DE19710349A1 - Terminal apparatus for setting=up connection to e.g. mobile radio network - Google Patents

Terminal apparatus for setting=up connection to e.g. mobile radio network

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DE19710349A1
DE19710349A1 DE1997110349 DE19710349A DE19710349A1 DE 19710349 A1 DE19710349 A1 DE 19710349A1 DE 1997110349 DE1997110349 DE 1997110349 DE 19710349 A DE19710349 A DE 19710349A DE 19710349 A1 DE19710349 A1 DE 19710349A1
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Georg Hellenthal
Klaus Dieter Dihlmann
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Deutsche Telekom AG
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W88/00Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
    • H04W88/02Terminal devices
    • H04W88/021Terminal devices adapted for Wireless Local Loop operation
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/66Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges with means for preventing unauthorised or fraudulent calling
    • H04M1/667Preventing unauthorised calls from a telephone set
    • H04M1/67Preventing unauthorised calls from a telephone set by electronic means
    • H04M1/675Preventing unauthorised calls from a telephone set by electronic means the user being required to insert a coded card, e.g. a smart card carrying an integrated circuit chip
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
    • H04M1/723Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting using two or more extensions per line
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
    • H04M1/725Cordless telephones
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M3/00Automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
    • H04M3/42Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers
    • H04M3/4228Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers in networks

Abstract

The apparatus includes an HF transceiver (40,60) which forms an interface to an allocated mobile radio network. A first connection unit (50) is provided for connecting the network integrator (30) to a telecommunication connection box (20) which terminates a fixed network at the subscriber side. An ISDN connection unit (70) is provided to which a telecommunication terminal (10) can be connected. A card reading unit (90) read a subscriber identification card which provides access authorisation for each subscriber to a mobile radio network. A programmable control unit (140) controls the connection of the terminals to the mobile radio network or to the fixed network via a switching device.

Description

The invention relates to a device for controlled Switch on at least one telecommunications Terminal device to at least one mobile radio network and / or to a landline, in particular a telephone network, according to Claim 1.

In the field of mobile radio technology enjoy Mobile phones are growing in popularity. More frequently mobile phones are used in business to to ensure the accessibility of a person, even if she is away from her office. Not only about the mobile phone for phone calls but also for other services such as B. To be able to use fax and data transmission Manufacturer-specific and mostly expensive additional devices required. However, such a mobile device design is less suitable if the user Mobile phones for a longer period of time on one fixed location, e.g. B. at the weekend in his holiday home resides, in which at least one telephone set over a Telecommunications junction box with a telecommunications network connected is; the mobile phone users there are also over Mobile phone wants to be reachable. In this case he would have to look at the features of his Telephone equipment, such as. B. Open listening, speakerphone, choice do without the receiver on-hook. In addition, can the telecommunications network can be switched on telephones, answering machines, Fax machines, modems according to the current state of the art not be connected directly to a cellular network.

The invention is therefore based on the object To create device that it in a user cost-effective and user-friendly way enables you to connect to a conventional telecommunications  Terminal the services of both a mobile network and to use a landline.

The invention solves this technical problem with the Features of claim 1.

Advantageous further developments are in the subclaims circumscribed.

First some terms are defined or clarified that for the entire description and the Claims are valid. Under the term "landline" becomes an ordinary analog, digital (e.g. ISDN) or also understood a future telecommunications network; so a network that is currently not a cellular network. The term Telecommunications terminal equipment include both Telecommunications systems, also called telecommunications systems, as well Telecommunications terminals, such as. B. telephones, fax Devices, modems that can be connected to a PBX. At it is the telecommunications terminal equipment also wired or cordless devices that via a telecommunication connection unit can be switched on the subscriber side on the fixed network. In contrast, the expression cellular Terminal used to a terminal, such as. B. a cellular phone, to refer to the Cellular network can be switched on.

