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INTERACTIVE TV ALPHA PAGING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007860D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Greg Coonley: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

With the growth of Motorola's alpha-numeric pag- ing portfolio, there is a detinite need to address alpha- numeric data entry, Currently, the only way to send alpha-numeric pages is through an alphamate ter- minal, computer with alpha software or paying a per page fee when calling in and leaving a message with a pager service provider. New interactive cable TV technology provides a perfect opportunity for alpha-numeric page data entry and support of the alpha pager market growth.

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Technical Developments

INTERACTIVE TV ALPHA PAGING SYSTEM

by Greg Coonley, Eugene Lopatukhin and Frank Falcone

ABSTRACT

IMPLEMENTATION

  With the growth of Motorola's alpha-numeric pag- ing portfolio, there is a detinite need to address alpha- numeric data entry, Currently, the only way to send alpha-numeric pages is through an alphamate ter- minal, computer with alpha software or paying a per page fee when calling in and leaving a message with a pager service provider. New interactive cable TV technology provides a perfect opportunity for alpha-numeric page data entry and support of the alpha pager market growth.

  The intention of the feature described here is to provide an easy and convenient alphanumeric page entry method.

  This feature is implemented using the new gen- eration of interactive cable TV decoder boxes. One channel would be dedicated as an alpha-numeric entry screen. The page data would be entered with the help of the cable box remote control. Features such as pull down menus, point and click selections and visual keyboards would aid in data entry. Once the page is composed, the information will be trans- ferred to the Cable Service Provider which would re-transmit the information to Pager Service Pro- vider who would actually send out the page.

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