Patent Number: 7,131,591

Title: Link cost minimization for portable wireless terminal connectable to the internet

Abstract: A method of reducing the cost of transmitting data from a portable or mobile hand-held data terminal to a remote data receiving station over a wireless communications network by determining the associated data transmission cost for each communication link between the terminal and the station; and selecting a data transmission link from the terminal to the station such that data transmission cost is minimized.

Inventors: Herrod; Allan (Farmingville, NY), Patel; Mehul (Commack, NY), Swartz; Jerome (Old Field, NY)

Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G06K 7/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00