JP2004023519A - Intra-facility information providing system - Google Patents

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JP2004023519A
JP2004023519A JP2002176935A JP2002176935A JP2004023519A JP 2004023519 A JP2004023519 A JP 2004023519A JP 2002176935 A JP2002176935 A JP 2002176935A JP 2002176935 A JP2002176935 A JP 2002176935A JP 2004023519 A JP2004023519 A JP 2004023519A
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Shunichi Haga
Takashi Tokunaga
徳永 隆志
芳賀 俊一
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東芝エンジニアリング株式会社
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an intra-facility information providing system equipped with a means for providing, in addition to various service information within a facility including a waiting condition, information of contents that customers enjoy even during waiting time so that the customers are not bored even when the waiting time is long. <P>SOLUTION: The intra-facility information providing system has a mobile terminal 2 carried by a customer V within a facility P, an intra-facility communication means 5 provided to be communicable with the mobile terminal and defining the inside of the facility as a communication area, an intra-facility information management means 6 connected to the intra-facility communication means 5 for managing intra-facility information of area communication information, and an out-of-facility information management means 7 for managing out-of-facility information of the area communication information, and either the intra-facility information or the out-of-facility information is selectively supplied from the intra-facility information management means 6 or the out-of-facility information management means 7 to the mobile terminal 2. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to an in-facility information providing system, and more particularly to an in-facility information providing system that provides information of contents that can be enjoyed by customers during a waiting time in addition to in-facility information.
[0002]
[Prior art]
Conventionally, in large-scale amusement facilities such as theme parks, there is no means for simultaneously informing customers of the congestion status of all facilities and attractions in a large facility, and customers change over time. It was inconvenient for customers to visit the congestion situation at each attraction and check the situation only by checking directly. Also, if the waiting time is long, the customer is bored.
[0003]
Then, in order to solve these inconveniences, a waiting time notification system as described in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. H11-25178 has been proposed. According to the system described in this publication, the customer can know the waiting state of the use facility by inputting a request instruction for the reservation status information of the desired theme building into the information input / output device, and the customer can input the information. The desired reservation for the theme building is input to the output device, and the entrance reservation information (signal) for the theme building is transmitted to the information management device via the communication relay device, and the received information management device receives the theme building indicated by the entrance reservation information. This is a waiting status notification system that makes it possible to make an order reservation without creating a queue by updating information and performing a reservation process. However, the system described in this publication does not not only provide various service information in the specific facility, but also does not provide information of contents other than the specific facility related, and does not bore customers when waiting time is long, There is no means for providing information that the customer can enjoy during the waiting time.
[0004]
Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 10-327097 discloses a control device having recording means for controlling signals transmitted from a plurality of signposts located separately in a specific area and recording and updating service information, and a mobile terminal. A mobile terminal that is connected to a network by connecting an information input terminal for inputting predetermined service information to the network, transmits service information and a position information signal of each sign post from a plurality of sign posts, and is wirelessly connected to the sign posts. Is provided with a position display means for displaying a position based on the position information and a service information display means for displaying a service based on the service information. A mobile information providing system that provides various types of service information is described. However, the system described in this publication provides various types of service information within a specific facility, but does not provide information on contents other than those related to the specific facility. Does not provide a means for providing information of contents that can be enjoyed during the waiting time without causing the customer to be bored.
[0005]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
Therefore, in addition to various service information in the facility including the waiting state, a facility that provides information of contents that the customer can enjoy even during the waiting time is provided so that the customer will not be bored even if the waiting time is long. An information providing system has been desired.
[0006]
The present invention has been made in consideration of the above-described circumstances, and in addition to various service information in the facility including the waiting state, the customer can enjoy during the waiting time so as not to bore the customer even if the waiting time is long. An object of the present invention is to provide an in-facility information providing system provided with a means for providing content information.
