System and method for remote asset management

CAFC
  • US 8,577,359 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2013
  • Issued: 11/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A remote computer server platform for providing a range of consumer services by autonomously monitoring and managing a plurality of consumer device assets wirelessly connected to one or more communications networks, each asset having operating system and application software, nonvolatile memory for storing files of data content for display to a consumer user of the device, and a display apparatus for displaying the stored data content, said remote computer server platform comprising:

  • data storage for storing registration information pertaining to each of the plurality of consumer device assets;

    one or more receivers configured to receive communications sent, over the one or more communications networks, from the plurality of consumer device assets containing operational status information and consumer usage information, said communications having automatically resulted from at least one selected from the group consisting of preprogrammed conditions and programming instructions generated by the remote computer server platform;

    one or more processors configured to automatically process the received operational status information and the received consumer usage information according to preprogrammed conditions, the remote computer server platform thereby monitoring the plurality of consumer device assets;

    one or more transmitters configured to send communications, over the one or more communications networks, containing management instructions that cause the stored data content files of one or more assets to be automatically modified based upon the results of having processed at least some of the received consumer usage information, the remote computer server platform thereby managing the plurality of consumer device assets; and

    wherein the communications received by and sent from the remote computer server platform are transmitted over the one or more communications networks and comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) data messages, Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) data messages, and other packet switched data messages.

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