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GPS Locator for Networked Devices (NICs, wireless devices, integrated NICs, networked PDAs, switches/routers/hubs)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011523D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In computer complexes it is often necessary to locate given host systems. This can be a time consuming job if it is a large complex with many systems. It would be advantageous if one had the ability to interrogate the desired system via its IP address and have the system return its coordinates via an integrated GPS locator.