METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC POSITION IDENTIFICATION OF FIXED END EQUIPMENT
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-01
At a base repeater site which employs ethernet connectivity to a site controller, it is imperative that the site controller is capable of associating an ethernet address of a particular repeater with its physical loca- tion in the site racking network. This is required for station programming, to aid in Frequency planning, and in fault isolation. The described circuit network provides a means to automatically associate the base stations ethernet address with its location in the site antenna network. While the same result may be obtained manually, it would require much more time, increased risk for error, and cost. Furthermore, the described circuit network is capable of performing this association in a non-intrusive manner while the system is running, which is required for system growth or modifications.