The device according to the invention is between the Network transfer point of at least one landline connection and at least one telecommunications terminal is interposed. So that a user of the Telecommunications terminal equipment in simple and the services of at least one user-friendly The device can use the mobile radio network at least one RF transceiver, the one Interface to an assigned cellular network. The RF transceiver is inherently out known conventional mobile phones. It is quite conceivable, several MF transceivers in the Implement device, each as an interface  serve for a separate cellular network or several Cellular subscribers simultaneously have access to the same Enable cellular network. In addition, the Device at least a first connection unit for Switching the device on to a telecommunications Connection unit, a fixed network subscriber side completes. At least a second connection unit provided to which the telecommunications terminal can be switched on. So a service from and about that Mobile network with the help of telecommunications Terminal can be handled is in the Device at least one reading device for reading a Participant identification card, which the participant Grants access authorization to the mobile network, implemented. Such subscriber identification cards are as SIM chip cards (SIM from Subscriber Identity Module) known that are used in mobile radio terminals to guarantee the operational readiness. Out For reasons of space, a can be used instead of a SIM chip card So-called plug-in SIM card in the mobile radio terminal be trained. On the SIM card is from Cell phone network operator entered subscriber number as well the number saved. The one in the device implemented reading device is designed so that it either SIM chip cards or so-called plug-in SIM cards can read. Only when such a participant Identification card is inserted in the device, can of this together with the on Telecommunications terminal equipment news about that Cellular network can be received and sent.

A control device is programmed so that it those directly connected to the device Telecommunications terminal equipment in a targeted manner and Way through a switching facility with one or several mobile phone networks or an activated landline can connect.

Not always for the participant identification card  between the mobile radio terminal and the device having to reposition can be an additional or alternative to Reading device an interface for direct connection the mobile radio terminal device can be provided, in which the Participant identification card is inserted.

The device expediently has a own energy supply facility.

The device advantageously has a Display device on which the various Operating states and / or configuration data are shown can be. As operating states and configuration data for example the currently used network - for example the D1 and / or D2 mobile radio network and / or the analog or digital landline - as well as the switched on analog or digital telecommunications Terminal equipment displayed.

A is advantageously used as the switching device Switching matrix used.

The invention is based on a Embodiment in conjunction with the accompanying Drawings explained in more detail. Show it:

Fig. 1 shows the basic block diagram of the device according to the invention, which is interposed between a telecommunications system and a telecommunications connection unit, and

Fig. 2 is a simplified block diagram of the device according to the invention shown in Fig. 1.

Figs. 1 shows a conventional telephone system 10 to which, for example, four telecommunication terminals 12, 14, 16 and 18 turned on. For example, the telecommunications terminals 12 and 14 are two digital telephones, the telecommunications terminal 16 is a fax machine and the terminal 18 is an answering machine. Usually the PBX 10 is connected directly to a telecommunication connection unit 20 , which in our example terminates a digital connection line of the ISDN telecommunications network. In principle, it is also conceivable that it is a purely analog telecommunication system in which the analog subscriber line is terminated with a TAE connection box.

So that a user of the PABX 10 not only has access to the ISDN telecommunications network but also to a mobile radio network, a device 30 is interposed according to the invention between the PABX 10 and the terminals 12 to 18 connected to it and the telecommunication connection box 20 . The device 30 is referred to below as a network integrator.

As is shown schematically in FIG. 1, a transmit / receive antenna 40 is connected to the network integrator 30 and represents an interface to a mobile radio network. In our example it is assumed that the network integrator 30 can be connected to the ISDN telecommunications network via the telecommunication connection box 20 and via the antenna 40 to a mobile radio network, for example the D2 mobile radio network. At this point it should already be mentioned that the network integrator 30 can be equipped with a plurality of mobile radio connections.

