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SALES/TRAINING SYSTEM USING OPTICAL DISK MEMORY AND COPIER INTERFACE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025981D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Sales demos are often given in a showroom using a display machine like the one which the customer is interested in. The salesperson must develop a presentation and show the various machine capabilities and features. A demonstration mode is proposed for a machine which includes an optical memory device which allows this demonstration to be part of the machine. The sales demo is shown on a color (or monochrome) CRT with accompanying audio dialogue and even include interaction with the machine controls.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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SALESPTRAINING SYSTEM USING Proposed Classification OPTICAL DISK MEMORY AND
COPIER INTERFACE
Robert L. Kurtz
Craig A. Smith

U.S. C1.355114C Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Sales demos are often given in a showroom using a display machine like the one which the customer is interested in. The salesperson must develop a presentation and show the various machine capabilities and features. A demonstration mode is proposed for a machine which includes an optical memory device which allows this demonstration to be part of the machine. The sales demo is shown on a color (or monochrome) CRT with accompanying audio dialogue and even include interaction with the machine controls.

Small machines would not benefit from this approach because the size of their user control/display interface (C/DUI) and the machine itself would not justify or allow this extensive media. A movable optical disk player and CRT is suggested and the demos etc. for a number of small machines could be put on one (or a few) disks and the equipment wheeled to the appropriate machine (if desired) for the presentation. In order to fully demonstrate the machines capabilities, a communication line from the demo system could be connected to the machine via a data interface port (probably RS-232) so that the machines controls and displays could be part of the presentation.

In either case, this same system could be used in new placements to train customers in the proper use of the machine and its...