Abstract: A microprocessor-based electronic control system allows firefighters and emergency response personnel the ability to assign individual sleeping quarters, dorm rooms or an area of a facility to a specific apparatus/vehicle/unit that is dispatched through an existing electronic fire station alert notification system. The control system controls actuation of devices throughout a building from any location as well as from remote locations. The devices can be anything such as lights, speakers, appliances, watering systems, and other devices. This is accomplished by a network of nodes including a master controller and a plurality of slaves. The system is modular and scalable according to need. It is also flexible for use on various applications. Programmable switches are used for displaying statuses and for selecting various options.
Abstract: A system and method that provides the exchange of electronic data interchange (EDI) and electronic fund transfers (EFT) type transactions between trading partners having incompatible accounting database systems is herein provided. The system utilizes a distributed network system connecting one or more client computers representing trading partners and banking institutions to a network server. Each client computer stores data representing EDI and EFT type transactions in an accounting database having a file format that differs from one or more of its associated trading partners. A set of transactions are extracted from an accounting database and converted into a universal file format that is used to exchange data between the various client computers. The universal file format utilizes a freestyle format that accommodates any data element associated with the transactions and is not constrained to a predefined format.
August 14, 1996
Date of Patent:
August 11, 1998
The EC Company
Craig A Church, Joel Chaban, Mark Erbaugh