DE19531121A1 - Technical service system with remotely updated system software - Google Patents

Technical service system with remotely updated system software

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DE19531121A1
DE19531121A1 DE1995131121 DE19531121A DE19531121A1 DE 19531121 A1 DE19531121 A1 DE 19531121A1 DE 1995131121 DE1995131121 DE 1995131121 DE 19531121 A DE19531121 A DE 19531121A DE 19531121 A1 DE19531121 A1 DE 19531121A1
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Abstract

The system includes a digital data telegram, distributed over a suitable medium, such as a satellite, a blanking interval of a TV signal, a digital video broadcast or RDS, for updating an operating system software of an image and sound recording and reproduction device, as well as for micro-processor controlled devices by means of remote programming. The digital data telegram contains the system-related data words and the additional information for the active use of the devices, preferably video recorders and TVs, addressed by remote addressing. There are further data words in the data telegram which may contain a master table for a broadcaster identification, indicators for advertisements, or data for the actualization of the time and date in the device. US/

Description

In zunehmendem Maße verbinden sich Fernseh- und Computertechnik zu Multimedia- Systemen. Increasingly, television and computer technology combine to multimedia systems. Die Betriebssysteme in derartigen Geräten sind statisch programmiert. The operating systems in such devices are static programmed.

Neuerungen und Weiterentwicklungen können daher nicht berücksichtigt werden. Innovations and developments may therefore not be considered.

Angesichts der kurzen Innovations-Zyklen steht ein Anwender schon bald von der Alternative, sein Gerät mit veralteter Betriebssystem-Software weiterzubetreiben oder sich ein neues Gerät anzuschaffen. Given the short innovation cycles, a user is soon on the alternative to continue to operate his device with outdated operating system software or to purchase a new device.

Die Erfindung bezieht sich auf ein technisches System mit Dienstcharakter der im Oberbegriff des Patentanspruchs 1 näher bezeichneten Lösung, indem updates der Betriebssoftware von Fernseh-, Video- oder multimediafähigen Geräten fernprogram miert werden. The invention relates to a technical system with service character of the solution referred to in the preamble of claim 1 in more detail, by remotely program mized updates the operating software of television, video or multimedia enabled devices.

Dabei werden von der Dienstleistungszentrale über ein Verteilmedium - hier vorzugs weise die vertikale Austastlücke - Geräte mit entsprechendem Empfangs- und Decoder-Modul selektiv angesprochen. In this case placed by the service center via a distribution medium - here preference as the vertical blanking interval - apparatus with a corresponding receiving and Decoder Module selectively addressed. Jedes einzelne Empfangs- und Decoder-Modul ist adressierbar. Every single receiver and decoder module is addressable. Es können auf diese Weise gezielt einzelne Geräte, Gruppen von Geräten oder auch alle Geräte fernadressiert werden. It can be remotely addressed in this way targeted individual devices, groups of devices, or all devices.

Ist ein Gerät erreicht, kann ihm ein Update der vorhandenen oder eine vollständig neue If a device is reached, it update the existing or a completely new
Betriebssystem-Software fernprogrammiert werden. Operating system software to be remotely programmed. Auf diese Weise können vor handene Geräte über einen wesentlich längeren Zeitraum hinweg auf dem aktuellen Stand der Technik gehalten werden. In this way can be maintained at the current state of the art before handene devices over a much longer period of time.

Es ist kein System gemäß Hauptanspruch bekannt. There is no known system in the main claim.

Es sind Erfindungen bekannt, um Werbung in Fernsehprogrammen zu unterdrücken. There are inventions known to suppress advertising in TV programs.