[0007]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to achieve the above object, according to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a mobile terminal carried by a customer in a facility, and an in-facility communication means provided communicable with the mobile terminal and having a communication area in the facility. An in-facility information providing system having in-facility information management means connected to the in-facility communication means for managing the in-facility information of the area communication information, and an off-facility information management means for managing the off-facility information of the area communication information. An in-facility information providing system for selectively supplying in-facility information or off-facility information to the mobile terminal from the in-facility information management means or the off-facility information management means at a request of a customer Is provided. Thereby, in addition to various service information in the specific facility including the waiting state, a means for providing information of contents that the customer can enjoy during the waiting time is provided so as not to bore the customer even if the waiting time is long. An in-facility information providing system is realized.
[0008]
In a preferred example, the off-site information is transmitted from the off-site information distributor to the off-site information management unit via the communication unit. As a result, off-site information content can be prepared at a small cost.
[0009]
In another preferred example, the mobile terminal is a portable information terminal having a display device and an input device, and is lent when entering the facility. As a result, the customer can confirm his / her current location using the mobile terminal, know the location of the theme building he / she wants to go to, can easily go to the facility, and can obtain information on the incidental facilities. It is possible to know the waiting time of the facility and to have a fun waiting time.
[0010]
In another preferred example, the mobile terminal is a mobile phone, and a reception / transmission adapter that enables the mobile phone to communicate with the in-facility communication means is lent when entering the facility. As a result, it becomes possible to use a general mobile phone, it is sufficient to lend an area communication adapter to a customer, the cost for preparing a mobile terminal can be reduced, and the security deposit amount can be reduced. .
[0011]
In another preferred example, the off-site information is provided for a fee. As a result, the facility operator can increase income.
[0012]
In another preferred example, the mobile terminal has an earphone or headphones. Thus, even if voice or music is transmitted, the sound is not leaked, and there is no possibility that other customers will be troubled.
[0013]
In another preferred example, the in-facility information includes waiting time information of an individual facility. As a result, it is possible to know the waiting time of the individual facility without going to the individual facility, and it is possible to efficiently view the individual facilities used.
[0014]
In another preferred example, the in-facility information includes supplementary facility information such as a restaurant or a souvenir shop. Thereby, it is possible to obtain information on the incidental facilities without going to the spot.
[0015]
In another preferred example, the in-facility information includes schedule information of an attraction performed in the facility. Thereby, the customer can know the attraction schedule on the spot, and can efficiently see the attractions.
[0016]
In another preferred example, the in-facility information includes a layout plan of the facility and a current position of the customer carrying the mobile terminal displayed on the layout view. This allows the customer to easily go to the individual facility that he or she wants to go to.
[0017]
In another preferred example, the in-facility information management means has a storage means for storing an ID number of a portable terminal carried by a visually impaired person, and the ID number of the terminal is set in advance when the visually impaired enters. Is registered, the visually impaired person makes an inquiry to the operator by voice or signal, and the operator responds to the visually impaired person with the position information and the inquiry via the earphone or headphones of the mobile terminal. Thereby, the visually impaired can easily confirm his / her own position and go to the individual facility to which he / she wants to go.
[0018]
In another preferred example, a storage device for storing an ID number of a portable terminal carried by a customer, personal information or a password, and a charge adjusting machine connected to the storage device are provided. And make a payment. This eliminates the need to exchange cash on the spot and is safe.
[0019]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, a first embodiment of an in-facility information providing system according to the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
[0020]
1 and 2 are conceptual diagrams of the in-facility information providing system.
[0021]
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the in-facility information providing system 1 according to the present invention includes, for example, a mobile terminal carried by a customer V in a facility P such as a large-scale amusement park such as a theme park. A portable information terminal 2, an in-facility communication means 5 provided to be able to communicate with the portable information terminal 2, and having a communication area in the facility P, and an in-facility of area communication information connected to the in-facility communication means 5 In-facility information management means 6 for managing information, off-facility information management means 7 for managing off-facility information of area communication information, and in-facility information management means 6 and off-facility information management used for managing the entire facility A host computer 8 connected to the means 7; a personal computer 9 used to control the in-facility information management means 6 and the off-facility information management means 7; Admission A customer number sensor 10 that counts the number of customers lined up for payment, a fee payment machine 11 installed near the entrance of the facility, and a fee payment machine 12 installed in restaurants and souvenir shops. The in-facility information or the off-facility information is selectively supplied from the in-facility information management means 6 or the off-facility information management means 7 to the portable information terminal 2.
