ENHANCED STANDBY MODE FOR BATTERY SAVINGS
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-02
Battery life has been a concern in paging appli- cations whereby there is a constant effort to look into ways of producing pagers with an increased bat- tery life span. One of the ways is to put a pager in a standby mode aher a certain period of inactivity so as to conserve energy. In the standby mode, pager functions, such as the pager's display or the display's backlight, are turned off when not used. In turning off a pager hmction, any pager activity, for example, a key press or a page alert, brings the pager out of the standby mode and immediately to an active mode. With interactions between a user and the pager in the active mode, more energy is consumed by the pager.