Control and monitoring system

  • US 6,236,332 B1
  • Filed: 10/22/1997
  • Issued: 05/22/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for controlling, monitoring, and collecting data from devices, comprising;

  • a host computer including an internal memory for storing a plurality of protocols for a plurality of applications, said computer having means for selecting one of said protocols corresponding to one of said applications and further including means for sending a text message to remote units associated with each of said devices as determined by said selected protocol, said host computer further including means for receiving a text message;

    a customer interface capable of full-duplex communication with said host computer thereby having the ability to provide control of their applications and further having the ability to receive signals indicative of operational parameters of said devices;

    a remote unit associated with each of said devices for controlling, monitoring, and collecting data including said selected protocol, said unit further having means for sending a text message to said host computer, said unit further including means for receiving a text message from said computer.

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