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ISC - Dynamic Barcode Hardware Address Detector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125663D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jun-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In a manufacturing environment there is often a process that requires scanning the mac address bar code labels on Systems Under Test (SUT) in order to bind its ethernet mac address to the manufacturing process data. However, some SUTs do not have scannable bar codes available.

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ISC - Dynamic Barcode Hardware Address Detector

     In a manufacturing environment there is often a process that requires scanning the mac address bar code labels on Systems Under Test (SUT) in order to bind its ethernet mac address to the manufacturing process data. However, some SUTs do not have scannable bar codes available.

     Current processes to extract the SUT's mac address include manually transcribing the information from the system's BIOS System Setup or to perform an automated capture via another dedicated system unit that runs specialized capturing software.

     This device plugs into a system unit's ethernet adapter port. Upon booting the system unit, this device captures network packets, extracts the mac address and dynamically displays the mac address information not only in human readable format but also as a scannable bar code.

     This device would reduce the errors and time required when performing the existing (manual) processes used today to extract the mac address information.

     Other applications for this device include any process work that need to aquire and transfer the MAC address of a system to an information system. An example would be a company's IT department who would like to store the MAC address of each system owned by the organization in a database. This device would allow them to quickly detect the mac address of the system if it is not readily available.

     This device connects to the standard RJ-45 connector ("ethernet") of the system unit. Upon...