E-mail system and interface for equipment monitoring and control

  • US 6,003,070 A
  • Filed: 02/25/1997
  • Issued: 12/14/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An electronic mail system that uses a global network to communicate an equipment originated message from equipment via e-mail to a recipient and to communicate an equipment destined e-mail message to the equipment, thereby enabling bidirectional communication between the equipment and a remote recipient to allow maintenance to be performed remotely for the equipment, the system comprising:

  • equipment located at an equipment site;

    an e-mail link connecting the equipment site to the global network that is capable of sending at least one outgoing e-mail message to the recipient across the global network and that is capable of receiving at least one equipment destined e-mail message from the recipient across the global network; and

    an e-mail interpreter, connected between the equipment and the e-mail link, for receiving at least one equipment originated message from the equipment and converting said at least one equipment originated message into said at least one outgoing e-mail message, and converting said at least one equipment destined e-mail message into at least one incoming equipment message and sending said at least one incoming equipment message to the equipment.

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