JP2000134407A - Facsimile equipment - Google Patents

Facsimile equipment

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JP2000134407A
JP2000134407A JP30817798A JP30817798A JP2000134407A JP 2000134407 A JP2000134407 A JP 2000134407A JP 30817798 A JP30817798 A JP 30817798A JP 30817798 A JP30817798 A JP 30817798A JP 2000134407 A JP2000134407 A JP 2000134407A
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Toyotaka Egami
Shinya Hiroki
Keitoku Ikeguchi
晋也 広木
豊隆 江上
佳徳 池口
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a facsimile equipment by which the user can simply acquire information such as a transmission reception history of using an E mail function by a server and utility charge.
SOLUTION: In this facsimile equipment connected to an E mail server 200 connected to the Internet through a public channel 110, after the user uses the terminal to connect to the server 200, the user depresses a dial key or the like of the terminal along with a voice guidance by the server 200 to reply the server by means of a dual-tone multi-frequency DTMF signal or the like. Thus, information on the E mail function such as a list of unreceived mails and a charge list and personal information can be acquired. Furthermore, after the connection to the server 200, an SP phone is automatically selected.
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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、Eメールの機能を有するファクシミリ装置に関するものである。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a facsimile apparatus having a function of E-mail.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】Eメール機能の利便性が評価され、Eメール機能を使用する企業が増えてきている。 Convenience of the Background of the Invention E-mail function is evaluated, have been more companies to use the E-mail function. 使用に関して一般的にはパソコンが使用されており、使用するためのプロバイダの設定、DNSの設定、IPアドレスの設定等専門知識が必要であり、パソコンに詳しくない一般使用者がEメール機能を利用するのは非常に困難である。 In general, it has been a personal computer is used with respect to the use, set the provider to use, DNS settings, it is necessary to set such specialized knowledge of IP address, using a general user E-mail features are not familiar to the PC it is very difficult to. また、公衆回線に接続されたファクシミリ装置ではEメール機能を利用することはできない。 Further, it is impossible to use the E-mail function in a facsimile machine connected to the public line.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】本発明は、パソコンに詳しくない一般使用者でも簡単にEメール機能が利用できるファクシミリ装置を提供することにある。 [0007] The present invention is to provide a facsimile apparatus capable of easy-to-use E-mail feature is also in the general user not familiar with the personal computer. インターネット網に接続されたEメールサーバの機能を使用したファクシミリ装置では、一般的にEメールサーバヘの接続、認証作業が必要である。 In the facsimile apparatus using the functions of the E-mail server connected to the Internet is generally E-mail server f connection, authentication is required work. また送信する場合は、送信相手のEメールアドレスの入力が必要である。 If you want to send is also a need to enter the E-mail address of the transmission destination. 特に、サーバのEメール機能を使用した送受信履歴や使用料金等の情報を使用者が得るには、サーバの会社からの郵送が一般的で、使用者に情報が届くまでに時間がかかる。 In particular, the information such as sending and receiving history and use fee for using the server E-mail function of the user can get, mail from the server of the company is common, it takes time to information on the user reach.

【0004】本発明はこれらの情報を簡単な操作で入手できるようにしたファクシミリ装置を提供することを目的とする。 [0004] The present invention aims to provide a facsimile apparatus which can obtain this information by a simple operation.

【0005】 [0005]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明は上記従来の課題を解決するために、番号を指示する為の入力手段、入力されたダイヤルデータを回線に出力する手段、サーバからの音声を聞く為の手段を有したファクシミリ装置である。 The present invention SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In order to solve the above-described problems, an input means for instructing a number, means for outputting the input dial data to the line, to hear audio from the server a facsimile apparatus having a means.

【0006】 [0006]

【発明の実施の形態】本発明の請求項1に記載の発明は、インターネット網に接続されたEメールサーバに公衆回線にて接続されたファクシミリ装置において、使用者が端末からサーバに接続後、サーバの音声ガイダンスに沿って使用者が端末のダイヤルキー等を押し、多周波選択信号等で応答するように構成したファクシミリ装置であり、これにより、簡単な操作で未受信メール一覧表、料金表等のEメール機能に関する情報、個人情報等を取得出来る。 The invention according to claim 1 of the embodiment of the present invention, in a facsimile apparatus connected by a public line to E-mail server connected to the Internet network, after connecting the user to the server from the terminal, along the server of the voice guidance and press the user dial keys of the terminal or the like, is a facsimile device configured to respond in a multi-frequency selection signal, and the like, this way, not received mail list with a simple operation, price list information about the E-mail function and the like, can obtain personal information, and the like.

