Topological Addressing on Loops
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
In communications systems having multiple terminals in a loop or similar configuration, a specific address is assigned to each terminal so that messages may be routed from the control communication host system to the terminals and back. An individual address is generally incorporated in each terminal as part of the hardware or programming during installation. This article describes a system In which the terminals are all identical and yet can be individually addressed by the host system and will recognize their own addresses as such.