Data entry systems

  • US 20070060203A1
  • Filed: 08/31/2006
  • Published: 03/15/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/13/1993
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data entry system comprising a hand held data entry unit, said hand held unit comprising:

  • a reading sensor for sensing commands and/or data and for producing input signals in response to said sensed commands and/or data;

    rewritable storage programmable with information relating to selectable items;

    a controller connected to receive and process said input signals from said sensor, said controller being arranged to respond to said commands to control said hand held unit and to said data to select a said item;

    a display screen for displaying a user readable representation of said commands and said stored information for said selected item; and

    a telecommunications interface for telephonic transmission of information relating to a selected item or items from said storage to a remote processing center via a telecommunications network and for telephonic reception of information relating to said selectable items from said remote processing center to said storage via said telecommunications network, wherein said telecommunications interface is a telecommunications line interface integral to said hand held unit and directly connects said hand-held unit to said telecommunications network;

    wherein said hand held unit includes a speaker and/or microphone and switching means permitting said hand held unit to be used as a telephone handset.

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