GUARANTEED MECHANISM FOR MESSAGE RETRANSMISSION
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-24
On a typical paging terminal users can retrieve pages sent to them using the message retransmission feature. The user inputs the sequence number(s) of the messages that he/she desires to be retransmitted to his pager. The user input could be a single sequence number or a range of sequence numbers. This input is communicated by the telephone han- dling subsystem to the central processing subsystem of the paging terminal. A serial communication pro- tocol may be followed between these two subsys- tems. The lower message sequence number, upper message sequence number and the number of mes- sages in the tank are communicated by the central processor to the telephone handling subsystem for the user input to be validated and messages to be retransmitted successfully. The tank referred to here is typically a storage allocated to each subscriber in the central processing subsystem for storing mes- sages.