SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING REMOTE DEVICES

  • US 20090096605A1
  • Filed: 12/18/2008
  • Published: 04/16/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for remote data collection, assembly, storage, event detection and reporting and control, comprising:

  • a computer configured to execute at least one computer program that formats and stores select information for retrieval upon demand from a remotely located device, said computer integrated with a wide area network (WAN);

    a plurality of transceivers dispersed geographically at defined locations, each transceiver electrically interfaced with a sensor and configured to receive select information and identification information transmitted from another nearby wireless transceiver electrically interfaced with a sensor in a predetermined signal type and further configured to wirelessly retransmit in the predetermined signal type the select information, the identification information associated with the nearby wireless transceiver, and transceiver identification information associated with the transceiver making retransmission;

    at least one gateway connected to the wide area network configured to receive and translate the select information, the identification information associated with the nearby wireless transceiver, and transceiver identification information associated with one or more retransmitting transceivers, said gateway further configured to further transmit the translated information to the computer over the WAN andwherein at least one of said plurality of transceivers is also electrically interfaced with an actuator to control an actuated device.

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