Data communication network

  • US 20030036819A1
  • Filed: 07/18/2002
  • Published: 02/20/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/12/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data communications network comprising:

  • at least one hub;

    a plurality of nodes connected via network connections to said at least one hub;

    a power distribution subsystem operative to provide at least some power to at least some of said plurality of nodes via at least some of said network connections, said power distribution subsystem including;

    a node identification functionality providing identification of nodes via said at least some of said plurality of network connections in order to enable an appropriate supply of power to individual nodes; and

    a power supply responsive to said node identification functionality and supplying power to said at least some of said plurality of nodes via said at least some of said network connections.

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