Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol


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Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol

(communications, protocol)
(TAP, or "IXO", "PET") A protocol for submitting requests to a pager service. IXO/TAP is an ASCII-based, half-duplex protocol that allows the submission of a numeric or alphanumeric message.

Examples, protocol description, clarifications.

See also RFC 1568.
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The MFA utilizes the Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) standard for sending messages via modem to any major paging network, including all of the nationwide paging networks in North America.
o Send messages to any numeric or alphanumeric pager or PC card data receiver o Send message strings of up to 80 characters o Work with any paging service o Communicate with an unlimited number of paging subscribers/services o Send group pages o Report complete message status and maintain message logs o Provide editable address books for paging subscribers and services o Contain full communications settings controls o Support Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP)
Acknowledgement Message mail is made possible by an enhanced version of the Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) provided by Aldiscon Inc.