EP0789333A3 - Franking machine - Google Patents

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EP0789333A3
EP0789333A3 EP97100534A EP97100534A EP0789333A3 EP 0789333 A3 EP0789333 A3 EP 0789333A3 EP 97100534 A EP97100534 A EP 97100534A EP 97100534 A EP97100534 A EP 97100534A EP 0789333 A3 EP0789333 A3 EP 0789333A3
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postage
accounting unit
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Peter Dr. Rieckhoff
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Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
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    • 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
    • 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
    • G07B17/00362Calculation or computing within apparatus, e.g. calculation of postage value
    • 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
    • G07B17/00362Calculation or computing within apparatus, e.g. calculation of postage value
    • G07B2017/00427Special accounting procedures, e.g. storing special information

Abstract

Beschrieben wird eine Frankiermaschine zum Frankieren von Postgut, mit einem Drucker (32) zum Drucken des Postwertstempels auf das Postgut, einer zentralen Steuerung zum Steuern des Drucks und peripherer Komponenten der Frankiermaschine, einer Abrecheneinheit (60) zum Abrechnen von Postgebühren, und mit mindestens einem nichtflüchtigen Speicher (68, 70) zum Speichern von Postgebührendaten. describes a postage meter machine for franking postal matter, comprising a printer (32) for printing the postage stamp onto the postal matter, a central controller for controlling the pressure and peripheral components of the postage meter machine, an accounting unit (60) for debiting postage fees, and comprising at least one non-volatile memory (68, 70) for storing postage fee data. Die Abrecheneinheit (60) greift auf die Postgebührendaten gemäß einem vorgegebenen Steuerprogramm (AS1 bis AS8), und ist als digital arbeitende elektronische Schaltungsanordnung ralisiert. The accounting unit (60) accesses the postage fee data according to a predetermined control program (AS1 to AS8), and is provided as a digitally operating electronic circuitry ralized. Das Steuerprogramm (AS1 bis AS8) der Abrecheneinheit ist in Form fest miteinander verknüpfter elektronischer Gatter vorgegeben, wobei eine Vielzahl von Gattern auf mindestens einem anwenderspezifischen Baustein (66) als intergrierte Schaltung realisiert ist. The control program (AS1 to AS8) of the accounting unit is predetermined in the form of interconnected fixed electronic gate, wherein a plurality of gates on at least one user-specific module (66) is realized as an intergrated circuit.
EP19970100534 1996-01-31 1997-01-15 Franking machine Expired - Lifetime EP0789333B1 (en)

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DE19757649B4 (en) 1997-12-15 2005-10-20 Francotyp Postalia Ag Apparatus and method for data exchange between a franking machine and chip cards
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DE19912780A1 (en) 1999-03-12 2000-09-14 Francotyp Postalia Gmbh Arrangement for a security module
DE19912781A1 (en) 1999-03-12 2000-11-23 Francotyp Postalia Gmbh A method for the protection of a security module and the arrangement for implementing the method
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EP1067482B1 (en) 1999-07-05 2012-11-14 Francotyp-Postalia GmbH Printed image
DE10003309A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2001-08-02 Francotyp Postalia Gmbh Mail franking machine has entered security code encoded for comparison with stored code to allow access to security relevant functions and/or data
DE10003310A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2001-08-02 Francotyp Postalia Gmbh Mail franking machine has security code for calculating postage charge data de-activated upon transfer of false security code for preventing further operation of franking machine
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US5267172A (en) * 1990-07-04 1993-11-30 Alcatel Satmam Mail franking machine including an interface application specific integrated circuit
GB2275914A (en) * 1993-03-12 1994-09-14 Gore & Ass Tamper respondent enclosure
US5397857A (en) * 1993-07-15 1995-03-14 Dual Systems PCMCIA standard memory card frame
EP0657817A1 (en) * 1993-12-09 1995-06-14 Pitney Bowes Inc. Control system for an electronic postage meter having a programmable application specific integrated circuit
EP0665518A2 (en) * 1994-01-31 1995-08-02 Neopost Limited Franking machine

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