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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Tomeoni, who also serves as chairman of the PCIA's Telocator Data Protocol (TDP) Committee, said that replacing the Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) with TME, a two-way message entry protocol, will allow for a new range of functionality, including faster page entry, improved error checking, and message acknowledgement and response.
Replacing Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) with TME, a two-way message entry protocol, brings significant benefits to the marketplace," said Ralph Tomeoni, Chairman of PCIA's Telocator Data Protocol (TDP) Committee that oversees the TME protocol.