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Guidance Messages Stored on Identification Cards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047336D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Svigals, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

As networks of automatic teller machines and point-of-sale terminals are created, a card issued by one bank or credit organization becomes usable at the terminals of all other banks or stores in the network. A uniform interface is presented to the terminal user by terminals of different manufacture connected to different banks by storing guidance messages and selection menus needed during terminal operations in integrated circuit chip storage or other storage on the identification card. In the operation of any interactive terminal, a basic set of requests and responses are needed to consummate a transaction. Examples are reading the identification card, entering a secret number or password, entering a transaction amount, etc.

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Guidance Messages Stored on Identification Cards

As networks of automatic teller machines and point-of-sale terminals are created, a card issued by one bank or credit organization becomes usable at the terminals of all other banks or stores in the network. A uniform interface is presented to the terminal user by terminals of different manufacture connected to different banks by storing guidance messages and selection menus needed during terminal operations in integrated circuit chip storage or other storage on the identification card. In the operation of any interactive terminal, a basic set of requests and responses are needed to consummate a transaction. Examples are reading the identification card, entering a secret number or password, entering a transaction amount, etc. These basic functions can be identified by standardized codes agreed to in advance by all members of the network. Identification cards then issued by network members contain the English language equivalent of the requests, which English language equivalent is read from the identification card by the terminal in response to a standardized command and displayed by the terminal to the terminal user. Thus, for example, the step of displaying the request or the terminal user to enter the user's personal identification information may result in the display of "Please enter your secret number", "Please enter your personal identification number", or "Please enter your password", depending upon the mes...