Im VPS (Video Programm System) sind Datenwörter zur Kennzeichnung der Programmarten vorgesehen. In VPS (Video Program System) are provided data words to identify the types of programs. Diese werden jedoch für die Kennzeichnung von Werbung nur von den öffentlich-rechtlichen Sendern ARD und ZDF genutzt. However, these are used for the identification of advertising only from the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

Die Erfindung DE 43 03 942 A1 beschreibt ein Zusatzgerät zur Unterdrückung von Werbespots bei Fernseh- und Videoaufzeichnungen. The invention DE 43 03 942 A1 describes an accessory for the suppression of commercials in television and video recordings. Nachteilig bei dieser Erfindung ist, daß die Geräte über eine externe Infrarot-Fernbedienung erfolgt. A disadvantage of this invention is that the devices via an external infrared remote control. Die vorliegende Anmeldung geht von fest in den Geräten integrierten Empfängern und Decodern aus. The present application is based firmly on the devices integrated receivers and decoders. Nachteilig bei der Erfindung ist ferner die Nutzung der Kurzwelle als Verteilmedium für das Signal, da hier mit Fehlauslösungen durch Schwund (Fading) und atmosphärische Störungen zu rechnen ist. A disadvantage of the invention is the use of short-wave as a distribution medium for the signal, since with false alarms by fading (fading), and atmospheric conditions to be expected. Dieser Nachteil wird erfindungsmäßig durch die Übertragung des Signals in der vertikalen Austastlücke eines Fernsehkanals behoben. This disadvantage is remedied by the invention moderately transmission of the signal in the vertical blanking interval of a television channel. Als Nachteil der DE 43 03 942 A1 ist schließlich anzusehen, daß weder für die Struktur des Signals (analog/digital?) noch des Datentelegramms erfindungsmäßig eine Lösung aufgezeigt wird. A disadvantage of DE 43 03 942 A1 is finally to see that the present standard solution is shown neither (analog / digital?) For the structure of the signal yet of the data telegram.

In der Patentschrift DE 41 06 246 C1 wird eine Elektronik zur Ausblendung von Werbung beschrieben. In the patent specification DE 41 06 246 C1 electronics for suppression of advertising is described. Die Erfindung ermöglicht das Abspeichern von Vor- und Nachspännen der Sender, welche, Beginn und Ende von Werbung charakterisieren. The invention allows the storage of pre- and Nachspännen the transmitter, which characterize the beginning and end of advertising. Durch den laufenden Vergleich des Fernsehprogramms mit den gespeicherten Bildmustern ist es möglich. Due to the ongoing settlement of the TV program using the stored image patterns, it is possible. Werbeblöcke zu identifizieren und dann zu unterdrücken. to identify commercial breaks and then to suppress. Nachteilig bei dieser Lösung ist den hohe Aufwand an Hard- und Software bei den Endgeräten (TV-Geräte, Videorecorder), der eine wirtschaftliche Nutzung erschwert. The disadvantage of this solution is the high cost of hardware and software for the devices (TV, VCR), the difficult economic utilization.

Nachteilig ist weiterhin, daß jede Änderung der Werbe-Vor- und Nachspänne durch die Sender (was relativ häufig vorkommt) dazu führt, daß die Erkennung nicht mehr funktioniert bzw. daß die neuen Bildmuster vom System erst "gelernt" werden müssen. Another disadvantage is that any change in the promotional advantages and Nachspänne by the transmitter (which happens quite frequently) causes the detection no longer works and that the new pattern must be "learned" by the system only. Der Vorteil der Erfindung gemäß Anspruch 4 liegt darin, daß die Kennsignale für Werbung nicht durch eine komplexe Elektronik sondern durch Menschen mit ihrem nahezu unbegrenzten Assoziationsvermögen erzeugt werden. The advantage of the invention according to claim 4 is that the characteristic signals for commercials are not generated by a complex electronics but by people with their almost unlimited association capability. Vorteilhaft für die wirtschaftliche Verwertbarkeit ist ferner, daß es die Philosophie des technischen Systems mit Dienstcharakter ist, den Aufwand an der Quelle bei der Signalerzeugung eher groß, dafür den Aufwand in der Senke bei den Endgeräten sehr klein zu halten. Beneficial for the economic exploitation, is also that it is the philosophy of the technical system with service character, the effort at the source in the signal generation rather large, but to keep the effort in the valley at the terminals very small. Empfänger-/Decoder-Module lassen sich nach heutigem Stand der Technik in einem einzigen Chip integrieren, dessen Stückpreis bei Massenfertigung entsprechend niedrig ausfällt. Receiver / decoder modules can be integrated in the current state of the art in a single chip, according to low precipitates whose unit price in mass production.

