|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||364/479.14 ; 364/479.11 ; 364/479.12 ; 364/470.2 ; 379/032 ; 379/052 ; 379/093.31 ; 379/100.25 ; 379/106.06|
|§371/§102 date||19961121 (19961121)|
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Devices and methods to monitor a distributed system for supplying goods or services and to generate messages concerning the state of the system and the supplied goods or services, Two-way communication within the system occurs between remote local units and a host computer in a control and information processing center. The local units are equipped with a microcontroller with a memory coupled to a plurality of sensors that detect the occurrence of and provide information regarding specified events, such as sales of goods, unauthorized entry into the loca...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A method for monitoring a distributed system for supplying goods or services and generating messages concerning the state of the system and the supplied goods and services, wherein the system comprises a plurality of local units, particularly vending machines for supplying goods and services, wherein each local unit comprises sensors for detection of specified events in the local unit, wherein each local unit comprises a microcontroller with a memory, and wherein each microcontroller is connected to the sensors and via a commu...