Method and communication system for handling alarms using a management network that has a number of management levels

  • US 6,420,968 B1
  • Filed: 07/15/1999
  • Issued: 07/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for handling alarms, which comprises:

  • providing a management network having at least two management devices on different management levels;

    receiving active alarms by the management devices;

    storing active alarms by one management device as agent or by the other management device as superior manager;

    handling active alarms for a specific period of time by operators that are coupled to the management devices; and

    introducing between the management devices a checking function having at least one checking attribute for reciprocal information about alarm handling.

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