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A device for incorporation into a variety of consumer appliances for use in a home automation environment. The invention comprises an electronic hardware module having software resident on the module, providing an interface between an appliance and other elements on a communications system employing the "Consumer Electronics Bus" protocol. The present invention interprets data messages sent to the appliance and signals the appliance in a preprogrammed manner. Also, the invention can be programmed to generate a specific data message for transmission to another appliance. The invention accommodates the various communication media, levels of electrical noise, and operating speeds allowed by the "Consumer Electronics Bus" protocol.

Title
Programmable distributed appliance control system
Application Number
361853
Publication Number
5570085
Application Date
November 22, 1994
Publication Date
October 29, 1996
Inventor
Ludo A Bertsch
2758 Asquith Street, Victoria, British Columbia
CA
Agent
Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes
Assignee
Ludo A Bertsch
CA
IPC
G06F 13/10
G06F 9/24
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