07024256 is referenced by 100 patents and cites 92 patents.

A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of system components (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, portable stereo, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.) connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. A portable controller allows a user to access and control the system components from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. One or more control macros can be established to control the operations and/or functions of the system components. A control macro includes commands for enabling the control server to control the system components. The control macro can be manually activated by a user, or automatically executed upon the occurrence of a commencement parameter. The control macro can also be automatically particularized for application in a specific context.

Title
Method, system, and computer program product for automatically managing components within a controlled environment
Application Number
10/782923
Publication Number
7024256 (B2)
Application Date
February 23, 2004
Publication Date
April 4, 2006
Inventor
Michael Kelly
Deerfield Beach
FL, US
Paul Krzyzanowski
Fanwood
NJ, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
OpenPeak
FL, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
G05B 19/00
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