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DIAGNOSTIC MODE - INPUT TRANSITION TONE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026089D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The process of diagnosing problems within a xerographic system is aided through the use of visual and audible feedback to the service representative. In a system having a user interface and a component control diagnostic program, it is possible to monitor input state transitions within the system and display the transitions on the user interface as they occur. In such a system, it is occasionally advantageous to the service rep to have an audible tone which accompanies the input state transitions being displayed on the user interface. However, because the audible tone may at times be confusing or distracting, depending upon the inputs being checked, the tone may be enabled or disabled by the service rep as s/he chooses.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DIAGNOSTIC MODE - INPUT TRANSITION TONE
Andrea L. Carpenter
Eugene S. Evanitsky
Paul F. Schmitt
Alan Goldsmith

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/206 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

The process of diagnosing problems within a xerographic system is aided through the use of visual and audible feedback to the service representative. In a system having a user interface and a component control diagnostic program, it is possible to monitor input state transitions within the system and display the transitions on the user interface as they occur. In such a system, it is occasionally advantageous to the service rep to have an audible tone which accompanies the input state transitions being displayed on the user interface. However, because the audible tone may at times be confusing or distracting, depending upon the inputs being checked, the tone may be enabled or disabled by the service rep as s/he chooses.

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 15, No. 2 MarcWApril 1990 77

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78 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 15, No. 2 MarchlApril 1990

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