Ein System zur Fernadressierung von Videogeräten für RDS bzw. VPS ist aus der DE- OS 42 03 021 A1 bekannt. A system for remote addressing of video equipment for RDS or VPS is known from DE-OS 42 03 021 A1. In dieser ist eine Einrichtung beschrieben, mittels RDS- oder VPS-Signalen Gruppen von Aufzeichnungsgeräten fernzusteuern. In this a device is described to remotely control groups of recording devices using RDS or VPS signals. Die Schrift bezieht sich jedoch auf einen Dienst für autorisierte Abonnenten im Rahmen einer geschlossenen Benutzergruppe. However, the document relates to a service to authorized subscribers within a closed user group. Nachteilig bei der beschriebenen Lösung ist, daß sie nur einem beschränkten Teilnehmerkreis zur Verfügung steht und nicht von allen Fernsehteilnehmern nutzbar ist. The disadvantage of the described solution is that it is only a limited group of participants is available and can not be used by all TV subscribers.

Es ist ein Verfahren zur Auswahl eines Programms, nicht nach Sender, sondern nach gewünschter Programmgattung, aus dem Digitalen Satellitenrundfunk (DSR) bekannt. It is a method for selecting a program, not by the transmitter, but on the desired type of program, in the digital satellite broadcasting (DSR) is known. Hier wird seitens der Telekom ein Paket von 16 digitalen Hörfunkprogrammen via Satellit verteilt und in die Kabelnetze eingespeist. Here a set of 16 digital radio programs is distributed via satellite and fed into the cable network by the telecom. An dem speziellen Empfangs- Decoder lassen sich die Radioprogramme nach Kriterien wie Klassik, Popmusik, Nachrichten usw. auswählen. the radio programs based on criteria such as classical, pop music, news, etc. allows selection of the special reception decoder.

Aufgabe der Erfindung ist es, allen Teilnehmern am Fernsehdienst eine aktive Nutzung des Mediums Fernsehen jeweils auf dem neusten Stand der Technik zur Verfügung zu stellen. The object of the invention is to provide all participants in the television service that active use of television in each case on the cutting edge of technology. Diese Aufgabe löst ein technisches System mit Dienstcharakter. This object is achieved by a technical system with service character. Der neuste Stand der Technik wird gemäß Hauptanspruch dadurch erreicht, daß Geräte mit updates der Betriebssystem-Software oder völlig neuer Betriebssystem Software von einer Zentrale fernprogrammiert werden können. The latest state of the art is achieved according to the main claim by the fact that devices with updates of the operating system software or completely new operating system software can be remotely programmed from a central station. Mit der Ausführungsform gem. in accordance with the embodiment. Patentanspruch 1 wird erreicht, daß genormte Datentelegramme erzeugt werden. Patent claim 1 is achieved that standard data telegrams are generated. Fig. 1 zeigt deren Aufbau. Fig. 1 showing its construction.

Vorteilhafte Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten dieses Systems sind in den Kennzeichen der Unteransprüche 2 . Advantageous further training opportunities of this system are the characteristics of the dependent claims. 2 . , . , 4 beschrieben. 4 will be described. Von besonderem Vorteil ist hier, daß mehrere Programme dabei in fast Echtzeitsteuerung unterstützt werden. Of particular advantage here is that multiple programs are supported in almost real-time control. Neben der Betriebssystem-Software gemäß der im Oberbegriff des Patentanspruchs 1 näher bezeichnet Art lassen sich zusätzlich für den Fernsehzuschauer nützliche programmbegleitende Informationen übertragen. In addition to the operating system software in accordance with the referred to in the preamble of claim 1 is closer to nature can be transmitted additionally useful program-related information for the viewers. Vorteilhafte Weiterbildungsmöglich keiten gem. Advantageous further education opportunities possible gem. Unteransprüchen 2 . Subclaims. 2 . , . , 4 sind im Einzelnen: 4 are:

