CN100508554C - Remote control system, remote commander, and remote control server - Google Patents

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CN100508554C
CN100508554C CN 200580012451 CN200580012451A CN100508554C CN 100508554 C CN100508554 C CN 100508554C CN 200580012451 CN200580012451 CN 200580012451 CN 200580012451 A CN200580012451 A CN 200580012451A CN 100508554 C CN100508554 C CN 100508554C
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本发明涉及利用IP网络等的很少受到指向性或可通信范围上的限制的通信媒体进行遥控操作。 The present invention relates to the use of the IP network communication medium directivity rarely or communicable range limits for remote operation. 本发明的装置可在遥控器和操作对象设备之间进行双向通信,因此能够通过送达确认来进行可靠的通信,能够处理基于GUI操作的复杂的命令体系,并能够利用较大带宽进行动图像流等大容量数据传送。 The present invention may be performed between the remote controller and the operation target device two-way communication, it is possible to perform reliable communication via acknowledgment, the system can handle complicated commands based on GUI operation, and capable of moving images with a larger bandwidth flow and other large-capacity data transmission. 作为遥控操作对象的电视接收机可将子画面等的动图像数据经由IP网络向IP遥控器发送,在IP遥控器侧收看。 Sprite moving image data and the like may be sent as a remote operation target of the television receiver via the IP network to the IP remote controller, the IP remote viewing side.

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遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器 Remote control system, remote commander and the remote server

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及用远程命令器远程操作电视接收才几及DVD播放才几、其他各种AV设备及CE设备、信息设备等的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器, 特别地涉及实现了不受远程命令器对操作对象设备的指向性和可发送距离上的限制条件约束的远程控制系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器。 The present invention is directed to only a few remote operation of the television receiver and a DVD player with only a few remote commander, various other AV devices and CE devices, such as information equipment remote control system, the remote commander, and the remote server, in particular, to achieve a distance from the remote control system of the commander constraint on directivity and a transmittable distance constraints operation target apparatus, the remote commander, and the remote server.

更具体地,本发明涉及利用TCP/IP等网络的能够在远程命令器和操作对象设备之间双向通信的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器,特别是关于从对于指向性和可发送距离没有限制条件的多个设备出发、以用户面前的设备为操作对象进行遥控操作的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器。 More particularly, the present invention relates to a remote control system, the remote commander, and the remote server using TCP / IP and other network bidirectional communication between the remote commander and the operation target apparatus, in particular with regard to the no directivity and transmission distance a plurality of starting devices constraints to the device before the user performs remote operation of the remote control system, the remote commander, and the remote operation target server.

背景技术 Background technique

当前,电视接收机或录像重放装置,音像设备等各种各样的信息家电设备被开发与制造出来,已经在一般家庭和其他居住空间广泛普及。 Currently, the television receiver or video playback devices, audio-visual equipment and other kinds of information appliances have been developed and manufactured, it has been widely popular in general households and other living space. 一般这些信息设备的基本操作方式是,通过操作按钮和音量开关等安装在设备本体上的用户接口直接进行设备的操作,但最近几乎所有的设备都能够用遥控器进行远程操作了。 In general, these basic mode of operation information device is directly operated by operating the button device and a volume switch or the like mounted on the apparatus body in a user interface, but almost all of the recent devices can be remotely operated using the remote control.

例如家电产品等的人们生活用的电气/电子设备领域,作为将用户搡作命令远程地输入到设备的手段,开发了采用AM调制方式的"红外遥控" 且已得到通用。 Such as an electrical / electronic fields such as home appliances people living with the device, as will be shoving the user command is input to the means for remotely device, developed using the AM modulation mode "infrared remote controller" and has been common.

利用红外通信方式具有成本低、消耗功率少、且在各国几乎没有法律法规制约等优点。 Low cost, low power consumption, and almost no laws and regulations in various countries restrict the advantages of using infrared communication. 另外,不需要布线就意味着无需在电缆之间连接的连接器,成本也可以降低。 In addition, no wiring connector means without the connection between the cable, the cost can be reduced. 也不用担心每次连接或切断插拔连接器带来的机械损耗。 Do not worry every time you connect or disconnect the plug connector to bring mechanical loss.

可是,采用红外通信方式存在指向性的问题,若接收机的受光部不在发送机侧的视场角内,通信就不能创建,这构成了使用上大的限制(例如, 参见专利文献1)。 However, using the present aiming of the infrared communication, the field of view by not transmitting side light section when the receiver angle, the communication can not be created, which constitutes a major use restrictions (e.g., see Patent Document 1). 另外,由于红外通信方式基本上为单向通信,发送源不能接收来自对方的响应,存在不能进行送达确认的问题。 Further, since the infrared communication is substantially one-way communication, the transmission source can not receive a response from the other side, there can be problems of acknowledgment.

8当然,若进行通信的双方的设备均设有红外发送功能和红外接收功能, 就能够进行双向通信。 8 Of course, if the two sides of the device are equipped with infrared communication function and transmit infrared receiver function, can be two-way communication. 但是,由于红外通信中存在指向性的问题,双方的用户必须相互对主对方的设备来发送操作,不太方便。 However, due to the directional infrared communication problems, both sides must mutually users to send operation on the other side of the master device, not too convenient.

例如,提出了一种通信设备,该设备可将远程命令器向电子设备发出的红外操作信号中继,从而操作设在专用遥控器发出的红外操作信号不能直接到达处的电子设备(例如,参见专利文献2)。 For example, proposed a communication device, an infrared operation signal to the relay apparatus may be emitted by the remote command to the electronic device, the electronic device provided to operate an infrared operation signal from the remote control dedicated not directly reach the (e.g., see, Patent Document 2). 该通信装置从由远程命令器接收的红外操作信号除去载波分量后抽出脉沖波形分量,并将该脉冲波形分量经由网络传送,同时用脉冲波形分量调制红外光载波向作为操作对象的电子设备发送。 The communication apparatus after removing the carrier component from the received signal by the operation of the infrared remote commander extracting a pulse waveform component, and the pulse wave component transmitted over the network, while the pulse component of the modulated infrared optical carrier wave transmitted to the electronic device as an operation target.

并且,提出了不使用中继器等的简单的装置结构构成的远程操作系统 Then, the remote operation system is proposed a simple apparatus configuration without using a relay or the like made of

(例如,参见专利文献3)。 (E.g., see Patent Document 3). 控制装置将表示关于可能的输入操作的能力的能力信息向被控制装置发送,而在被控制装置侧在接收的能力信息的范围内创建并返送用以形成可实现的用户接口的遥控器处理信息。 Control means indicating a possible capability information of ability to input operation on the controlled sending means is created within the capacity of the information received at the control apparatus side, and sent back to form the user interface allows a remote process information . 然后,控制装置利用遥控器处理信息来形成用户接口。 Then, the control means is formed to process a user interface using a remote controller information.

但是,红外通信方式中,由于其通信带宽的限制,难以进行如动图像或静止图像这样的大容量数据交换,这限制了进行遥控的终端设备的功能。 However, infrared communication, since the communication bandwidth limitations which is difficult to perform large-capacity data such as moving image or still image exchange, which limits the function of the remote terminal device.

并且,提出了可用手机进行家电设备等的预约操作的手机遥控系统(例如,参见专利文献4)。 Further, the proposed device can be used such as mobile phone handset appliances remote control system reservation operation (e.g., see Patent Document 4). 依据该系统,遥控装置接收来自手机的信号,并根据接收的信号以光的形式发送对被控设备进行远程控制的远程控制信号。 Remote device receiving a signal from the mobile phone according to the system, the controlled device and a remote control signal based on the received remote control signal transmitted in the form of light.

但是,利用网络或移动电话网等的遥控系统中,虽然远程操作本身是可能的,但是遥控中的最后一段采用红外通信方式,因此与通常的遥控系统一样受到通信带宽的限制。 However, the remote control system using the Internet or a mobile telephone network or the like, although the remote operation itself is possible, but in the last paragraph of the remote controller using infrared communication, the remote control system normally therefore subject to the same communication bandwidth.

专利文献1:特开2002-165281号公报 Patent Document 1: Laid-Open Patent Publication No. 2002-165281

专利文献2:特开2003-259464号公报 Patent Document 2: Laid-Open Patent Publication No. 2003-259464

专利文献3:特开2003-143670号公报 Patent Document 3: Laid-Open Patent Publication No. 2003-143670

专利文献4:特开平11-284757号公报 Patent Document 4: Japanese Patent Publication No. 11-284757

发明内容发明要解决的课题 SUMMARY OF INVENTION Technical Problem

本发明的目的在于提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器,能够利用远程命令器适当地远程操作电视接收机及DVD播放机、其他页 Object of the present invention to provide a superior performance of the remote control system, the remote server and the remote commander, the remote commander can be utilized appropriately remotely operating a television receiver and a DVD player, another page

各种AV设备及CE设备、信息设备等。 CE device and various AV equipment, information equipment and the like.

本发明的再一目的是提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器,能够实现不受关于从远程命令器对操作对象设备的指向性和可发送距离的限制条件的约束的远程控制。 A further object of the present invention is to provide a superior performance of the remote control system, the remote commander, and the remote server, the remote control can be realized without constraint on command from a remote operation target of directivity transmission apparatus and a distance constraints.

本发明的再一目的是提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服 A further object of the present invention is to provide a superior performance of the remote control system, the remote server and the remote commander

务器,能够进行利用TCP/IP等网络的在远程命令器和操作对象设备之间的双向通信。 Service is possible to perform two-way communication using TCP / IP and other network between the remote commander and the operation target apparatus.

本发明的再一目的是提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器,能够从不存在关于指向性和可发送距离的限制条件的多个设备中指定用户面前的设备作为搡作对象来进行遥控操作。 A further object of the present invention is to provide a superior performance of the remote control system, the remote commander, and the remote server, a plurality of devices can be never existed restrictions on the directivity and the transmittable distance in front of the user equipment as specified for the object shoving remote operation. 用以解决课题的装置 Means for Solving the Problem

本发明是鉴于上述课题构思而成的、用远程命令器操作一台以上的控制对象设备的遥控系统,其特征在于:上述远程命令器及至少部分控制对象设备设有网络通信功能,响应上述远程命令器侧的用户输入,经由网络对控制对象设备进行命令操作。 The present invention has been made in view of the above concept, the operation of more than one control target device remote control system using a remote commander, characterized in that: said remote commander, and the control target device is provided with at least a portion of a network communication function, in response to the remote side input user command, a command to operate the control target device via a network.

这里所说的"系统",是指多个装置(或实现特定功能的功能模块)逻辑地集合而成的结构,与各装置或功能模块是否在单一的框体内无关(下同)。 The term "system" refers to a plurality of devices (or functional modules realizing specific functions) structure formed by a set of logically, and whether each device or functional module independent in a single casing (the same below).

本发明的遥控系统中,上述控制对象设备经由网络响应上述远程命令器经由网络发送的命令。 The remote control system according to the present invention, the control target device via a network, said remote command is a command sent via the network in response.

并且,上述远程命令器向上述控制对象设备请求数据,上述控制对象设备将被请求的数据经由网络返送。 And the remote command to request data from the control target device, the target apparatus to be requested data via the network sends back. 然后,上述远程命令器将从上述控制对象设备接收的数据解码、重放并输出。 Then, the data from said remote commander decodes the received the target apparatus, and the reproduction output.

当前,基于红外的通信方式已被广泛用于设备的远程操作。 Current, infrared-based communication system has been widely used in the remote operation device. 利用红外通信方式具有成本低、消耗功率少、且在各国几乎没有法律法规制约等优点。 Low cost, low power consumption, and almost no laws and regulations in various countries restrict the advantages of using infrared communication. 可是,使用红外光的这些通信方式存在指向性的问题,若接收机的受光部不在发送机侧的视场角的范围内通信就不能创建,在使用上构成了大的限制。 However, there is a problem with the directivity of the infrared light communication mode, the range of the light receiving portion when the receiver is not transmitting-side communication field angle can not be created, in use constitute restricted. 并且,由于红外通信方式基本上为单向通信,发送源不能接收来自对方的响应,因此不能进4亍送达确i人。 Further, since the infrared communication is substantially one-way communication, the transmission source can not receive a response from each other, and therefore can not be served right foot 4 into the correct person i.

而在本发明的遥控系统中,利用IP网络等在指向性或通信可能范围上很少受到限制的通信媒体进行遥控操作。 In the remote control system of the present invention, a communication medium using the IP network or the like on the directional communication possible range of less restricted for remote operation.

利用这样的IP网络的遥控系统能够在遥控器以及操作对象设备之间进行双向通信,因此能够通过送达确认(响应)来进行可靠的通信,可载入能够处理基于GUI操作的复杂的命令体系并能够用较大带宽进行动图像的流传送等大容量数据传送的技术效果。 With such a remote control system of an IP network capable of bidirectional communication between the remote controller and the operation target apparatus, it is possible to perform reliable communication via acknowledgment (response), it can be loaded to handle complex GUI-based command system operation and a moving image can be performed with a larger bandwidth streaming data transfers of large capacity technical effect. 例如,作为遥控器的操作对象的电视接收机将被作了接收处理的子画面等的动图像数据经由IP网络向IP遥控器发送,从而可在IP遥控器的显示屏上观看子画面。 For example, the operation target of the remote controller of the television receiver will be made by the reception processing sub picture such as moving image data transmitted to the IP remote controller via an IP network so as to be viewed on a sub-screen display of the remote IP.

这里,控制对象设备被远程命令器请求数据时,将相应的数据内容变换成可在远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式,然后经由网络返送。 Here, when the control target device of the remote commander of the requested data, the data corresponding to the contents put into focus and be outputted in the format of the remote commander, and then sent back via the network. 例如,向作为控制对象设备的电视接收机请求了所想看的电视节目的图像输出时, 或请求了硬盘录像机等录像设备的AV输出图像时,这些图像数据被变换成 For example, when the control target device of the television receiver requested image output to see the television program or AV output requested image recording device like hard disk recorder, the image data is converted into

可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,经由局域网进行流传送。 And reproducing the received data format such as MPEG4 IP in the remote-side low bit rate, streaming through the LAN. 但是,本发明中所说的变换成可在远程命令器侧重放并输出的数据格式的变换处理,并不仅限于从高比特率向低比特率的比特率变换。 However, the present invention can be converted into a focus of said data format conversion processing and outputs a discharge command to the remote device, it is not limited to converting a bit rate from a high to a low bit rate.

并且,控制对象设备中,可包括传统的只能通过红外通信遥控操作的IR设备。 Further, the control target device, may comprise only conventional IR remote control apparatus via infrared communication operation. 这种场合,可在IP遥控器和IR设备之间设置具有网络通信功能和将经由网络接收的命令变换成红外命令的协议变换功能的遥控服务器。 In this case, the remote server can be provided with a network communication function and a command received via a network into infrared commands of the protocol conversion function between the IP and IR remote control device. 遥控服务器一旦经由IP网络从IP遥控器接收到对IR设备的操作命令,就将该命令变换成红外命令并转送给IR设备,因此,可用IP遥控器对IR设备进行操作。 Upon receiving the remote server via the IP network from the IP remote controller to operate the device IR command, the command is converted to an infrared IR commands and forwarded to the device, therefore, can be used for IR remote IP devices operate.

