Systems and methods for controlling communication between a host computer and communication devices

  • US 8,924,588 B2
  • Filed: 06/01/2012
  • Issued: 12/30/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A site controller comprising:

  • a processor; and

    a memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the site controller to;

    receive original data messages and repeated data messages originating at a first remote device via a first wireless transceiver associated with the first remote device, said first wireless transceiver being part of a wireless communication network comprising a plurality of wireless transceivers associated with a plurality of remote devices, the original data messages comprising a unique identifier of the first wireless transceiver and a sensor data signal from the first remote device, the repeated data messages comprising a unique identifier of a second wireless transceiver in the wireless communication network and a sensor data signal from a second remote device associated with the second wireless transceiver;

    identify remote devices in the plurality of remote devices associated with the sensor data signals of the received original data messages and repeated data messages;

    provide information related to the sensor data signals to a wide area network for access by a first host computer;

    anddetermine and store upstream and downstream paths for one or more of the plurality of remote devices in the wireless communication network.

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