【0007】(実施の形態1)図1において101はファクスを制御するためのCPU、102はプログラムが格納されているROM、103はデータ等を蓄積するためのRAMである。 [0007] 101 in FIG. 1 (Embodiment 1) CPU, 102 for controlling the FAX ROM, 103 a program stored in a RAM for storing data and the like. 104はEメールアドレスの入力、 104 the input of the E-mail address,
及び各種操作に使用する入力装置である。 And an input device for use in various operations. 105はEメールサーバとの通信を制御する通信部、106は表示装置、107はDTMF信号(多周波選択信号)を検知・ 105 communication unit for controlling communication with the E-mail server, 106 display device, - detecting the 107 DTMF signals (multi-frequency selection signal)
送出するためのモデム・DTMFレシーバー部、108 Modem · DTMF receiver unit for transmitting, 108
は電話回線に接続するための回線制御部である。 Is a line controller for connecting to a telephone line. 109 109
は各種情報や案内メッジ等を表示するLCD表示装置であり、未受信メールの件数はこのLCD表示装置109 Is a LCD display for displaying various information and guidance Mejji like, the number of unreceived mail this LCD display unit 109
に表示される。 It is displayed in. 111は受信した情報を印字する印字装置である。 111 is a printing device for printing information received. 112はサーバからの音声ガイダンスを出力するスピーカである。 112 is a speaker for outputting voice guidance from the server.

【0008】200はEメールサーバである。 [0008] 200 is an E-mail server. Eメールサーバ200は公衆回線110で接続されている。 E-mail server 200 are connected by a public line 110. また、図2に入力装置例を示す。 Also shows an input device example in FIG. 113はEメール機能を指示するためのEメールボタン、114は情報入手の開始を指示するためのSTARTボタンである。 113 E-mail button for instructing the E-mail function, 114 is the START button for instructing the start of the information available.

【0009】例えば、使用者がサーバに接続しEメール機能の情報を得る時のフローチャートを図3および図4 [0009] For example, FIGS. 3 and 4 a flow chart of when the user obtaining information E-mail function to connect to the server
示す。 Show. 以下図3および図4に沿ってサーバからの情報取り出す手順について説明する。 Described procedure to retrieve information from the following along in FIGS server.

【0010】まず使用者がEメール機能の情報取り出しを行う為に「Eメール」ボタン113を押す(ステップ [0010] First, the user presses the "E-mail" button 113 in order to perform the information taken out of the E-mail function (step
500)と、LCD表示装置109には「Eメール」と表示される。 500), the LCD display device 109 displays "E-mail". この状態で使用者は音声サービス設定を行う(ステップ501)。 The user in this state do voice service set (step 501). またLCD表示装置109には「オンセイサービス」と表示される。 Also the LCD display device 109 displays "ON Sei Service". 使用者が「STAR User "STAR
T」ボタン114を押す(ステップ502)。 Press T "button 114 (step 502). それに従ってステップ503でサーバに接続する為発呼を行う。 It in accordance with a call to connect to the server in step 503. LC LC
D表示装置109には「セツゾクチュウ」と表示される。 The D display device 109 displays "Connection Chu". ステップ504で発呼者の認証を行い、「OK」ならばサーバに接続される。 Authenticates the caller in step 504, is connected if the server "OK". また発呼者認証の結果が「N Also, as a result of the calling party authentication is "N
G」ならばステップ600でエラー処理を行う。 Error processing is performed in G "If step 600.

【0011】ステップ505でサーバに接続後、端末は自動的にスピーカ(SP)ホンのモードに切り替わる。 [0011] After the connection to the server in step 505, the terminal is automatically switched to the mode of the speaker (SP) Hong. ステップ506でサーバから音声ガイダンスが流れる。 It flows voice guidance from the server in step 506. 使用者は、取り出したい情報の項目の番号を入力装置より入力する(ステップ507)。 The user inputs from the input device the number of the items of information to be extracted (step 507). 入力装置より入力された操作情報はDTMF信号(多周波選択信号)によってサーバへ送られる。 Operation information input from the input device is sent to the server by DTMF signals (multi-frequency selection signal). 例えば、使用者が「1」を選択した場合、 For example, if the user selects the "1",
その情報はDTMF信号によってサーバへ送られ、それに応じてサーバは情報を取り出すか、またはやり直すかどうかを問う音声メッセージを送出する(ステップ50 The information is sent to the server by the DTMF signal, the server or retrieve information, or whether to send a voice message asking again accordingly (step 50
8)。 8). 使用者は「*」または「#」を押下することで情報を取り出すのか、やり直すかどうかを選択する。 Whether the user retrieve the information by pressing the "*" or "#", to choose whether or not start over.

