07817063 is referenced by 161 patents and cites 419 patents.

An elevated mesh network supported and operably coupled to street lamps can be used to remotely monitor and control field devices. The packet transceiver modules of the mesh network can also be coupled to sensors that monitor operation of a street lamp as well as environmental conditions. The elevated mesh network supported by street lamps can use RF links to couple with one or more remote field devices that also have packet transceiver modules. The elevated mesh network can also include a communications gateway that couples the elevated mesh network to an asynchronous communications system. The communications gateway is a store and forward system that can periodically connect to the asynchronous communications system in order to upload compressed data derived from the remote field devices. The asynchronous communications system can connect the elevated mesh network to a back-end computer system that may monitor, diagnose, and control the remote field devices.

Title
Method and system for remotely monitoring and controlling field devices with a street lamp elevated mesh network
Application Number
11/538691
Publication Number
7817063 (B2)
Application Date
October 4, 2006
Publication Date
October 19, 2010
Inventor
John Norseen
Kennesaw
GA, US
Thomas Swiedler
Roswell
GA, US
Charles Turner
Canton
GA, US
Stan Hawkins
Snellville
GA, US
Agent
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Assignee
ABL IP Holding
GA, US
IPC
G08B 21/00
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