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1. (WO2018099705) COMMAND AND REPORTING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/099705    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/078648
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 13/42
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: KREJSA, Zdenek
MANDAT, Frantisek
STAUFER, Helmut
Title: COMMAND AND REPORTING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATION
Abstract:
The invention relates to a main module (10) for a command and reporting system (50), which main module comprises a control unit (16) and a device interface (18) for coupling to at least two command and reporting devices (12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.n) in a line topology. The main module (10) also has a bus interface (13) for connecting to a superordinate control unit (11), wherein the control unit (16), by means of the device interface (18), is designed to control at least two command and reporting devices (12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.n) separately by means of a command signal (20). According to the invention, the command signal (20) is designed for device-address-free delivery at the respective command and reporting device (12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.n) and has a target cell (22) and an incrementable counting cell (24) for this purpose. The invention further relates to a method (100) by means of which the device-address-free delivery is implemented. The invention further relates to a computer program product (80) suitable therefor, to a command and reporting system (50) in which the invention is implemented, and to an automation system (60) equipped with a corresponding command and reporting system (50).