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1. (WO2010111738) A COMMUNICATIONS PROCESS AND SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH MONITORING AND CONTROLLING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/111738    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2010/000367
Publication Date: Fri Oct 08 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: G01R 22/10
G06F 19/00
G08C 17/02
Applicants: FREESTYLE TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
DONAGHEY, Andrew Paul
LE BLANC, David Victor Octave
Inventors: DONAGHEY, Andrew Paul
LE BLANC, David Victor Octave
Title: A COMMUNICATIONS PROCESS AND SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH MONITORING AND CONTROLLING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION
Abstract:
A method executed by a concentrator connected between a plurality of remote units and a management server, the method including: (i) receiving and storing properties data associated with a remote unit including a microengine and a meter for measuring usage of a resource at a customer's premises, the properties data representing a profile of the remote unit; (ii) receiving message data representing a request associated with the remote unit from the management server; (iii) generating response data representing a response to the request based on the message data and the stored properties data; and (iv) sending the response data to one of the remote unit and the management server, as determined by the request based on the message data.