(19)
(11)EP 3 496 464 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
02.10.2019 Bulletin 2019/40

(43)Date of publication A2:
12.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/24

(21)Application number: 19153103.7

(22)Date of filing:  20.09.2013
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04W 40/04(2009.01)
H04B 7/185(2006.01)
H04W 40/20(2009.01)
H04B 7/204(2006.01)
H04B 7/212(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 21.09.2012 AU 2012904130

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
13838792.3 / 2898728

(71)Applicant: Myriota Pty Ltd
Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)

(72)Inventors:
  • HALEY, David Victor Lawrie
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • BUETEFUER, John Lawrence
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • GRANT, Alexander James
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • LECHNER, Gottfried
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • LAND, Ingmar Rudiger
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • MCKILLIAM, Robert George
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • POLLOK, Andre
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • DAVIS, Linda Mary
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • LUPPINO, Ricky Rocco
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)
  • BARBULESCU, Sorin Adrian
    Adelaide, SA 5000 (AU)

(74)Representative: Gill Jennings & Every LLP 
The Broadgate Tower 20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2ES
London EC2A 2ES (GB)

  


(54)COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD


(57) A communication system for sending small data message is disclosed in which a user node receives data from a remote application program which is sent as a message to a central application program executing on a central hub. The user nodes sends the message to an access node using a first radio interface and the access nodes forward the message to a gateway node which relays the message to the hub over a second radio interface. The system also includes composite nodes which either implement access node and gateway node functionality, or switch operational modes between access nodes and gateway node functions. The mode switching can be triggered based on proximity to access nodes, or by instructions from a hub. The gateway nodes can implement a message storage function, and can be implemented as software defined radios.







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