[0022]
As shown in FIG. 3, the portable information terminal 2 has a flat box-shaped main body casing 21, a display panel 22, input operation buttons 23, and audio output outside the main body casing 21. A headphone 24 as a device is attached, and a terminal control unit 30 as shown in FIG. 4 is provided therein.
[0023]
As shown in FIG. 4, the terminal control unit 30 has an antenna 31, a transmission / reception circuit 32 is connected to the antenna 31, and further, a clock of the image signal and the audio signal received by the transmission / reception circuit 32. A data processing circuit 33 that performs control and functions as an interface with a CPU described later, and a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) 34 that is a high-speed operation processing type microprocessor are sequentially connected.
[0024]
An audio codec 35 is connected to the DSP 34, a microphone 36 is connected to the audio codec 35, and a modulation transmission circuit 37 and a reception demodulation circuit 38 are connected to the audio codec 35. The headphone 24 or the earphone is connected to the reception demodulation circuit 38.
[0025]
Further, a CPU 39 is connected to the data processing circuit 33 and the DSP 34. The display panel 22 is connected to the CPU 39 via an LCD driver 40, the operation buttons 23 are connected to the CPU 39, and the CPU 39 is connected to a personal computer or the like to exchange various kinds of data with an external device such as the personal computer. A connector 41 for exchanging data is connected via an external I / F 42, and an SRAM 43 in which various personal data input by the user is recorded and a ROM 44 in which various control programs of the mobile phone are recorded. .
[0026]
Further, a GPS (Global Positioning System) circuit 45 is connected to the CPU 39, and the position of the portable information terminal 2 is measured by communication with a satellite, and the position data is input to the CPU 39. .
[0027]
In the terminal control unit 30, the radio wave received by the transmission / reception circuit 32 by the antenna 31 is separated into a video signal and an audio signal by the data processing circuit 33, and is subjected to clock control based on a command from the CPU 39. The video signal is output to the CPU 39, and the audio signal is output to the DSP. The audio signal input to the DSP 34 is subjected to audio processing in the DSP 34, input to the audio codec 35, D / A converted, and output to the headphones 24 via the modulation transmission circuit 37 and the modulation transmission circuit 38. The audio signal input from the microphone 36 is A / D-converted by the audio codec 35, and then transmitted from the antenna 31 via the DSP 34, the data processing circuit 33, and the transmission / reception circuit 32.
[0028]
The CPU 39 controls the operation of the data processing circuit 33, the DSP 34, the LCD driver 40, and the like according to various control programs of the portable information terminal 1 recorded in the ROM 44.
[0029]
For example, the CPU 39 reads a control program corresponding to the operation signal from the ROM 44 based on an operation signal from the operation button 23, and outputs image data of an operation screen to the LCD driver 40 based on the read control program. In addition to displaying an operation screen on the display panel 22, controlling the operation of the data processing circuit 33 and the DSP 34, writing and reading data to and from the SRAM 43, and exchanging data with a personal computer or the like to which the connector 41 is connected And so on.
[0030]
Further, in response to the display screen switching request, CPU 39 outputs the corresponding image data read from ROM 44 to LCD driver 40, and switches the screen displayed on display panel 22.
[0031]
Further, the CPU 39 transmits the position data input from the GPS circuit 45 from the antenna 31 to the in-facility communication means 5 via the data processing circuit 33 and the transmission / reception circuit 32.
[0032]
The portable information terminal 2 is equipped with various applications. Character information, audio information, music, movies, and other image screens from the in-facility communication means 5 are sequentially displayed on the display panel 22 by operating the operation buttons 23. It is displayed.