遥控服务器可将远程命令器向IR设备请求的数据从IR设备中取出, 并变换成可在远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式,然后经由网络返送到远程命令器。 Remote server data to the remote commander request IR device is removed from the IR device, and is transformed into a focused output format and placed in the remote commander, and then returned to the network via the remote commander. 例如,遥控服务器将来自作为IR设备的录像设备的AV输出图像变换成可在MPEG4等IP遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,并经由局域网进行流传送。 For example, the remote server as a video image output from the AV apparatus IR device may be received and converted into MPEG4 and the like in the reproducing side of the IP remote data format of low bit rate, streaming via LAN.

若控制对象设备为电视接收机,则可从接收的广播波中取出EPG数据并加以存储。 If the control target device, the EPG data can be extracted from the received broadcast wave is a television receiver and stored. 这时,响应来自上述远程命令器的EPG数据请求,EPG数据经由网络返送。 In this case, the EPG data response from the remote commander request, the EPG data send back via a network. 然后,上述远程命令器将接收的EPG数据显示并输出。 Then, EPG data to said remote commander displays and outputs received.

远程命令器可响应当前的EPG数据显示画面上的频道指定,向作为控制对象设备的电视接收机发送频道切换请求。 The remote commander may be responsive to current EPG data displayed on the screen to specify the channel to the control target device of the television receiver transmits a channel switching request.

而在电视接收机侧,可将在远程命令器请求切换的频道接收的图像内 In the television receiver side, a request may be received within the channel of the image switching the remote commander

容变换成可在远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式,并经由网络流传送。 Be put into a container and focus the output format of the remote commander, and streaming via network. 然后, then,

ii上述远程命令器将接收的图像内容解码并显示图像。 ii said remote commander decodes the received image content and display an image. 用户可在远程命令器上4t看子画面。 4t user can see the sub-screen on the remote commander.

并且,电视接收机可将显示图像切换道远程命令器请求切换的频道。 Further, the television receiver can display image switching channel remote commander request the channel switching.

这是将远程命令器上的显示图像投掷(throw)到电视屏幕的操作。 This is the image displayed on the remote commander throw (throw) to operate the TV screen.

并且,远程命令器也可响应在预告EPG数据显示画面上的电视节目指定,向作为控制对象设备的录像设备发送该节目的录像预约请求。 Further, the remote commander may also respond to the television program specified on the screen, the program recording reservation request transmitted to the recording apparatus as a control target device is displayed in the EPG data notice.

这里,也可设置成让遥控服务器介入远程命令器对录像设备的录像预约操作。 Here, too, it can be set to allow remote servers involved in remote commander for video recording equipment reservation operation. 遥控服务器经由网络从远程命令器接收了录像预约请求时,将该录像预约请求基于EPG数据变换成红外预约数据,对只能经红外通信遥控搡作的IR录像设备进行红外发送。 When the remote server receives a command from the remote recording reservation request via a network, the recording reservation request into infrared reservation data based on the EPG data, the recording of the IR devices can only communicate via infrared remote control for the infrared transmission shoving. 然后,IR录像设备根据来自遥控服务器的红外预约数据执行录像预约。 Then, IR recording apparatus performs recording reservation according to the reservation from the infrared remote data server.

并且,作为控制对象设备的录像设备响应来自远程命令器的图像内容请求,将该请求的图像内容变换成可在上述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后经由网络流传送。 Further, as the recording device in response to a control target device from the remote commander image content request, the content of the request to the image to be converted and put focus on the output format sent via the network spread at said remote commander. 远程命令器将接收到的图像内容解码并进行图像显示。 The remote commander received decoded image content and image display. 用户能够不切换电视机的显示图像而在远程命令器上确认录制的图像。 The user can not switch the TV image being displayed confirmation image recorded on the remote commander.

也可设置成让遥控服务器介入这样的远程命令器上的录像图像的操作。 It can also be set to allow remote server involved in the operation of the video image on such a remote commander. 遥控服务器经由网络从远程命令器接收到图像内容请求时,就将该图像内容请求变换成红外命令,并向只能通过红外通信遥控操作的IR录像设备进行红外发送。 When the remote server receives from the remote commander via a network to the image content request, to request the image content into infrared commands, and only an infrared transmitter to an infrared communication device via IR remote recording operation. 而IR录像设备按照来自遥控服务器的红外命令将图像内容输出。 IR and IR video recording device in accordance with the command from the remote server content output image. 然后,遥控服务器将IR录像设备输出的图像内容变换成可在远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式,再经由网络流传送到远程命令器。 Then, the remote content server IR image recording apparatus can focus the output into an output format and put the remote commander, the remote commander and then sent via a network spread.

并且,远程命令器可向作为控制对象设备的显示装置请求将图像显示切换到其自身显示的图像内容。 Further, the remote commander may request the control target device as a display device of the image display is switched to display the image content itself. 显示装置响应该图像显示切换请求,将画面从例如电视接收图像切换到录像设备的输出图像。 Image display means in response to the display switching request from the receiving switch the screen image to an output image such as a television video device. 这是将远程命令器上的显示图像投掷(throw)到电视屏幕的操作。 This is the image displayed on the remote commander throw (throw) to operate the TV screen.

并且,远程命令器可在启动时和其他任意定时向设有网络通信功能的控制对象设备经由网络请求设备信息。 Further, the remote commander at startup and may be arbitrary timing to the other is provided with a network communication function control target device via the network requests device information. 然后,显示对该请求作出设备信息响应的关于控制对象设备的设备列表。 Then, the display control target device list of devices to a device information response to the request. 可将过去有设备信息响应而当前没有的控制对象设备在设备列表上灰化(grayedout)显示。 The device information may have in the past in response to the control target device is currently no ash (grayedout) displayed on the device list. 并且,可将一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控制对象设备从设备列表删除。 Further, the control target device over a predetermined period in response to the device information can not be deleted from the list of devices.

远程命令器能够向在设备列表上选择的控制对象设备发送操作请求。 The remote commander can transmit a request to operate the control target device selected in the device list. 这里,设备列表上灰化显示的控制对象设备被选择时,可在请求将该控制对象设备的电源接通后发送操作请求。 Here, when the device list display ashing apparatus to be controlled is selected, the operation request may send a request to the control target device after the power is turned on.

另外,遥控服务器可预先登记能够发送红外命令的各IR设备的信息, Further, the remote server may be registered in advance information of each device can send an infrared IR commands,

并响应来自远程命令器的请求而将IR设备信息返送到远程命令器。 And in response to a request from the remote commander and the IR device information sent back to the remote commander.

这时,远程命令器显示IR设备列表。 At this time, the list of IR remote commander display device. 然后,对IR设备列表上选择的IR设备的操作请求可经由网络发送给遥控服务器。 Then, the operation of the selection list on the device IR IR device request may be sent to the remote server via the network. 对此作出响应,遥控服务器将远程命令器对IR设备的操作请求变换成红外命令后转送给上述IR 设备。 In response, the remote server operating on the IR remote command requests the device into infrared commands transferred to the above-described IR apparatus.

本发明提供一种用远程命令器操作一台以上的控制对象设备的遥控系统,其特征在于: The present invention provides a method of controlling more than one target device with a remote control system operates the remote commander, wherein:

所述远程命令器及至少部分控制对象设备具有网络通信功能,响应所述远程命令器侧的用户输入,经由网络对控制对象设备进行命令操作, The remote commander control target device, and at least partially having a network communication function, in response to a user input command to the remote side via the network a command to operate the control target device,

所述远程命令器向所述控制对象设备请求数据,所述控制对象设备将被请求的数据经由网络返送, The remote command to request data from said control target apparatus, the control target device via the network requested data is sent back,

所述远程命令器是将从所述控制对象设备接收的数据重放并输出, The remote command is received from the control target device data and the reproduction output,

所述控制对象设备将所述远程命令器请求的数据变换成低比特率的数据格式后经由网络返送, The control target device after the remote commander request data into a data format of low bit rate via a network foldback,

所述远程命令器经由网络向具有网络通信功能的控制对象设备请求设备信息,并显示关于对该请求作出设备信息响应的控制对象设备的设备列表, The remote command requests the device information to the control target device having a network communication function via the network, and the display device a list of device information to be controlled in response to the request,

所述远程命令器将过去有设备信息响应而当前无响应的控制对象设备在所述设备列表上灰化显示,或将在一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控制对象设备从所述设备列表删除。 The remote commander past the device information in response to a control target device is currently in the non-responsive ashing device list display control target device or over a certain period no device information response is deleted from the device list.

本发明还提供一种远程操作一个以上的控制对象设备的远程命令器, 其特征在于包括: The present invention also provides a remote control operation of the one or more target remote commander device, comprising:

经由网络进行通信动作的网络通信部; A network via a network communication operation of the communication unit;

接收来自用户的指示输入的用户输入部;以及 Receiving a user input from the user instruction input unit; and

根据经由所述用户输入部来自用户的指示输入,经由网络对控制对象设备所发送和接收的数据进行处理的数据处理部, According, the data processing unit for processing the data via a network to send and receive control target device via input from a user indicating the user input unit,

还设有将经由网络接收的数据解码以重放并输出的数据重放输出部, 经由网络向具有网络通信功能的控制对象设备请求设备信息, There is also a data decoding unit outputting the reproduction data received via the network to reproduce and output the information to the requesting device control target device having a network communication function via a network,

13所述数据重放输出部显示关于对该请求作出设备信息响应的控制对象设备的设备列表, The data reproduction output section 13 display a list of devices to be controlled in response to the device information request,

将过去有设备信息响应而当前无响应的控制对象设备在所述设备列表上灰化显示,或将一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控制对象设备从所述设备列表删除。 The past and the current device information response No response ashing apparatus to be controlled is displayed on the device list, or at least a certain control target device during a device information response is not deleted from the device list.

本发明还提供一种在远程命令器经由网络操作一台以上的控制对象设备的通信环境中工作的遥控服务器,其特征在于, The present invention further provides a remote server for operating more than one communications environment of the control target device via a network, the remote commander operation, wherein,

设有经由所述网络执行通信动作的网络通信部;以及 It is provided with a network communication unit performing communication via the network operation; and

将经由所述网络接收的命令变换成红外命令的协议变换部, The command received via the network into infrared commands protocol conversion unit,

从所述远程命令器经由所述网络接收对只能通过红外通信遥控操作的 From the remote commander received via the network to the remote control can only be operated by infrared communication

IR设备的操作命令,变换成红外命令后转送给所述IR设备, After the operation of the device IR command, converted into infrared commands transferred to the IR device,

还设有将数据编码成可在所述远程命令器上重放并输出的格式的编解 There is also a codec to encode data to be reproduced and output on the remote commander format

码处理部, Code processing unit,

将所述远程命令器向所述IR设备请求的数据从所述IR设备取出并变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后,再经由所述网络返送给所述远程命令器, After the data in the remote IR device to the commander request IR is removed from the apparatus and put into a format and can focus the output of the remote commander, and then sent back to the network via the remote commander ,

与电视接收机连接或与电视接收机构成一体, 设有将从接收广播波分离的EPG数据存储的EPG存储部, 响应来自所述远程命令器的EPG数据请求而将EPG数据经由所述网络返送, Connected to the television receiver or television receiver is formed integrally with the storage unit from the EPG a broadcast wave receiving the separated EPG data stored EPG data in response to a request from the remote commander and sends back the EPG data via the network ,

将在所述远程命令器请求切换的频道接收到的图像内容变换成低比特率的数据格式后,经由网络以流方式发送, After the remote commander channel switching request received image content into a data format of low bit rate, streamed via the network,

所述远程命令器经由网络向具有网络通信功能的控制对象设备请求设备信息,并显示关于对该请求作出设备信息响应的控制对象设备的设备列表, The remote command requests the device information to the control target device having a network communication function via the network, and the display device a list of device information to be controlled in response to the request,

所述远程命令器将过去有设备信息响应而当前无响应的控制对象设备在所述设备列表上灰化显示,或将在一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控制对象设备从所述设备列表删除。 The remote commander past the device information in response to a control target device is currently in the non-responsive ashing device list display control target device or over a certain period no device information response is deleted from the device list. 发明的效果 Effects of the Invention

根据本发明,能够提供性能优越的遥控系统及遥控方法、远程命令器以及电子设备,可用远程命令器适当地远程操作电视接收机及DVD播放机、其他各种AV设备及CE设备、信息设备等。 According to the present invention can provide superior performance remote control system and a remote control method, electronic device, and the remote commander, the remote commander can be used suitably remotely operate the television receiver and DVD player, various other AV devices and CE devices, information devices, etc. .

并且,根据本发明,可提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器,能够实现不受远程命令器对操作对象设备的指向性和可发送距离上的限制条件的约束的远程控制。 Further, according to the present invention can provide superior performance remote control system, the remote server and the remote commander, the remote commander can be realized without restrictions of constraints on the directivity and the transmission distance of the operation target device remote control.

并且,根据本发明,可提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控 Further, according to the present invention can provide superior performance remote control systems, remote control and the remote commander

服务器,能够进行利用TCP/IP等网络的、在远程命令器和操作对象设备之 The server can be performed using a TCP / IP network and the like, in the remote commander and the operation target apparatus

间的7又向通4言。 4 through 7 ED between words.

并且,根据本发明,可提供性能优越的遥控系统、远程命令器及遥控服务器,能够从不受关于指向性和可发送距离的限制条件约束的多个设备中指定用户面前的设备作为搡作对象进行遥控操作。 Further, according to the present invention can provide superior performance remote control system, the remote commander, and the remote server can be specified from the device before the user equipment from the plurality of constraints on the directivity and the transmittable distance constraint as a target for shoving remote operation.

通过对基于后述的本发明的实施方式及附图的详细说明,当会更深入地理解本发明的其他目的、特征和优点。 Through the detailed description and the accompanying drawings based on an embodiment of the present invention described later, as will be better understanding of other objects, features and advantages.

附图说明 BRIEF DESCRIPTION

图1是表示本发明一实施例的遥控系统的结构例的示意图。 1 is a schematic structural diagram of the remote control system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

图2是表示本发明遥控系统的另一实施例的示图。 FIG 2 is a diagram showing another embodiment of the remote control system of the embodiment of the present invention.

图3是表示可用作IP遥控器的终端设备的硬件结构例的示图。 FIG 3 is a diagram showing a hardware configuration example of the IP terminal apparatus may be used as a remote controller.

图4是表示可用作遥控服务器的装置的结构示意图。 FIG 4 is a diagram showing the configuration of the apparatus can be used as a remote server.

图5表示IP遥控器取得电视机接收的EPG(当前)数据并在LCD 19上 Figure 5 shows the IP remote television reception acquired EPG (current) and the data on the LCD 19

显示的情形。 The display case.

图6表示通过IP遥控器上显示的EPG(当前)画面进行电视频道切换操 6 shows EPG displayed by the IP remote controller (current) picture television channel switching operation

作的情形。 For the situation.

图7表示IP遥控器取得电视机接收的EPG(未来)数据并在LCD 19上显示的情形。 7 shows a case where the received IP TV remote control to obtain the EPG (future) data and displayed on the LCD 19.

图8表示通过IP遥控器上显示的EPG(未来)画面来进行节目的录像预约操作的情形。 8 shows EPG displayed by the IP remote controller (future) pictures to show the case of recording reservation operation.

图9表示为了将EPG(当前)数据在IP遥控器上显示的操作顺序。 9 that in order to EPG (current) data is displayed on the IP remote operation sequence.

图IO是表示为了显示EPG(当前)数据、IP遥控器执行的处理过程的流程图。 FIG IO is to display EPG (current) data, a flowchart of a processing procedure performed by the IP remote.

