Browse Prior Art Database

PCPAGE - An Automated Approach to Mobile Communications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119975D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greenwood, MC: AUTHOR

Abstract

PCPAGE, the system being disclosed, provides an automated means of transmitting coded information via digital paging units to communicate particular messages to designated personnel.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 92% of the total text.

PCPAGE - An Automated Approach to Mobile Communications

      PCPAGE,  the system being disclosed, provides an
automated means of transmitting coded information via digital paging
units to communicate particular messages to designated personnel.

      Commonly, electronic paging units are used to transmit phone
numbers to be called by the receiver of the page to obtain a message.
The receiver of the page then calls the phone number to get more
information. As described, this is a two-step process.

      PCPAGE can reduce such two-step processes to just one step by
transmitting messages in code via digital pagers that can be readily
decoded by the receiver to access pertinent information. The receiver
of the page is provided with a decoder such as a laminated business
card containing a code table to help convert the codes to meaningful
text.

      The transmission of coded messages to designated digital pagers
is done automatically via a computer and modem connected to an
automation system. Events on the automation system trigger the
execution of PCPAGE, and an appropriate coded message is sent out to
the people who are paged.

      The following example illustrates how a PCPAGE coding
convention card can provide Computer Operations personnel with coded
information correlating digital codes to computing system events.
When a computing system event occurs, a message is automatically
triggered in the computer and PCPAGE pages the appropriate personnel
...