【0012】使用者が「#」を押下した場合、その情報はDTMF信号によってサーバへ送られ、それに応じてサーバは取り出し可能な情報を案内する音声メッセージを送出する(ステップ510)。 [0012] When the user presses the "#", that information is sent to the server by the DTMF signal, the server sends the voice message to guide the possible information extraction accordingly (step 510).

【0013】サーバからの音声メッセージに従って使用者は取り出したい情報の項目を選択し、「START」 [0013] and select the item of information you want to retrieve the user according to the voice message from the server, "START"
ボタン114を押す(ステップ511)。 Pressing the button 114 (step 511). それに従ってサーバは目的の情報を送信し、ファクシミリ装置はその情報を受信し、印字装置111によって印字する。 Accordingly server sends the desired information, the facsimile device receives the information and printed by the printing apparatus 111. 以下同様に音声ガイダンスに沿って項目を選択し、その番号を入力装置より入力すれば取り出したい情報を受信する事が出来る。 Hereinafter similarly select items along the voice guidance, it is possible to receive the information to be extracted when the input from the input device that number.

【0014】以上述べた通信は全てDTMF信号によって行われるため、例えばユーザーは外出先などからでもDTMF信号を送出できるファクシミリ装置さえあれば必要な情報を入力することによりEメールの送受信ができる。 [0014] to be done by all communication DTMF signals as described above, for example the user can send and receive E-mail by inputting the required information if they have a facsimile apparatus capable of sending a DTMF signal from any such road. またEメールサーバ200との通信をDTMF信号を用いて行うことにより、専用の装置やソフトがなくてもEメールの送受信を行うことができる。 The E by communicating with the mail server 200 by using the DTMF signals, can be transmitted and received E-mail without a dedicated device or software.

【0015】以上実施の形態を示したが、使用者が得られる情報の内容、音声ガイダンスの内容、操作キーは問わない。 [0015] showed the embodiment above, but the contents of the information that the user is obtained, the contents of the voice guidance, does not matter operation key.

【0016】 [0016]

【発明の効果】以上説明したように本発明によれば、使用者がサーバからの音声ガイダンスに沿って簡単に操作する事によりEメール機能に関する情報、個人情報等を取得出来るファクシミリ装置が提供できるという効果がある。 According to the present invention as described in the foregoing, information about the user E-mail function by operating easily along the voice guidance from the server, the facsimile apparatus can acquire the personal information can be provided there is an effect that.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の実施の形態のファクシミリ装置を用いたシステム構成図 [1] system configuration diagram using the facsimile apparatus of the embodiment of the present invention

【図2】同実施の形態のファクシミリ装置の入力装置の一例を示す図 Diagram illustrating an example of an input device of FIG. 2 facsimile apparatus of the embodiment

【図3】同実施の形態のファクシミリ装置を用いたシステムにおいてサーバからの情報取り出す手順を示すフローチャート FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing a procedure to retrieve information from the server in a system using a facsimile apparatus of the embodiment

【図4】同実施の形態のファクシミリ装置を用いたシステムにおいてサーバからの情報取り出す手順を示すフローチャート FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing a procedure to retrieve information from the server in a system using a facsimile apparatus of the embodiment

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

101 CPU 102 ROM 103 RAM 104 入力装置 105 回線制御部 109 表示装置 110 公衆回線 111 印字装置 112 スピーカ 113 Eメールボタン 114 スタートボタン 200 Eメールサーバ 101 CPU 102 ROM 103 RAM 104 input device 105 line control unit 109 display unit 110 public line 111 printer 112 speaker 113 E-mail button 114 start button 200 E-mail server

