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A repeater communications module (RCM) that enhances signals in a communications network comprises a processor coupled to a communications medium and optionally to a host application. The RCM operates in one of two modes: (1) interface or host application controlled, and (2) standalone. In the interface mode, the RCM receives packets from a host application, modifies the packets and transmits message packets in accordance with a transmit role table (TRT). In standalone mode, the RCM initiates packets and transmits message packets in accordance with the TRT. All RCMs can be configured to repeat message packets which are received from the communications medium in accordance with a repeater role table (RRT).

Title
Communications module base repeater
Application Number
8/828539
Publication Number
5978371
Application Date
March 31, 1997
Publication Date
November 2, 1999
Inventor
Ted H York
Raleigh
NC, US
Robert T Mason Jr
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris
Assignee
ABB Power T&D Company
NC, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
H04L 12/28
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