Global Patent Index - EP 0977163 A2

EP 0977163 A2 20000202 - Communications network

Title (en)

Communications network

Title (de)

Kommunikationsnetzwerk

Title (fr)

Réseau de communications

Publication

EP 0977163 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99305625 A

Priority

  • GB 9816178 A
  • US 22904699 A

Abstract (en)

A communications network (10) comprises a plurality of network sites (12), to each of which a service terminal (16,18), a maintenance terminal (20), or a server (22) may be connected. Each service terminal (16,18), which may be an ATM or a point-of-sale terminal, has at least one service element (44), such as a card transport or currency bin, that is to be maintained in operation. Intelligent agent programs (50) move between terminals (16,18,20) collecting information from or imparting information to each terminal (16,18,20) visited. The information that is collected or imparted is used for facilitating efficient maintenance of the service terminals (16,18). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G07F 7/10; G07F 19/00

IPC 8 full level

G07D 9/00 (2006.01); G06Q 40/00 (2006.01); G07F 5/18 (2006.01); G07F 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G07F 5/18 (2013.01); G07F 9/002 (2020.05); G07F 19/20 (2013.01); G07F 19/207 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0977163 A2 20000202; EP 0977163 A3 20040428; BR 9902989 A 20000822; JP 2000067146 A 20000303

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99305625 A 19990715; BR 9902989 A 19990721; JP 20961499 A 19990723