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Enhanced Media Sensor Array

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244430D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 148K

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Abstract

An upper and lower sensor array, with transmitters and receivers in both the upper and lower housing, each sensor array having the ability to display on a web GUI a bitmapped output of the sensor profile map so the end user can select where the media registration begins and ends.

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Enhanced Media Sensor Array

    Media processing devices, such as label printers or RFID encoders and readers, have sensor arrays within the device that can sense the presense of a media, such as a labels or tags. An issue with sensor array deployment within a media processing device, such as a label printer, is that it is hampered almost universally through two means. First, the sensor array needs to be manually adjusted when the media processing device is initially used. Second, when new media is used within the media processing device that has different media detection setting requirements than the previously installed media, the sensor array needs to be manually readjusted to the new setting.

    For some media processing devices, once a sensing mode on the sensor array is set, it cannot be changed unless reprogrammed at a PC. For other media processing devices, this can involve physically moving the sensor array. Additionally, these sensors can become jammed, which would require a repair sevices to fix. Having two fixed arrays that are also relatively removeable reduces moving parts, making for a physically simpler setup process. Also, an upper and lower media sensor array within a media processing device can be programmed based on a specific media format by a customer or a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for any media type.

    An upper and lower sensor array, with transmitters and receivers in both the upper and lower housing, each sensor array having the ability to displ...