords and enable the operator to reconfigure all his pagers in a single page.

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Technical Developments

MASTER PASSWORD FOR OTA PROGRAMMING

by Alan Sim and Angelina Wong

ture becomes inconvenient when the operator wants to send the same OTA page to all subscribers.

INTRODUCTION:

  Over the Air (OTA) programming allows a pag- ing operator to remotely change the configurations of a pager or enable or disable a pager by RF signal- ing. When using OTA programming to disable/ enable or reconfigure a pager, a unique password must be entered for each pager to enable the OTA programming option. This protects the pagers from being fraudulently reconfigured. However this fea-

  A second, higher level password can be added to the existing password such that this 'master' pass- word, when activated, will override all the individ- ual pager passwords and enable the operator to reconfigure all his pagers in a single page.

THE INVENTION:

  To page only pager 1, an OTA page will contain The operator can choose to group his subscribers the pager password 'hello' only. by issuing the same OTA password to 'members' of the same group if the likelihood is that a common

  To page all pagers, an OTA page will contain OTA page will be sent to this group. For example, the master password 'ac123' only. all 4-line alpha users and all l-line alpha users could be grouped into two distinct groups, since pager fea- tures will not be common for these two pager types.

0 MoK'rOIa. 1°C. ,996 167 May 1996

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