Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, September 22, from 10am-noon ET. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

IMPROVED PAGE RECEPTION IN OVERLAP AREAS FOR ALPHA PAGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009726D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Karl R. Weiss Chua Yong Tong Lee Huang Siong

Abstract

A roaming pager has to make a decision to switch from one channel to another channel when roaming. For example, a home channel may be pri- oritized and the pager has to determine when to switch to a roaming channel when roaming out of the coverage area of the home channel. This can be a problem, for example, if the pager switches too quickly (at 80% page sense level) as it may miss messages because page information is still being sent to the home channel and not to the roaming channel. Alternatively, if the pager switches too slowly (at 20% page sense level), then the pager may miss messages on the roaming channel because the home channel is still being.monitored even though the roaming channel has a strong signal strength.