图11表示一例利用EPG(未来)数据用IP遥控器在录像设备上进行节目的录像预约的操作顺序。 FIG 11 shows an example of using EPG (future) data IP remote control operation sequence of the recording reservation program on the recording device. 图12表示另一例利用EPG(未来)数据用IP遥控器在录像设备上进行节目的录像预约的操作顺序。 FIG 12 shows another embodiment using EPG (future) data IP remote control operation sequence of the recording reservation program on the recording device.

图13表示又一例利用EPG(未来)数据用IP遥控器在录像设备上进行节目的录像预约的操作顺序。 13 shows another example of using EPG (future) data IP remote control operation sequence of the recording reservation program on the recording device.

图14表示在IP遥控器上收看电视机接收的地面波模拟广播的情形。 14 shows a case where viewing terrestrial analog broadcast television reception on the IP remote controller.

图15表示在IP遥控器上收看电视机接收的地面波模拟广播时进行频道切换操作的情形。 Be the case when a channel switching operation of FIG. 15 showing the TV viewing terrestrial analog broadcast received on the IP remote controller.

图16表示在IP遥控器上收看电视机接收的地面波模拟广播时进行频道切换操作的情形。 Be the case when a channel switching operation of FIG. 16 shows viewing terrestrial analog broadcast television reception on the IP remote controller.

图17表示将电视机侧的频道切换到IP遥控器侧正在收看的电视节目的情形。 FIG 17 shows a television channel is switched to the side of the case side remote IP television program being watched.

图19表示从IP遥控器上收看录像设备中保存的录像内容的状态变到也能在电视机上收看的情形。 19 shows a case of viewing the recorded content stored in the recording apparatus from the state to the IP remote controller can also be viewed on the TV.

图'18表示在IP遥控器上收看录像设备中保存的录像内容的情形。 FIG '18 shows a case to watch recorded content stored in the recording apparatus on the IP remote controller.

图20表示一例将AV内容从IR录像设备流传送到IP遥控器的操作顺序。 FIG 20 shows an example of the contents of the AV stream to the recording device from the IR sequence of operations of the IP remote controller.

图21表示一例将AV内容从DLNA设备流传送到IP遥控器的操作顺序。 FIG 21 shows an example of the AV stream content from the DLNA device to the operating order of the IP remote controller.

图22表示一例将IP遥控器上收看的IR设备的内容投掷到电视机的操作顺序。 FIG. 22 shows an example of a content viewing remote IR device IP throwing operation sequence to the TV.

图23表示一例将IP遥控器上收看的DLNA设备的内容投掷到电视机的操作顺序。 FIG 23 shows an example of the contents of the IP remote viewing device DLNA throwing operation sequence to the TV.

符号说明 11. ..CPU12. ..总线13. ..存储器装置14. ..输入开关矩阵部15. ..网络通信部16. ..红外通信部17. ..编解码处理部18. ..图形显示处理器 REFERENCE SIGNS 11. ..CPU12. .. .. 16 .. 14. The bus infrared communication unit 15. The input switch matrix unit 13. The network communication unit .. .. .. 17. The memory device 18. The codec processing unit. The graphics display processor

1619. .液晶显示部(LCD)20. .数据输入输出接口31. • CPU32. .总线33. .存储器装置34. .有线局域网部35. .红外处理部37. .编解码处理部38. .硬盘驱动器 1619. The liquid crystal display unit (LCD) 20.. The data input-output interface 31. • CPU32.. 33. The bus memory device 34. The wired LAN portion 35. The infrared processing section 37. Codec processing unit 38.. Hard disk drive

具体实施方式 detailed description

以下,参照附图对本发明的实施方式进行详解。 Hereinafter, with reference to the drawings, embodiments of the present invention will be explain.

本发明涉及用远程命令器远程操作电视接收机及DVD播放机、其他各种AV设备及CE设备、信息设备等的遥控系统。 The present invention relates to a remote control system using the remote commander remote operation of the television receiver and DVD player, various other AV devices and CE devices, information devices or the like.

设备的遥控操作一般都采用红外通信方式即红外遥控,但存在指向性的问题,若不将接收机的受光部朝向发送机侧的视场角范围就不能创建通信,这成为使用上大的限制。 Remote control devices typically use an infrared communication method that is remote control, but there are problems directivity, if the receiver light-receiving portion toward the viewing angle range of the transmission side communication can not be created, which become a major limitation on the use of . 并且,由于红外通信方式基本上为单向通信, 发送源不能接收来自对方的响应,因此不能进行送达确认。 Further, since the infrared communication is substantially one-way communication, the transmission source can not receive a response from the other side, the acknowledgment can not be performed.

因而,本发明构筑利用基于IP网络的远程命令器即IP遥控器的遥控系统来取代红外传送通路。 Accordingly, the present invention is constructed to replace the infrared transmission path using an IP network remote commander i.e. remote control system based on the IP remote controller. 该IP遥控器能够利用较少受限于指向性或通信可能范围的通信媒体来进行遥控操作。 The IP remote controller for remote operation can be limited by using a less directional communication possible range or communication medium. 并可取得这样的技术效果:能够在IP 网络上进行遥控器以及操作对象设备之间的双向通信,因此可借助于送达确认(响应)来进行可靠的通信,能够处理基于GUI操作的复杂的命令体系, 并能够用较大的带宽进行动图像的流传送等大容量数据传送。 Can achieve such technical effects: the remote control can be performed on the IP network and two-way communication between the operation target device, it is possible by means of the acknowledgment (response) for reliable communication, capable of handling complex operations of the GUI-based command system, and capable of streaming the moving image with large-capacity data transfers larger bandwidth. 例如,作为遥控器的操作对象的电视接收机,可将已被接收处理的子画面等的动图像数据经由IP网络向IP遥控器发送,从而可在IP遥控器的显示屏上收看子画面。 For example, the sub-screen as the operation target of the remote controller of the television receiver can be processed have been received moving image data and the like transmitted to the IP remote controller via an IP network, whereby a flat-screen on the sub display of the remote IP.

再有,对网络上的设备进行控制的IP遥控器无指向性,即具有透过性, 因此存在不能对准用户面前的特定设备而进行操作的问题。 Further, the network devices on the IP remote controls nondirectional, i.e. is permeable, there is a problem of misalignment of a particular device before the user operates. 因而,可利用TCP/IP网络进行遥控控制,但也可同时用传统的红外遥控器的功能来指定设备。 Accordingly, the use of TCP / IP network for remote control, but can at the same time by a conventional infrared remote control function to the specified device. 图1示意表示本发明一实施例的遥控系统的结构例。 FIG 1 schematically shows the configuration of the remote control system according to an embodiment of the present invention. 图示的系统由用户进行设备操作用的IP遥控器和成为IP遥控器的操作对象的控制对象设备 Illustrating the operation target device operating system using the IP remote controller and a remote controller become the IP apparatus to be controlled by the user

A及B构成,控制对象设备A及B分别设置在不同房间1和2,且两台设备不能同时处于红外光的到达范围。 A and B are configured, control-target devices A and B are respectively disposed in separate rooms 1 and 2, and the two devices can not simultaneously be in the reach of the infrared light.

控制对象设备A及B包括例如电视接收机及DVD播放机、其他各种AV设备及CE设备、信息设备等,它们各自具有接收处理红外命令的功能和网络接口,通过基于IEEE802.3(以太网(注册商标))等构筑的IP网络(局域网)相互连接。 A and B control target equipment, for example, comprise a television receiver and a DVD player, various other AV devices and CE devices, information devices, etc., each having an infrared command reception processing and network interface functionality, the IEEE802.3-based (Ethernet (registered trademark)), to build an IP network (LAN) connected to each other.

依据DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance)的家电设备是可从IP遥控器经由网络用命令操作的控制对象设备的一例,以下也称为"DLNA设备"。 Based on DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) The household appliance is an example of a control target device via the network with the command from the IP remote controller operation, hereinafter referred to as "DLNA device."

IP遥控器具有按用户操作发送红外命令的功能以及无线网络接口,经由基于正EE802.11a/b等构筑的无线网络与接入点(AP)进行通信。 IP remote controller with infrared commands transmitted by the user operation function and a wireless network interface for communicating via a positive based EE802.11a / b, to build a wireless network with an access point (AP). 由于AP 连接到IP网络,IP遥控器能够越过AP而与控制对象设备A及B进行双向通信,经由IP网络发送遥控命令,或从控制对象设备A及B接收数据。 Since the AP is connected to an IP network, IP remote controller capable of two-way communication over the AP and the control target devices A and B, transmitting a remote control command via the IP network or receives data from the control target device A and B.

并且,IP遥控器也可设有LCD等的显示器,将例如经由IP网络从控制对象设备A及B流传送的动图像数据重放并输出(后述)。 And, IP remote controller may be provided with a display such as an LCD, for example, via an IP network from the control target device A and B, streaming and outputting reproduced moving image data (described later).

图2表示本发明遥控系统的其他实施例。 FIG 2 shows another embodiment of the remote control system of the present invention. 与图1所示的系统结构的主要差别是遥控服务器介入在IP遥控器和控制对象设备之间。 The main difference between the system configuration shown in FIG. 1 is interposed between the remote server and the IP remote control target device.

遥控服务器通过与例如电视接收机等成为IP遥控器的主控制对象的DLNA设备连接来使用,或者与该种DLNA设备构成为一体。 The remote server by a television receiver, for example, be a DLNA device connected to the primary IP remote control target is used, or with the kind of DLNA device configured integrally.

遥控服务器具有以太网(注册商标)等的有线局域网通信功能,经由IP 网络即局域网接收来自IP遥控器的命令,并向IP遥控器的控制对象设备转送操作命令。 Remote server has an Ethernet (registered trademark) communication function wired LAN, i.e. a local area network receives a command from the IP remote controller via an IP network, and transfers the operation command to the control target device IP remote controller. 控制对象设备也具有局域网通信功能,遥控服务器将IP遥控器接收的操作命令经由局域网转送。 LAN control target device also has a communication function, the remote server receives the IP remote operation command via the local area network routing.

并且,对于不具有局域网通信功能的控制对象设备,其只能用旧有(传统)的红外(IR)遥控方式进行远程操作(该控制对象设备以下也称为"IR设备,,),因此将经由局域网从IP遥控器接收的操作命令变换成SIRCS等红外通信用的命令格式,并进行光发送。发送红外命令时,若成为控制对象的IR设备处于遥控服务器的死角或两者相隔长距离时,可用AV滑鼠等的延长线,在IR设备的近处进行红外命令的光发送。再有,AV滑鼠在例如 Then, the control target device does not have a LAN communication function, which can only old (legacy) for remote operation of the infrared (IR) remote control mode (the control target apparatus hereinafter also referred to as "IR equipment ,,), thus when converting from a local area network via the IP remote controller receives an operation command into a command format with the infrared communication SIRCS the like, and the light transmission when transmitting infrared commands, if the control target device is in the blind spot of the IR remote server, or both, a long distance apart , AV mouse or the like can be used to extend the line, near infrared IR commands in the optical transmission apparatus. further, in the AV mouse e.g.

18已转让于本申请人的特开2001-223955号公报作了记载。 18 have been assigned to the applicant of the present Patent Publication Laid-Open No. 2001-223955 were disclosed.

并且,若遥控服务器连接到电视接收机和其他AV内容的源设备,或者构成为一体,它也可用作将这些AV内容(或其他形式的内容)发送给IP遥控器的发送服务器。 Further, if the remote server is connected to the source device and the television receiver other AV content, or as a whole, it may be used as the AV contents (or other forms of content) to the transmission server IP remote controller.

例如,遥控服务器与电视接收机连接时,将接收的声音信号及图像信号进行AV编解码变换,变换成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,并经由局域网向IP遥控器流传送。 For example, the remote control server connected to the television receiver, the audio signal and video signal received AV codec conversion on the received and to be reproduced in the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4-side data format of low bit rate via a local area network streaming the IP remote controller. 或者,从经由局域网连接的硬盘录像机取出以MPEG1或MPEG2等的高比特率记录的录像内容,进行AV编解码变换而使之成为可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,再经由局域网向IP遥控器流传送。 Alternatively, to remove the video content and the like MPEG1 or MPEG2 recording a high bit rate from a DVR over the LAN, an AV codec converting it into the can receive and playback the like MPEG4 IP remote side of the low bit rate data format, and then streamed to the IP remote controller via the LAN. 但是,作为向可在IP遥控器侧重放并输出的数据格式的变换处理,从高比特率向低比特率的比特率的变换仅是其中一例,并不以此为限。 However, as the focus in the IP remote controller can put the data format conversion processing and output to the bit rate of the conversion of bit rate from the high bit is only one example, it is not limited thereto.

图3表示本实施例的遥控系统中能够作为IP遥控器工作的终端设备的硬件结构例。 3 shows a remote control system according to the present embodiment can be used as a hardware configuration example of a terminal device of IP remote work. 图示的终端设备也能作为IP遥控器的专用终端制作,但也可设计成与PDA(Personal'Digital Assistant)或游戏机等其他便携终端兼用。 Illustrated as the terminal device can be a dedicated terminal IP remote production, but may also be designed with other PDA (Personal'Digital Assistant) or a game machine used along with another portable terminal.

图示的IP遥控器10构成为由CPU(Central Processing Unit)l 1通过总线12对各部分进行综合控制。 10 illustrates a configuration of the IP remote controller by CPU (Central Processing Unit) l 1 through 12 pairs each of the integrated control section of the bus.

CPU 11具备由ROM或RAM组成的存储器装置13,它将存储于ROM的程序代码在RAM上展开,并执行预定处理。 CPU 11 includes a memory device 13 composed of a ROM or a RAM, it is stored on the RAM to start in the program code ROM, and performs predetermined processing. 这里所说的预定处理是经由网络对控制对象设备进行控制信号的命令/响应的发送/接收、对控制对象设备进行内容的发送/接收、文件转送以及DLNA设备或IR设备等控制对象设备的远程操作等,按照用户输入的指示执行这些处理。 Here, the predetermined processing via a network to command the control target device control signal / response transmission / reception of the content transmission control target device / reception, File Transfer and remote equipment, such as the DLNA device or IR device to be controlled operation, etc. these processes are performed in accordance with a user input indicative. 关于各项处理的详细内容将在后文描述。 For details of the processing will be described later.

输入开关矩阵部14包含数字键或声音调节键、画质调节键、选台键等的键操作部,用户向成为遥控对象的设备输入操作内容。 An input switch matrix unit 14 includes numeric keys or key sound adjustment, image quality adjustment key, selection keys like the key operation unit, the user input device to be the operation content of the remote control subject. 在输入开关矩阵部14上输入的控制对象设备操作用命令,从网络通信部15经由IP网络发送。 , Transmitted via the IP network 15 in the operation of the control target device 14 on the input switch matrix portion with the command from the network communication unit.

网络通信部15设有经由基于例如IEEE802.11a/b等构筑的无线网络与接入点(AP)进行通信的网络接口。 A network communication unit 15 is provided via a network interface for communicating, for example, based on IEEE802.11a / b, to build a wireless network with an access point (AP). 在网络通信部15设定MAC地址或IP地址等网络上固有的识别信息。 Unique identification information on the network communication unit 15 sets the MAC address or IP address and other network. 本实施例中,网络通信部15设置成将按照输入开关矩阵部14给出的指示的遥控请求经由网络转送给控制对象设备。 In this embodiment, the network communication unit 15 is arranged to be forwarded to the request via the network remote control target device in accordance with an input switch matrix unit 14 gives the instruction.

