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Manual Start Feature for Automatic Teller Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122034D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Abendschein, U: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a control device which, in the case of failure of the internal network or the PC in an automatic teller machine, serves to separately control the individual machine modules, in particular those of the transport path.

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Manual Start Feature for Automatic Teller Machines

      This article describes a control device which, in the
case of failure of the internal network or the PC in an automatic
teller machine, serves to separately control the individual machine
modules, in particular those of the transport path.

      The individual modules of automatic teller machines are
provided with separate control devices for their mechanical
components.  The modules themselves are controlled from an internal
network by a PC with control software.  If the PC or the network
fails, the modules are no longer capable of performing their
functions, although they are fully operational otherwise.  As a
result, jammed currency has to be removed by hand or other mechanical
means.

      To avoid this, a mechanical key is provided by which the motor,
actuating the transport path, may be started for a short time.  This
key, when pressed, simulates a command which the control means of the
transport path interprets as a control software command.

      The advantage of this feature is that the control software does
not have to be changed and that the control means of the transport
path only has to be adapted such that the command prompted by the key
is interpreted as a control software command.  Mechanical auxiliary
means and manual manipulations by the operating personnel are
dispensed with.