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In/Out Parallel Process on Automatic Bill In/Out Teller Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113569D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Azuchi, I: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes that the microcode improvement can realize the In/Out Parallel process, without additional mechanical functions, on the Automatic Bill In/Out Teller Machine operated by two tellers.

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In/Out Parallel Process on Automatic Bill In/Out Teller Machine

      This article describes that the microcode improvement can
realize the In/Out Parallel process, without additional mechanical
functions, on the Automatic Bill In/Out Teller Machine operated by
two tellers.

      Fig. 1 shows the inside bill feed paths of IBM 4744 Bill In/Out
Autocashier.  The machine serves each cash issue or deposit
transaction as one by one sequentially.  For bill issue operation,
bills are fed from the cartridges to the issue gate via the
recognition unit.  For deposit operation, bills set in the deposit
gate are fed to the recognition unit and counted.  Counted bills are
kept in the escrow, and finally stored into the cartridges after
receiving host acknowledgement.  So, the subsequent transaction has
to wait while the current transaction is sharing the machine.

      Fig. 2 shows the operational conflicts between two tellers.
Once the deposit transaction has started, the bill issue request from
another side teller is forced to wait for more than 17 seconds
(Timing "A" to "D") until the end of deposit process (Timing "D").

      As shown on Fig. 3 "In/Out Parallel Process", this improvement
is to allow the cash issue process while the deposit bills are being
kept in the escrow (Timing "B" to "C").  The depositing bills in the
escrow are fed and stored into the cartridges after completion of
issue operation.  By this improvement, the issue transaction
requested...