USING AN INFRARED SENSOR TO PROGRAM PAGERS
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-11
There arc currently only a limited number of ways to input programming information into pagers, mostly through the use of contacts mounted just inside the hous- ing behind the battery door. These designs rely on gold contact fingers touching gold pads on the circuit board to provide good electrical connection for data transfer. This gold is very soft, so factory fixtures running high volumes of pagers often have problems with the fixture contact fingers wearing and causing intermittancies and poor data transmission. This results in a need to regu- larly change the programming contacts in order to insure high programming reliability.