Identification Technique Using Speech Synthesis
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes a technique using a speech processor chip (SPC) module in an industrial/manufacturing environment to provide information about a product (such as a personal computer) mainly for identification and tracking purposes. For example, the module can be attached to the outside of the product box or package and upon reading, either automatically on a conveyor or by way of a separate plug-in reader, can provide identity of the product, purchase order number, quantities, part number, etc. The module can be re-usable or throw-away and is capable of producing digital, analog or audible output. Figs. 1A, 1B, and 1C are top, end and side views, respectively, of the SPC module, which can be read-only memory (ROM). Fig. 2 is a front view of the read/write terminal. Fig.