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Dummy printing method for ACM application work flow

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013947D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of preventing printer jamming and pick up failure problem for Automated Consulting Machine (ACM) and/or multimedia KIOSK. The ACM is a non-cash self service terminal which is installed in unmanned branch and connected to the Remote Operation Terminal (ROT) by ISDN or LAN network for consulting and/or loan contract application. To achieve above application, the ACM has a printer for contract and information printing. But the printer has following problems: 1. Pick-up failure of top surface paper in the paper cassette occurs in dusty and wet environment.

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Dummy printing method for ACM application work flow

   Disclosed is a method of preventing printer jamming and pick up failure problem for
Automated Consulting Machine (ACM) and/or multimedia KIOSK.

The ACM is a non-cash self service terminal which is installed in unmanned branch and
connected to the Remote Operation Terminal (ROT) by ISDN or LAN network for consulting
and/or loan contract application.

To achieve above application, the ACM has a printer for contract and information printing.
But the printer has following problems:

   1. Pick-up failure of top surface paper in the paper cassette occurs in dusty and wet
environment.

   2. Incorrect paper setting by new assigned operator causes paper jamming in the
printer.

When a jamming occurs in consulting period, the ACM application will be required to reset.
So, the customer operating is required to start again.

In order to prevent jamming in consulting period, add dummy printing routine at the top of
the application program to execute dummy printing every power on time. Dummy printed paper
not jamming is retracted to capture bin in the ACM.

When printer jamming occurs at power on time because of bad paper condition such as bad
environment or incorrect setting, the operator is able to check the paper condition and
set paper correctly before service opening. So that this method can increase availability.

Dum m y Printing flow

ACM Power O N

PC PO ST

OS load

Application load

Dum m y Print Routine

Application Main

AC M Ready to custom...