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1. EP2869500 - Communication apparatus, communication system and communication method

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Claims

1. A communication apparatus comprising:

a communication unit that receives a control command from an operation terminal and transmits the control command to at least one equipment;

an equipment state determination unit that determines whether the equipment is in a state of being able to execute the control command; and

a control unit that, if the equipment state determination unit determines that the equipment is not in the state of being able to execute the control command, does not transmit the control command to the equipment, and if the equipment state determination unit determines that the equipment is in the state of being able to execute the control command, transmits the control command to the equipment.


  2. The apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising:

a latest command retention unit in which the control command that the communication unit receives last is stored,

wherein the control unit is configured to perform such that:

if the equipment is determined that is in a state of being able to execute the control command, a predetermined control command stored in the latest command retention unit is transmitted to the equipment.


  3. The apparatus according to claim 2, further comprising:

a transmission determination unit,

wherein the transmission determination unit is configured to perform such that:

retaining the control command if the communication unit receives the control command, and the equipment state determination unit determines that the equipment is not in the state of being able to execute the control command;

determining whether the retained control command retained by the transmission determination unit and the stored control command that is stored in the latest command retention unit are consistent with each other after a predetermined time elapses; and

transmitting the control command if the retained control command and the stored control command are consistent with each other and the equipment state determination unit determines that the equipment is in the state of being able to execute the control command.


  4. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 3,
wherein the equipment state determination unit determines that the equipment is in the state of being able to execute the control command when a response to the control command that is transmitted last to the equipment is received.
  5. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
wherein the equipment state determination unit determines that the equipment is in the state of being able to execute the control command after a predetermined time elapses from when the control command is transmitted to the equipment.
  6. A communication system comprising:

an operation terminal;

at least one equipment; and

the apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 5.


  7. A communication method of receiving a control command from an operation terminal and transmitting the control command to at least one equipment, wherein the method comprising:

receiving the control command that controls the equipment;

determining whether the equipment is in a state of being able to execute the control command; and

retaining the control command if the equipment is determined that is not in a state of being able to execute the control command, and transmitting the control command to the equipment if the equipment is determined that is in a state of being able to execute the control command.