───────────────────────────────────────────────────── フロントページの続き (72)発明者 広木 晋也 大阪府門真市大字門真1006番地 松下電器 産業株式会社内 Fターム(参考) 5B089 GA11 GA26 HA01 HA10 JA05 JA31 JB03 JB05 JB15 JB21 KA03 KC58 KG01 LB03 LB12 LB13 LB14 5C062 AA29 AB22 AB23 AB26 AC38 AE14 AF08 5C075 AA90 AB90 CA03 CD18 CD21 5K030 GA17 HA06 HB04 HC02 HD05 JT01 JT05 KA01 KA02 KA13 ────────────────────────────────────────────────── ─── of the front page continued (72) inventor Hiroki Shinya Osaka Prefecture Kadoma Oaza Kadoma 1006 address Matsushita Electric industrial Co., Ltd. in the F-term (reference) 5B089 GA11 GA26 HA01 HA10 JA05 JA31 JB03 JB05 JB15 JB21 KA03 KC58 KG01 LB03 LB12 LB13 LB14 5C062 AA29 AB22 AB23 AB26 AC38 AE14 AF08 5C075 AA90 AB90 CA03 CD18 CD21 5K030 GA17 HA06 HB04 HC02 HD05 JT01 JT05 KA01 KA02 KA13

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】インターネット網に接続されたEメールサーバに公衆回線にて接続されたファクシミリ装置において、使用者が端末からサーバに接続後、サーバの音声ガイダンスに沿って使用者が端末のダイヤルキー等を押し、多周波選択信号で応答するように構成した事を特徴とするファクシミリ装置。 1. A facsimile apparatus connected by a public line to E-mail server connected to the Internet, dial keys after the connection to the server user from the terminal, the user along the server of the voice guidance device facsimile apparatus, characterized in that the press was configured to respond in a multi-frequency selection signal and the like.
  2. 【請求項2】サーバに接続後、自動的にスピーカホンモードに切り替わる機能を有する事を特徴とする請求項1 2. A method according to claim, characterized in that it has a post-connected to the server, automatically switches to speakerphone mode function 1
    記載のファクシミリ装置。 Facsimile device as claimed.
  3. 【請求項3】インターネット網に接続されたEメールサーバに公衆回線にて接続されたファクシミリ装置において、情報の入力及び各種操作に使用する入力装置と、E 3. A facsimile apparatus connected by a public line to E-mail server connected to the Internet, an input device used to input and various operations information, E
    メール通信であることを指示するためのEメールボタンと、送信を指示するための送信ボタンと、電話回線に接続するための回線制御部と、多周波選択信号を検知する手段と、多周波選択信号を送出する手段と、表示装置とを備え、 Eメールサーバとの間の通信を多周波選択信号を用いて行うことを特徴とするファクシミリ装置。 And E-mail button for instructing that the mail communication, a transmission button for instructing transmission, and a line controller for connecting to the telephone line, means for detecting a multi-frequency selection signal, the multi-frequency selection facsimile apparatus comprising: means for sending a signal, and a display device, and performing with the multi-frequency selection signal communication with the E-mail server.
  4. 【請求項4】インターネット網に接続されたEメールサーバに公衆回線にて接続されたファクシミリ装置において、データ等を蓄積するための記憶部と、各種操作に使用する入力装置と、電話回線に接続するための回線制御部と、表示装置と、Eメール機能を指示するEメールボタンと、情報入手の開始を指示するSTARTボタンと、受信した画像情報を印字する印字装置と、スピーカとを備え、 使用者が前記Eメールボタンを操作した上で音声サービス設定を行ない、前記STARTボタンを操作すると、 4. A facsimile apparatus connected by a public line to E-mail server connected to the Internet, a storage unit for storing data, an input device for use in various operations, connected to the telephone line comprising a line control unit for a display device, and E-mail button for instructing E-mail function, a sTART button for instructing the start of the information obtained, a printing device for printing the received image information, and a speaker, It performs voice service settings on the user has operated the E-mail button, and manipulating the START button,
    それに従ってEメール機能を備えたサーバに接続する為の発呼を行ない、サーバとの間で認証がとれたらスピーカホンモードに切り替わり、サーバからの音声ガイダンスを前記スピーカより出力させ、使用者のボタン操作情報を多周波選択信号によってサーバへ送出し、サーバから送られてきた画像情報を前記印字装置によって印字するよう制御する制御手段を備えた事を特徴とするファクシミリ装置。 Accordingly carried out a call for connecting to the server with the E-mail function, switch to speakerphone mode Once the authentication is caught between the server, the voice guidance from the server to the output from the speaker, the user's button the operation information is sent to the server by the multi-frequency selection signal, a facsimile apparatus, characterized in that with a control means for controlling so as to print the image information sent from the server by the printer.
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