EMERGENCY COUNTDOWN WITH TIMER RESET
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-10
This invention provides additional safety to a radio operator by improving the effectiveness and reliability ofthe Emergency feature. A user in a dan- gerous and potentially life-threatening situation may be unable to send an Emergency signal successfully to the base if the radio is in a fringe area, the radio is dropped or damaged, or the operator is injured. This invention provides an additional margin of safety by allowing the user to activate an emergency count- down timer. If the timer is not reset or canceled within a specified time-out period, an Emergency condition is automatically generated.