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A wide area communications network communicating data from a plurality of network service modules through a plurality of remote cell nodes and intermediate data terminals to a central data terminal. The wide area communications network collects network data generated by a plurality of physical devices such as gas, water or electricity meters, located within a geographical area. The wide area communications network is a layered network having a hierarchical communications topology. The central data terminal controls network operation. Intelligence exists at all layers of the network, thereby easing the workload of the central data terminal. The intelligence attributed to each module is a function of the application of that module.

Title
Radio communication network for remote data generating stations
Application Number
480573
Publication Number
5553094
Application Date
July 7, 1994
Publication Date
September 3, 1996
Inventor
Michael S Stasenski
Winnipeg
CA
James J Schellenberg
Winnipeg
CA
Michael F Murphy
Winnipeg
CA
Nathan R Jacob
Winnipeg
CA
Erwin Holowick
Winnipeg
CA
Michael Wiebe
Winnipeg
CA
Dennis F Johnson
Winnipeg
CA
Agent
David Newman & Associates P C
Assignee
Iris Systems
CA
IPC
H04L 7/00
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