AUTOMATIC PHONE NUMBER SELECTION FOR IrDA TRANSMISSION
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-14
In the future, pagers may support the IrDA protocol. IrDA is a set of standards that defines a serial infrared communications protocol. The IrDA protocol allows devices to communicate with each other over an infra-red (1R) port. For example, PDA's and PC's may contain IR ports and will both support the IrDA protocol. It follows that a typical application of IrDA would be for the PDA to dump its information to the PC to update schedules, address books, etc. Another example is using an IrDA compliant printer to print messages received by an 1rDA compliant pager.