19红外通信部16设置成将用以指定拥有IP遥控器的用户面前的设备的 19 infrared communication section 16 is arranged before the device will have to specify the IP remote user

设备搜索请求作为红外光信号发送。 Device search request is transmitted as an infrared light signal. 红外通信部16也可兼有采用一般由AV设备的遥控器等广泛使用的红外通信标准即SIRCS(Serial Infrared RemoteControl System)而发送通常的红外命令的功能。 Infrared communication unit 16 may be employed both ships i.e. SIRCS (Serial Infrared RemoteControl System) typically transmits infrared commands from the AV apparatus infrared communication standard widely used remote control functions.

编解码处理部17进行AV内容的编码和解码处理。 Codec processing unit 17 performs encoding and decoding processing AV content. 本实施例中,能够将网络通信部15从控制对象设备接收的MPEG4等的AV内容解码,将声音和图像重放并输出。 In this embodiment, the network communication can be from the AV content decoding unit 15 control target device receives the MPEG4 or the like, and the sound and image reproduction output. 例如,作为遥控器的操作对象的电视接收机能够将被接收处理的子画面等的动图像数据经由IP网络向IP遥控器发送,在IP遥控器的显示屏上可观看子画面。 For example, the sub-screen as the operation target of the remote controller of the television receiver can be processed to be received moving image data and the like transmitted to the IP remote controller via an IP network, can be viewed on a sub-screen display of the remote IP. 若不从IP遥控器发送AV内容,编解码处理部17的编码功能就不是必要的。 If the AV content sent from the IP remote controller, a codec processing unit 17 of the encoding function is not necessary.

图形显示处理器(GDP)18对输出到液晶显示部(LCD)19进行显示的图形数据执行处理并对LCD 19进行驱动控制。 The graphic display processor (GDP) 18 output to the liquid crystal display unit (LCD) 19 performs processing graphics data for display and LCD 19 is driven and controlled. 例如,经编解码处理部17解码的图像信号由GDP 18从LCD 19的画面显示并输出。 For example, the codec processing unit 17 decodes an image signal from the display screen of LCD 19 from the GDP 18 and outputs. 并且,基于从网络连接的控制对象设备载入的设备信息,将该控制对象设备操作用的用户接口在LCD 19上显示并输出。 And, based on the control target device of the load from the network connectivity device information, the control target device with a user interface operation and display output on LCD 19.

IP遥控器设有如USB(Universal Serial Bus)那样的有线接口和由存储卡用的槽口等枸成的数据输入输出用的接口20。 The IP remote controller is provided with USB (Universal Serial Bus) as a wired interface and a memory card slot with the citrate and the like into the data input-output interface 20. 经由USB接口转送的AV内容或者存储卡中存储的AV内容,可由编解码处理部17解码,然后重放并输出数据。 The AV content transferred via the USB interface or AV contents stored in the memory card, decoded by the codec processing unit 17, and outputs the data and then reproduced. 或者,可将IP遥控器上处理的数据在编解码处理部17编码,然后从USB接口将数据转送或写入到存储卡中。 Alternatively, the data may be processed in the encoding on the IP remote codec processing unit 17, and data transfer from the USB interface or written to the memory card.

•图4示意表示本实施例的遥控系统中作为遥控服务器工作的装置的结构。 • Figure 4 schematically represents a remote control system according to the present embodiment as the structure of the operating means remote server. 遥控服务器连接到例如电视接收机等成为IP遥控器的主控制对象的AV设备而使用,或者与该种AV设备构成为一体。 Remote server is connected to a television receiver, for example, be IP AV apparatus main remote control target is used, with the kind of the AV device or integrally configured.

图示的遥控服务器30构成为CPU31经由总线32对各部分进行综合控制。 30 illustrates the remote server configuration for the integrated control section 32 via the respective bus CPU31.

CPU 31具备由ROM或RAM组成的存储器装置33,它将ROM中存储的程序代码在RAM上展开,并执行预定处理。 CPU 31 includes a memory device, a ROM or a RAM 33, the program code stored in the ROM it on the RAM to expand, and performs predetermined processing.

遥控服务器30设有以太网(注册商标)等有线局域网通信部34,经由局域网及AP接收来自IP遥控器的命令,并执行该操作命令的处理。 Remote server 30 is provided with an Ethernet (registered trademark) wired LAN communication unit 34, the process receives a command from the remote control via the IP LAN and the AP, and executes the operation command.

并且,遥控服务器30设有红外处理部35。 Further, the server 30 is provided with an infrared remote control processing section 35. 为了只能以传统的红外遥控方式操作的IR设备,将经由局域网从IP遥控器接收的操作命令变换成SIRCS等的红外通信用的命令格式,以红外光作为媒体进行光发送。 In order to only IR infrared remote control device in a conventional mode of operation, the conversion operation command via the local area network from the received command format to the IP remote controller SIRCS like infrared communication, the infrared light as a medium for optical transmission. 这时, At this time,

若传统的控制对象设备处在遥控服务器的死角范围或两者相隔长距离时, If the conventional control target device is in the blind spot, or both the remote server long distance apart,

则进行AV滑鼠输出,在传统的控制对象设备的近处将红外命令光发送。 AV mouse output is performed, the light transmission in the near infrared commands of the conventional control target device.

编解码处理部37执行AV内容的编码和解码处理。 Codec processing unit 37 performs encoding and decoding processing AV content. 本实施例中,编解码处理部37设有声音信号及图像信号的输入端子,将从电视接收机或模拟录像机等的控制对象设备输入的声音信号及图像信号编码成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器上重放的数据格式,再经由IP网络向IP遥控器发送。 In this embodiment, the codec processing unit 37 is provided with an audio signal and an image signal input from the input terminal of the encoded audio signal and an image signal from an analog video recorder or a television receiver apparatus to be controlled to be in the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4 reproducing the data format, and then transmits to the IP remote controller via an IP network. 或者,将以MPEG1或MPEG2等的高比特率记录的录像内容从作为控制对象设备的硬盘录像机经由局域网取出,变换成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,再经由局域网进行流传送。 Alternatively, the recorded content will be like MPEG1 or MPEG2 recording a high bit rate from a DVR via a local area extracted as a control target device, and may be received into such a playback in MPEG4 IP remote controller side data format of low bit rate, then via LAN streaming.

遥控服务器30也可设有硬盘驱动器等的大容量存储装置38,用以存储经编码或解码后的AV内容、从接收广播波分离的EPG数据以及其他庞大数据。 Remote server mass storage device 30 may also be provided with a hard disk drive 38 for storing encoded or decoded AV contents, the separated EPG data from the received broadcast wave, and other large data. 但是,硬盘驱动器38不是遥控服务器30必需的构成要素。 However, the hard disk drive 38 is not necessary for the remote control server 30 components. B.遥控系统的功能 Function remote control system B.

利用IP遥控器的遥控系统经由网络连接到IP遥控器和控制对象设备,从而能够在IP遥控器和控制对象设备间进行控制信号、内容和文件转送等的通信。 Using the IP remote controller via a remote control system connected to the IP network and a remote control target device, thereby enabling the communication control signals, such as content and document transfer between the remote IP device and control objects. 而且,通过进行这些通信来实现以下所示的基本功能。 Further, to achieve the following basic functions shown by these communications.

(1) 控制信号(命令/响应) (1) a control signal (command / response)

提供交互操作环境,也就是通过设置成向控制对象设备发送命令并接收其响应(执行结果)反映遥控侧的显示等,或诱导下一个关联的动作。 Provides interworking environment is provided by and receives a response (result) to reflect the remote side of the show and the like to send commands to the control target device, or operation in an associated induction.

(2) 内容的发送/接收 (2) The transmission / reception

作为控制的结果,提供将所期待的网络上的内容(动图像、静止图像)在身边的遥控器屏幕上显示等的重放功能。 As a result of the control, providing the content (moving images, still images) on the display of the expected network on the side remote screen playback function. 并且,实现利用内容的元信息的控制功能。 Further, the control functions with the content of the meta information. 例如,利用身边显示的EPG的信息进行选台(频道切换)或录像预约等。 For example, by using EPG information displayed side performs selection (channel switching) recording reservation or the like.

(3) 文件转送 (3) File Transfer

IP遥控器侧设置可装入存储器件或存储卡等可插拔媒体用的槽口,将IP遥控器侧媒体的内容转送到网络上的内容重放装置来进行重放。 IP remote controller side may be loaded into memory device or a removable memory card slot with media, the media side of the IP remote content on the web is transferred to the content reproducing apparatus to be reproduced. 例如,将插入遥控器的存储媒体内的照片在网络上的电视屏幕上显示。 For example, the photo in the storage medium into the remote control is displayed on the television screen on the network.

(4) 远程操作 (4) the remote operation

即便是眼前没有的设备,只要它是与网络连接的设备,均可进行操作。 Even without sight device, as long as it is connected to a network device, the operation can be carried out. 因此,使得浏览处于不同房间的录像机等的内容成为可能。 Therefore, making the content browsing recorders in different rooms, etc. become possible. 并且,将遥控器从外出地点连接到自家的网络,就能进行如在家里那样的操作。 Then, the outgoing connections from the remote location to the home network, the operation can be carried out at home, such as. (5)遥控器的统一 (5) unified remote control

使得与控制对象设备相互通信成为可能。 Objects communicate with each other such that the control device is possible. 因此,通过从控制对象设备载入设备信息,能够切换到适合于各控制对象设备的用户接口,从而容易将按照各设备的各式各样的遥控器统一成一种。 Thus, from the control target device through the loading device information can be switched to each control target device adapted to a user interface, thereby easily follow the various kinds of remote control device into a unity.

作为IP遥控器的样式,有仅装有控制功能的遥控器和在控制功能上附加了内容重放功能的遥控器两大类,能够分别构成前者的廉价遥控器和具有高附加价值的遥控器。 As style IP remote controller, there is only equipped with a remote control function and the additional two types of remote control function on the content playback control function, the former can be configured inexpensively remote control and the remote control having a high added value, respectively . 图3所示的IP遥控器与后者相当。 IP remote controller shown in FIG. 3 and the latter is quite. C.采用IP遥控器的遥控系统的高附加价值功能 C. Use of high value-added function of the IP remote remote control system

此项用前项中说明的基本功能来实现,以下就遥控系统的高附加价值功能进行说明。 This with the basic functions described in the preceding paragraph is achieved will be described below on the value-added function remote control system.

C-1.EPG功能 C-1.EPG function

将电视广播的节目选择用的节目指南叠加在图像信号上进行传送并在接收侧的显示装置中进行显示的所谓电子节目指南(EPG: Electrical ProgramGuide)系统,已经为人所知。 The television broadcast program selected by the program guide superimposed on the image signal is transmitted and displays a so-called electronic program guide (EPG: Electrical ProgramGuide) In the display device of the receiving side system, it has been known. EPG系统中有VBI(Vertical Blanking Interval)方式的系统和数字卫星广播(DSS : Digital Satellite System(HughesCommunication公司的商标))所采用的数字卫星方式的系统。 EPG systems in a systematic and digital satellite broadcasting VBI (Vertical Blanking Interval) mode (DSS: Digital Satellite System (trademark HughesCommunication company)) digital satellite system approach adopted.

无论何种方式,EPG系统都将电视机接收的EPG画面在屏幕上提示,用户能够根据EPG画面来确认想看的节目,并经由EPG画面来进行选台操作或节目录像预约操作。 Either way, the system will EPG EPG screen of the television receiver on a screen prompt, the user can confirm the desired program based on the EPG screen, and to perform tuning operation or a program recording reservation operation via the EPG picture. 当前,已有许多广播服务提供了EPG。 Currently, there are many broadcast service provides EPG.

依据本实施例的遥控系统,能够将电视机接收的EPG数据用于IP遥控器,能够经由IP遥控器的LCD 19上显示的EPG画面切换电视机的频道,还能够进行录像预约操作。 The remote control system according to the present embodiment, EPG data can be received by a television remote control for IP, the EPG screen displayed on the LCD 19 via the IP remote controller can be displayed on a television channel switching, is also capable of recording reservation operation.

以下就本实施例的遥控系统提供的EPG功能的操作过程,参照图5~图8进行说明。 For this operation the following EPG function remote control system provided in the embodiment of the embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. 5 to 8. 假设系统中设有电视机和硬盘录像机,作为IP遥控器的控制对象设备。 Suppose the system is provided with a TV and a DVR, as the control target device IP remote controller. 其中,电视机是具有以太网(注册商标)等的网络通信功能的DLNA设备,但硬盘录像机不具备网络通信功能而只是能以基于SIRCS的红外通信方式进行遥控的IR设备。 Wherein the television is a DLNA device having Ethernet (registered trademark) network communication function, but the DVR does not have the network communication function but only an IR remote control device capable of infrared communication based on the SIRCS. 并且,假设电视机可与遥控服务器(参照图4)连接或形成为一体,IP遥控器对硬盘录像机的操作命令一旦由遥控服务器经由网络接收,就被进行协议变换,然后通过红外通信方式转送给硬盘录像机。 And, assume that a television may be connected to or integrally formed with the remote server (see FIG. 4) as a whole, on the IP remote DVR Upon receiving the operation command from the remote server via the network, it is subjected to protocol conversion, and then transferred to an infrared communication scheme by DVR. 并且,还假设电视接收机和硬盘录像机通过AV输入输出端子连接。 And further assumed that the television receiver and AV DVR input and output terminals are connected.

图5表示IP遥控器载入电视机接收的EPG(当前)数据并在LCD 19上显示的情形。 Figure 5 shows the IP remote load received by the TV EPG (current) and the case where the data displayed on the LCD 19.

在IP遥控器侧,经由输入开关矩阵部14输入对EPG显示的确定。 In the IP remote controller side, the input is determined to display the EPG via the input switch matrix unit 14. 对此作出响应,IP遥控器经由网络向DLNA设备即电视接收机发送EPG(当前)数据请求。 In response, IP remote controller transmits a television receiver that is EPG (current) data request to the DLNA device via a network.

在电视接收机侧,将重叠在接收的广播波上的EPG(当前)数据分离,并经由网络转送给IP遥控器。 In the television receiver side, the EPG superimposed on the broadcast waves received (current) data is separated and forwarded to the IP network via a remote control.

EPG数据用例如XML(eXtensible Markup Language)等的结构描述言语记述。 EPG data structure description language is described for example, XML (eXtensible Markup Language) or the like. 在IP遥控器侧,CPU 11对所接收的EPG(当前)进行分析,并创建EPG画面。 In the IP remote controller side, CPU 11 of the received EPG (current) analysis, and creates an EPG picture. 然后,GDP 18进行EPG(当前)画面的显示处理,如图所示在LCD19上显示并输出EPG画面。 Then, GDP 18 for EPG (current) of a display screen, as shown in FIG EPG screen displays and outputs on LCD19.

图6表示经由IP遥控器上显示的EPG(当前)画面进行电视频道切换操作的情形。 6 shows a case where a TV channel switching operation performed via the EPG displayed on the IP remote controller (current) display.

在IP遥控器侧,用户能够通过输入开关矩阵部14在EPG(当前)显示画面上进行频道选择。 In the IP remote side, the user can (current) display a channel selection screen 14 through the input switch matrix portion in the EPG. 然后,频道一旦选定,就经由网络向电视接收机发送频道切换请求。 Then, once selected channel, it transmits a handover request to the television receiver channels via a network.