In FIG. 2 is a block diagram of the network integrator 30 is shown with respect to the individual functional units in more detail. The network integrator 30 has an ISDN connection unit 50 with which it is connected to the telecommunication socket 20 via a connecting line, a radio connection or an infrared connection. The PBX 10 is therefore connected to the ISDN telecommunications network via the ISDN connection unit 50 of the network integrator 50 . An HF transceiver 60 forms the connection point of the network integrator 30 to the mobile radio network. The HF transmission / reception device comprises an HF transmission / reception part 60 and the transmission / reception antenna 40 . The HF transceiver part 60 is preferably based on the GSM (GSM from Global System for Mobile Communication) standard, and is well known from conventional mobile telephones. However, it should be noted that the transmitting / receiving part 60 is designed such that programs received via the mobile radio network can be processed by the connected telecommunications terminals 12 to 18 and that outgoing messages from the terminals 12 to 18 via the transmitting part and Antenna 40 can be transmitted over the cellular network. The network integrator 30 can have a further ISDN connection unit 70 to which the PBX 10 is connected. Instead of connecting the PBX 10 to the network integrator 30 , the individual telecommunication terminals 12 to 18 can also be connected directly to the network integrator 30 via separate connection units 70 . If it is an analog terminal, the connection unit 70 can be an ordinary TAE connection socket. In the network integrator 30 there is also a device 80 for receiving a subscriber identification card, also called a SIM chip card, or for receiving a plug-in SIM card. The recording device 80 is connected to a reading device 90 which reads out the subscriber number and the call number of the mobile radio subscriber and thus ensures that the network integrator 30 is ready for operation with regard to the mobile radio network. Because just like a mobile radio telephone is only ready for operation in connection with an inserted SIM chip card, the network integrator 30 is only ready for operation in connection with an inserted SIM chip card for the mobile radio network. Instead of having to remove the SIM chip card or a plug-in SIM chip card each time from a mobile radio telephone 110 and insert it into the network integrator 30 , a further interface 100 can be provided to which the mobile radio telephone 110 with the plug-in SIM used -Chip card can be connected directly. The mobile radio telephone 110 connected to the network integrator 30 mainly serves to ensure the operational readiness of the network integrator with regard to the mobile radio network. It does not need to be an independently functioning mobile phone, but it can be used. An internal power supply device 120 is provided for connection to the mains voltage. A switching matrix 130 takes over the switching function of the network integrator 30 . In other words, the switching matrix 130 connects the connection unit 70 either to the transmitting / receiving part 60 or to the connection unit 50 connected to the telecommunications network, as required. The monitoring and control of the network integrator 30, in particular of the switching matrix 130, accepts a programmable controller 140th

Although only one transmitting / receiving device 40 , 60 and one card reading device 90 is provided, it is entirely conceivable to implement a plurality of transmitting / receiving devices and reading devices assigned to them, which can be assigned to different mobile radio users and / or different mobile radio networks.

The network integrator 30 can also have a V.24 interface to which a personal computer can be connected. Time and / or service-dependent charge parameters for outgoing connections via the fixed network and / or via the mobile radio network can be entered on the personal computer, for example. The control unit 140 can be programmed in such a way that it automatically establishes outgoing connections over the network, which currently offers the cheapest connection charges. Another feature of the control device 140 provides that, for example, the terminals 12 and 16 can only communicate via the mobile radio network and the terminal 14 only via the fixed network. The control unit 140 must then be able to perform various services, such as. B. a fax service to recognize to create it in a pre-programmed manner over the switching network 130 to the corresponding connection of the network integrator 30 . As a further function, the control unit 140 can signal information received via the mobile radio network to the PABX 10 and / or a connected terminal 14 . For example, if the telephone 12 is connected to the mobile network via the transceiver 40 , 60 and the telephone 14 is connected to the fixed network via the connection unit 50 , the performance features of conventional telecommunications systems, such as, for. B. Hold, queries, brokering and tripartite conference can be realized. It would also be conceivable as an option that the answering machine 18 records all incoming connections, ie both those arriving via the mobile radio network and those arriving via the fixed network. In addition, the control device 140 in connection with the switching network 130 can set up a call connection starting from the telephone 12 or 14 via the fixed network if, for. B. the fax machine 16 receives data over the cellular network at the same time. A display device 150 in the network integrator 30 is able to display the various operating states and the configuration of the network integrator 30 . The following operating states can be displayed, for example: cellular network active, D1 cellular network active, D2 cellular network active, analog fixed network active, ISDN fixed network active, telephone 12 communicates via cellular network, fax machine 16 communicates via fixed network etc. It is also conceivable that the operating states transmitted to the switched-on PBX 10 or to the individual telecommunications terminals 12 to 18 and displayed there. The control device 140 can be programmed in such a way that business calls which, for example, are only carried out via the telephone 14 , are transmitted exclusively via the mobile radio network. It is therefore the essential task of the control unit 140 to control the switching matrix 130 in such a way that a specific terminal device is connected to a predetermined network connection, ie in our example to the transceiver device 40 , 60 or to the connection unit 50 .