[0033]
As shown in FIG. 5, the in-facility communication means 5 transmits and receives radio waves in a local area such as in a facility (predetermined range). It has a server communication unit 53, and amplifies and controls information (signal) transmitted from the portable information terminal 2 and transmits the information from the server communication unit 53 to the server system 54. On the contrary, the in-facility information and the off-facility information from the server system 54 are transmitted to the portable information terminal 2 via the server communication means 53, the communication control means 52, and the portable terminal communication means 51. It is supposed to.
[0034]
As shown in FIG. 6, the in-facility information management means 6 includes an ancillary facility information database 54a for introducing the contents of a restaurant or a souvenir shop. 1 , Attraction schedule database 54a 2 In-facility related information providing server 54a provided with 1 Waiting time information management server 54b provided with a map, and an in-facility map database 54c 1 And location information database 54c 2 And a map information providing server 54c provided with.
[0035]
The off-facility information management means 7 stores an image database 54d for movies, Go, etc. 1 , Music database 54d 2 And an image database 54d. 1 , Music database 54d 2 Stores movies, Go, music information, etc. produced by an external content producer C. The provision of the content from the content creator C may be performed by a communication means such as the Internet 12 as shown in FIG. As a result, off-site information content can be prepared at a small cost.
[0036]
As shown in FIG. 2, the host computer 8 supervises the in-facility information providing system and various facilities in the facility. The personal computer 9 has a voice input device 9a, and While confirming the position of the visually impaired person requested via the display of the portable information terminal 2 displayed on the display device 9b, the operator moves the portable information terminal to a theme building (individual facility) to which the visually impaired person wants to go. It is used for guidance by voice from the terminal device 2.
[0037]
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the number-of-customers sensor 10 installed for each theme hall detects the number of customers lined up to enter the theme hall. It is possible to detect by possible number of people. The customer number information detected by the customer number sensor 10 is input to the map information providing server 54c via the local communication network L.
[0038]
As shown in FIG. 2, the fee settlement machine 11 installed near the entrance of the facility further includes an ID number reception / transmission unit 11a for receiving ID number information (signal) of the portable information terminal 2, a fee display unit 11b, a general cash payment terminal 11c and a card payment terminal 11d, and the charge settlement machine 11 is provided in the in-facility information providing system 1, and the ID number of the lent portable information terminal 2 And an ID number database 54e for storing customer personal information data or personal identification number data entered at the time of card payment 1 And a fee database 54e storing the amount of the security deposit or the fee to be paid back when the customer who has lent the portable information terminal 2 leaves the building. 2 Is connected via a local communication network L to a charge management server 54e having
[0039]
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, when the ID number information of the portable information terminal 2 is input, the fee payment machine 12 installed in a restaurant or a souvenir shop in the facility P receives the ID number data and the customer V. The amount information data to be paid is stored in the database 54e via the charge management server 54e. 1 And charge database 54e 2 Respectively.
[0040]
Next, a method of using the first embodiment of the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention will be described.
[0041]
As shown in FIG. 1, the customer V enters the building from the entrance with a ticket purchased in advance or purchased at the facility P on the day, and the customer V who wants to pay a loan for the portable information terminal 2 receives the ticket at the entrance. In this case, the deposit is deposited by cash or card and the personal digital assistant 2 is lent. When the deposit is deposited and the portable information terminal 2 is lent to the customer V, the ID of the lent portable information terminal 2 is transmitted from the ID number input means 11a via the connector 41 provided on the portable information terminal 2. The number information and the amount information of the security deposit are transmitted to the charge management server 54e via the local communication network L, and the ID number database 54e 1 And fee database 54e 2 Respectively.