在电视接收机侧,调谐到接收的频道切换请求所指定的频道。 In the side of the television receiver tuning to the channel switching request received designated channel. 然后,经由网络通知IP遥控器:频道切换结束。 Then, via a network notifies the IP remote controller: the channel switching completion.

然后,在IP遥控器侧, 一旦接收到频道切换结束消息,LCD 19的显示画面就回复到EPG(当前)显示。 Then, the IP remote controller side, upon receiving the channel switching completion message, LCD display screen 19 will revert to the EPG (current) display.

图7表示IP遥控器载入电视机接收的EPG(未来)数据并在LCD 19上显示的情形。 7 shows a television receiver IP remote loading of EPG (future) data and displayed on the case of LCD 19.

在IP遥控器侧,经由输入开关矩阵部14输入对EPG显示的确定。 In the IP remote controller side, the input is determined to display the EPG via the input switch matrix unit 14. 对此作出响应,IP遥控器向作为控制对象设备的电视接收机经由网络发送EPG(未来)数据请求。 In response to the control target device of a television receiver (future) data network request via IP remote controller transmits EPG.

在电视接收机侧,将与接收的广播波重叠的EPG(未来)数据分离,并经由网络转送给IP遥控器。 In the television receiver side, the data is separated from the EPG (Future) overlapping the broadcast wave received and forwarded to the IP network via a remote control.

在IP遥控器侧,CPU 11将接收的EPG(未来)数据分析,并创建EPG画面。 In the IP remote controller side, CPU 11 receives the EPG (future) data analysis, and creating an EPG picture. 然后,GDP 18执行EPG(未来)画面的显示处理,如图所示在LCD19上显示并输出EPG画面。 Then, the GDP 18 performs display processing EPG (future) of the screen, as shown in FIG displays and outputs EPG screen on LCD19.

EPG(当前)数据提供各广播台当前广播中的节目信息,而EPG(未来)数据提供关于节目的录像预约的信息。 EPG (current) data provides program information for each broadcast station is currently broadcasting, and EPG (future) data to provide information about the video program is made. 图8表示用IP遥控器上显示的EPG(未来)画面来进行节目的录像预约操作的情形。 8 shows an EPG display on a remote IP (future) pictures to show the case of recording reservation operation.

上选择进行录像预约的电视节目。 The choice of recording reservation of a television program. 然后,频道一旦选定,就经由网络向与遥控服务器连接的电视接收机发送所选择的电视节目的录像预约请求。 Then, once the channel is selected, the recording reservation request sends the selected television program to a television receiver connected to the remote server via a network.

图示的例中,作为控制对象设备的硬盘录像机是只能通过传统的红外遥控方式操作的IR设备。 In the illustrated embodiment, a DVR device is an IR control target apparatus only by a conventional infrared remote control mode of operation. 遥控服务器为了硬盘录像机将经由网络从IP遥控器接收的操作命令变换成SIRCS等的红外通信用的命令格式,并以红外光为媒体进行光发送。 For the remote server converts the DVR via the operation command received from the IP network to a remote controller using infrared communication or the like SIRCS command format, and infrared light for optical transmission medium. 这时,若IR设备处在从遥控服务器看的死角或两者相隔长的距离,则进行AV滑鼠输出,在IR设备的近处将红外命令光发送。 In this case, when the IR device is in the blind spot seen from a remote server, or both, separated by long distances, AV mouse output is performed, the light transmitted in the near infrared commands IR device. 但是,若硬盘录像机位于IP遥控器的极近距离,从而能够被直接照射到红外光,则IP遥控器也可从红外通信部16发送录像预约请求用的SIRCS命令。 However, if the DVR is located very close to the remote IP, thereby being directly irradiated to the infrared light, the IP remote controller may also send a command SIRCS recording reservation request from the infrared communication unit 16.

图9表示将EPG(当前)数据在IP遥控器显示的操作顺序。 9 shows an operation sequence of the EPG (current) data is displayed in the IP remote controller. 与电视接收机连接的遥控服务器将周间SI(Service Information)数据作 A remote server connected to the television receiver between the periphery of the SI (Service Information) data for

为EPG数据存储。 EPG data is stored. 并将与接收的广播波重叠的当前SI数据分离,作为EPG And separating the overlapping broadcast wave receiving current data SI, EPG as

数据存储。 data storage.

在IP遥控器侧,经由输入开关矩阵部14输入对EPG显示的确定。 In the IP remote controller side, the input is determined to display the EPG via the input switch matrix unit 14. 对此作出响应,IP遥控器经由网络向作为DLNA设备的电视接收机发送EPG(当前)数据请求。 In response, IP remote controller transmits EPG (current) data request to the television receiver as a DLNA device via a network.

遥控服务器将EPG(当前)数据经由网络转送给IP遥控器。 The remote server EPG (current) data is forwarded to the IP network via a remote control. 在IP遥控器侧,CPU 11对所接收的EPG(当前)进行分析,并创建EPG画面。 In the IP remote controller side, CPU 11 of the received EPG (current) analysis, and creates an EPG picture. 然后,GDP 18进行EPG(当前)画面的显示处理,并在LCD 19上显示并输出EPG画面。 Then, GDP 18 for EPG (current) of a display screen, and outputs and displays the EPG screen on the LCD 19.

图10以流程图的形式表示为显示EPG(当前)数据而由IP遥控器执行的处理过程。 10 shows a processing procedure to display the EPG (current) data performed by the IP remote controller in flowchart form.

从输入开关矩阵部14输入EPG(当前)数据显示请求时,首先取得当前时刻(步骤S1)。 When the display request first acquires EPG input from the input switch matrix unit 14 (current) data for the current time (step S1).

然后指定时段,并向遥控服务器发送EPG数据请求(步骤S2)。 Then the specified time period, and transmits the EPG data request (step S2) remote server. IP遥控器一旦从遥控服务器接收到EPG数据(步骤S3), CPU 11就基 IP remote controller from the remote server upon receiving the EPG data (step S3), CPU 11 on the base

24于该数据构筑EPG画面的显示数据(步骤S4)。 24 constructed in the EPG screen display data (step S4).

然后,GDP 18将生成的显示数据对LCD 19进行画面输出(步骤S5)。 Then, the GDP 18 displays data generated for image output on LCD 19 (step S5).

另外,通过指定下一时段取代当前时刻来进行EPG数据请求,IP遥控器能够载入EPG(未来)数据。 Further, EPG data request is performed by specifying the next time period instead of the current, the IP remote controller can load EPG (future) data. 如上所述,通过EPG(未来)画面能够进行电视节目的录像预约操作。 As described above, the EPG (future) capable of recording screen television program reservation operation. 以下,用若干例子就利用EPG(未来)数据由IP遥控器在录像设备中进行节目录像预约的动作步骤进行说明。 Hereinafter, several examples on the use of EPG (future) data step operation program recording reservation in the recording apparatus will be described by the IP remote controller. 但是,在任一场合,均假设硬盘录像机等的录像设备是不具备网络通信功能而只能通过SIRCS等红外通信方式进行遥控操作的IR设备。 However, in either case, assume that the disk recorder, video equipment does not have the network communication function and can only be operated IR remote control device by infrared communication SIRCS like.

图11表示一例利用EPG(未来)数据由IP遥控器在IR录像设备上进行节目录像预约的操作顺序。 FIG 11 shows an example of using EPG (future) data sequence program recording reservation operation on the recording apparatus by the IR remote IP. 但是,在图示的例中,假设遥控服务器对录像预约列表进行管理。 However, in the illustrated embodiment, it is assumed the remote recording reservation server list management.

与电视接收机连接的遥控服务器将周间SI数据作为EPG数据存储。 A remote server connected to the television receiver between the periphery of the SI data as EPG data storage. 将与接收的广播波重叠的当前SI数据分离,作为EPG数据存储。 The broadcast wave receiving overlaps with the current SI data separation, as the EPG data storage.

另一方面,假^:在IP遥控器侧EPG(当前)画面正在被显示。 On the other hand, false ^: the screen is being displayed on the IP remote side EPG (current). 这里,一旦经由输入开关矩阵部14输入对EPG下一时段显示的确定,IP遥控器就对此作出响应向与电视接收机成为一体的遥控服务器经由网络发送EPG(未来)数据请求。 Here, upon input via the input switch matrix unit 14 to determine the next period EPG display, on the IP remote controller to the remote server in response to this television receiver integrated (future) transmits EPG data request via the network.

遥控服务器经由网络将EPG(未来)数据转送给IP遥控器。 The remote server via the network EPG (future) data is transferred to the IP remote controller. 然后,在IP 遥控器侧,CPU 11对所接收的EPG(未来)数据进行分析,并创建EPG画面。 Then, the IP remote controller side, CPU 11 of the received EPG (future) data analysis, and creates an EPG picture. 然后,GDP18进行EPG(未来)画面的显示处理,并在LCD19上显示并输出EPG画面。 Then, GDP18 EPG display processing (future) pictures, and outputs and displays the EPG screen on LCD19.

然后,在IP遥控器侧,假设用户通过输入开关矩阵部14在EPG(未来) 显示画面上作出对进行录像预约的电视节目的选择。 Then, the IP remote controller side, it is assumed by the user to make a selection of a television program recording reservation on a screen of the input switch matrix unit 14 displays the EPG (future). 对此作出响应,经由网络向遥控服务器发送录像预约请求以及预约数据。 In response, the recording reservation request and transmits the reservation data to the remote server via the network.

遥控服务器对接收的录像预约请求进行分析,核对是否有相同节目的录像预约被重复请求。 The remote recording reservation request receiving server is analyzed to check whether there is recording reservation request for the same program is repeated. 这里,发现有预约重复时,遥控服务器就将预约重复状态经由网络返送给IP遥控器。 Here, found duplicate reservation, the remote server sends back to the network via a reservation status repeated to the IP remote controller. 然后,在IP遥控器侧通过LCD 19进行出错显示。 Then, the IP remote controller side error display by LCD 19.

若录像预约请求没有重复,则遥控服务器就在本装置内管理的录像预约列表中将该请求的录像预约作为新项登记。 If no duplicate recording reservation request, then the remote recording reservation list management server in the present apparatus in the recording reservation request for registration as a new item. 然后,经由网络将预约结束状态返送给IP遥控器。 Then, the reservation completion status via a network to the IP remote controller returns. 然后,在IP遥控器侧通过LCD19进行预约结束显TF。 Thereafter, the booking end TF in significant side through IP remote LCD19.

之后,遥控服务器在录像预约的时刻到达之前待机。 Thereafter, the server waits until the remote recording reservation time arrives. 然后,录像预约时刻一旦到达,就向IR录像设备发送接通电源用的SIRCS命令,使录像预约的电视节目的录像动作开始。 Then, once the recording reservation time arrives, it sends a command to turn on power supply to SIRCS IR video recording device, so that the recording operation of recording the television program reservation start.

然后,录像设定时间一旦经历完,遥控服务器就向IR录像设备发送录像动作停止用的SIRCS命令,接着发送电源停止用的SIRCS使命,使得该次录像预约动作全部结束。 Then, once subjected to finish setting time recording, the recording operation of the remote server to send IR command SIRCS recording apparatus is stopped, then the transmission power is stopped with SIRCS mission, such that the secondary recording reservation operation all over.

图ll所示的动作例中,在录像预约时刻,遥控服务器和IR录像设备需要同时通电。 Operation example shown in FIG ll, the recording reservation time, IR remote server and recording devices need be energized simultaneously.

图12表示另一例IP遥控器利用EPG(未来)数据对录像设备中进行节目的录像预约的操作顺序。 FIG 12 shows another embodiment using the IP remote controller EPG (future) data recording apparatus in the order of operation of the program recording reservation. 在图示的例中,假设遥控服务器管理录像预约列表,并向录像设备转送预约数据。 In the illustrated embodiment, it is assumed the remote recording reservation list management server, and transfers program data recording apparatus.

与电视接收机连接的遥控服务器将周间SI数据作为EPG数据存储。 A remote server connected to the television receiver between the periphery of the SI data as EPG data storage. 与接收的广播波重叠的当前SI数据被分离,作为EPG数据存储。 Overlaps with the broadcast wave receiving SI data currently being separated, as the EPG data storage.

另一方面,在IP遥控器侧,假设EPG(当前)画面正在被显示。 On the other hand, the screen is being displayed in the IP remote controller side, assuming EPG (current). 这里, 一旦通过输入开关矩阵部14输入了对EPG下一时^R显示的确定,IP遥控器就对此作出响应向与电视接收机成为一体的遥控服务器经由网络发送EPG(未来)数据请求。 Here, once through the input switch matrix unit 14 is input to determine when the next ^ R EPG display, on the IP remote controller in response to this request to transmit EPG data (future) integrated into the television receiver and the remote server via the network.

遥控服务器经由网络将EPG(未来)数据转送给IP遥控器。 The remote server via the network EPG (future) data is transferred to the IP remote controller. 然后,在IP 遥控器侧,CPU 11对接收的EPG(未来)数据作出分析,并创建EPG画面。 Then, the IP remote controller side, CPU 11 to analyze the data of the EPG (future) receives and creates EPG picture. 然后,GDP18进行EPG(未来)画面的显示处理,在LCD 19上将EPG画面显示并输出。 Then, GDP18 display processing EPG (future) pictures, EPG screen display 19 and output on the LCD.

然后,在IP遥控器侧,假设用户通过输入开关矩阵部14作出对在EPG(未来)显示画面上进行录像预约的电视节目的选择。 Then, the IP remote controller side, it is assumed for the user to select a television program recording reservation on a screen in the EPG (future) display unit 14 through the input switch matrix. 对此作出响应,经由网络向遥控服务器发送录像预约请求以及预约数据。 In response, the recording reservation request and transmits the reservation data to the remote server via the network.

遥控服务器对接收的录像预约请求作出分析,并核对是否有相同节目的录像预约被重复请求。 Analysis of the remote server to the received recording reservation request, and checks whether a recording reservation request for the same program is repeated. 这里,若发现有预约重复,遥控服务器就将预约重复状态经由网络返送给IP遥控器。 Here, if found to have duplicate reservation, the remote server sends back to the network via a reservation status repeated to the IP remote controller. 然后,在IP遥控器侧通过LCD 19进行出错显示。 Then, the IP remote controller side error display by LCD 19.

若录像预约请求没有重复,遥控服务器就在本装置内管理的录像预约列表中将该请求的录像预约作为新项登记。 If no duplicate recording reservation request, the remote recording reservation list management server in the present apparatus in the recording reservation request for registration as a new item. 然后,经由网络将预约结束状态返送给IP遥控器。 Then, the reservation completion status via a network to the IP remote controller returns. 在IP遥控器侧通过LCD 19进行预约结束显示。 In the IP remote controller side LCD 19 displays the reservation by the end.

然后,录像设备为只能以红外通信方式遥控操作的IR设备时,经由IP 网络转送来的录像预约请求命令经IP/IR协议变换而成为SIRCS等的红外通信命令,并将预约数据转送给录像设备。 Then, the recording device is an infrared communication device to only IR remote control operation mode, the transfer to the recording reservation request via the IP network via the IP Command / IR SIRCS protocol conversion becomes like an infrared communication command, and transferred to the recording reservation data equipment. 假设预约数据中包含:录像预约的电视节目的节目名、录像日期/时间、广播台等从EPG取得的元信息(meta-information)。 Assuming that the reservation data includes: name meta-information program reserved for recording television programs, video date / time, radio station and other acquired from EPG (meta-information).

