Level Priority Polling
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
This disclosed technique optimizes communication between portable handsets and multiple base stations operating in a half duplex mode on a single radio frequency (RF). Any of the portable handsets can, with sufficient signal strength, communicate with any base station within the teleprocessing network. As a result, the polling base station will not know which portable handset is answering a general poll, and the portable handset will not know which base station within the network is polling.