|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||709/208; 709/250; 700/231|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 17 인용 특허 : 133|
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.
What is claimed is: 1. A method for using a wireless hand-held portable computer for vending machine communications, the method comprising: automatically receiving, at an application controller associated with at least a first vending machine, operation data from the first vending machine; automatically receiving, at the application controller associated with the at least first vending machine, operation data from a second vending machine; communicating the operation data from the application controller to the wireless hand-held portable computer; recei...