录像设备一旦接收到录像预约数据,就在本装置内管理的录像预约列表中将该请求的录像预约作为新项登记。 Once the recording equipment receives the recording reservation data, the recording reservation list to the management apparatus present in the recording reservation request for registration as a new item. 然后,录像预约时刻一旦到达, 就将本装置的电源接通,开始录像预约的电视节目的录像动作。 Then, once the recording reservation time arrives, the power supply of the present apparatus will be turned on to start recording operation of recording the reserved television program.

然后,录像设定时间一旦经历完,录像设备就停止录像动作,接着就停止电源,使得该次录像预约动作全部结束。 Then, upon completion of the recording time setting experience, the recording device stops recording operation, then the power supply is stopped, so that the secondary recording reservation operation all over.

图12所示的动作例中,在录像预约时刻可仅给录像设备通电,在录像预约结束后将遥控服务器的电源停止。 Operation example shown in FIG. 12, a recording device may only be energized after the end stops in the remote recording reservation in the video server power reservation time.

图13表示又一例利用EPG(未来)数据由IP遥控器在录像设备中进行节目的录像预约的操作顺序。 13 shows another example of using EPG (future) data operation sequence program recording reservation in the recording device by the IP remote controller. 但是,图示的例中,假设录像设备对录像预约列表进行管理。 However, in the illustrated embodiment, the recording apparatus is assumed to manage the recording reservation list.

与电视接收机连接的遥控服务器将周间SI数据作为EPG数据存储。 A remote server connected to the television receiver between the periphery of the SI data as EPG data storage. 与接收的广播波重叠的当前SI数据被分离,作为EPG数据存储。 Overlaps with the broadcast wave receiving SI data currently being separated, as the EPG data storage.

另一方面,在IP遥控器侧,假设EPG(当前)画面正在被显示。 On the other hand, the screen is being displayed in the IP remote controller side, assuming EPG (current). 这里, 一旦通过输入开关矩阵部14输入了对EPG下一时^1显示的确定,IP遥控器就对此作出响应经由网络向与电视接收机成为一体的遥控服务器发送EPG(未来)数据请求。 Here, once through the input switch matrix unit 14 is input to determine when the next EPG ^ 1 shows, on the IP remote controller in response thereto to the television receiver integrated remote control via the network server transmits EPG (future) data requests.

遥控服务器经由网络将EPG(未来)数据转送给IP遥控器。 The remote server via the network EPG (future) data is transferred to the IP remote controller. 然后,在IP 遥控器侧,CPU 11对接收的EPG(未来)数据作出分析,并创建EPG画面。 Then, the IP remote controller side, CPU 11 to analyze the data of the EPG (future) receives and creates EPG picture. 然后,GDP18进行EPG(未来)画面的显示处理,在LCD 19上EPG画面显示并输出。 Then, GDP18 display processing EPG (future) pictures displayed on the LCD and outputs 19 EPG screen.

然后,在IP遥控器侧,假设用户通过输入开关矩阵部14在EPG(未来) 显示画面上作出对进行录像预约的电视节目的选择。 Then, the IP remote controller side, it is assumed by the user to make a selection of a television program recording reservation on a screen of the input switch matrix unit 14 displays the EPG (future). 对此作出响应,经由网络向遥控服务器发送录像预约请求以及预约数据。 In response, the recording reservation request and transmits the reservation data to the remote server via the network.

录像设备是仅能够以红外通信方式摇控操作的IR设备时,遥控服务器将经由IP网络转送过来的录像预约请求命令进行P/IR协议变换,变换成 Capable of recording only when the remote device is a device operating in the infrared IR communication system, the remote server will be forwarded over the IP network via a recording reservation request command P / IR protocol conversion, converted into

27SIRCS等的红外通信命令,并将预约数据转送给录像设备。 27SIRCS like infrared communication command, and program data transferred to the recording device. 假设预约数据 Suppose reservation data

中包括:录像预约的电视节目的节目名、录像日期/时间、广播台等从EPG 取得的元信息。 They include: meta-information obtained from the EPG program name reserved for recording television programs, video date / time, broadcast stations and so on. 并且,遥控服务器将录像预约请求的转送结束状态经由网络返送给IP遥控器。 Further, the remote recording reservation request to the server a transfer end status sent back to the IP network via a remote control.

在录像设备侧, 一旦通过红外通信接收到预约数据,就对该数据作出分析,并核对是否有相同节目的录像预约被重复请求。 In the recording device side, upon receiving reservation data via infrared communication, to make analysis of the data, and checks whether there is recording reservation request for the same program is repeated. 这里,若发现有预约重复,就进行出错显示。 Here, if found to have duplicate reservation, on error display. 若没有出现录像预约请求,就在本装置内管理的录像预约列表中将该请求的录像预约作为新项登记,并进行预约结束显示。 If no request for recording reservation, recording reservation list to manage in the present apparatus of the request for registration as a new recording reservation, and reservation end display.

然后,录像预约时刻一旦到达,录像设备就将本装置的电源接通,使得录像预约的节目的录像动作开始。 Then, once the recording reservation time arrives, the power supply apparatus of the present recording apparatus will be turned on so that the operation of recording the reserved program starts.

然后,录像设定时间一旦经历完,录像设备就停止录像动作,接着停止电源,并使得该次录像预约动作全部结束。 Then, upon completion of the recording time setting experience, the recording device stops recording operation, then the power supply is stopped, so that the time and all over the recording reservation operation. C-2.动图像重放功能 C-2. Moving image reproduction function

如上所述,本实施例的IP遥控器具有编解码处理功能和图形显示功能, 能够进行动图像重放。 As described above, the IP remote controller according to the present embodiment has a codec processing and graphic display function, moving image replay can be performed. 例如,将从作为控制对象设备的电视接收机或遥控服务器等发送的AV内容解码并输出声音和图像。 For example, from the sound and image and outputs the decoded AV contents transmission as a control target device or a remote server like a television receiver.

这时,遥控服务器等将作为模拟广播波接收的声音信号及图像信号编码成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器上重放的数据格式,并经由IP网络向IP 遥控器发送。 In this case, the remote server or the like and an image signal encoding an audio signal as an analog broadcast wave received to be reproduced on the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4 data format, and transmits to the IP remote controller via an IP network. 或者,将经由局域网从硬盘录像机载入以MPEG1或MPEG2 等的高比特率记录的录像内容变换成在可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,再经由局域网进行流传送。 Alternatively, the loaded content to MPEG1 or MPEG2 recording a high bit rate is converted into the recording data format can be received and reproduced in such MPEG4 IP remote side from the low bit rate via a local area network DVR, then over the LAN streaming.

关于本实施例的遥控系统实现的动图像重放功能的操作步骤,参照图14~图19进行说明。 Procedure moving image reproduction function on the remote control system of the present embodiment is implemented, with reference to FIGS. 14 to 19 will be described. 但是,假设作为IP遥控器的控制对象设备设有电视机和硬盘录像机。 However, assuming that as the control target device IP is provided with a television and remote DVR. 其中,电视机是具有以太网(注册商标)等的网络通信功能的DLNA设备,而硬盘录像机是不具备网络通信功能而只能以基于SIRCS的红外通信方式进行远程操作的IR设备。 Wherein the television is a DLNA device having Ethernet (registered trademark) network communication function, and the DVR is not only have a network communication function of the infrared communication based on the SIRCS manner IR remote operation apparatus. 并且,还假设电视机与遥控服务器(参照图4)连接或形成为一体, 一旦遥控服务器经由网络接收到IP遥控器对硬盘录像机的搡作命令,就进行协议变换并通过红外通信方式向硬盘录像机转送。 And it is also assumed that the TV and the remote server (see FIG. 4) is connected or integrally formed, upon receiving the remote server via the IP network to the remote DVR for shoving command, and performs protocol conversion by the infrared communication DVR transfer. 并且,遥控服务器和硬盘录像机通过AV输入输出端子连接。 Further, the server and the remote terminal connected through the AV DVR input and output.

图14表示用IP遥控器收看电视机接收的地面波模拟广播的情形。 14 shows a case where watching TV terrestrial analog broadcast received by the IP remote controller.

28在IP遥控器侧,通过输入开关矩阵部14选择电视机作为操作对象。 In the IP remote controller 28 side, selecting the TV through the input switch matrix unit 14 as the operation target. IP 遥控器向作为控制对象设备的电视接收机发送电源接入请求,对此作出响应而4妻通电视^几的电源。 IP as the remote control target device to the television receiver transmits a power request access, and in response thereto to television ^ 4 wife power few.

接着,在IP遥控器侧,通过输入开关矩阵部14进行频道选4f操作, 确定想看的频道,于是电视收看就设定。 Next, the IP remote controller side, through the input switch matrix unit 14 performs channel selection operation 4f, determined to see the channel to watch on the television set so. 然后,IP遥控器向电视机发送动图像转送请求。 Then, IP remote controller transmits a moving image transfer request to the television.

在电视机侧,响应动图像转送请求,用模拟广播波接收确定收看的频 In the television side, in response to a moving image transfer request, the received frequency is determined by viewing an analog broadcast wave

道。 Road. 然后,将这些模拟图像及声音信号变换成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧处理的数据格式,并流传送给IP遥控器。 Then, these analog video and audio signals may be converted into a data format such as MPEG4 IP processing controller side, and spread to the IP remote controller.

在IP遥控器侧,将这样转送来的动图像数据解码,并在LCD 19上显示电视节目。 Decoding the moving image data in the IP remote side, thus transferred to and displaying a television program on LCD 19.

将电视机上正在收看的电视节目或来自录像设备的流传送图像在IP遥控器上显示的操作,在本说明书中也称为"抓取"(catch)。 The operation of the TV program being watched television or streaming video from the image display apparatus on an IP remote controller, also referred to in this specification to "grab" (catch).

图15~图16表示用IP遥控器收看电视机接收的地面波模拟广播时进行频道切换操作的情形。 Be the case when a channel switching operation of FIGS. 15 to 16 show viewing terrestrial analog broadcast received by the television remote IP. 假设电视机具有可同时接收来自2个以上频道的广播波的多重调谐功能。 Suppose a television receiver having multiple simultaneously tuning a broadcast wave from the two or more channels.

如上所述,将电视机侧接收的广播节目编码后流传送给IP遥控器,在IP遥控器侧将其接收并解码,并在LCD 19上显示电视节目。 As described above, the rear side of the television broadcast program received encoded stream to the IP remote controller, which receives and decodes the IP remote controller side, and the television program is displayed on LCD 19. 这时,电视屏幕和IP遥控器的LCD 19上显示相同的节目。 In this case, television screens and the LCD 19 of the IP remote display the same program.

这里,在IP遥控器侧,通过输入开关矩阵部14进行频道选择操作。 Here, the IP remote controller side, channel selection operation through the input switch matrix unit 14. 例如,若IP遥控器设有用户接口,则可进行选择电视机作为媒体并将光标位置对准所要频道的操作(未图示)。 For example, if the IP remote controller is provided with a user interface, and the media can be carried out as a cursor positioning operation to a channel (not shown) to select the TV.

然后,频道切换一旦被确定,就从IP遥控器向电视机发送频道切换请求。 Then, once the channel switching is determined, the handover request from the IP remote controller transmits to the television channel.

在电视机侧,响应频道切换请求,在被确定的频道接收沖莫拟广播波, 同时变换成能够在MPEG4等的IP遥控器侧处理的数据格式,并流传送给IP遥控器。 In the television side, in response to the channel switching request, received at the determined channel impulse Mo proposed broadcasting wave, can be simultaneously converted into the data format such as MPEG4 IP remote processing side, and spread to the IP remote controller.

由于在IP遥控器上进行频道切换,电视机本机在原来的频道上接收的节目照样进行显示。 Since the channel switching on the IP remote controller, the unit received the TV on the original channel program still displayed. 另一方面,在IP遥控器侧,将转送来的动图像数据解码并在LCD 19上显示,因此能够收看频道切换后的电视节目。 On the other hand decoded moving image data, the IP remote controller side, and will be forwarded to the display on the LCD 19, it is possible to watch a television program after switching channels.

图17表示将电视机侧的显示图像切换到IP遥控器侧被收看的电视节目的情形。 FIG 17 shows a display image is switched to the side of the case of the television remote controller side IP television program being viewed.

如图所示,向电视机发送关于切换到ip遥控器侧正在收看的频道的画面切换请求。 As shown, the transmission is switched to a screen on the remote side ip are watching a channel switching request to the television.

在电视机侧,响应该请求而切换到指定的频道,并显示频道切换后的 In the television side, in response to the handover request to the specified channel, and the channel switching display

电视节目的图像。 Image of a television program. 然后,将接收中的模拟图像及声音信号变换成可在mpeg4 等的ip遥控器侧处理的数据格式,并流传送给ip遥控器。 Then, the analog video and audio signals received to be converted in the data format of the remote-side treated ip mpeg4 the like, and spread to the remote ip.

在ip遥控器侧,将这样转送来的动图像数据解码,在lcd 19上显示电视节目。 Ip decoded moving image data controller side, thus transferred to the display on the television program lcd 19. 结果,电视屏幕和ip遥控器的lcd19上显示相同的节目。 As a result, the same program displayed on the TV screen and lcd19 ip remote controller.

将ip遥控器上正在收看的电视节目或流传送图像转到电视上显示的搡作,在本说明书中也称为"投掷"(throw)。 The ip on the remote control is viewing a television program or streaming image to be displayed on the television shoving, in the present specification is also called a "throw" (throw).

图18〜图19表示ip遥控器上收看录像设备中保存的录像内容的情形。 19 shows the case of FIG. 18~ watch recorded content stored in the recording device remote ip.

在ip遥控器侧,用户通过输入开关矩阵部14指示进行硬盘录像机等的录像设备的启动和录像内容的发送。 In the ip remote side, the user transmits the recorded content and start recording apparatus as hard disk recorders via the input switch matrix unit 14 indicates. 这些请求经由网络发送到与电视接收机成为一体的遥控服务器。 The request is sent to the television receiver integrated with the remote server via the network.

图示的例中,作为控制对象设备的硬盘录像机是只能以红外遥控方式操作的ir设备。 In the illustrated embodiment, a DVR device control target device only is ir infrared remote control mode of operation. 遥控服务器为了硬盘录像机而对经由网络从ip遥控器接收的操作命令进行ip/ir变换,使之成为sircs等的红外通信用的命令格式, 以红外光为媒体进行光发送。 DVR remote server to perform the operation command received from the remote controller via the network ip ip / ir conversion command format sircs making infrared communication or the like, the infrared light transmitting optical media. 这时,若传统的控制对象设备处于从遥控服务器发出的死角或两者相隔的距离长,则可进行av滑鼠输出,在ir设备的近处将红外命令进行光发送。 In this case, if the conventional control device is dead or both of the objects from remote server long distance apart, it may be output av mouse, an infrared command transmitted light in the near ir device. 但是,若硬盘录像机位于ip遥控器的极近距离而能够直接被照射到红外光,则ip遥控器也可从红外通信部16输出录像预约请求用的sircs命令。 However, if the DVR is located very close ip remote and can be directly irradiated to the infrared light, the recording reservation may be output from the infrared remote controller 16 ip communication unit of the request command sircs.

硬盘录像机响应sircs命令而接通本装置的电源,并将指定的录像内容的av输出图像提供给遥控服务器。 DVR powered on in response to this command sircs apparatus and provides output images av video content to the specified remote server.

