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Common watchdog system for kiosk terminal by time progamable power controler/UPS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013882D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a Watchdog system for automatic recovery of terminal hang-up which utilizes the time programmable power controller/UPS that is equipped in KIOSK terminal. This system can automatically recover the hang-up that occurs on low end KIOSK terminal using consumer PC that is not implemented with built-in Watchdog circuit. The hardware configuration of KIOSK terminal for this system is shown in Figure 1. This configuration requires the following conditions; 1. The power controller/UPS should be able to set power output off/on by minute (or second) period.