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The present invention includes methods and apparatus for increasing the efficiency of remote service transactions. According to the present invention, a smart card includes optics for receiving information from a television channel and a modem for providing real-time two way communication with a remote service provider. To maintain system security, data that is provided to the card may be encrypted. The present invention also includes applications of the smart card such as remote financial services, near video-on-demand with automated order and billing, pay-per-view with automated order and billing, appointment TV, home shopping, real-time market studies and opinion polls and electronic gaming and sweepstakes.

Title
Interactive smart card system for integrating the provision of remote and local services
Application Number
183525
Publication Number
5880769
Application Date
April 10, 1995
Publication Date
March 9, 1999
Inventor
John C Morris
Pasadena
CA, US
Frank Nemirofsky
Burbank
CA, US
Agent
Irell & Manella
Assignee
SmartTV Co
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/08
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