Eine Mastertabelle, hier als Video Sender Kennung (VSK) bezeichnet ( Fig. 2). A master table, here as a video transmitter identifier (COP) indicates (Fig. 2). In dieser werden die Sender bestimmten festen Programmplätzen (Kanälen) zuge ordnet. In this the transmitters are arranged certain fixed program slots (channels) added. Diese Tabelle ist notwendig, damit sichergestellt ist, daß bestimmte Infor mationen gezielt einem bestimmten Sender bzw. Programm zugeordnet werden können. This table is necessary in order to ensure that certain infor mation can be specifically assigned to a particular station or program. Die Mastertabelle kann von der Zentrale aus per Fernprogrammierung jederzeit aktualisiert werden, wenn z. The master table can be updated at any time from the control center via remote programming if z. B. neue Programme hinzukommen. added as new programs. In seiner Ausgestaltung bietet die Mastertabelle weiterhin den Vorteil, daß mit ihrer Hilfe eine automatische Grundeinstellung von Geräten bei ihrer Inbetriebnahme realisiert werden kann. In his design, the master table also offers the advantage that an automatic default of devices can be realized when put with their help. Die Senderkennung läßt sich auf einem Display am Gerät oder auf dem Bildschirm anzeigen bzw. einblenden. The sender identification can be displayed on a display on the device or on the screen or show.

Die Inhalte der Datentelegramme werden von den Mitarbeitern der Zentrale generiert. The contents of the data messages are generated by the staff of the center. Im Einzelnen werden dabei folgende Informationen erstellt: In detail, the following information is generated:

  • - updates von Betriebssystem-Software - updates of operating system software
  • - updates der Mastertabelle (Sender/Kanäle) - updates of the master table (transmitter / channels)
  • - eine aktuelle Programmarten-Kennung Werbung. - a current program type identifier advertising. Diese wird in Echtzeit erzeugt, indem Mitarbeiter in der Zentrale die Fernsehprogramme fortlaufend beobachten und bei Werbung "von Hand per Tastendruck" das Steuersignal auslösen. This is generated in real time by staff at headquarters watching television programs continuously and trigger in Advertising "manually by pressing a button", the control signal.
  • - Daten für ein Programmnavigations-System. - data for a program navigation system.
    Die Programmpunkte und Themen aller relevanten Fernsehsender werden von Mitarbeitern anhand der Programmvorschauen der Sender kategorisiert und klassifiziert. The program points and themes of all relevant TV channels are categorized by employees in the program previews the transmitter and classified. Mit Hilfe dieser Informationen kann der Fernsehzuschauer durch das Programmangebot "navigieren" und ohne Zapping oder umständliches Suchen in Programmzeitschriften gezielt eine von im gewünschte Programmgattung (z. B. Spielfilm, Nachrichten, Sport usw.) selektieren. Using this information, the viewer can by program schedules "navigate" and (z, etc.. As movies, news, sports) select without zapping or awkward Search in listings magazines targeted one of the desired program genre.
    Darüber hinaus kann der Zuschauer seinen Videorecorder themenbezogen pro grammieren. In addition, the viewer can-program his VCR thematically pro. Beispielsweise kann ein Videorecorder immer dann in Aufnahme geschaltet werden, wenn die Kennung z. For example, a video recorder can be switched into recording whenever the identifier z. B. einen Beitrag Medizin oder Recht signalisiert. As a contribution medicine or law signaled.
  • - Eine Jugendschutz-Kennung, mit der Sendungen mit Darstellung von Gewalt, Pornographie oder anderen für Jugendliche nicht geeigneten Inhalten markiert werden. - A child protection code will be marked with the consignments of portrayal of violence, pornography or other inappropriate material for young people. Bei entsprechender Programmierung durch verantwortungsbewußte Eltern lassen sich derartig codierte Sendungen im Fernsehgerät nicht wiedergeben und auf einem Videorecorder nicht aufzeichnen. If programmed by responsible parents such coded programs on television can not be played and not record it on a VCR.
  • - Eine Kennung zur Sicherung der Programmqualität. - an identifier to ensure the quality of programs.
    Die Ministerpräsidenten der Länder planen angesichts der ausufernden Programm flut minderwertigen Inhalts zur Sicherung der Programmqualität eine sog. "Stiftung- Medientest". The prime ministers of the countries are planning a so-called. "Foundation- media test" given the vast flood program substandard content to ensure program quality. In seiner Ausgestaltung stellt die Erfindung ein ideales Instrument zur künftigen Verbreitung solcher Qualitätsparameter zur Verfügung. In its design, the invention provides an ideal instrument for future dissemination of such quality parameters.
  • - Uhrzeit und Datum werden von einem Zeitnormal übernommen und direkt in das Datentelegramm eingeschleift. - Date and time are updated by a time normal and looped directly into the data telegram. Mit Hilfe dieses Codes können Uhren in Geräten exakt synchronisiert werden. With this code clocks can be synchronized exactly in devices. Die Umschaltung zwischen Winter- und Sommerzeit erfolgt automatisch. Switching between summer and winter time is automatic. Eine manuelle Programmierung ist nicht mehr notwendig. A manual programming is no longer necessary.

