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Linking World Wide Web Pages with Microprocessor-Based Transceivers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118825D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Byford, D: AUTHOR

Abstract

Intelligent transceivers are being used in a growing variety of applications. These include remote sensors, car theft protection devices, offender-tagging systems, vehicle-tracking devices, and many others. The communication of data between such transceivers and users presents a number of problems, particularly if different networks are used.

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Linking World Wide Web Pages with Microprocessor-Based Transceivers

      Intelligent transceivers are being used in a growing variety of
applications.  These include remote sensors, car theft protection
devices, offender-tagging systems, vehicle-tracking devices, and many
others.  The communication of data between such transceivers and
users presents a number of problems, particularly if different
networks are used.

      By using a server linked to the Internet, a suitably configured
microprocessor-based transceiver, a system to allow the transceiver
to communicate remotely with the server, a facility to describe the
object associated with the transceiver in Hypertext Markup Language
(HTML) format as a World Wide Web (WWW) page, and a similar facility
for automatically updating the page concerned using transmissions
from the transceiver, such problems can be substantially reduced.

      Each object associated with an intelligent transceiver using
this system would be identified with an assigned WWW page.

      Accessing the WWW page associated with the object hosting the
transceiver provides a description and other information concerning
the object.  Additionally, however, it provides, virtually in
real-time, other information that may be transmitted from the
transceiver.  Commonly, this could include its current location
(useful for car theft, offenders, vehicle tracking, parcel tracking,
etc.) but could also offer environmental information from fi...