遥控服务器将硬盘录像机的av输出图像编码成可在mpeg4等的ip 遥控器上重放的数据格式,经由ip网络向ip遥控器发送。 The remote server av DVR output encoded image to be reproduced or the like on the mpeg4 format ip remote controller data, remote controller sends via ip ip network. 或者,从硬盘录像机载入以mpeg1或mpeg2等的高比特率记录的录像内容,再变换成可在mpeg4等的ip遥控器侧接收并重放的低比特率的数据格式,经由局域网进行流传送。 Alternatively, loading video content from the DVR or the like mpeg1 mpeg2 recording a high bit rate, can be received and then converted into a reproduced like in mpeg4 ip controller side data format of low bit rate, streaming through the LAN.

在ip遥控器侧,将转送来的动图像数据解码并在lcd 19上显示,因此能够收看录像内容。 Ip decoded moving image data controller side, and will be transferred to the display on the lcd 19, it is possible to watch a video content. 另一方面,电视机本机照样进行原来频道上接收的 On the other hand, the machine still TV receiving channel in the original

30节目的显示。 Show 30 program.

而且,如图19所示,能够通过投掷操作(前述)将电视机侧的频道切换到IP遥控器侧正在收看的录像内容。 Further, as shown in Figure 19, it is possible (the) side of the TV to switch the channel to the side of the IP remote video content being watched by a throwing operation.

此时,向电视机发送用以切换到IP遥控器侧正在收看的录像内容的画面切换请求。 At this time, transmission is switched to the television for video content of the IP remote controller side are watching a screen switching request.

在电视机侧,响应该请求,将来自硬盘录像机的AV输出图像编码后向IP遥控器发送,同时也将显示画面从电视图像切换到该AV输出图像。 In the television side, in response to the request, to the IP remote controller transmits the AV output encoded image from the DVR, will also switches the display screen from the television image to the AV output image.

图20表示一例从只能以红外通信方式进行遥控操作的IR录像设备向IP遥控器流传送AV内容的操作顺序。 FIG 20 shows an example of the operation sequence of streaming transmission of AV contents from the IR remote control video recording device can only be operated in the infrared communication to the IP remote controller.

此时,设有具备网络连接功能和对红外命令的协议变换功能的遥控服务器。 In this case, the remote control server has a network connection function and a protocol conversion function of the infrared commands. 遥控服务器与例如电视机相连接或构成为一体。 For example, a television remote control server is connected to or integrally formed. 并且,假设遥控服务器预先登记了关于可从本装置发送红外命令的IR设备的信息。 And, assume that a remote server can be registered in advance information about the infrared commands sent from the present apparatus IR device.

IP遥控器一接通电源,就经由网络向遥控服务器请求关于IR设备的设备信息。 A power IP remote controller, requests the device information about the device to the IR remote control server via the network.

遥控服务器响应该设备信息请求,将关于IR设备的信息经由网络返送给IP遥控器。 The remote server apparatus in response to the information request, information about the network device via IR back to the IP remote controller.

IP遥控器的LCD 19上显示所接收的设备列表。 LCD 19 IP remote controller on a display device the received list. 用户一旦在该画面上选择了IR设备,就将对该IR设备的AV内容的流传送开始请求经由网络发送给遥控服务器。 Once a user is selected on the screen IR device will begin sending requests to the server via the network to the remote AV stream contents IR apparatus.

遥控服务器一旦接收到流传送开始请求,就确认被请求的IR设备是否接通电源并在进行图像输出。 Upon receiving the remote server streaming start request, confirmation is requested IR device is powered on and the image output is performed. 若该IR设备的电源未接入,则接入电源而使之开始图像输出。 If the power of the IR device is not connected, the power of image output is started the access.

然后,遥控服务器将来自IR设备的AV输出图像编码成可在MPEG4 等的IP遥控器上重放的数据格式,并经由IP网络向IP遥控器流传送。 Then, the remote control server from the IR AV output image encoding device to be reproduced on the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4 data format, and streaming the IP remote controller via an IP network.

在IP遥控器侧,将这样转送来的动图像数据解码,并在LCD 19上显示图像。 Decoding the moving image data in the IP remote side, thus to transfer and display the image on the LCD 19.

并且,IP遥控器侧即使在进行流传送显示,也能通过输入开关矩阵部14进行对IR设备的操作。 And, even when the IP remote controller side display streaming, but also through the input switch matrix unit 14 operates the IR device. 这里所说的操作中包含输出图像的切换或频道切换等。 Mentioned here includes an output operation of the image switching or channel switching.

IP遥控器对IR设备的命令经由网络发送到遥控服务器。 IP remote controller transmitted to the remote server via the network device IR command. 遥控服务器将经由网络从IP遥控器接收的操作命令变换成SIRCS等的红外通信用的命令格式,并以红外光为媒体进行光发送。 Converting the remote server via the operation command received from the IP network to a remote command format SIRCS like infrared communication with, and infrared light for optical transmission medium.

IR设备执行以红外接收的命令。 IR infrared device executes the received command. 然后,由遥控服务器进行反映了命令执行结果的图像的流传送。 Then, from the remote server to reflect the results of command execution streaming images.

如上所述,若IP遥控器的控制对象设备为只能以红外通信方式进行遥 As described above, if the IP remote control target device is only an infrared remote communicatively

控操作的IR设备,则设置进行命令的协议变换的遥控服务器。 IR control operation of the device, a command to the remote server protocol conversion is provided. 而若控制对象设备本身是具有网络连接功能的DLNA设备,就无需遥控服务器的介入, 因为IP遥控器可经由网络进行命令操作。 And if the control target device itself is a DLNA device having a network connection function, on the server without the intervention of the remote control, since the IP remote controller command operations can be performed via a network.

图21表示一例将AV内容从DLNA设备流传送到IP遥控器的操作顺序。 FIG 21 shows an example of the AV stream content from the DLNA device to the operating order of the IP remote controller.

IP遥控器一接通电源,就经由网络向DLNA设备请求设备信息。 A power IP remote controller, requests the device information to the device via the DLNA network.

此时,已接通电源的DLNA设备响应对设备信息的请求,将设备信息经由网络返送给IP遥控器。 At this time, the power is switched on DLNA device in response to a request for device information, the device information via the network back to the IP remote controller.

IP遥控器的LCD 19的画面上,显示关于已有响应的DLNA设备的设备列表。 IP remote controller 19, an LCD screen, a list of the display device in response to the existing DLNA device. 过去曾有过设备信息响应的DLNA设备被灰化显示。 In the past we have had a DLNA device in response to the device information is displayed ashing. 并且,在预定期间没有响应的DLNA设备被判定为已从网络撤下,从设备列表删除。 And, the DLNA device does not respond within a predetermined period is determined to be removed from the network, removed from the device list.

一旦用户选择了该画面上的DLNA设备,就确认该DLNA设备的电源是否接入,即设备信息是否有响应。 Once the user selects a DLNA device on the screen, to confirm whether the power supply of the access DLNA device, i.e., device information for a response. 若电源未被接入,则经由网络向该DLNA 设备发送电源接入请求。 If the access is not power, power is transmitted via a network access request to the DLNA device.

接到电源接入请求的DLNA设备一旦将电源接入,就将入网通知返送给IP遥控器。 DLNA device connected to the power supply once the access request access, notification will be sent back to the IP network remote control. 在IP遥控器侧,使得DLNA设备的启动在设备列表中得到反映,并将该DLNA设备的灰化显示改变为正常显示。 In the IP remote controller side, so that the reflected start DLNA device in the device list, and the display change ashing DLNA device is normal display.

并且,若被选择的DLNA设备的电源已接入,就经由网络向该DLNA 设备请求可提供的内容列表。 And, if they are selected power DLNA device has access to request a list of content available to the network via the DLNA device. 作为响应,DLNA设备将内容列表发送给IP 遥控器。 In response, DLNA device sends the content list to the IP remote controller. 例如,若DLNA设备是硬盘录像机那样的录像设备,则内容列表是录像内容的一览表,若DLNA设备是电视机,则内容列表是可接收频道的列表。 For example, if the device is DLNA device such as a hard disk video recorder, the content list is a list of video content, if the device is DLNA TV, the content list is a list of channels can be received.

在IP遥控器的LCD 19的画面上,显示所接收的内容列表。 On the screen of the LCD 19 of the IP remote controller to display the received content list. 用户一旦在该画面上选择了所想看的内容,就将该内容的流传送开始请求经由网络发送给遥控服务器。 Once a user is selected on the screen to see the content, streaming content to the transmission start request to the remote server via the network.

DLNA设备一接收到流传送开始请求,就输出相应的图像,而且将该AV输出图像编码成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器上重放的数据格式,经由IP网络向IP遥控器流传送。 DLNA device receiving the streaming start request, outputs the image, and the AV output encoded image to be reproduced on the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4 format data, streaming to the IP remote controller via an IP network.

在IP遥控器侧,将这样转送来的动图像数据解码,并在LCD 19上显示图像。 Decoding the moving image data in the IP remote side, thus to transfer and display the image on the LCD 19.

并且,在IP遥控器侧,即使正在进行流传送显示,也能通过输入开关 Further, in the IP remote controller side, even if the ongoing streaming display, but also through the input switch

矩阵部14进行内容操作。 A matrix operation unit 14 content. 这里所说的内容操作包括输出图像的切换和频道 It referred to herein include content switching operation and the channel output image

切换等。 Switching.

内容操作用的命令从IP遥控器经由网络发送给DLNA设备。 Content manipulation command is transmitted to the DLNA device via the network from the IP remote controller. DLNA设备执行所接收的命令,并进行反映了命令执行结果的图像的流传送。 DLNA device performs the command received, and reflects the results of command execution streamed images.

按照图20所示的操作顺序,能够在IP遥控器上收看IR录像设备输出的图像内容。 The sequence of operation shown in FIG. 20, it is possible to watch the contents of the image recording apparatus IR output on the IP remote controller. 图22表示一例将IP遥控器上收看的IR设备的内容"投掷" 到电视机上的操作顺序。 FIG. 22 shows an example of a content viewing remote IR device IP "throw" to the sequence of operations on the TV. 这里,假设电视机搭载了遥控服务器功能。 Here, assuming that the TV equipped with a remote server.

AV图像从硬盘录像机和其他录像设备等的IR录像设备输出。 AV IR image output from DVR recording devices and other recording devices and the like. 然后, 电视机利用遥控服务器功能将该AV输出图像编码成可在MPEG4等的IP 遥控器上重放的数据格式,并经由IP网络向IP遥控器流传送。 Then, the television set using the remote AV server function output encoded image to be reproduced on the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4 data format, and streaming the IP remote controller via an IP network. 在IP遥控器侧,将转送来的动图像数据解码,在LCD19上显示图像。 In the IP remote controller side, the decoded image data transferred to the moving image is displayed on the LCD19.

这里,假设在IP遥控器侧通过输入开关矩阵部14执行投掷操作。 Here, assume that a shooting operation performed through the input switch matrix unit 14 in the IP remote controller side. IP 遥控器指示电视机停止流传送,电视机对此作出响应而停止对IP遥控器的流传送。 IP TV remote control instructions to stop streaming, television and in response thereto to stop the remote IP streaming.

然后,IP遥控器指示电视机进行IR设备的内容的重放。 Then, IP television remote control indicating the reproduction contents IR apparatus. 此时,内容被指定并重放,而内容的指定方法有多种:比如利用内容提供方的设备及其显示目的地,利用电视机的AV输入端子名和显示目的地,以及利用电视机的功能名和显示目的地等。 In this case, the content is specified and reproduced, the content specifies a variety of methods: for example, using the content providing device and a display destination side, the AV input terminal and the television display destination names, function names and the use of the television and display destinations.

在电视机侧,响应内容重放指示,将来自IR录像设备的AV输出图像 In the television side, in response to the content playback instruction from the IR image recording AV output device

显示并输出。 Display and output.

按照图21所示的搡作顺序,能够将DLNA设备输出的图像内容在IP 遥控器上直接收看。 Shoving operating sequence in accordance with FIG. 21, the image content can be output directly watch DLNA device in the IP remote controller. 图23表示一例将IP遥控器上收看的DLNA设备的内容'4殳掷"到电视机上的操作顺序。 FIG 23 shows an example of the contents of the IP remote viewing device DLNA '4 Shu throw "to the sequence of operations on the TV.

设有硬盘录像机和其他录像功能的DLNA设备,将AV输出图像编码成可在MPEG4等的IP遥控器上重放的数据格式,并经由IP网络流传送给IP遥控器。 DVR with video features, and other DLNA device, the AV output encoded image to be reproduced on the IP remote controller or the like MPEG4 data format, and spread to the IP remote controller via an IP network. 在IP遥控器侧,将转送来的动图像数据解码在LCD 19上显示图像。 Decoding the moving image data in the IP remote controller side, the transferred image is displayed on the LCD 19.

33这里,假设在IP遥控器侧通过输入开关矩阵部14执行投掷操作。 33 Here, it is assumed shooting operation performed through the input switch matrix unit 14 in the IP remote controller side. IP IP

遥控器指示DLNA设备停止向自身进行流传送。 Indicating the remote control apparatus stops itself DLNA streaming. DLNA设备对此作出响应, 停止向IP遥控器的流传送。 In response DLNA device, to the IP remote controller stops streaming.

然后,IP遥控器经由网络发送内容重放指示。 Then, IP remote controller transmits the content reproduction instruction through the network. 在该重放指示中,指定服务器、内容名、重放开始点及显示目的地。 In the replay instruction, specify the server, the content name, the playback start point and destination is displayed.

对此作出响应,被指定为内容投掷目的地的电视机,向DLNA设备发出流传送请求。 In response, the designated destination for throwing the contents of television, issued a request to the DLNA streaming devices. 然后,DLNA设备将指定的内容从指定的重放开始点开始流传送。 Then, DLNA device designated content from the start point of the specified playback start streaming. 电视机将接收的流传送图像显示并输出。 The streaming television receiver of the image display and output.

产业上的可利用性 The availability of the industry

以上,参照特定的实施例就本发明作了详细说明。 Above, with reference to the specific embodiments of the present invention is explained in detail. 但是,在不背离本发明要旨的范围内本领域技术人员可对这些实施例作出修改和替换,这是 However, those skilled in the art that modifications and substitutions may be made to these embodiments without departing from the scope of the gist of the present invention, which is

不言而。 Without saying. 俞的。 Yu's.

本说明书中,作为IP遥控器的控制对象设备以电视接收机或硬盘录像机等录像设备为例作了说明,但本发明的范围并不以此为限。 In the present specification, as the remote control target device IP to a television receiver or a video recorder, hard disk device has been described as an example, but the scope of the present invention is not limited thereto. 处理AV内容的其他设备或不处理AV内容的家电设备或信息设备均可作为IP遥控器的控制对象设备,同样可构筑本发明的遥控系统。 Other apparatus for processing AV contents or AV contents is not processed or information home appliance control target device can be remote IP devices, equally remote control system constructed according to the present invention. 总而言之,以例示的实施方式对本发明的公开,不应理解为对本说明书所述内容的限定。 In summary, in the illustrated embodiment of the disclosed embodiments of the present invention should not be construed as limiting the content of this specification. 本发明的要旨应参照专利请求的范围加以确定。 Gist of the invention should be determined with reference to the scope of the patent claims.