[0042]
The customer V who has entered operates the operation button 23 using the portable information terminal 2, and calls the waiting time information of the theme building (individual facility) that he / she wants to see. When this call information is input, it is transmitted to the in-facility communication means 5 via the CPU 39 of the terminal control unit 30, the data processing circuit 33, the transmission / reception circuit 32, and the antenna 31, and received by the waiting time information management server 54b. The waiting time information management server 54b that has received the request 1 Then, the number of persons waiting in the theme building and the unit of the number of people who can enter the theme building are called out, the waiting time is calculated from this, and transmitted to the portable information terminal 2 via the in-facility communication means 5. The waiting time information is received by the antenna 31 and displayed on the display panel 22 as the waiting time via the transmission / reception circuit 32, the data processing circuit 33, the CPU 39, and the LCD driver 40. As a result, the customer V can know the waiting time of the theme building, and if the waiting time is convenient, the customers V are lined up at the theme building. On the other hand, if the waiting time is inconvenient, the same operation is performed to check the waiting time of another theme hall. In this way, by using the portable information terminal 2, it is possible to know the waiting time of each theme hall without going to each theme hall, and to efficiently visit each theme hall.
[0043]
As described above, if the waiting time is convenient for the customer V, the customer V waits. However, if the waiting time is long, the customer V enjoys the waiting time. Use to view and listen to in-facility information or off-facility information. When viewing the in-facility information, for example, the souvenir shop information, the customer V uses the portable information terminal 2 and operates the operation button 23 to call the souvenir shop information.
[0044]
When the call information is input, the information is transmitted from the terminal control unit 30 to the in-facility communication means 5 and received by the in-facility related information providing server 54a, and the in-facility receiving the The related information providing server 54a includes an auxiliary facility information database 54a. 1 And sends the souvenir information to the portable information terminal 2 via the in-facility communication means 5. The souvenir information is also displayed on the display panel 22 in the same manner as the calling of the waiting time. In the case of providing such in-facility information, it is free and is not counted as a fee.
[0045]
Further, when the attraction for the customer V to see first or next is not determined, as in the case of calling the souvenir shop information, the in-facility related information providing server 54a transmits the attraction schedule database 54a. 2 And calls the attraction schedule information to the mobile information terminal 2 via the in-facility communication means 5. The attraction schedule is displayed on the display panel 22. Thus, the customer V can know the attraction schedule on the spot, and can efficiently see the attractions. This attraction schedule information is also free and is not counted as a fee.
[0046]
On the other hand, when watching out-of-facility information, for example, a movie, the customer V uses the portable information terminal 2 and operates the operation button 23 to call up the movie information. When the call information is input, it is transmitted from the terminal control unit 30 to the in-facility communication means 5 and received by the off-facility information management server 54d of the off-facility information management means 7 in the same manner as in the case of the souvenir shop information. The off-facility information management server 54d that has received the information stores the image database 54d. 1 , And sends it to the portable information terminal 2 via the off-site information management means 7. As for the movie information, an image is displayed on the display panel 22 and sound is output from the headphones 24. Therefore, even if voice or music is transmitted, the sound is not leaked and does not disturb other customers V.
[0047]
The above image database 54d 1 Calls the movie information and transmits it to the portable information terminal 2 from the off-site information management means 7, and the off-site information management server 54 d transmits information indicating that the movie information has been transmitted to the portable information terminal 2 to the charge management server. 54e. Upon receiving this, the charge management server 54e rents the portable information terminal 2 and rents the ID database 54e. 1 Charge database 54e in relation to the stored ID number 2 And a movie viewing (movie information provision) fee is added to the security deposit information stored in the storage area and stored.
[0048]
In the case where the customer V eats at a restaurant or buys a souvenir at a souvenir shop and pays the lump sum later, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the portable information terminal 2 carried by the customer V When the ID number information is input to the fee payer 12 from the customer, the amount information to be paid by the customer V together with the ID number information is stored in the database 54e via the fee management server 54e. 1 And charge database 54e 2 Respectively. As described above, by using the portable information terminal device 2 to collectively pay the fee, the exchange of cash on the spot becomes unnecessary, and it is safe.
