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Configuration of a Wireless-Connected Mobile Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115222D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Morse, GJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for performing the configuration of a remote, wireless-connected mobile computer to receive data in a manner allowing the data to be well integrated into the applications loaded on the mobile computer. With this method, an application program receives a wireless-transmitted message, which is then used to integrate wireless-delivered data services in a manner that provides useful integration of these services into the applications loaded on the mobile computer. This method also allows a user to override automated configuration settings to provide a custom environment.

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Configuration of a Wireless-Connected Mobile Computer

      Disclosed is a method for performing the configuration of a
remote, wireless-connected mobile computer to receive data in a
manner allowing the data to be well integrated into the applications
loaded on the mobile computer.  With this method, an application
program receives a wireless-transmitted message, which is then used
to integrate wireless-delivered data services in a manner that
provides useful integration of these services into the applications
loaded on the mobile computer.  This method also allows a user to
override automated configuration settings to provide a custom
environment.

      Fig. 1 is a schematic illustration of a mobile data processing
system, together with a wireless service provider, forming a system
in which this method may be implemented.  A mobile computer is
connected to various services and communication feeds by means of a
radio transmission carrier.  Fig. 2 is a block diagram showing the
format of a configuration message in which various codes are
incorporated for wireless transmission.  Fig. 3 is a flowchart
showing a process for decoding the configuration message of Fig. 2 in
accordance with a preferred scenario for integrating the service data
into the applications loaded on the system.

      Referring to Fig. 3, in step 1, a determination is made whether
an incoming message has a special header, including a unique string
of characters, meaning the message is a configuration message.  If
the message is determined in this way to be a configuration message,
a number of codes in this message are read in steps 2-4.  In step 2,
the Service ID Code is read to determine whether an incoming message
is from a new service.  To facilitate this determination, a tag
unique...