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|1. (WO2003063475) REMOTE WIRELESS DEVICE WITH EPG DISPLAY, INTERCOM AND EMULATED CONTROL BUTTONS|
|Applicants:||GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
|Inventors:||FALVO, Barry, P.
ELCOCK, Albert, F.
|Title:||REMOTE WIRELESS DEVICE WITH EPG DISPLAY, INTERCOM AND EMULATED CONTROL BUTTONS|
A user's remote wireless device (210) is used to send messages to targeted destinations within the user's home environment via an in-home network. The remote wireless device (210) presents a user-friendly menu that enables the user to select the format of the messages (e.g., audio, text and/or graphics). The messages may be set to be sent at a particular time (reminder messages) or sent immediately (intercom messages). An application program (240) running on the remote wireless device (210) emulates on a display (245) of the remote wireless device (210) a plurality of control buttons used to select the destination, format and time, and to control the selection of program channels displayed on a television (215).