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POWER ON TO TRANSMIT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008495D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Charles Browder: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In order to be competitive in today's market, industries must not only learn to satisfy the current need of their customers, but also to predict and fulfill those needs before they are even felt. Customer sat- isfaction is a must in today's world. Industries must satisfy their customers or risk going out of business. The two-way radio is no longer a device for just talk and listen as we knew it a decade ago. Radios have hardware and software features that have become somewhat indispensable to our customers, features that make them safer and easier to operate.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

POWER ON TO TRANSMIT

by Charles Browder and Antony Christian

  In order to be competitive in today's market, industries must not only learn to satisfy the current need of their customers, but also to predict and fulfill those needs before they are even felt. Customer sat- isfaction is a must in today's world. Industries must satisfy their customers or risk going out of business. The two-way radio is no longer a device for just talk and listen as we knew it a decade ago. Radios have hardware and software features that have become somewhat indispensable to our customers, features that make them safer and easier to operate.

DESCRIPTION

  Power on to transmit (POTT) is a new feature that meets the above requirements. Modem radios have so many buttons that it is sometimes difficult to quickly tell which one is used to turn the radio on and off. POTT defeats this problem. POTT is a fea- ture that allows the user to power up the radio by pressing the PTT button. By doing so, the user does not need to know how the radio operates or where

the on/off button is located. The PTT button is always very easy to identify. In an emergency situa- tion there is very little time to waste, taking time to find out how a radio is powered up could be very costly, and in some cases fatal. Unlike the emergency button that was designed for covert operation, POTT is designed to make the radio more user friendly and could subsequently reduce the button count....