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1. (WO2005107219) COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR AN ELECTRICAL APPARATUS WITH A SOFTWARE STORED IN A DECENTRALIZED MANNER

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/107219    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2005/051787
Publication Date: Nov 10, 2005 International Filing Date: Apr 21, 2005
IPC: H04L 12/28
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/12
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
KIESEL, Bruno
WINTER, Robert
Inventors: KIESEL, Bruno
WINTER, Robert
Title: COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR AN ELECTRICAL APPARATUS WITH A SOFTWARE STORED IN A DECENTRALIZED MANNER
Abstract:
The invention concerns a communication system (1) and a communication method for communication between at least one control apparatus (2) and an electrical appliance (3) via a first communication channel (4). Said method enables the electrical appliance (3) to be controlled by means of the control apparatus (2), in particular hand-held, without requiring the provision of a specific user software by the system components. The electrical appliance (3) is provided with a memory (5) for storing an identification and the control apparatus (2) is configured such that it can access, via a second communication channel (6), at least one server (7) whereon is stored a driver software (8) characterized by the identification and necessary for controlling the electrical appliance (3). The driver software (8) can be loaded into the control apparatus (2) via the second communication channel (6), the control apparatus controlling the electrical appliance (3) using the driver software (8).