Remote Computer Power-On via Switched Telephone Network. November 1982
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Remote computer power-on via a switched telephone network is provided by power-on logic that resides between an auto-answering coupler (such as the type CBS coupling device of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.) and a modem attached to a switched telephone network. This device provides the ability for the system to which it is attached to be powered on from a remote source. The telephone connection is not opened (billing begun) until all system components are ready. Subsequent power-off is controlled by software or, under abnormal conditions, by the device itself.