SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING A PIECE OF TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

  • US 20120250784A1
  • Filed: 02/10/2012
  • Published: 10/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A piece of terminal equipment comprising:

  • an Ethernet connector comprising contact 1 through contact 8, specific contacts of the Ethernet connector comprising at least contacts 1, 2, 3 and 6, at least one of the specific contacts of the Ethernet connector disposed to conduct at least one electrical signal into the piece of terminal equipment and at least another one of the specific contacts of the Ethernet connector disposed to conduct the at least one electrical signal out of the piece of terminal equipment; and

    circuitry arranged to utilize the at least one electrical signal to convey distinguishing information about the piece of terminal equipment even if the piece of terminal equipment is powered-off.

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