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1. (WO2001037109) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING ON-SITE ELECTRONIC PURCHASING USING USER-OPERATED TERMINALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/037109    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/031888
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 21 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: G06K 17/00
G06Q 30/00
G07F 7/08
G07F 7/10
H04L 29/06
H04L 29/08
Applicants: HWANG, Ivan, Chung-Shung
Inventors: HWANG, Ivan, Chung-Shung
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING ON-SITE ELECTRONIC PURCHASING USING USER-OPERATED TERMINALS
Abstract:
A system that provides interactive multimedia based electronic purchasing services to a group of concurrent customers in a commercial site via user operated wired and wireless transaction terminals, i.e., commercial Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). The disclosed system is comprised of a multiple-computer-based server array and a number of multi-link commercial PDAs. The invention further employs a number of unique methods for implementing interactive advertising-based, interactive payment-based, as well as customized content-based electronic purchasing services. Moreover, the invention can accommodate a plurality of concurrent customers ranging from a few to thousands, using multi-link-based workgroup server arrays that can deliver mission-critical highly-available and scaleable on-demand interactive multimedia-based electronic purchasing services in a commercial site.