METHOD FOR REDUCING UPGRADE TIME FOR REMOTELY UPGRADABLE FIXED STATIONS
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-05
The currently proposed procedure for down- loading executable software from a central location to a group of networked repeaters at a remote site is performed by sending the data through an existing serial link such as an RS232 link to a single repeater at the site. This link operates at a maximum of 9600 baud. Once all the data is received by the single repeater, the single repeater sequentially transfers the data to all other repeaters via a local network, such as Ethernet which operates at 10 M baud.