System for control of devices

  • US 6,803,728 B2
  • Filed: 09/16/2002
  • Issued: 10/12/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A lighting control system comprising event initiators having controls operable by a user, devices controlled by said event initiators, and a central processor, wherein:

  • said event initiators and controlled devices comprise parts of a system database;

    said database part within each event initiator maps operations of controls by a user to commands transmissible from such event initiator to said controlled devices;

    said database part within each controlled device maps commands received from an event initiator to actions of such device;

    said transmissible commands contain less data than is necessary to describe completely the operations of controls or the actions of devices;

    said event initiators are arranged to transmit to said central processor sufficient information to identify an operation of said controls by a user that validly commands the system, and said central processor is arranged to transmit commands to said controlled devices.

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