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PAGER SERIAL NUMBER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007919D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Andrew Fuehl: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Current paging customers have no way to iden- tily the origin ofa text page. The issue arises when a threatening text page is sent to high level officials or other personnel such as judges. If the person send- ing the threatening pages is a potentially dangerous person, there needs to be a way to determine where the page originated t?om so the suspect can be located and turned over to the authorities.

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by Andrew Fuehl and Eduardo Gonzalez

BACKGROUND

  Current paging customers have no way to iden- tily the origin ofa text page. The issue arises when a threatening text page is sent to high level officials or other personnel such as judges. If the person send- ing the threatening pages is a potentially dangerous person, there needs to be a way to determine where the page originated t?om so the suspect can be located and turned over to the authorities.

SOLUTION

The idea presented in this article is a method to provide a means to identify where a page was origi-

nated from. Each alpha paging console will have a unique serial number which will be transmitted over the telco line when an alpha page is sent. This serial number will be a registered serial number which will help identify the owner of the console and the origination of the page. In addition, the paging site will be capable of identifying the serial number of the originator as well as providing the phone num- ber from where the page was sent. This will provide a location that could be used to track down a threatening page. Figure 1 shows this configuration. If the caller uses a caller ID Blocker, the system can limit the caller to a numeric page. This way we have a phone number to trace back to.

Fig. 1 System Configuration

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M-ROLA Technical Developments

EXAMPLE:

  A judge is...