Method and apparatus for intranetwork communication

  • US 5,920,565 A
  • Filed: 03/29/1996
  • Issued: 07/06/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of operating or controlling a communications system, said communications system comprising a network of functional elements and application process elements, each application process element controlling a plurality of the functional elements, the method comprising:

  • transmitting intranetwork commands by the application process elements to an interface element connected to said network, the commands transmitted by the application process elements being independent of the type or configuration of the functional elements; and

    processing the commands to convert said commands to commands suitable for controlling the functional elements.

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