[0049]
When the customer V confirms his / her current location and wants to know the location of the theme pavilion he wants to go to, the customer V operates the operation button 23 using the portable information terminal 2 and Retrieve information. When this call information is input, as in the case of each of the above calls, the terminal information is transmitted from the terminal control unit 30 to the in-facility communication means 5 and received by the map information providing server 54c. The server 54c is a facility map database 54c. 1 Calls the in-facility map information in which each theme building in the facility P is specified, and transmits the information to the portable information terminal 2 via the in-facility communication means 5. The in-facility map information is displayed on the display panel 22 in the same manner as described above. Further, the own location is displayed on the in-facility map on the display panel 22 from the location information taken from the GPS circuit 45 of the terminal control unit 30. As a result, the customer V can easily go to the theme hall he wants to go to.
[0050]
As described above, by using the portable terminal 2 in the facility P, the customer V can confirm his / her current location, know the location of the theme building that he / she wants to go to, and can easily go there. The facility information can be obtained, the waiting time of the individual facility can be known, and the waiting time can be spent happily. Further, by providing the information outside the facility for a fee, the facility operator can increase the income.
[0051]
When the visitor V who has received the rental of the portable information terminal 2 exits after sightseeing in the facility P, the portable information terminal 2 is returned at the exit. The clerk or customer B inputs the ID number of the portable information terminal 2 to the ID number input means 11a of the fee settlement machine 11. When the ID number is input, the ID number information is input to the charge management server 54e, and the ID number database 54e 1 And charge database 54e 2 Therefore, the amount to be paid by the customer V is displayed on the fee display means 11b as shown in FIG.
[0052]
When the customer V receives only the provision of free in-facility information and does not receive the provision of paid off-facility information, the fee display means 11b displays the usage fee of the portable information terminal 2, and the security deposit and Is refunded to the customer V. On the other hand, when paid off-site information is provided, the fee management server 54e uses the ID number database 54e based on the ID number information. 1 And fee database 54e 2 Thus, the amount to be paid by the customer V is displayed on the fee display means 11b. The difference between the amount to be paid and the deposit is settled.
[0053]
In addition, when the payment fee at the restaurant or the souvenir shop is postpaid in a lump sum using the portable information terminal 2, these amounts are also added and settled, and
In the case of payment by card, when the settlement is completed, the customer's personal information or personal identification number is stored in the ID number database 54e. 1 Deleted from
[0054]
In the above-described method of using the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention, the case where the customer is a healthy person has been described. Next, the case where the visually impaired person uses the portable information terminal will be described.
[0055]
As shown in FIG. 1, a customer V of a visually impaired person who wishes to pay for the portable information terminal 2 is offered at the entrance, deposits a deposit with cash or a card, and receives the loan of the portable information terminal 2. When the deposit is deposited and the portable information terminal 2 is lent to the customer V, the ID of the lent portable information terminal 2 is transmitted from the ID number input means 11a via the connector 41 provided on the portable information terminal 2. The number information, the visually impaired person information, and the money amount information of the security deposit are transmitted to the fee management server 54e via the local communication network L, and the ID number information and the visually impaired person information are transmitted to the ID number database 54e. 1 And information on the amount of the deposit is stored in the charge database 54e. 2 Respectively.
[0056]
After entering, if the visually impaired desires to provide information, for example, position information, the map information is called using the operation buttons 23 or the microphone 36 provided on the portable information terminal 2. When this call information is input, the position information taken in by the GPS circuit 45 of the portable information terminal 2 is transmitted from the terminal control unit 30 to the in-facility communication means 5 together with the call information, and the out-of-facility information management server 54d The off-facility information management server 54d, which has received the information, transmits the position information of the visually impaired person together with the ID number information to the position information 2 To memorize. Further, the off-facility information management server 54d transmits the location information and the facility map information together with the ID number information to the personal computer 9, causes the display device 9b to display the facility map, and further displays the facility information of the visually impaired person on this map. Display the position. The operator calls the portable information terminal 2 using the ID number information while confirming the position on the in-facility map displayed on the display device 9b, and switches the headphone 24 by voice using the voice input device 9a. Inform the location of the visually impaired via the Internet, or guide you to the theme building you want to visit from a remote location. Thereby, the visually impaired can easily confirm his / her own position and can go to the theme hall to which he / she wants to go.
