EP0716398A3 - Interface circuit for franking machine and method for manipulation-proof print data control - Google Patents

Interface circuit for franking machine and method for manipulation-proof print data control Download PDF

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EP0716398A3
EP0716398A3 EP19950250302 EP95250302A EP0716398A3 EP 0716398 A3 EP0716398 A3 EP 0716398A3 EP 19950250302 EP19950250302 EP 19950250302 EP 95250302 A EP95250302 A EP 95250302A EP 0716398 A3 EP0716398 A3 EP 0716398A3
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Peter Dr. Rieckhoff
Michael Dr. Sperling
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Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
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    • G07B17/00185Details internally of apparatus in a franking system, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office
    • G07B17/00193Constructional details of apparatus in a franking system
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    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00185Details internally of apparatus in a franking system, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office
    • G07B17/00314Communication within apparatus, personal computer [PC] system, or server, e.g. between printhead and central unit in a franking machine
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00185Details internally of apparatus in a franking system, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office
    • G07B17/00193Constructional details of apparatus in a franking system
    • G07B2017/00258Electronic hardware aspects, e.g. type of circuits used
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00185Details internally of apparatus in a franking system, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office
    • G07B17/00314Communication within apparatus, personal computer [PC] system, or server, e.g. between printhead and central unit in a franking machine
    • G07B2017/00322Communication between components/modules/parts, e.g. printer, printhead, keyboard, conveyor or central unit
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00459Details relating to mailpieces in a franking system
    • G07B17/00508Printing or attaching on mailpieces
    • G07B2017/00516Details of printing apparatus
    • G07B2017/00524Printheads
    • G07B2017/00532Inkjet

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Eine frankiermaschineninterne Schnittstellenschaltung ist mit Sende- und Empfangsregistern für die Speicherung parallel übertragener Daten und mit einem Schieberegister für die Serien/Parallel- bzw. Parallel/Serienwandlung übertragener Daten innerhalb einer Aktor/Sensorsteuerung ausgerüstet. A franking machine interface circuit is equipped with transmit and receive registers for the storage of data transmitted in parallel and with a shift register for the serial / parallel or parallel / serial conversion of transmitted data within an actuator / sensor control. Zwischen Meter und Registereinheit (28) in der Base werden Daten seriell übermittelt. Between meters and register unit (28) in the base data is transmitted serially. An die Registereinheit (28) sind Sensoren (25, 251, 252, 253) und Aktoren (12, 26) der Base angeschlossen. To the register unit (28) are sensors (25, 251, 252, 253) and actuators (12, 26) connected to the base. Sensorsignale werden in das Schieberegister (430) der Aktoren/Sensorensteuerung (400) geschoben und liegen dort parallel abrufbar vor. Sensor signals are shifted into the shift register (430) of the actuator / sensor control (400) and there before parallel retrievable. Als Empfangsregister ist eine Sensorstatusregistergruppe (410) für parallele Daten der Sensorsignale mindestens eines Sensors (25, 250, 251 ...) vorgesehen. When receiving register a sensor status register group (410) for parallel data of the sensor signals of at least one sensor (25, 250, 251 ...) is provided. Mindestens ein Sensorstatusregister (410) und mindestens ein Interruptsteuerregister (450) sind mit einer Überwachungsschaltung (490, 600) verbunden, um die empfangenen Bits der Sensorsignale auf Zustandsveränderung zu überwachen, um damit ggf. einen Interrupt zur Steuereinheit (6) auszulösen. At least one sensor status register (410) and at least one interrupt control register (450) are connected to a monitoring circuit (490, 600) connected to monitor the received bits of the sensor signals to change of state in order to trigger, if necessary, an interrupt to the control unit (6).
EP19950250302 1994-12-07 1995-12-07 Interface circuit for franking machine Expired - Lifetime EP0716398B1 (en)

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