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An improved building automation system is provided which is modular in design thus minimizing the amount of instruction necessary to affect control of a particular building system. A relatively small set of interprocess control commands define an interprocess control protocol which is utilized in relatively high level scripts and control applications. The improved building automation system operates to translate control instructions in one particular control protocol to control instructions in a second control protocol. A text parsing program routes interprocess communication commands between modular communication programs to affect control over the automated building systems. The text parsing program includes executable instructions which allow for conditional communication of interprocess control commands depending upon system events.

Title
Method and apparatus for improved building automation
Application Number
8/941794
Publication Number
6192282 (B1)
Application Date
September 30, 1997
Publication Date
February 20, 2001
Inventor
Michael L Cogbill
Dallas
TX, US
Richard R Gelling
Rowlett
TX, US
Mark E Smith
Garland
TX, US
Marjorie L Smith
Garland
TX, US
Agent
Melvin A Hunn
US
Assignee
Intelihome
TX, US
IPC
G05B 11/01
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