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WAN/LAN MAINTENANCE OF RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008172D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Erwin Nikl: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This paper describes as improvement in main- taining radio communication equipment (RCE) that needs large amounts of configuration data with host computers having different hardware platforms and operating systems.

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@ MOTOROLA Technical Developments

WAN/LAN MAINTENANCE OF RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

by Erwin Nikl, Bernd Lehr and Juergen Bartels

INTRODUCTION

  This paper describes as improvement in main- taining radio communication equipment (RCE) that needs large amounts of configuration data with host computers having different hardware platforms and operating systems.

PROBLEM(S) TO BE SOLVED

  The electronic transfer of data, in excess of 8 k bytes, typically requires a lot of time. For this rea- son, high speed and reliable data transfer protocols are required. Increasing the speed of data transfer normally means a decrease of reliability. In the past special transfer protocols were designed. These pro- tocols differed from one RCE to the other depend- ing on the engineering skills and the hard- and soft- ware platform of the host computers (PC, Macintosh, Sun, etc.) which were connected to per- form the configuration of the RCE. The high data speed required a real time operation at the host computer, which could not always be guaranteed
(e.g. on UNIX stations). In addition, the length of the connection line was limited, so the host comput- er normally had to be positioned close to the RCE.

PROPOSED SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM(S)

  Instead of coding special transfer protocols, protocols which were originally designed for com- puter interconnection and networking, can be used for the transfer of data to and from the RCE. The only disadvantage is that a more sophisticated hard- and...