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A base station utilizing a dormant polling protocol transmits polling sequences to a plurality of remote transceivers during periods of heavy loading. During periods of light loading, the base station stops polling and enters into a dormant state, listening for communication request from the remote transceivers. Upon receiving such a request, the base station immediately responds by servicing the requesting remote transceiver. In this way, the base station provides optimized utilization of the communication channel during periods of heavy and light loading conditions. The features of the dormant polling protocol may incorporate any polling protocol such as those described herein.

Title
Communication network having a dormant polling protocol
Application Number
864300
Publication Number
5896561
Application Date
December 23, 1996
Publication Date
April 20, 1999
Inventor
Ronald L Mahany
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Steven B Schrader
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Agent
Akin Gumo Strauss Haver & Feld
Assignee
Intermec IP
CA, US
IPC
H04B 17/00
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