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1. WO2013106497 - AMI NETWORK WITH WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT HOTSPOT ACCESS

Publication Number WO/2013/106497
Publication Date 18.07.2013
International Application No. PCT/US2013/020922
International Filing Date 10.01.2013
IPC
G06Q 20/00 2012.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
CPC
H04Q 2209/40
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
QSELECTING
2209Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems
40using a wireless architecture
H04Q 9/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
QSELECTING
9Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems for selectively calling a substation from a main station, in which substation desired apparatus is selected for applying a control signal thereto or for obtaining measured values therefrom
H04W 84/12
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
84Network topologies
02Hierarchically pre-organised networks, e.g. paging networks, cellular networks, WLAN [Wireless Local Area Network] or WLL [Wireless Local Loop]
10Small scale networks; Flat hierarchical networks
12WLAN [Wireless Local Area Networks]
H04W 88/005
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
88Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
005Data network PoA devices
Applicants
  • ITRON, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • JOHNSON, Matthew
Agents
  • MOOSE, Richard, M.
Priority Data
13/350,22213.01.2012US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) AMI NETWORK WITH WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT HOTSPOT ACCESS
(FR) RÉSEAU AMI AVEC POINT D'ACCÈS SANS FIL DE GESTION DE MAIN D'ŒUVRE
Abstract
(EN) Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for providing communications functionality between a utility central facility and a field worker. A WiFi Hotpoint is associated with a cell relay in an Advanced Metering System (AMS). Field workers using WiFi enabled communications devices may securely receive information including work orders from the utility central facility via the WiFi connection, thereby reducing or eliminating need for the worker to visit the utility central facility.
(FR) La présente invention porte sur un appareil et un procédé permettant de fournir une fonctionnalité de communication entre une installation de service public centrale et un ouvrier de terrain. Un point d'accès sans fil WiFi est associé à une cellule relais dans un système de mesure avancé (AMS). Des ouvriers de terrain équipés de dispositifs de communication WiFi peuvent recevoir de manière sécurisée des informations comprenant des ordres de travail à partir de l'installation de service public centrale par l'intermédiaire de la connexion WiFi, ce qui permet de réduire ou d'éliminer la nécessité pour le travailleur de se rendre dans l'installation de service public centrale.
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