Communication and proximity authorization systems

  • US 20020187779A1
  • Filed: 07/19/2002
  • Published: 12/12/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A proximity service unit for providing at least one predetermined service for use with multiple types of wireless devices, comprising:

  • a multiple channel wireless transceiver capable of receiving at least two signal types, the multiple channel wireless transceiver receiving a request authorization code from each of a plurality of respective wireless devices such that the plurality of wireless devices communicate simultaneously with the multiple channel wireless transceiver without air time, each wireless device being capable of communicating the request authorization code when the wireless device is within a predetermined proximity distance from the multiple channel wireless transceiver and each request authorization code uniquely identifying the wireless device from which the request authorization code is received;

    a proximity unit validation assembly communicating with the multiple channel wireless transceiver receiving and validating the plurality of request authorization codes received by the multiple channel wireless transceiver and outputting a service authorization code in response to each of the request authorization codes upon validating the respective request authorization code; and

    a legacy activation unit receiving the service authorization codes and for providing at least one predetermined service for each wireless device providing the request authorization code resulting in a service authorization code.

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