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  1. 1. 一种用远程命令器操作一台以上的控制对象设备的遥控系统,其特征在于:所述远程命令器及至少部分控制对象设备具有网络通信功能,响应所述远程命令器侧的用户输入,经由网络对控制对象设备进行命令操作,所述远程命令器向所述控制对象设备请求数据,所述控制对象设备将被请求的数据经由网络返送,所述远程命令器是将从所述控制对象设备接收的数据重放并输出,所述控制对象设备将所述远程命令器请求的数据变换成低比特率的数据格式后经由网络返送,所述远程命令器经由网络向具有网络通信功能的控制对象设备请求设备信息,并显示关于对该请求作出设备信息响应的控制对象设备的设备列表,所述远程命令器将过去有设备信息响应而当前无响应的控制对象设备在所述设备列表上灰化显示,或将在一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控 1. A method of operating on more than one remote control target device using a remote command system, characterized in that: said remote commander, and at least part of the control target device having a network communication function, in response to a user input to the remote commander side , the control target device via the network a command to operate the remote commander request to the control target device data, the control target device via the network requested data is sent back, the command is from the remote control the target device receiving and outputting data reproduction, the control target device after the remote commander request data into a data format of low bit rate via a network to send back, to the remote commander having a network communication function via a network control target device requests the device information, and displays on a list of devices to be controlled in response to the device information of the request, the remote commander past the device information on the device in response to the list of objects currently unresponsive control device ashing display, or no more than a predetermined period in response to the control information of the device 对象设备从所述设备列表删除。 Target device to delete from the list of devices.
  2. 2. 权利要求1所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述控制对象设备经由网络对所述远程命令器经由网络发送的命令作出响应。 The remote control system according to claim 1, wherein said control target apparatus responsive to commands sent by the remote command via the network via the network.
  3. 3. 权利要求1所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述控制对象设备包括只能通过红外通信进行遥控操作的IR设备和具备网络通信功能和将经由网接收的命令变换成红外命令的协议变换功能的遥控服务器,所述遥控服务器经由网络从所述远程命令器接收对所述IR设备的操作命令,变换成红外命令后转送给所述IR设备。 The remote control system according to claim 1, characterized in that the IR device comprises a control target device can only be operated by a remote control and infrared communication function includes a communication network via the network and the received command into an infrared command protocol conversion function remote server, the remote server receives the operation command from the IR remote command device via a network, transformed into infrared commands transferred to the IR device.
  4. 4. 权利要求3所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述遥控服务器从所述IR设备取出所述远程命令器向所述IR设备请求的数据,变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后经由网络返送给所述远程命令器。 The remote control system according to claim 3, characterized in that the said remote server to retrieve data to the remote commander request IR from the IR equipment device, can be converted into a focus placed on the remote commander after the output format and sent back to the network via the remote commander.
  5. 5. 权利要求1所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述控制对象设置存储EPG数据,响应来自所述远程命令器的EPG数据请求并经由网络返送EPG数据,所述远程命令器将所接收的EPG数据显示并输出。 The remote control system according to claim 1, wherein said control target setting storing EPG data, EPG data in response to a request from the remote commander via the network and send back the EPG data, the remote commander The received the EPG displays and outputs the data.
  6. 6. 权利要求5所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述远程命令器响应在当前EPG数据显示画面上作的频道指定,向作为控制对象设备的电视接收机发送频道切换请求。 The remote control system according to claim 5, wherein said remote commander in response to a channel designated for this on the display screen in the EPG data to the control target device of the television receiver transmits a channel switching request.
  7. 7. 权利要求6所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述控制对象设备将在所述远程命令器请求切换的频道接收的图像内容变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后经由网络以流方式发送,所述远程命令器将接收的图像内容解码并显示图像。 The remote control system according to claim 6, wherein the control target device is switched to the requested image content received channel to be converted and outputted SCHEME focus at the remote commander at the remote commander after streamed via the network, the content of the image received by the remote commander to decode and display images.
  8. 8. 权利要求6所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,作为所述控制对象设备的电视接收机将显示图像切换到所述远程命令器请求切换的频道。 The remote control system according to claim 6, wherein said control target apparatus as a television receiver display image is switched to the remote commander request the channel switching.
  9. 9. 权利要求5所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述远程命令器响应在未来EPG数据显示画面上作的节目指定,向作为控制对象设备的录像设备发送对该节目的录像预约请求。 9. The remote control system according to claim 5, wherein, in response to the remote commander program as specified on the display screen, the control target device of the recording device sends the program recording reservation request in the future EPG data.
  10. 10. 权利要求3所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述遥控服务器经由网络从所述远程命令器接收到录像预约请求时, 将该录像预约请求基于EPG数据变换成红外预约数据,并向只能通过红外通信进行遥控操作的IR录像设备红外发送,所述IR录像设备按照来自所述遥控服务器的红外预约数据进行录像预约。 10. The remote control system as claimed in claim 3, wherein said remote server command is received from the remote recording reservation request via the network, the recording reservation request into infrared reservation data based on the EPG data, and It can only be operated by an infrared remote video communication device infrared transmitter IR, the IR video recording apparatus according to recording reservation data from the infrared remote reservation server.
  11. 11. 权利要求1所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,作为所述控制对象设备的录像设备响应来自所述远程命令器的图像内容请求,将该请求的图像内容变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后经由网络以流方式发送,所述远程命令器将所接收的图像内容解码并显示图像。 11. The remote control system as claimed in claim 1, characterized in that the recording apparatus as the control target apparatus in response to a request from the image content of the remote commander, the image content of the request into the remote command may be in after the discharge is focused on the output format and streamed via the network, the contents of the remote commander received image and displaying the decoded image.
  12. 12. 权利要求3所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述遥控服务器经由网络从所述远程命令器接收到图像内容请求时, 将该图像内容请求变换成红外命令,并向只能通过红外通信进行遥控操作的IR录像设备红外发送,所述IR录像设备根据来自所述遥控服务器的红外命令输出图像内容, 所述遥控服务器将从所述IR录像设备输出的图像内容变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后,并经由网络以流方式发送到所述远程命令器。 12. The remote control system as claimed in claim 3, wherein said remote server is received via a network from the remote commander to request the image content, the image content request into infrared commands, and only by infrared IR remote control operation of the video communication device transmits the infrared, the IR image content recording apparatus according to an output from the infrared commands of the remote server, the remote server content from the IR image recording apparatus can be output into the after focusing on the remote commander and the discharge output format, and transmitted to the remote commander via a network in a streaming manner.
  13. 13. 权利要求11或12中的任一项所述的遥控系统,其特征在于, 所述远程命令器对作为所述控制对象设备的显示装置请求向自身显示中的图像内容的图像显示切换,所述显示装置响应该图像显示切换请求,将画面切换到来自所述录像设备的输出图像。 11 or 13. The remote control system according to any one of claim 12, wherein said remote commander request to the control target device as a display device to display itself in the image display switching of contents, the image display apparatus in response to the display switching request to switch an output image from the screen to the video equipment.
  14. 14. 权利要求1所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述远程命令器向在所述设备列表上选择的控制对象设备发送操作请求。 14. The remote control system as claimed in claim 1, wherein the remote commander transmits the operation request to the control target device on the device list selection.
  15. 15. 权利要求1所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述远程命令器在所述设备列表上选择被灰化显示的控制对象设备时,在请求将该控制对象设备的电源接通后发送操作请求。 15. The remote control system as claimed in claim 1, wherein said remote commander is selected control target device, transmitting ashing displayed in the request the power control target apparatus is turned on in the device list operation request.
  16. 16. 权利要求3所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述遥控服务器登记能够发送红外命令的各IR设备的信息,并响应来自所述远程命令器的请求将IR设备信息返送给所述远程命令器, 所述远程命令器显示IR设备列表。 16. The remote control system as claimed in claim 3, wherein the remote server the registration information of each device can send an infrared IR commands, and responds to requests from the remote commander of the device information in response to the IR remote the commander, the IR remote command displays a list of devices.
  17. 17. 权利要求16所述的遥控系统,其特征在于,所述远程命令器将对所述IR设备列表上选择的IR设备的搡作请求经由网络发送给所述遥控服务器,所述遥控服务器将来自所述远程命令器的对所述IR设备的操作请求变换成红外命令而转送给所述IR设备。 17. The remote control system as claimed in claim 16, wherein said remote commander will be selected on the push IR IR device list request to the device via the remote network server, the remote server the operation request from the remote device IR command is converted into infrared IR commands transferred to the device.
  18. 18. —种远程操作一个以上的控制对象设备的远程命令器,其特征在于包括:经由网络进行通信动作的网络通信部; 接收来自用户的指示输入的用户输入部;以及根据经由所述用户输入部来自用户的指示输入,经由网络对控制对象设备所发送和接收的数据进行处理的数据处理部,还设有将经由网络接收的数据解码以重放并输出的数据重放输出部, 经由网络向具有网络通信功能的控制对象设备请求设备信息, 所述数据重放输出部显示关于对该请求作出设备信息响应的控制对象设备的设备列表,将过去有设备信息响应而当前无响应的控制对象设备在所述设备列表上灰化显示,或将一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控制对象设备从所述设备列表删除。 18 - operation of more than one kind of remote control target device remote commander, comprising: communication operation network communication unit via the network; a user input unit receives instruction input from a user; and according to an input via the user instruction input unit from a user, the data processing unit via the data processing network send and receive control target device, is also provided with the output data reproduction unit decodes the received data via the network to reproduce and output via the network requesting device information to the control target device having a network communication function, the data reproduction output unit to display a list of devices on the control target device information in response to the request, the device information in response to the past and the current control target unresponsive ashing device on the device list display, or control target device over a certain period of device information response is not deleted from the device list.
  19. 19. 权利要求18所述的远程命令器,其特征在于,所述数据处理部经由网络对控制对象设备的命令发送及响应接收进行处理。 19. A remote commander according to claim 18, wherein said data processing unit for transmitting and receiving process in response to a command control target device via a network.
  20. 20. 权利要求18所述的远程命令器,其特征在于, 所述数据重放输出部将接收的EPG数据显示并输出。 20. A remote commander according to claim 18, wherein, EPG data output of the data reproducing unit displays and outputs received.
  21. 21. 权利要求20所述的远程命令器,其特征在于,响应在当前EPG数据显示画面上作的频道指定,向作为控制对象设备的电视接收机发送频道切换请求。 Remote commander according to claim 20, wherein, in response to a channel designated for this on the display screen in the EPG data to the control target device of the television receiver transmits a channel switching request.
  22. 22. 权利要求18所述的远程命令器,其特征在于, 所述数据重放输出部将接收的图像内容解码以进行图像显示。 22. A remote commander according to claim 18, wherein decoding the image data reproduced content output unit for the received image display.
  23. 23. 权利要求20所述的远程命令器,其特征在于, 响应在未来EPG数据显示画面上作的节目指定,向作为控制对象设备的录像设备发送对该节目的录像预约请求。 Remote commander according to claim 23. 20, characterized in that, in response to the program specified in the future EPG data for the display screen, the video equipment as the transmission control target device reservation request for the video program.
  24. 24. 权利要求18所述的远程命令器,其特征在于,向在所述设备列表上选择的控制对象设备发送操作请求。 24. A remote commander according to claim 18, wherein the transmitting operation request to the control target device on the device list selection.
  25. 25. 权利要求18所述的远程命令器,其特征在于,所述设备列表上被灰化显示的控制对象设备被选择时,在请求接入该控制对象设备的电源后发送操作请求。 25. A remote commander according to claim 18, wherein, when the device list is displayed ashing control target device is selected, the operation request after the access request is sent to the power control target device.
  26. 26. —种在远程命令器经由网络操作一台以上的控制对象设备的通信环境中工作的遥控服务器,其特征在于,设有经由所述网络执行通信动作的网络通信部;以及将经由所述网络接收的命令变换成红外命令的协议变换部, 从所述远程命令器经由所述网络接收对只能通过红外通信遥控操作的IR设备的操作命令,变换成红外命令后转送给所述IR设备,还设有将数据编码成可在所述远程命令器上重放并输出的格式的编解码处理部,将所述远程命令器向所述IR设备请求的数据从所述IR设备取出并变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式后,再经由所述网络返送给所述远程命令器,与电视^妻收机连接或与电视接收机构成一体, 设有将从接收广播波分离的EPG数据存储的EPG存储部, 响应来自所述远程命令器的EPG数据请求而将EPG数据经由所述网络返送,将在所 26. - species remote commander operation of the remote server via a network communication environment, more than one control object devices work, characterized in that a portion of the network communication via the network performs communication operation; and, via the network protocol conversion unit converting the received command into an infrared command received from the remote command via the operation command of the network device through infrared communication only IR remote control operation after converted into infrared commands transferred to the device IR There is also a data codec processing unit to encode data to be reproduced and output on the format of the remote commander, the remote commander request to the IR device is removed from said device and converting IR after the focus to be placed and the output format of the remote commander, and then sent back to the network via the remote commander, connected to the television receiver ^ wife or formed integrally with a television receiver, receiving a broadcast provided from the demultiplexing the EPG data stored in the storage unit EPG, the EPG data in response to a request from the remote commander and the EPG data sent back via the network, will be in the 述远程命令器请求切换的频道接收到的图像内容变换成低比特率的数据格式后,经由网络以流方式发送,所述远程命令器经由网络向具有网络通信功能的控制对象设备请求设备信息,并显示关于对该请求作出设备信息响应的控制对象设备的设备列表,所述远程命令器将过去有设备信息响应而当前无响应的控制对象设备在所述设备列表上灰化显示,或将在一定期间以上无设备信息响应的控制对象设备从所述设备列表删除。 Described later, the remote commander channel switching request received image content into a data format of low bit rate, streamed via the network, the remote command requests the device information to the control target device having a network communication function via a network, and a display device for a list of device information to be controlled in response to the request of the remote commander device information of the past has no response and the current response of the control target device ashing device list on the display, or in no more than a predetermined period in response to the control target device information is deleted from the device list.
  27. 27. 权利要求26所述的遥控服务器,其特征在于, 将显示图像切换到所述远程命令器所请求切换的频道。 27. The remote control server according to claim 26, wherein the display image is switched to the remote commander request the channel switching.
  28. 28. 权利要求26所述的遥控服务器,其特征在于,经由所述网络从所述远程命令器接收到录像预约请求时,将该录像预约请求基于EPG数据变换成红外预约数据,并向只能通过红外通信遥控操作的IR录像设备红外发送。 28. The remote control server according to claim 26, wherein, when a command is received from the remote recording reservation request to the network via, the recording reservation request into infrared reservation data based on the EPG data, and only IR video recording device via infrared remote control transmits infrared communication.
  29. 29. 权利要求26所述的遥控服务器,其特征在于,经由所述网络从所述远程命令器接收到图像内容请求时,该图像内容请求被变换成红外命令,并向只能通过红外通信遥控操作的IR录像设备红外发送;同时从所述IR录像设备输出的图像内容被变换成可在所述远程命令器侧重放并输出的格式,然后经由所述网络以流方式配送给远程命令器。 29. The remote control server according to claim 26, wherein, when receiving via the network from the remote commander to request the image content, the image content request is converted into infrared commands, and only communication by infrared remote control IR infrared video equipment transmitting operation; at the same time is converted from the image content of the IR video output device to be placed and focused on the output format of the remote commander, and then via the distribution network in a streaming manner to the remote commander.
  30. 30. 权利要求26所述的遥控服务器,其特征在于, 预先登记能够发送红外命令的各IR设备的信息,响应来自所述远程命令器的请求将IR设备信息返送给所述远程命令器。 30. The remote control server according to claim 26, wherein each information device capable of transmitting IR infrared commands registered in advance, in response to a request from the remote commander of the device information in response to the IR remote commander.
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