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CRT Screens Which Allow Efficient User Entry of Shipment Delivery Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062852D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Childress, JF Tsalalikhin, L [+details]

Abstract

Current motor freight carrier systems use a teletype user interface which is archaic and inefficient for user entry of data relative to deliveries. It has been proposed to modernize the function of the user interface by using CRT screens in lieu of the teletype. To that end, three screens have been developed which allow efficient entry of shipment delivery data. These three screens comprise a menu and two data entry screens. The first data entry screen allows the user to record "normal" delivery by entering only the identifying "PRO" number. This screen also allows user input of certain common exception codes. The average motor freight carrier will be able to record 90% of deliveries with a single entry (per delivery) on this screen.