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Copier Access Control Feature with Internal Billing Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052674D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Andrews, DR Hubbard, JH Hubert, WL Reese, RE Robbins, WE Spivey, PR Stuehler, JE [+details]

Abstract

The use of a pluggable meter permits a single copier to be used by several departments in a business or by different individual users so that each department or user pays only for his own actual usage. The pluggable meters prevent unauthorized usage because the meter must be inserted into a keyway to enable the machine.