The mode of operation of the network integrator 30 according to the invention is described in detail below. It is assumed that a mobile radio user A has an operational mobile radio telephone 110 equipped with a plug-in SIM card. The SIM card identifying him is already inserted in the card receiving device 80 of the network integrator 30 . The network integrator 30 is thus activated for incoming and outgoing messages via the mobile radio network. It is further assumed that a business partner wants to reach the mobile user A via his mobile radio telephone 110 . To do this, the business partner dials the number of the mobile radio telephone 110 . The incoming call is reported by the transceiver 40 , 60 to the control device 140 . The control device 140 is programmed in such a way that incoming connections via the mobile radio network are processed via the telephone 14 . The control device 140 causes the PABX 10 to apply a ringing tone to the telephone 14 . As soon as the subscriber picks up the receiver on the telephone 14 , he uses the network integrator 30 according to the invention to establish a connection via the mobile radio network to a calling mobile radio telephone, which was actually intended for the mobile radio telephone 110 .

Thanks to the network integrator 30 according to the invention, subscriber A can also use his installed telecommunications system 10 and his terminal devices connected to it when calls are directed to his mobile radio telephone 110 . In this way, features such. B. open listening, hands-free, dialing on-hook and dialing, which are otherwise only available for the telecommunications terminals 12 and 14 , can also be used in conjunction with a mobile radio telephone 110 . Without the device 30 according to the invention, the mobile radio user A would otherwise have to activate the call forwarding features on his mobile radio telephone 110 in order to be able to use his in-house telecommunications system 10 , which would of course cause additional connection costs.

Claims (4)

1. Device for the controlled connection of at least one telecommunication terminal device ( 10 , 12 , 14 , 16 , 18 ) to at least one mobile radio network and / or a fixed network, in particular a telephone network, with the following features:
  • - at least one HF transceiver ( 40 , 60 ), which forms an interface to an assigned mobile radio network,
  • - at least one first connection unit ( 50 ) for switching on the device ( 30 ) to a telecommunication connection unit ( 20 ) which closes a fixed network on the subscriber side,
  • - at least one second connection unit ( 70 ) to which the telecommunications terminal device ( 10 ) can be connected,
  • - at least one reading device ( 90 ) for reading a subscriber identification card which provides the access authorization for the associated mobile radio network for the respective subscriber, and
  • - A programmable control device ( 140 ) which controls the connection of the one or more telecommunication terminal devices ( 10 , 12 , 14 , 16 , 18 ) to the mobile radio network and / or the fixed network via a switching device ( 130 ).
2. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that additionally or alternatively to the reading device ( 90 ) a third connection unit ( 100 ) is provided for switching on a mobile radio terminal device ( 110 ).
3. Apparatus according to claim 1 or 2, characterized by a power supply device ( 120 ) and a display device ( 150 ) for displaying the device configuration and / or operating states.
4. Device according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the switching device ( 130 ) is a switching matrix.
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