Patent Number: 6,310,992

Title: Method and apparatus for interconnecting multiple modular devices in a communication system

Abstract: An apparatus (100), comprising multiple modular electrical devices (102, 104, 504) and an optical signal source (106), all coupled to an optical communication resource (108), and method for the interconnection of the multiple modular electrical devices (102, 104, 504) provides for a first modular electrical device (102) of the multiple modular electrical devices to locate a second modular electrical device (104) of the multiple modular electrical devices and to selectively address a communication among multiple modular electrical devices (102, 504).

Inventors: Gehrke; James K. (Lake in the Hills, IL), Schroeder; Daniel R. (Carol Stream, IL)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: H04B 10/00 (20060101); H04N 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018