HIGHLY EFFICIENT IDEOGRAPHIC/NUMERIC CHARACTERS MIXED MODE OPERATION
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-06
One of the concerns for promoting the sales of the ideographic character pager in the Far East market such as Hong Kong,Taiwan and Peoples Republic of Chinais that it requires two bytes, 7 bits each, to transmit a word or character. The air time in some of the areas such as Hong Kong is getting more and more expensive due to the heavy RF channel traffic. A statistical study conducted in Hong Kong indicated that approximately 90% of the Paging calls are a surname followed by a gender and followed by a phone number. How to satisfy the90% of the paging calls byamethod whichdoes not take toomuch airtime is a problem need to be resolved.