Die Ausführungsform gemäß Kennzeichen des Patentanspruchs 5 ermöglicht die Verteilung der digitalen Fernwirk-Datentelegramme bundesweit flächendeckend zu beliebig vielen Teilnehmern von einem einzigen Standort aus. The embodiment according to the characterizing portion of claim 5 allows the distribution of the digital data telecontrol telegrams nationwide coverage to any number of participants from a single location. Als Verteilmedium dient vorzugsweise die vertikale Austastlücke eines Fernsehkanals und in dieser wiederum vorzugsweise eine Zeile im Videotext. As a distribution medium, preferably the vertical blanking interval of a television channel and in which in turn is preferably a line in the teletext is used. Wegen der Kompatibilität wird das Datenformat und die Datenrate des Videotext übernommen. For compatibility, the data format and the data rate of the video text is transferred. Vorteilhaft bei dieser Lösung ist die extrem hohe Störsicherheit für das Signal und der Umstand, daß das Signal unmittelbar am Antenneneingang eines jeden Gerätes zur Verfügung steht. The advantage of this solution is the extremely high noise immunity for the signal, and the fact that the signal is directly at the antenna input of each device available. Die Verbreitung des Signals ist parallel zur vertikalen Austastlücke auch über andere Medien möglich und vorgesehen: The distribution of the signal is parallel to the vertical blanking interval via other media possible and contemplated:
über Satellit, über Langwelle, im RDS des UKW-Hörrundfunks sowie über die Datenströme des künftigen digitalen Fernsehens DVB bzw. digitalen Rundfunks DAB. via satellite, via long wave, in RDS FM Hörrundfunks as well as the data streams of the future digital television DVB or DAB digital broadcasting.

Das Kennzeichen des Patentanspruchs 6 zeigt eine Ausführungsform als eine Integration eines Empfänger-/Decoder-Moduls in Geräten. The indicator of claim 6 shows an embodiment as an integration of a receiver / decoder module in devices. In einer weiteren möglichen Ausführungsform ist das Empfänger-/Decoder-Modul über eine genormte Geräte schnittstelle mit dem zu steuernden Gerät verbunden. In another possible embodiment, the receiver / decoder module via a standardized interface devices connected to the device to be controlled.

Das Kennzeichen des Patentanspruchs 7 ist der Dienstcharakter, indem Mitarbeiter in einer Zentrale die Codes für die Datentelegramme generieren. The hallmark of claim 7 is the service character by generating employees in a central office codes for the data messages. Die meisten Codes können bereits einige Tage bis einige Stunden vor der Aussen dung im Steuerrechner abgespeichert werden. Most codes can dung is stored in the control computer a few days to a few hours before the outside. Das Zeitkritische Steuersignal für die Werbe-Kennung wird dagegen in Echtzeit erzeugt. The Time-critical control signal for the advertising identifier is generated against it in real time.

Das System liefert gute Voraussetzungen für eine offene Massenanwendung hinsichtlich seiner Akzeptanz durch die Nutzer. The system provides good conditions for an open mass application in terms of its acceptance by users. Dabei eröffnen sich völlig neue Funktionalitäten zur Steigerung des Gebrauchswertes solcher Geräte. In this completely new functionalities to increase the measuring of such devices opens up.

