CN105630432A - Method, device and system for upgrading printer and printer - Google Patents

Method, device and system for upgrading printer and printer Download PDF

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CN105630432A
CN105630432A CN201510992506.XA CN201510992506A CN105630432A CN 105630432 A CN105630432 A CN 105630432A CN 201510992506 A CN201510992506 A CN 201510992506A CN 105630432 A CN105630432 A CN 105630432A
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Abstract

The invention provides a method, device and system for upgrading a printer and the printer. The method includes the steps that the printer is in wireless connection with a mobile terminal through near field communication; the printer is in network connection with a cloud server with the mobile terminal as a relaying device; the printer obtains upgrading data from the cloud server through the built network connection; the printer is upgraded through the upgrading data. By means of the method, the printer can be ungraded in the wireless communication mode, and the problems that cables for upgrading the printer in the wired communication mode are complex in arrangement, and implementation of the upgrading process is complex are solved.

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Printer upgrade method, device, system and printer
Technical field
The present invention relates to printer field, in particular to printer upgrade method, device, system and printer.
Background technology
Along with the development of printing technique, the kind of printer progressively increases, and various novel printer has become one of office appliance indispensable in work.
Dividing according to printer scale, printer can be divided into large-scale printer, medium printer and portable type printer three kinds. Large-scale printer is used for print shop and uses, for printing the file of various sizes. Medium printer is used for family expenses or office uses, and is commonly used to print the file of A4 size or smaller szie. Portable type printer is used for businessman and prints order, as taken out the take-away order of businessman by portable type printer printing client, thus improves order print speed, accelerates merchant service efficiency.
In order to improve work-ing life and the work time limit of printer, printer regularly can be carried out system upgrade operation by the manufacturer of printer. In prior art, usually by printer and terminating unit such as computer wired connection, by the mode upgrading printer of wire communication. By the mode upgrading printer of wire communication, there is cable and defect numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
Summary of the invention
In view of this, the present invention provides printer upgrade method, device, system and printer, by the mode of radio communication, printer can be upgraded, alleviate and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set by the mode upgrading printer cable of wire communication.
First aspect, embodiments provides printer upgrade method, comprising:
Printer sets up wireless connections by near-field communication and mobile terminal;
Described mobile terminal as relaying equipment, is set up network with Cloud Server and is connected by described printer;
Described printer is connected by the described network set up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server;
Described printer uses described upgrade data to carry out updating operation.
In conjunction with first aspect, embodiments providing the first possible enforcement mode of first aspect, wherein, described printer is connected by the described network set up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server, comprising:
Described printer connects the upgrading request receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by the described network set up, and described upgrading request carries the latest edition number of described printer;
The current version number of latest edition number described in described printer comparison and described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, described printer is connected from described Cloud Server acquisition upgrade data by described network.
In conjunction with first aspect, embodiments providing first aspect the 2nd kind of possible enforcement mode, wherein, described printer is connected by the described network set up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server, comprising:
Described printer connects, by the described network set up, the configuration information reporting described printer to described Cloud Server, described configuration information carries the current version number of described printer, so that the current version number of printer described in described Cloud Server comparison and the latest edition number of described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, described printer connects the upgrade data receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by described network.
Second aspect, embodiments provides printer upgrade device, comprising:
Module is set up in wireless connections, for setting up wireless connections by near-field communication and mobile terminal;
Network connection establishment module, for using described mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server and be connected;
Upgrade data acquisition module, connects for the described network by setting up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server;
Updating operation module, for using described upgrade data that described printer is carried out updating operation.
In conjunction with second aspect, embodiments providing the first possible enforcement mode of second aspect, wherein, described upgrade data acquisition module comprises:
Upgrade request receives unit, connects the upgrading request receiving described Cloud Server and issuing for the described network by setting up, and described upgrading request carries the latest edition number of described printer;
Version comparison unit, for the current version number of latest edition number described in comparison He described printer;
Upgrade data acquiring unit, for when the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, connecting by described network and obtain upgrade data from described Cloud Server.
In conjunction with second aspect, embodiments providing second aspect the 2nd kind of possible enforcement mode, wherein, described upgrade data acquisition module comprises:
Configuration information reports unit, the configuration information reporting described printer to described Cloud Server is connected for the described network by setting up, described configuration information carries the current version number of described printer, so that the current version number of printer described in described Cloud Server comparison and the latest edition number of described printer;
Upgrade data receives unit, for when the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, being connected the upgrade data receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by described network.
The third aspect, embodiments provides printer upgrade system, comprises Cloud Server and printer, and respectively with the mobile terminal of described Cloud Server and described printer wireless connections;
Described printer comprise second aspect, second aspect the first to the printer upgrade device according to any one of the 2nd kind of possible enforcement mode.
In conjunction with the third aspect, embodiments provide the first possible enforcement mode of the third aspect, wherein, described mobile terminal is respectively arranged with, with in described printer, the Bluetooth circuit intercomed mutually, and described mobile terminal and described printer carry out radio communication by described Bluetooth circuit.
In conjunction with the third aspect, embodiments providing the third aspect the 2nd kind of possible enforcement mode, wherein, described mobile terminal comprises:
Relay network module, connects for setting up network for described printer and described Cloud Server, forwards the data between described printer and described Cloud Server.
In conjunction with the third aspect, embodiments providing the third possible enforcement mode of the third aspect, wherein, described Cloud Server comprises: printing control model, for being controlled the operation of described printer by described mobile terminal.
Fourth aspect, embodiments provides printer, comprising:
Near field communication circuitry, for setting up wireless connections with mobile terminal;
Microprocessor, for using described mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server and be connected; Connected by the described network set up, obtain upgrade data from described Cloud Server; According to described upgrade data, described printer is carried out updating operation;
Storer, for storing the printing data of described upgrade data and described printer.
In conjunction with fourth aspect, embodiments provide the first possible enforcement mode of fourth aspect, wherein, described microprocessor is used for the described network by setting up and connects the upgrading request receiving described Cloud Server and issuing, and described upgrading request carries the latest edition number of described printer;
The current version number of latest edition number described in comparison and described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, is connected by described network and obtain upgrade data from described Cloud Server, according to described upgrade data, described printer is carried out updating operation.
In conjunction with fourth aspect, embodiments provide fourth aspect the 2nd kind of possible enforcement mode, wherein, described microprocessor is used for the described network by setting up and connects the configuration information reporting described printer to described Cloud Server, described configuration information carries the current version number of described printer, so that the current version number of printer described in described Cloud Server comparison and the latest edition number of described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, is connected the upgrade data receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by described network, according to described upgrade data, described printer is carried out updating operation.
In the embodiment of the present invention, first printer sets up wireless connections with mobile terminal, secondly using mobile terminal as relaying equipment, sets up network with Cloud Server and is connected, then connected by network and obtain upgrade data from Cloud Server, finally utilize upgrade data to carry out updating operation. By the printer upgrade method in the embodiment of the present invention, device, system and printer, printer can be upgraded by the mode of radio communication, do not need to adopt wired connection, thus alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
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In order to be illustrated more clearly in the technical scheme of the embodiment of the present invention, it is briefly described to the accompanying drawing used required in embodiment below, it is to be understood that, the following drawings illustrate only some embodiment of the present invention, therefore should not be counted as is the restriction to scope, for those of ordinary skill in the art, under the prerequisite not paying creative work, it is also possible to obtain other relevant accompanying drawings according to these accompanying drawings.
Fig. 1 illustrates the first schematic flow sheet of the printer upgrade method that the embodiment of the present invention provides;
Fig. 2 illustrates the structural representation of the printer that the embodiment of the present invention provides;
Fig. 3 illustrates the 2nd kind of schematic flow sheet of the printer upgrade method that the embodiment of the present invention provides;
Fig. 4 illustrates the structural representation of the printer upgrade device that the embodiment of the present invention provides;
Fig. 5 illustrates the structural representation of the printer upgrade system that the embodiment of the present invention provides.
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For making the object of the embodiment of the present invention, technical scheme and advantage clearly, below in conjunction with accompanying drawing in the embodiment of the present invention, technical scheme in the embodiment of the present invention is clearly and completely described, obviously, described embodiment is only the present invention's part embodiment, instead of whole embodiments. The assembly of the embodiment of the present invention usually describing in accompanying drawing herein and illustrating can be arranged with various different configuration and design. Therefore, below to the detailed description of the embodiments of the invention provided in the accompanying drawings and the scope of the claimed the present invention of not intended to be limiting, but only represent the selected embodiment of the present invention. Based on embodiments of the invention, other embodiments all that those skilled in the art obtain under the prerequisite not making creative work, all belong to the scope of protection of the invention.
Consider that the mode upgrading printer by wire communication has cable and arranges defect numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity, the present invention provides printer upgrade method, device, system and printer, by the mode of radio communication, printer can be upgraded, alleviate and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set by the mode upgrading printer cable of wire communication. It is described in detail below in conjunction with embodiment.
With reference to printer upgrade method as shown in Figure 1, the executive agent of the method is printer, and the method comprises the following steps:
Step 102, printer sets up wireless connections by near-field communication and mobile terminal;
Step 104, above-mentioned mobile terminal as relaying equipment, is set up network with Cloud Server and is connected by printer;
Step 106, printer is connected by the network of above-mentioned foundation, obtains upgrade data from above-mentioned Cloud Server;
Step 108, printer uses above-mentioned upgrade data to carry out updating operation.
In the embodiment of the present invention, first printer sets up wireless connections with mobile terminal, secondly using mobile terminal as relaying equipment, sets up network with Cloud Server and is connected, then connected by network and obtain upgrade data from Cloud Server, finally utilize upgrade data to carry out updating operation. By the printer upgrade method in the embodiment of the present invention, printer can be upgraded by the mode of radio communication, do not need to adopt wired connection, thus alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
In the embodiment of the present invention, mobile terminal comprises the electronicss such as mobile phone, computer and panel computer.
Consider in near-field communication technology, Bluetooth Communication Technology has communication efficiency and stablizes, without the need to spending the advantage of extra-expense, in step 102, printer sets up wireless connections by near-field communication and mobile terminal, it is possible to realize in the following way: printer sets up wireless connections by the Bluetooth circuit of the Bluetooth circuit of inside and mobile terminal. In the embodiment of the present invention, it is connected by bluetooth between printer with mobile terminal, it is possible to ensure the communication efficiency between printer and mobile terminal, and without the need to spending extra communication expense.
Step 104, printer using mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server to be connected, specifically comprise: printer and mobile terminal radio communication, mobile terminal is by GPRS (general packet radio service technology, or wireless network and Cloud Server radio communication, GeneralPacketRadioService) mobile terminal is as the data between relaying device forwards printer and Cloud Server, thus makes printer set up network by mobile terminal and Cloud Server and be connected. In the embodiment of the present invention, printer is set up network by mobile terminal and Cloud Server and is connected, printer can be made Internet enabled, and, printer is connected into network indirectly by mobile terminal, printer and mobile terminal share consolidated network passage, and printer is without the need to spending extra expenses of surfing Internet.
Step 106, printer is connected by the network set up, upgrade data is obtained from Cloud Server, specifically comprise following process: (a) printer connects the upgrading request receiving Cloud Server and issuing by the network set up, and this upgrading request carries the latest edition number of printer; The current version number of the above-mentioned latest edition number of (b) printer comparison and printer; C (), when the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, printer is connected from Cloud Server acquisition upgrade data by above-mentioned network.
Specifically, printer is set up after network is connected by mobile terminal and Cloud Server, and printer performs process (a) (b) (c), thus obtains upgrade data. In process (a), Cloud Server initiatively sends upgrading request to mobile terminal, and this upgrading request is forwarded to printer by mobile terminal, and printer receives upgrading request. In process (b), printer obtains the current version number of self, and the latest edition number of the printer carried in comparison upgrading request and current version number, and generate comparison result information. In process (c), if the current version number that comparison result information is printer is latest edition number, then printer is not upgraded; If the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition number, then printer obtains upgrade data from Cloud Server, to carry out updating operation.
One preferred embodiment in, the upgrade request information of replying is sent to mobile terminal by printer, is forwarded to Cloud Server by mobile terminal, upgrade request reply information carry comparison result information. After cloud server to upgrade request reply information, reading the comparison result information in upgrade request reply information, when the current version number that comparison result information is printer is latest edition, Cloud Server jumps out upgrading flow process, and updating operation terminates; When the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, AKU is sent to mobile terminal by Cloud Server. After mobile terminal receives AKU, it is forwarded to printer, thus makes printer get upgrade data, to carry out updating operation.
In the embodiment of the present invention, the current version number of comparison latest edition number and printer, judges whether upgrading blue-tooth printer according to comparison result, it is possible to ensure the accuracy of upgrading, when printer is latest edition, avoid repeatedly upgrading.
Consider the workload easily increasing printer by printer comparison version number, in step 106, printer is connected by the network set up, upgrade data is obtained from Cloud Server, can also by following process implementation: (1) printer connects, by the network set up, the configuration information reporting printer to Cloud Server, configuration information carries the current version number of printer, so that the latest edition number of the current version number of Cloud Server comparison printer and printer; (2) when the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, printer connects the upgrade data receiving Cloud Server and issuing by network. Specifically, in process (1), the configuration information comprising current version number is reported to Cloud Server by printer, after cloud server to configuration information, and the current version number of comparison printer and the latest edition number of printer. In process (2), when Cloud Server comparison finds the current version number of printer lower than the latest edition of printer, upgrade data is issued to mobile terminal, is forwarded to printer by mobile terminal, thus printer is upgraded according to upgrade data.
In step 108, printer uses upgrade data to carry out updating operation, specifically comprise: printer according to upgrade data to the Micro-processor MCV (MicrocontrollerUnit of inside, micro-control unit) upgrade, or according to upgrade data, the near field communication circuitry of inside such as Bluetooth circuit is upgraded, or Micro-processor MCV and near field communication circuitry are upgraded according to upgrade data simultaneously.
By the printing upgrade method in Fig. 1, it is possible to the Bluetooth circuit of printer upgraded, thus after avoiding client terminal upgrading, printer cannot receive the problem printing data by Bluetooth circuit. By the printing upgrade method in Fig. 1, additionally it is possible to upgraded by the Micro-processor MCV of printer, thus extend the life cycle of printer, ensure the update of system.
By the printer upgrade method in Fig. 1, printer can be upgraded by the mode of radio communication, it is not necessary to adopts wired connection, thus alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and arrange problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity.
With reference to the printer shown in figure 2, the embodiment of the present invention additionally provides a kind of printer, and this printer comprises near field communication circuitry 21, and near field communication circuitry 21 comprises Bluetooth circuit. Near field communication circuitry 21 is for setting up wireless connections with mobile terminal. Printer also comprises the Micro-processor MCV 22 being connected with near field communication circuitry 21, Micro-processor MCV 22 for using mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server and be connected; Connected by the network set up, obtain upgrade data from Cloud Server; According to upgrade data, printer is carried out updating operation. Micro-processor MCV 22 is also for controlling the operation of printer. Printer also comprises the storer 23 being connected with Micro-processor MCV 22, storer 23 comprises FLASH memory, storer 23, for storing the printing data of upgrade data and printer, is convenient to Micro-processor MCV 22 and is read data at any time and carry out printing or updating operation.
In a kind of enforcement mode, Micro-processor MCV 22 connects the upgrading request receiving Cloud Server and issuing for the network by setting up, and this upgrading request carries the latest edition number of printer; The current version number of Micro-processor MCV 22 comparison latest edition number and printer; When the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, Micro-processor MCV 22 is connected from Cloud Server acquisition upgrade data by network, according to upgrade data, printer is carried out updating operation.
In another kind of enforcement mode, Micro-processor MCV 22 connects the configuration information reporting printer to Cloud Server for the network by setting up, this configuration information carries the current version number of printer, so that the latest edition number of the current version number of Cloud Server comparison printer and printer; When the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, Micro-processor MCV 22 connects the upgrade data receiving Cloud Server and issuing by network, according to upgrade data, printer is carried out updating operation.
Upgrade data can be obtained by the mode of wireless connections from Cloud Server by printer as shown in Figure 2, upgrade data is utilized to carry out updating operation, do not need to adopt wired connection, thus alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
With reference to the printer upgrade flow process shown in figure 3, the printer in Fig. 2 can be carried out updating operation by the flow process in Fig. 3. Flow process in Fig. 3 comprises the following steps:
Step 301, mobile terminal and printer connect. Printer is set up fixing bluetooth website and is made equipment name visible, and mobile terminal is set up coupling by search periphery Bluetooth signal and printer and is connected.
Step 302, mobile terminal and Cloud Server connect. Mobile terminal is connected to Cloud Server by WIFI or GPRS, and Cloud Server display mobile terminal connects with printer, and printer succeeds in registration on Cloud Server.
Step 303, Cloud Server initiatively sends upgrade request bag by mobile terminal to printer.
Step 304, printer sends upgrade request by mobile terminal to Cloud Server and replys bag. Printer is after receiving the upgrade request bag of Cloud Server, read inner configuration file, latest edition number in the upgrade request bag send the current version number in the middle of configuration file and Cloud Server is compared, comparison result is write upgrade request and replys bag, upgrade request is replied bag and is sent to cloud server end by mobile terminal.
Step 305, Cloud Server is replied bag according to upgrade request and is judged whether upgrading printer, is proceed to step 306, otherwise proceeds to step 307. Cloud Server checks that upgrade request replys the comparison result in bag, if to show current version less than latest edition for comparison result, then perform step 306, if it is latest edition that comparison result shows current printer version, then proceeds to step 307.
Step 306, Cloud Server sends AKU by mobile terminal to printer.
Step 307, Cloud Server jumps out upgrading flow process, terminates upgrading.
Step 308, printer receives AKU and upgrades. Printer receives the AKU that Cloud Server sends, and AKU is stored in storer. The Micro-processor MCV of printer is by resolving AKU and is upgraded by printer according to the data in AKU. For Bluetooth circuit of upgrading, after Micro-processor MCV reads complete upgrade data, carrying out Bluetooth circuit removing and read protection, Micro-processor MCV is the continuous burned Bluetooth circuit of upgrade data stored in storer, thus Bluetooth circuit is upgraded.
Step 309, printer upgrades successfully bag by mobile terminal to Cloud Server transmission. After upgrading, printer is sent by mobile terminal and upgrades successfully bag to Cloud Server, and Cloud Server upgrades its relevant hardware recorded information after receiving renewal and renovation of equipment, and so far printer upgrade is complete.
By the printer upgrade flow process in Fig. 3, it is possible to by the mode of radio communication, printer is upgraded, it is possible to alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and arrange problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity.
In the embodiment of the present invention, after printer and Cloud Server set up network connection, Cloud Server by mobile terminal to printer sending controling instruction, thus can also control printer and run.
To sum up, the printer upgrade method in the present embodiment has following useful effect:
(1) using mobile terminal as relaying equipment, make printer and Cloud Server set up network and it is connected, it is possible to solve the problem that printer cannot be surfed the Net. Owing to printer and mobile terminal share same Internet channel, additionally it is possible to save the expenses of surfing Internet of printer.
(2) by printer and mobile terminal wireless connections, utilize mobile terminal as relaying equipment, make between printer with Cloud Server, to set up network to be connected, Cloud Server is utilized to send upgrade data to printer, make printer upgrade, can being upgraded by printer when printer wireless communication, the firmware of real-time update printer, extends the life cycle of printer.
(3) mode of radio communication is utilized to be upgraded by printer, it is possible to alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
(4), after printer and Cloud Server set up network connection, Cloud Server by mobile terminal to printer sending controling instruction, thus can also control printer and run.
In order to above-mentioned printer upgrade method is described further, the present embodiment additionally provides a kind of printer upgrade device, and for performing above-mentioned printer upgrade method, this printer upgrade device is positioned at printer. As shown in Figure 4, the printer upgrade device in the present embodiment comprises:
Module 41 is set up in wireless connections, for setting up wireless connections by printer near-field communication and mobile terminal;
Network connection establishment module 42, for using above-mentioned mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server and be connected;
Upgrade data acquisition module 43, connects for the network by setting up, and obtains upgrade data from Cloud Server;
Updating operation module 44, for using above-mentioned upgrade data that printer is carried out updating operation.
In the embodiment of the present invention, first printer sets up wireless connections with mobile terminal, secondly using mobile terminal as relaying equipment, sets up network with Cloud Server and is connected, then connected by network and obtain upgrade data from Cloud Server, finally utilize upgrade data to carry out updating operation. By the printer upgrade device in the embodiment of the present invention, printer can be upgraded by the mode of radio communication, do not need to adopt wired connection, thus alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
In the embodiment of the present invention, wireless connections are set up module 41 and are comprised: bluetooth-communication unit, for setting up wireless connections by the Bluetooth circuit of the Bluetooth circuit of printer and mobile terminal. In the embodiment of the present invention, it is connected by bluetooth between printer with mobile terminal, it is possible to ensure the communication efficiency between printer and mobile terminal, and without the need to spending extra communication expense.
In the embodiment of the present invention, upgrade data acquisition module 43 comprises: upgrade request receives unit, connects the upgrading request receiving Cloud Server and issuing for the network by setting up, and this upgrading request carries the latest edition number of printer; Version comparison unit, for the current version number of comparison latest edition number He printer; Upgrade data acquiring unit, for when the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, connecting by network and obtain upgrade data from Cloud Server. In the embodiment of the present invention, the current version number of comparison latest edition number and printer, judges whether upgrading blue-tooth printer according to comparison result, it is possible to ensure the accuracy of upgrading, when printer is latest edition, avoid repeatedly upgrading.
Consider the workload easily increasing printer by printer comparison version number, in the present embodiment, upgrade data acquisition module 43 comprises: configuration information reports unit, the configuration information reporting printer to Cloud Server is connected for the network by setting up, this configuration information carries the current version number of printer, so that the latest edition number of the current version number of Cloud Server comparison printer and printer; Upgrade data receives unit, for when the current version number of printer is lower than latest edition, being connected the upgrade data receiving Cloud Server and issuing by network.
Owing to the printer upgrade device in the present embodiment is for performing above-mentioned printer upgrade method, the description being therefore applicable to method is equally applicable to device, repeats no more here.
In order to above-mentioned printer upgrade method and printer upgrade device are described further, the embodiment of the present invention additionally provides printer upgrade system, with reference to printer upgrade system as shown in Figure 5, this system comprises Cloud Server 51 and printer 52, and respectively with the mobile terminal 53 of Cloud Server 51 and printer 52 wireless connections; Printer 52 comprises aforesaid printer upgrade device.
In Fig. 5, mobile terminal 53 is connected with printer 52 bluetooth, and mobile terminal 53 is connected by GPRS or wireless network with Cloud Server 51.
By the printer upgrade system in the present embodiment, printer can be upgraded by the mode of radio communication, do not need to adopt wired connection, thus alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
In the present embodiment, mobile terminal 53 is respectively arranged with, with in printer 52, the Bluetooth circuit intercomed mutually, and mobile terminal 53 and printer 52 carry out radio communication by Bluetooth circuit. In the embodiment of the present invention, it is connected by bluetooth between printer with mobile terminal, it is possible to ensure the communication efficiency between printer and mobile terminal, and without the need to spending extra communication expense.
In the present embodiment, mobile terminal 53 comprises: relay network module, connects for setting up network for printer 52 and Cloud Server 51, forwards the data between printer 52 and Cloud Server 51. In the present embodiment, by arranging relay network module in mobile terminal 53, it is possible to make mobile terminal 53 as the data between relaying device forwards printer 52 and Cloud Server 51, thus it is convenient to printer 52 and Cloud Server 51 is set up network and connected.
In the present embodiment, Cloud Server 51 comprises: printing control model, for being controlled the operation of printer 51 by mobile terminal 52. As, printing control model passes through mobile terminal 52 to printer 51 sending controling instruction, thus controls the operation of printer 51. In the present embodiment, by arranging printing control model in Cloud Server 51, it is possible to controlled the operation of printer by Cloud Server, thus play the effect of on-line Control printer.
It is propose on the basis of aforesaid printer upgrade method and printer upgrade device due to the printer upgrade system in the present embodiment, therefore the description being applicable to printer upgrade method and printer upgrade device is equally applicable to printer upgrade system, repeats no more here.
In sum, by the printer upgrade method in the present embodiment, device, system and printer, the mode of radio communication is utilized to be upgraded by printer, it is possible to alleviate cable when printer is upgraded by the mode of wire communication and problem numerous and diverse, that escalation process implements complexity is set.
The device that the embodiment of the present invention provides can be the specific hardware on equipment or the software being installed on equipment or firmware etc. The device that the embodiment of the present invention provides, its technique effect realizing principle and generation is identical with aforementioned embodiment of the method, is concise and to the point description, and device embodiment part does not mention part, can with reference to corresponding contents in aforementioned embodiment of the method. The technician of art can be well understood to, and for convenience and simplicity of description, the concrete working process of the system of aforementioned description, device and unit, all with reference to the corresponding process in aforesaid method embodiment, can not repeat them here.
In embodiment provided by the present invention, it should be appreciated that, disclosed device and method, it is possible to realize by another way. Device embodiment described above is only schematic, such as, the division of described unit, it is only a kind of logic function to divide, actual can have other dividing mode when realizing, again such as, multiple unit or assembly can in conjunction with or another system can be integrated into, or some features can ignore, or do not perform. Another point, shown or discussed coupling each other or directly coupling or communication connection can be the indirect coupling by some communication interfaces, device or unit or communication connection, it is possible to be electrical, machinery or other form.
The described unit illustrated as separating component or can may not be and physically separates, and the parts as unit display can be or may not be physical location, namely can be positioned at a place, or can also be distributed on multiple NE. Some or all of unit wherein can be selected according to the actual needs to realize the object of the present embodiment scheme.
In addition, each functional unit in embodiment provided by the invention can be integrated in a processing unit, it is also possible to is that the independent physics of each unit exists, it is also possible to two or more unit are in a unit integrated.
If described function realize using the form of software functional unit and as independent production marketing or when using, it is possible to be stored in a computer read/write memory medium. Based on such understanding, the technical scheme of the present invention in essence or says that the part of part or this technical scheme prior art contributed can embody with the form of software product, this computer software product is stored in a storage media, comprise some instructions with so that a computer equipment (can be Personal Computer, server, or the network equipment etc.) perform all or part of step of method described in each embodiment of the present invention. And aforesaid storage media comprises: USB flash disk, portable hard drive, read-only storage (ROM, Read-OnlyMemory), random access memory (RAM, RandomAccessMemory), magnetic disc or CD etc. various can be program code stored medium.
It should be noted that: similar label and letter accompanying drawing below represents similar item, therefore, once a certain Xiang Yi accompanying drawing is defined, then do not need it carries out definition further and explains in accompanying drawing subsequently, in addition, term " first ", " the 2nd ", " the 3rd " etc. are only for distinguishing description, and can not be interpreted as instruction or hint relative importance.
Last it is noted that the above embodiment, it is only the specific embodiment of the present invention, in order to the technical scheme of the present invention to be described, it is not intended to limit, protection scope of the present invention is not limited thereto, although with reference to previous embodiment to invention has been detailed description, it will be understood by those within the art that: any be familiar with those skilled in the art in the technical scope that the present invention discloses, technical scheme described in previous embodiment still can be modified or can be expected change easily by it, or wherein part technology feature is carried out equivalent replacement, and these amendments, change or replacement, do not make the spirit and scope of the essence disengaging embodiment of the present invention technical scheme of appropriate technical solution. all should be encompassed within protection scope of the present invention. therefore, protection scope of the present invention should described be as the criterion with the protection domain of claim.

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1. printer upgrade method, it is characterised in that, comprising:
Printer sets up wireless connections by near-field communication and mobile terminal;
Described mobile terminal as relaying equipment, is set up network with Cloud Server and is connected by described printer;
Described printer is connected by the described network set up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server;
Described printer uses described upgrade data to carry out updating operation.
2. method according to claim 1, it is characterised in that, described printer is connected by the described network set up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server, comprising:
Described printer connects the upgrading request receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by the described network set up, and described upgrading request carries the latest edition number of described printer;
The current version number of latest edition number described in described printer comparison and described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, described printer is connected from described Cloud Server acquisition upgrade data by described network.
3. method according to claim 1, it is characterised in that, described printer is connected by the described network set up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server, comprising:
Described printer connects, by the described network set up, the configuration information reporting described printer to described Cloud Server, described configuration information carries the current version number of described printer, so that the current version number of printer described in described Cloud Server comparison and the latest edition number of described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, described printer connects the upgrade data receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by described network.
4. printer upgrade device, it is characterised in that, comprising:
Module is set up in wireless connections, for setting up wireless connections by near-field communication and mobile terminal;
Network connection establishment module, for using described mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server and be connected;
Upgrade data acquisition module, connects for the described network by setting up, and obtains upgrade data from described Cloud Server;
Updating operation module, for using described upgrade data that described printer is carried out updating operation.
5. device according to claim 4, it is characterised in that, described upgrade data acquisition module comprises:
Upgrade request receives unit, connects the upgrading request receiving described Cloud Server and issuing for the described network by setting up, and described upgrading request carries the latest edition number of described printer;
Version comparison unit, for the current version number of latest edition number described in comparison He described printer;
Upgrade data acquiring unit, for when the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, connecting by described network and obtain upgrade data from described Cloud Server.
6. device according to claim 4, it is characterised in that, described upgrade data acquisition module comprises:
Configuration information reports unit, the configuration information reporting described printer to described Cloud Server is connected for the described network by setting up, described configuration information carries the current version number of described printer, so that the current version number of printer described in described Cloud Server comparison and the latest edition number of described printer;
Upgrade data receives unit, for when the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, being connected the upgrade data receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by described network.
7. printer upgrade system, it is characterised in that, comprise Cloud Server and printer, and respectively with the mobile terminal of described Cloud Server and described printer wireless connections;
Described printer comprises the printer upgrade device according to any one of claim 4 to 6.
8. system according to claim 7, it is characterised in that, described mobile terminal is respectively arranged with, with in described printer, the Bluetooth circuit intercomed mutually, and described mobile terminal and described printer carry out radio communication by described Bluetooth circuit.
9. system according to claim 7, it is characterised in that, described mobile terminal comprises:
Relay network module, connects for setting up network for described printer and described Cloud Server, forwards the data between described printer and described Cloud Server.
10. system according to claim 7, it is characterised in that, described Cloud Server comprises: printing control model, for being controlled the operation of described printer by described mobile terminal.
11. printers, it is characterised in that, comprising:
Near field communication circuitry, for setting up wireless connections with mobile terminal;
Micro-processor MCV, for using described mobile terminal as relaying equipment, set up network with Cloud Server and be connected; Connected by the described network set up, obtain upgrade data from described Cloud Server; According to described upgrade data, described printer is carried out updating operation;
Storer, for storing the printing data of described upgrade data and described printer.
12. printers according to claim 11, it is characterized in that, described Micro-processor MCV is used for the described network by setting up and connects the upgrading request receiving described Cloud Server and issuing, and described upgrading request carries the latest edition number of described printer;
The current version number of latest edition number described in comparison and described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, is connected by described network and obtain upgrade data from described Cloud Server, according to described upgrade data, described printer is carried out updating operation.
13. printers according to claim 11, it is characterized in that, described Micro-processor MCV is used for the described network by setting up and connects the configuration information reporting described printer to described Cloud Server, described configuration information carries the current version number of described printer, so that the current version number of printer described in described Cloud Server comparison and the latest edition number of described printer;
When the current version number of described printer is lower than described latest edition, is connected the upgrade data receiving described Cloud Server and issuing by described network, according to described upgrade data, described printer is carried out updating operation.
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