IMPROVED PAGING TERMINAL
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-09
Paging terminals can have the capability to store incoming messages (pages) while the terminal is not fully operational (i.e. maintenance is being performed, an alarm is tripped). Once the terminal becomes operational, the stored pages are then transmitted for reception to the appropriate pagers. This type of system could also have the capability to transmit additional information, along with the message, which indicates to the pager user that the message that has been received was delayed due to one of the above stated problems. One such system is described in patent number 5,051,740 assigned to Motorola. However, this system lacks any means for giving notification to the person who initiated the page indicating that the page was finally transmitted when the terminal became operational. This information would be helpful in determining when a response should occur from the person that is being paged.