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An electronic information dissemination system electronically distributes information such as bulk mailed letters, bills, and other information from one or more sources to each of a plurality of remote stations located in homes or businesses. The system includes individually addressable receiver/decoders at each remote station. Each receiver/decoder has information processing and memory for identifying its distinct address plus a "global" address common to the plurality of remote stations in the system. Information is gathered from various sources at a centrally located data handling station which encodes the data for transmission to the remote stations. The transmission path is provided by an existing communications network such as CATV or a switched telephone system.

Title
Electronic information dissemination system
Application Number
6/760491
Publication Number
4695880
Application Date
July 30, 1985
Publication Date
September 22, 1987
Inventor
Ricky L Curl
Pinson
AL, US
Daryl E Harms
Mountain Brook
AL, US
Terry W Johnson
Birmingham
AL, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman
Assignee
Postron
AL, US
IPC
H04N 7/10
H04H 1/04
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