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Low-Cost Storage Media and Reader

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099132D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Muhr, JT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of supplying invoice data to This method uses optical storage techniques and low-cost reader for high volume, short message The recording media is a small strip (i.e., X 4") containing the information. The reader is operated and contains a laser read device. ***** ORIGINAL DOCUMENT *****

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Low-Cost Storage Media and Reader

       Disclosed is a method of supplying invoice data to  This
method uses optical storage techniques and low-cost reader for high
volume, short message  The recording media is a small strip (i.e., X
4") containing the information.  The reader is operated and contains
a laser read device.  ***** ORIGINAL DOCUMENT *****

      Many small businesses are using personal computers (PCs) low-
cost computers for their inventory work.  One of the items facing
them upon receiving new stock is to enter item name or other
information into their computer  The common reference to the item is
often the name the item.  The new item probably has some form of
stock on an invoice, but the number has meaning to the not
necessarily to the buyer.  The buyer types in the name of the item
for reference.  This and expensive manual input is necessary to new
stock items.  Consider a video tape rental typical of today's
commercial PC user for small  They order hundreds of films which have
to be put stock.  The store operator has to type in the names of the
films so they can provide the name for their

      Described is a cheap easy device by which the user can read
information from the storage media directly into PC.  The method uses
optical storage techniques applied a simple optical recording media
onto which the data is written.  The recording media is a small
(i.e., 1/2" X 4") containing the information.  The needs to be read
only a...