Global Patent Index - EP 1258105 A2

EP 1258105 A2 2002-11-20 - NON-INVASIVE REMOTE MONITORING AND REPORTING OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Title (en)

NON-INVASIVE REMOTE MONITORING AND REPORTING OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Title (de)

NICHTINVASIVE FERNÜBERWACHUNG UND ÜBERMITTLUNG IN DIGITALEN KOMMUNIKATIONSSYSTEMEN

Title (fr)

SURVEILLANCE ET SIGNALISATION NON INTRUSIVES A DISTANCE DE SYSTEMES DE COMMUNICATIONS NUMERIQUES

Publication

EP 1258105 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01905225 A

Priority

  • US 0102998 W
  • US 51305600 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0163825A2] A monitoring system for monitoring network stations or nodes for typical alert or maintenance situations, such as outages, in a digital communications network, such as a T1 circuit. A bridge can obtain performance and quality information about the nodes via a passive connection that taps into the digital communications network. A predetermined characteristic analyzer can collect performance and/or quality information output by the bridge. In response to this collected information, the predetermined characteristic analyzer can compare predetermined conditions to a threshold. In the event that the collected information exceeds or deviates from a threshold for a predetermined condition, the predetermined characteristic analyzer generates a trigger that represents a reportable event. This trigger is typically reported to a processor which, in turn, can automatically alert an individual or central monitoring station by forwarding a message regarding the reportable event via an alternate communications path, i.e., a communications path that is not a component of the existing communications network. A wireless transceiver can accept the reportable event message from the processor and transmit that message via the alternate communications path to the network management system. Significantly, this alternative communications path is not competitive with the capacity of the communications network being monitored by the network management system.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 12/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04L 29/14 (2006.01); H04L 1/24 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 41/0213 (2013.01); H04L 1/24 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0163825A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0163825 A2 20010830; WO 0163825 A3 20020328; AU 3312701 A 20010903; BR 0108660 A 20030128; CA 2401061 A1 20010830; CN 1419763 A 20030521; EP 1258105 A2 20021120; JP 2003524997 A 20030819

INPADOC legal status


2005-02-02 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040803

2003-03-19 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: NUMEREX INVESTMENT CORPORATION

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020910

2002-11-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI