DE102006054441A1 - Data exchanging method, involves linking virtual private network platform with mobile functional network of mobile functional terminal, where terminal has access to individual devices and/or device arrangements for controlling platform - Google Patents

Data exchanging method, involves linking virtual private network platform with mobile functional network of mobile functional terminal, where terminal has access to individual devices and/or device arrangements for controlling platform

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DE102006054441A1
DE102006054441A1 DE200610054441 DE102006054441A DE102006054441A1 DE 102006054441 A1 DE102006054441 A1 DE 102006054441A1 DE 200610054441 DE200610054441 DE 200610054441 DE 102006054441 A DE102006054441 A DE 102006054441A DE 102006054441 A1 DE102006054441 A1 DE 102006054441A1
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Andrzej Raczkiewicz
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Vodafone Holding GmbH
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
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    • H04L12/66Arrangements for connecting between networks having differing types of switching systems, e.g. gateways

Abstract

The invention relates to a method, devices (16) or device arrangement (34) and a mobile radio network (10). In the mobile radio network (10), a virtual private network platform (40) is formed. Within this virtual private network platform (40), the devices (16) or device arrangements (34) can exchange, maintain and / or control data with a mobile radio terminal (48).

Description

  • Technical area
  • The invention relates to a method for exchanging data, maintaining and / or controlling network-capable devices and / or a network-capable device arrangement with a mobile radio terminal, in particular according to the GSM and / or UMTS standard, with the following method steps:
    • (a) linking the devices and / or a device device to a network,
    • (b) forming a virtual private network platform (VPN),
    • (C) linking the virtual private network platform with a mobile network of the mobile station.
  • Farther the invention relates to a device and / or Device arrangement, which by a mobile station over the Mobile network is controlled and / or exchanges data with the mobile terminal, containing a communication module for communicating over Mobile network.
  • It also includes The invention relates to a mobile radio network, in particular according to the GSM or UMTS standard, via which at least one networkable one Device and / or a networkable device arrangement with a mobile station Control signals and / or data exchanges.
  • State of the art
  • One Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a computer network that for transporting private data a public network, such as the internet, uses. Participants of a VPN can store data as in an internal, exchange local area network (LAN). By the Use of an existing network becomes the costly construction a separate network infrastructure avoided. A VPN can be two Computer (end-to-end VPN), two networks (site-to-site VPN) or connect a computer to a network (end-to-site VPN).
  • A Connection via a public, Insecure network is usually based on the TCP / IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) and is replaced by additional, safer protocols such as PPTP (Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol) or IPsec (Internet Protocol Security). These logs build a so-called tunnel between a VPN client and a VPN server on. Thus, in the EDP, a transmission of data of a Network protocols embedded in another network protocol designated. The high safety standards prevent eavesdropping.
  • to Using a TCP / IP-based connection requires everyone with the network connected device a unique IP address. For example, the "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol "(DHCP) to be used. When logging in to a network gets that Device (DHCP client) of a central computer (DHCP server) assigned a TCP / IP address. The DHCP server instructs the client this IP address dynamically from a defined address range. The client always gets a new, but unique IP address, so that DHCP e.g. mobile PCs (= personal computer) with IP addresses can provide. For one Users eliminate the awkward manually setting the IP address and configuring the network access.
  • With the terms "intelligent Home "or" Intelligent Living "will be solutions in the residential areas where equipment and systems are used, to create more comfort, efficiency, flexibility and safety. These Aspects of home automation, home appliance automation and networking in the field of consumer electronics are primarily by a networking of building services (such as alarm systems, heating and Light control), household electrical appliances (e.g., stove, refrigerator) and multimedia devices (e.g., TV, VCR, central server). to Networking of the above devices are various standards known. This counts For example, standardization EN 50090, European Installation Bus (EIB), Electrical engineering in the building. A Further standardization describes the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), especially for Home automation or security systems. UPnP is based on a series of standardized network protocols and data formats. It serves to manufacturer-independent Control of devices (Stereos, routers, printers, home controllers) via an IP-based Network, with or without central control through a residential Gateway.
  • EHS is an expression Powerline networking (also Powerline Communications or PLC), i.e. the possibility for data transfer via the regular Electricity supply (in the house, with 220V AC).
  • The German patent application DE 199 04 544 A1 discloses a remote control of devices in local area networks. For this purpose, control commands, status commands, alarm messages, etc. are transmitted to a special home interface of the local network. The home interface converts the necessary data protocols so that they can be transmitted via various communication networks.
  • Disadvantage of the known crosslinks is that sometimes extensive installation and costly installation of lines are required. In addition, often complicated configurations and maintenance must be performed. This is often only possible by a specialist. This must install an interface, for example, using a router for communication via landline or mobile network. The router must then be configured and maintained. In this case, protocols for transmission over a fixed or mobile network cumbersome, for example, with a gateway, and with corresponding cost-causing funds have to be translated into other protocols.
  • Disclosure of the invention
  • task The invention is therefore the remote control, status queries, as well as Maintenance of equipment, especially in the home, taking into account the required To facilitate safety.
  • According to the invention, the object is achieved by a method of the aforementioned type for exchanging data, maintenance and / or control of network-capable devices and / or a networkable device arrangement with a mobile terminal, in particular according to the GSM and / or UMTS standard, with the following method steps :
    • (a) linking the devices and / or a device device to a network,
    • (b) forming a virtual private network platform (VPN),
    • (c) linking the virtual private network platform to a mobile network of the mobile station,
    • (d) The mobile station has access to the individual devices and / or device arrangements for control via the virtual private network platform (VPN).
  • Farther the task is solved by that with a device and / or a device arrangement, which by a mobile station via the mobile network is controlled and / or exchanges data with the mobile station of the type mentioned above, in the means of participation in a virtual private network platform (VPN) are provided, the control and the data exchange via a virtual private network platform (VPN) takes place.
  • Further the task is solved by that in a mobile radio network of the type mentioned, an allocation unit (DHCP server) is provided which the network-enabled device and / or the network-enabled device arrangement one IP address each assigns.
  • The Invention is fundamentally based on the principle, the devices and / or device arrangement to network, so that they are also independent from a great distance can be controlled and controlled. The networking of devices can on the one hand as a permanently laid-out data network with cables or light guides, e.g. LAN (= Local Area Network) or e.g. as a local wireless network WLAN (= Wirless Local Area Network). On the other hand, public Networks, such as mobile networks, for example according to the GSM or UMTS standard, be used for networking.
  • at the public Networks are now installing VPN platforms. This will it is no longer possible for unauthorized persons to access the data of the VPN platform. Only authorized users can in the present invention with their mobile device through register appropriate authentication in the VPN area and the devices / device arrangements with their mobile device Taxes. By using mobile networks is a user independent of movement in the area of the mobile radio network. He can be within the Mobile network move and its devices even from a distance Taxes.
  • So For example, a user may have his networked heater remotely To hire a job. Even the networked video device can off the distance are put into operation, e.g. to record a movie. By suitable access it is conceivable that the oven is operated and the condition of the refrigerator is determined.
  • According to one Aspect of the invention by a DHCP server in the VPN connected devices Assigned IP addresses. The devices can use these IP address activated become. So it is not necessarily the devices fixed Set IP addresses. The organization of dynamic allocation from IP addresses the DHCP server.
  • at a particularly advantageous embodiment of the method for replacement data, for servicing or controlling network-enabled devices or device arrangements with a mobile station, will a VPN over formed a mobile network. This also makes it possible in the simplest way distant devices or device arrangements to network. So can easily devices also several building complexes managed and controlled.
  • Ideally, all devices have an interface to connect to the mobile network. Then a separate network installation is no longer required. All connected devices can be controlled via the VPN of the mobile network become. Existing network resources are used cost-effectively. A standalone home network does not have to be installed, configured, and maintained. It also eliminates a hardware interface, such as a router. The invention enables an uncomplicated and flexible design of the home network. In addition, devices can be integrated or removed easily and without much technical effort in the VPN platform.
  • According to one further preferred embodiment of the method according to the invention the data exchange, the maintenance or the control of networkable devices or device arrangements through a mobile station using the TCP / IP protocol. By this measure become standardized transmission protocols used. An implementation of the invention is thereby considerably facilitated. The TCP / IP protocol is in fact a widespread and flexible protocol with countless Applications and Internet Services. This will be the use of Invention not only inexpensive, but also user friendly. By using the TCP / IP protocol In addition, a simple connection to the Internet is made possible. It is characterized by e.g. no gatway for a translation of data logs necessary.
  • In an advantageous embodiment of the method for data exchange, Maintain or control network-enabled devices or device configurations through a mobile station Everyone is networkable Device or device arrangement an IP address assigned. This will be any device to a standalone "client". They are not subnetworks with associated Network infrastructure and corresponding protocols. The data exchange and the control are directly via the mobile network or the internet possible. By assigning the IP address is not a configuration through a User required.
  • A preferred embodiment of the method according to the invention provides the compound for exchanging data, waiting and / or taxes between the mobile radio terminal and a network-enabled one Device or Device arrangement via GPRS or UMTS. Again, for the realization of the invention proven and standardized measures used. The advantages that result are, in particular, that the standards are also designed for data packet orientation. Thereby can be easily implemented data transmissions using TCP / IP carry out.
  • A particularly advantageous variant of the device according to the invention and / or the device arrangement arises when transmission means for transmission of control signals and / or for exchanging data via GPRS and / or UMTS are provided. This gives the network a fast Radio connection for exchanging data.
  • A advantageous embodiment of the mobile network according to the invention is below Use of means to set up a virtual private network platform before, over which the networkable equipment and / or network-enabled device arrangements from a mobile station controlled and / or exchanged with the data.
  • Corresponding a further advantageous embodiment of the mobile network Means for exchanging the control signals and / or the data between the mobile terminal and the network-enabled Device and / or the network-capable device arrangement via GPRS or UMTS.
  • Further Advantages emerge from the subject matter of the subclaims, as well the drawing with the corresponding Description.
  • Short description of the drawing
  • 1 shows a schematic schematic diagram of an embodiment of a mobile network in which a VPN for exchanging data, maintenance and / or control of network-enabled devices and / or a network-capable device arrangement is carried out with a mobile station.
  • Preferred embodiment
  • In 1 will with 10 a mobile network called. The mobile network is as a cloud 12 with a radio mast 14 symbolically represented. It contains all components familiar to the person skilled in the art for the operation of a mobile radio network 10 For example, according to the GSM and / or UMTS standard are required. The mobile network 10 is able to transfer digital data.
  • With the mobile network 10 are devices 16 connected to the data exchange and thus form a network 11 , The devices 16 consist of an example of a refrigerator 18 , a video recorder 20 , a heating system 22 , a personal computer 26 , a network LAN / WLAN 24 which consists of several computers 26a . 26b . 26c exists, an alarm system 28 with control 28a and a monitoring device 30 for a building 32 with cameras 32a . 32b , The network 24 is a device arrangement 34 , which is why it is also shown as a cloud. The network 24 is via a router 36 with the mobile network 10 coupled. The other devices 16 each contain a mobile interface card or a communication module 38 , With you with the mobile network 10 are coupled, arrows 39 ,
  • In or over the mobile network 10 are different virtual private networks 40 . 42 . 44 realized. For simplicity, a VPN 40 for the present description, with reference to which the invention will be described. There are theoretically but any number of VPNs within the system possible. The devices 16 are with the mobile network 10 networked. Within the mobile network 10 is the VPN 40 intended.
  • To use a TCP / IP-based connection 39 requires every device connected to the network 16 a unique IP address. An allocation unit designed as a DHCP server (= Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) 46 the VPN 40 points the devices 16 dynamically IP addresses too. About the VPN 40 Private data can be transmitted without the unauthorized person having access to it. The mobile network 10 is a public network where the VPN is 40 is installed. The devices 16 the VPN 40 can exchange data about it. The devices 16 need to be a participant of the VPN 40 authenticate to the VPN 40 to be able to use.
  • A mobile station 48 serves as a control unit 50 , The mobile terminal 48 contains in particular a processor 54 and a digital data storage 56 , With a transmitting and receiving unit 58 becomes the mobile station 48 with the mobile network 10 coupled. The mobile terminal 48 also has an ad 60 and an operator panel 62 , usually a keyboard, with which the mobile station 48 is controlled. The mobile terminal 48 is menu driven according to the current state of the art, which on the display 60 is pictured. The menus are operated by means of the operator panel 62 ,
  • The mobile terminal 48 is internet capable and can handle TCP / IP addressing. The DHCP server 46 indicates the mobile station 48 an IP address too. The mobile terminal 48 will as well as the other devices 16 as a participant in the VPN 40 integrated. By means of suitable control software, the devices can be 16 over the VPN 40 with the mobile station 48 Taxes. It can also use this data from the devices 16 be queried. For fast connections, video data can also be transmitted, for example with the cameras 32a respectively. 32b the monitoring device 30 be generated. In this way, the alarm system can be remotely 28 be activated or deactivated. It is also conceivable, the state and / or the level of food of the refrigerator 18 to monitor from a distance. If necessary, a dealer can be informed by phone to deliver food at a specific time.
  • The video device 20 can be turned on and off to record a movie in absentia. In winter, the heating can be 22 for example, from the workplace. Basically all kinds of devices can be used 16 with the mobile radio interface card or the communication module 38 control and control. Only authorized participants have access to the VPN 40 ,

Claims (10)

  1. Procedure for exchanging data, maintaining and / or controlling network-enabled devices ( 16 ) and / or a network-capable device arrangement ( 24 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ), in particular according to the GSM and / or UMTS standard, with the following method steps: (a) linking the devices ( 16 ) and / or a device arrangement ( 34 ) to a network ( 11 ), (b) forming a virtual private network platform ( 40 ), (c) linking the virtual private network platform ( 40 ) with a mobile network ( 10 ) of the mobile radio terminal ( 48 ), (d) The mobile station has access to the individual devices and / or device arrangements for control over the virtual private network platform (VPN).
  2. Procedure for exchanging data, maintaining and / or controlling network-enabled devices ( 16 ) and / or a network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ), according to claim 1, characterized in that the virtual private network platform ( 40 ) over the mobile network ( 10 ) is formed.
  3. Procedure for exchanging data, maintaining and / or controlling network-enabled devices ( 16 ) and / or a network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ), according to one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) using TCP / IP protocol data between the devices ( 16 ) or the device arrangement ( 34 ) and / or controls.
  4. Procedure for exchanging data, maintaining and / or controlling network-enabled devices ( 16 ) and / or a network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ), according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that each network-enabled device ( 16 ) and / or a network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) one each is assigned an IP address.
  5. Procedure for exchanging data, maintaining and / or controlling network-enabled devices ( 16 ) and / or a networkable device tion with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ), according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the compound ( 39 ) for exchanging data, waiting and / or taxes between the mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) and the network-enabled devices ( 16 ) and / or the network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) is established via GPRS and / or UMTS.
  6. Devices ( 16 ) and / or device arrangement ( 34 ), which by a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) over the mobile network ( 10 ) and / or data with the mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) containing a communication module for communication via the mobile radio network ( 10 ), characterized in that means for participation in a virtual private network platform ( 40 ), the control and the data exchange via a virtual private network platform ( 40 ) he follows.
  7. Devices ( 16 ) and / or device arrangement ( 34 ), which by a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) is controlled via the mobile network and / or data with the mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) exchanges according to claim 6, characterized in that transmission means are provided for the transmission of control signals and / or for the exchange of data via GPRS and / or UMTS.
  8. Mobile radio network, in particular according to the GSM or UMTS standard, via which at least one network-capable device and / or a network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) Exchanges control signals and / or data, characterized in that an allocation unit ( 46 ), which is the network-enabled device ( 16 ) and / or the network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) each assigns an IP address.
  9. Mobile network ( 10 ), in particular according to the GSM or UMTS standard, via which at least one network-capable device ( 16 ) and / or a networkable device arrangement ( 34 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) Control signals and / or data according to claim 8, characterized in that means for establishing a virtual private network platform ( 40 ), via which the network-capable devices ( 16 ) and / or network-capable device arrangements ( 34 ) from a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) and / or exchanged with the data.
  10. Mobile network ( 10 ), in particular according to the GSM or UMTS standard, via which at least one network-capable device ( 16 ) and / or a networkable device arrangement ( 34 ) with a mobile radio terminal ( 48 ) Control signals and / or data exchanges, according to one of claims 8 to 9, characterized in that means for exchanging the control signals and / or the data between the mobile station ( 48 ) and the network-capable device and / or the network-capable device arrangement ( 34 ) are provided via GPRS or UMTS.
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