Guidance Messages Stored on Identification Cards
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
As networks of automatic teller machines and point-of-sale terminals are created, a card issued by one bank or credit organization becomes usable at the terminals of all other banks or stores in the network. A uniform interface is presented to the terminal user by terminals of different manufacture connected to different banks by storing guidance messages and selection menus needed during terminal operations in integrated circuit chip storage or other storage on the identification card. In the operation of any interactive terminal, a basic set of requests and responses are needed to consummate a transaction. Examples are reading the identification card, entering a secret number or password, entering a transaction amount, etc.