UTILIZING PAGER EEPROM AS A FIELD PERFORMANCE RECORDER
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-05
Most new paging receiver designs include the use of an EEPROM to store customer signaling addresses and option information. A section of this same EEPROM could be reserved to collect information about a pager's field performance. The pager can collect data and periodically store it in the EEPROM. A few examples of useful information are listed below: 1) Run Time - Elapsed time the pager is on. 2) Pages -How many pages have been received. 3) Page Quality-Bit error rates on received pages. 4) Battery Life-Run time between battery changes.