|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||709/200; 709/208; 709/250; 709/253; 705/023; 705/063; 700/231; 700/244|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 244 인용 특허 : 76|
A remote data acquisition and transmission system and method are disclosed. A plurality of application controllers are interfaced with remote equipment from which operation data is acquired by the application controllers. The application controllers communicate with an application host via a local area network, and the application host can communicate with a network operations center using a wide area network interface. In one embodiment, each application controller interfaces with remote equipment that comprises a vending machine.
1. A remote data acquisition and transmission system, comprising:first and second application controllers, the first application controller interfacing with a first vending machine to acquire operation data from the first vending machine, and the second application controller interfacing with a second vending machine to acquire operation data from tie second vending machine; an application host communicating with at least one of the first and second application controllers via a local area network (LAN) to receive the operation data from the first and se...