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Remote Terminal Card Identification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090386D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Udell, DE: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a remote terminal computer system, a card is inserted in the terminal and a check is made to properly identify the card holder Prior to a transaction. The card contains a strip of magnetic tape on which the card holder's number is magnetically recorded in code. The code can be a Fourier transform of the number or an analog coded representation. The card does not contain the holder's name. The terminal includes a magnetic head which reads the coded representation of the number which is decoded either at the terminal or computer to the proper binary form. This decoded number is then compared with the card holder's name, which is separately entered at the terminal, and a match made before a transaction can take place.

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Remote Terminal Card Identification

In a remote terminal computer system, a card is inserted in the terminal and a check is made to properly identify the card holder Prior to a transaction. The card contains a strip of magnetic tape on which the card holder's number is magnetically recorded in code. The code can be a Fourier transform of the number or an analog coded representation. The card does not contain the holder's name. The terminal includes a magnetic head which reads the coded representation of the number which is decoded either at the terminal or computer to the proper binary form. This decoded number is then compared with the card holder's name, which is separately entered at the terminal, and a match made before a transaction can take place.

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