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Self-Service Terminal Issue of Ticket Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040241D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Burgess, RG [+details]

Abstract

The self-service terminal 10, shown in block diagram form in the figure, includes a magnetic stripe reader encoder 11 mounted in front of a printer 12. With the disclosed combination, the reader encoder with its transport serves a double function. Its first function is to read the credit card and encode onto the credit card any debit of the account. The second function of the reader encoder is to transport the printed ticket to the terminal user, encoding onto the magnetic stripe of the printed ticket, the machine readable information later used by ticket readers. In a typical sequence of operation, when the terminal is used by a consumer, the consumer, in response to a guidance message on display 13, inserts a magnetic stripe identification card into slot 28.