06236332 is referenced by 248 patents and cites 14 patents.

A two-way wireless communications system for permitting the control, monitoring and collection of data from electrical apparatus includes a host computer, control and monitoring units remotely located from the host computer, and subscriber software for establishing communication protocol with each unit. The host computer includes a customer interface gateway which handles communications from the subscriber software to the host system, a wireless service gateway which handles all communications with the remotely located units, and a product data processor for processing data obtained from either a customer via the subscriber software or a particular remote unit. The subscriber software permits customers to have desktop control of their electrical apparatus associated with a remote unit. Each remote unit contains a motherhood, power supply, and modem. Each unit is capable of real-time monitoring and control of the electrical apparatus associated with the unit.

Title
Control and monitoring system
Application Number
8/955808
Publication Number
6236332 (B1)
Application Date
October 22, 1997
Publication Date
May 22, 2001
Inventor
Todd Clark
Valpraiso
IN, US
Robert M Beckman
West Chicago
IL, US
Gary W Conkright
Naperville
IL, US
Agent
Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler
US
Assignee
Profile Systems
IN, US
IPC
G05B 23/02
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