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PICTURE PAGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008947D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Declan Carew: AUTHOR

Abstract

A digital camera is arranged to communicate recorded image data to a pager. From the pager, the data can be sent on further, for example for further pro- cessing or for storage in a computer. This alleviates the constraint of there being limited memory in the digital camera itself.

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PICTURE PAGER

by Declan Carew

ABSTRACT

  A digital camera is arranged to communicate recorded image data to a pager. From the pager, the data can be sent on further, for example for further pro- cessing or for storage in a computer. This alleviates the constraint of there being limited memory in the digital camera itself.

INTRODUCTION

  The digital camera has opened many avenues to simplification of the process of taking and developing photographs. Much of the manual input to good pho- tography has been eliminated by the digital camera, and what remains is the messy process of storing the captured data and the manual process of passing this to a developer to produce hardcopy pictures.

  This paper describes improvements in the process of storing the captured data and the process of passing this to a developer to produce hardcopy pictures.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED

  Digitally storing captured data is an excellent improvement over the standard film storage using a transparent base coated with photosensitive emulsion to capture images. But high quality digital images require significant resident memory in the camera, hence limiting the quantity of the images which can be stored. Memory space is limited in all portable devices, particularly in cameras. Digital data capture therefore provides a significant challenge to the photo- graphic industry in the need to cope with this amount of data.

PROPOSED SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

  This paper describes how digital camera users can download their data to their pager and save their pic- tures, with the use of Motorola's "Two-Way" Flex"

technology. This frees-up camera memory to take additional shots. The data is then available for further transmission, because a two-way pager can transmit data to a base station. Given...