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1. (WO2018089747) EQUIPMENT MONITORING SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089747    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/061023
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04L 12/26
H04L 12/433
H04L 12/10
Applicants: BENTLY NEVADA, LLC
Inventors: HAMPTON, Aaron, R.
Title: EQUIPMENT MONITORING SYSTEMS AND DEVICES
Abstract:
Equipment monitoring employing time-triggered Ethernet communications is provided. Two or more sensor assemblies can be configured to transmit sensor signals representative of one or more operating parameters of a machine to a monitoring system over a token ring Ethernet network. The monitoring system can synchronize timing between the sensor assemblies and schedule timing of respective sensor signal transmissions to bound latency of the scheduled transmissions. Alternatively, or additionally, the monitoring system can include an Ethemet backplane configured to allow Ethernet communication between two or more processing cards coupled thereto. A switch in communication with the Ethemet backplane can schedule transmissions between the processing cards coupled to the Ethemet backplane to guarantee latency of the scheduled transmissions.