System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices

  • US 6,914,893 B2
  • Filed: 03/19/2001
  • Issued: 07/05/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for communicating commands and sensed data between remote devices, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of transceivers, each transceiver being in communication with at least one other of the plurality of transceivers, wherein each transceiver has a unique address, wherein the unique address identities an individual transceiver, wherein each transceiver is geographically remote from the other of the plurality of transceivers, wherein each transceiver communicates with each of the other transceivers via preformatted messages;

    a controller, connected to one of the plurality of transceivers, the controller being in communications with each of the plurality of transceivers via a controller transceiver, the controller communicating via preformatted messages;

    wherein the preformatted messages comprises at least one packet, wherein the packet comprises;

    a receiver address comprising a scalable address of the at least one of the intended receiving transceivers;

    sender address comprising the unique address of the sending transceiver;

    a command indicator comprising a command code;

    at least one data value comprising a scalable message; and

    an error detector comprising a redundancy check error detector; and

    wherein the controller sends preformatted command messages via the controller transceiver, and the plurality of transceivers send preformatted response messages.

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