[0057]
Further, a second embodiment of the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention will be described.
[0058]
The second embodiment is a method using a portable telephone provided with an area communication adapter, while the first embodiment uses a portable information terminal as a mobile terminal.
[0059]
For example, as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, a mobile terminal in which an area communication adapter 13A is detachably attached to a general mobile phone 2A is used.
[0060]
The mobile phone 2A has a control unit having a structure almost the same as that of the terminal control unit used in the mobile information terminal of the first embodiment. The area communication adapter 13A has a structure as shown in FIG. Antenna 31A capable of transmitting and receiving area communication radio waves 2 And transmission / reception circuit 32A 2 Is built-in. This antenna 31A 2 And transmission / reception circuit 32A 1 Is an antenna 31A dedicated to a mobile phone via a changeover switch 46A. 1 And transmission / reception circuit 32A 1 Is switched. When the connection plug (not shown) provided on the area communication adapter 13A side is connected to the charging terminal 46A, the switching is performed by a switching projection (not shown) provided on the area communication adapter 13A side. The changeover switch 46A is switched.
[0061]
The other configuration is the same as that of the terminal control unit shown in FIG. Note that in FIG. 1 Is a display panel, 48A 2 Indicates various operation buttons, 48A 3 Is a dial button, 48A4 is a mouthpiece, 48A5 is a mouthpiece, and 47A in FIG. 8 is a ringer.
[0062]
Therefore, the same effect as in the first embodiment can be obtained by using a general mobile phone 2A to which the area communication adapter 13A is attached. Furthermore, it is sufficient to lend the area communication adapter 13A to the customer, so that the cost for preparing the mobile terminal can be reduced, and the amount of the deposit can be reduced.
[0063]
In the second embodiment, an example has been described in which an area communication adapter is appropriately attached to a general mobile phone. However, an area communication circuit is preliminarily incorporated into the mobile phone, and a normal operation can be performed by a changeover switch. The transmission / reception enabling state of the telephone communication radio wave and the area communication radio wave may be appropriately switched.
[0064]
Further, a third embodiment of the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention will be described.
[0065]
In the third embodiment, the facility of the first embodiment is a theme park, whereas the facility is a department store.
[0066]
For example, as shown in FIG. 9, a department store D as a facility is provided with an in-facility information providing system 1C substantially similar to that shown in FIG. 2, and a charge adjusting machine 11C is provided at the entrance and exit. . Note that the portable information terminal 2C as a mobile terminal used in the third embodiment does not necessarily need to be provided with a GPS circuit.
[0067]
Therefore, the customer Vc enters the store from the entrance, but the customer Vc who wishes to pay for lending the portable information terminal 2C offers at the entrance, deposits a deposit with cash or a card, and receives the loan from the portable information terminal 2C. The deposit is deposited, and the ID information of the portable information terminal 2C and the amount information of the deposit are stored in the same process as in the first embodiment.
[0068]
In general, when two men and women come for shopping, when a female customer is choosing an item, the male customer Vc is often waiting at a shelter Dw or the like. Using the terminal 2C, in-facility information or off-facility information is provided and viewed and heard in the same process as in the first embodiment. Thereby, it is possible to wait for the female customer to finish shopping happily.
[0069]
When leaving the store, the portable information terminal 2C is returned, and the fee is settled through the portable information terminal 2C in the same process as in the first embodiment.
[0070]
【The invention's effect】
According to the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention, in addition to various types of service information in the facility including the waiting state, the contents can be enjoyed during the waiting time so that the customer is not bored even when the waiting time is long. An in-facility information providing system provided with a means for providing information can be provided.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a conceptual diagram of an in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a conceptual diagram of an in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 3 is a conceptual diagram of a portable information terminal used in the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 4 is a circuit diagram of a control unit of the portable information terminal used in the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 5 is a conceptual diagram of in-facility communication means used in the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 6 is a conceptual diagram of an in-facility information management means and an off-facility information management means used in the in-facility information provision system according to the present invention.