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1. Technisches System mit Dienstcharakter gekennzeichnet durch ein über ein geeignetes Verteilmedium (gem. Unteranspruch 5) verbreitetes digitales Datentelegramm zur Aktualisierung der Betriebssystem-Software von Bild- und Ton- Aufzeichnungs- und Wiedergabegeräten sowie von microprozessorgesteuerten Geräten mittels Fernprogrammierung. 1. Technical system with service character characterized by a means of a suitable distribution medium (acc. To subclaim 5) common digital data message to update the operating system software of image and sound recording and reproducing devices as well as of microprocessor controlled equipment by means of remote programming.
2. Das technische System nach Anspruch 1 ist gekennzeichnet durch ein digitales Datentelegramm, das neben systembedingten Datenwörtern Zusatzinformationen für die aktive Nutzung der mittels Fernadressierung angesprochenen Geräte - vorzugs weise Video- und Fernsehgeräte - enthält. 2. The technical system of claim 1 characterized by a digital data message, the next system-related data words additional information for the active use of the devices addressed by remote addressing - preference as video and television - contains.
3. Technisches System nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet durch weitere Daten wörter innerhalb des Datentelegramms, die eine Mastertabelle zur Senderidentifikation enthält. 3. The technical system of claim 1, characterized by further data words within the data message, which contains a master table to transmitter identification.
4. Technisches System nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet durch weitere Daten wörter innerhalb des Datentelegramms mit programmbegleitenden Informationen zu den Fernsehprogrammen (nachfolgend mit Kennung bezeichnet): 4. Technical system according to claim 1, characterized by further data words within the data message with program-accompanying information about the television programs (hereinafter referred to as ID):
  • - Kennung zur Kennzeichnung von Werbung im Rahmenprogramm - Code for identification of advertising in the program
  • - Programmnavigationssystem mit Programmarten- und Themen-Kennungen - Program navigation system with Programmarten- and Thread IDs
  • - Jugendschutz-Kennung zur Kennzeichnung von Programmen mit Altersfreigaben - Parental control identifier for identifying programs with age ratings
  • - Kennung zur Sicherung der Qualität im Programmangebot ("Stiftung Medientest") - identification to ensure the quality in the program offer ( "Foundation Media Test")
  • - automatische Synchronisation von Datum und Uhrzeit. - Automatic synchronization of date and time.
5. Technisches System nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet durch die flächen deckende Verteilung des digitalen Datentelegramms über die Verteilmedien: 5. The technical system of claim 1, characterized by the surfaces covering distribution of the digital data telegram via the Verteilmedien:
  • - Satellit - satellite
  • - die vertikale Austastlücke von TV-Kanälen in den Zeilen für VPS (Video Programm System), in Datenzeilen oder in Prüfzeilen - the vertical blanking interval of TV channels in lines for VPS (Video Program System), in data lines or in test lines
  • - im Datenstrom des digitalen Fernsehens DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) - in the data stream of digital television DVB (Digital Video Broadcast)
  • - Langwelle - long wave
  • - im RDS (Radio Daten System) des UKW-Hörfunk - in the RDS (Radio Data System) FM radio
  • - im Datenstrom des digitalen Hörfunks DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast). - in the data stream of digital radio DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast).
6. Technisches System nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet durch ein Empfangs- und Decoder-Modul, welches in Fernsehgeräten, Videorecordern und multimedia fähigen Geräten integriert ist oder mit diesen über eine Geräteschnittstelle fest verbunden ist und das die digitalen Schaltimpulse empfängt und in Schaltbefehle für diese Geräte umsetzt. 6. Technical system according to claim 1, characterized by a receiver and decoder module, which is integrated in televisions, video recorders and multimedia-capable devices or is rigidly connected thereto via a device interface, and receives the digital switching pulses and into switching commands for these devices implements.
7. Der Dienstcharakter nach Anspruch 1 ist dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Datentelegramme zentral in einer Dienstleistungszentrale von Mitarbeitern erzeugt werden. 7. The character service according to claim 1 is characterized in that the data telegrams are generated centrally in a service center of employees.
Zeitkritische Datenwörter - hier insbesondere die Werbe-Kennung (Anspruch 4) - werden von den Mitarbeitern von Hand ausgelöst. Time-critical data words - especially the advertising identifier (claim 4) - are triggered by the employees manually. Die Mitarbeiter beobachten fortlaufend die Programme auf Monitoren und Markieren Anfang und Ende von Werbesendungen im jeweiligen TV-Programm durch Tastendruck, der die entspre chenden Steuersignale auslöst. The staff continually monitor the programs on monitors and marking the beginning and end of commercials in the respective TV program by pressing a button that triggers the applicable tax entspre signals.
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