NEWS Data Critical receives patents for paging data technology
Data Critical, Redmond, WA, has been awarded two patents for its Data-through-paging (DTP) technology. One patent covers the “packetizing” component of the company’s protocol where text or graphical data is compressed and divided into packets for transmission. The other patent covers the encryption component that allows data to be keyword-encrypted and converted into an alphanumeric code for transmission over e-mail or paging systems. The data is then decrypted on the receiving end and displayed on hand-held or desktop computing devices.