FIG. 7 is a conceptual diagram of a mobile phone used in the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 8 is a circuit diagram of a control unit of a mobile phone used in the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
FIG. 9 is a conceptual diagram of another embodiment of the in-facility information providing system according to the present invention.
[Explanation of symbols]
Information provision system in 1 facility
2 Portable information terminals
5 Communication means within the facility
6 Facility information management means
7 Information management means outside the facility
8 Host computer
9 PC
9a Voice input device
9b Display device
10 Number of customers sensor
11 Fee settlement machine
11a ID number input means
11b Charge display means
11c Cash payment terminal
11d card payment terminal
11e Charge information receiving and transmitting means
12 Internet
21 Body casing
22 Display panel
23 Operation buttons
24 headphones
30 Terminal control unit
31 antenna
32 transceiver circuit
33 Data processing circuit
34 DSP
35 audio codec
36 microphone
37 Modulation transmission circuit
38 Receiver demodulation circuit
39 CPU
40 LCD driver
41 Connector
42 External I / F
43 SRAM
44 SRAM
45 GPS circuit
51 Mobile terminal communication means
52 Communication control means
53 Server communication means
54 Server System
54a Facility related information providing server
54a 1 Ancillary facility information database
54a 2 Attraction schedule database
54b waiting time information management server
54b 1 Latency database
54c In-facility map database
54c map information providing server
54d Off-facility information management server
54d 1 Image database
54d 2 Music database
54e Charge management server
54e 1 ID number database
54e 2 Pricing database
C Content producer
P facility
V customer

Claims (12)

  1. A mobile terminal carried by a customer in the facility, an in-facility communication means provided to be able to communicate with the mobile terminal and having a communication area within the facility, and an in-facility information of area communication information connected to the in-facility communication means. An in-facility information providing system having in-facility information management means for managing and in-facility information management means for managing out-of-facility information of area communication information, wherein the in-facility information management means or the facility An in-facility information providing system, wherein in-facility information or off-facility information is selectively supplied from the outside information management means to the mobile terminal.
  2. 2. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the off-facility information is transmitted from an off-facility information distributor to an off-facility information management means via a communication means. In-facility information provision system described.
  3. 3. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the mobile terminal is a portable information terminal having a display device and an input device, and is lent when entering the facility. .
  4. 3. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the mobile terminal is a mobile phone, and a reception / transmission adapter that enables the mobile phone to communicate with the in-facility communication means is lent when entering the facility. An in-facility information providing system, characterized in that:
  5. 3. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 2, wherein the off-facility information is provided for a fee.
  6. The in-facility information providing system according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the mobile terminal includes an earphone or a headphone.
  7. 2. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the in-facility information includes waiting time information of the individual facility used.
  8. 2. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the in-facility information includes incidental facility information such as a restaurant or a souvenir shop.
  9. 2. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the in-facility information includes schedule information of an attraction performed in the facility.
  10. 2. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the in-facility information includes a layout map of the facility and a current position of a customer carrying the mobile terminal displayed on the layout map. Information provision system.
  11. 2. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, wherein the in-facility information management means includes a storage means for storing an ID number of a portable terminal carried by a visually impaired person, wherein the visually impaired person enters the terminal in advance when entering the terminal. The ID number of the machine is registered, the visually impaired person makes an inquiry to the operator by voice or signal, and the operator responds to the visually impaired person with position information and a response to the inquiry through the earphone or headphones of the mobile terminal. In-facility information provision system.
  12. The in-facility information providing system according to claim 1, further comprising: a storage unit for storing an ID number of a portable terminal carried by the customer, personal information or a personal identification number; and a charge adjusting machine connected to the storage unit. An in-facility information providing system, in which payment is made in a lump when leaving the facility.
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