JP2006163791A - Document processing system - Google Patents

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JP2006163791A
JP2006163791A JP2004354070A JP2004354070A JP2006163791A JP 2006163791 A JP2006163791 A JP 2006163791A JP 2004354070 A JP2004354070 A JP 2004354070A JP 2004354070 A JP2004354070 A JP 2004354070A JP 2006163791 A JP2006163791 A JP 2006163791A
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Kazuhiko Abe
Katsumi Tezuka
克己 手塚
和彦 阿部
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To reduce processing and operation burden on a mobile communication terminal device MT serving as a client and its user as much as possible, and to cause an information processing device MFD serving as a server to execute document processing in accordance with an instruction.
Instruction information for printing a document is transmitted from a mobile communication terminal device MT to an information processing device MFD by a second communication system that performs a short-distance transmission with a relatively small capacity like infrared communication. . In the information processing apparatus MFD, a first communication system that has a relatively large capacity and performs transmission over a long distance, such as a wireless LAN, is set and specified in accordance with the instruction sheet. A document is acquired from the mobile communication terminal device MT by the first communication system, and the document is printed out.
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  The present invention relates to a document processing technique in which an information processing device such as a printer device performs an instruction processing in response to an instruction from a mobile communication terminal device called a mobile device, and more particularly to a relatively small capacity such as infrared communication. (Or a relatively short distance) non-contact communication system and a relatively large-capacity (or relatively long distance) non-contact communication system such as a wireless LAN. The present invention relates to a technology for performing information communication related to document processing with a processing apparatus.

Mobile devices (mobile communication terminal devices) having information processing functions and communication functions such as portable personal computers (PCs), PDAs, and mobile phones are used for various purposes such as document creation and browsing. .
When trying to print out a document handled by such a portable communication terminal device or when trying to read a scanner, the information communication terminal device is connected to an external printer device or scanner device to print out or read a scanner. Request document processing.

FIG. 7 shows a general procedure for printing a document by connecting to a network via a wireless LAN between a mobile communication terminal device (MT: Mobile Tool) and a multi-function device (MFD). Is shown.
Note that a multifunction peripheral (MFD) is an information processing apparatus having various document processing functions such as a print function, a scanner function, a facsimile function, and an electronic mail communication function.

First, in the mobile communication terminal device (MT), the communication setting utility is activated (step S71), and the same communication conditions (communication channel (CH), service set identifier (ESSID), security, etc.) as the MFP (MFD) to be connected are established. Protocol (WEP) etc. is input and set by the user (step S72), the communication setting utility is terminated (step S73), and the MFP (MFD) is set by the IP address corresponding to the MFP (MFD) to be connected. And network settings are made (step S74).
On the other hand, in the MFP (MFD), the communication setting utility is activated (step S81), the communication conditions of the mobile communication terminal device (MT) are confirmed (step S82), and the communication setting utility is terminated (step S83). Then, the network with the mobile communication terminal device (MT) is confirmed and set and connected (step S84).

Next, the MFP (MFD) distributes the printer driver to the mobile communication terminal device (MT) through the network (step S85), and the mobile communication terminal device (MT) downloads the distributed printer driver (step S75). Then, the printer driver is set in the own device (step S76).
In the mobile communication terminal device (MT), when the user designates a document file to be printed and inputs a print instruction (step S77), the document is PDL converted as necessary, and the multifunction device (MFD). Is transmitted through the network (step S78).
On the other hand, the multifunction peripheral (MFD) receives the transmitted document (step S86), generates an image of the document (step S87), prints it on paper, and prints it out (step S88).

Compared to wireless LAN communication as described above, a communication system having a small capacity (slow transmission speed) or a short distance (transmission area is narrow) is a non-contact method information between the portable communication terminal device and the information processing device. Infrared communication (IrDA), Bluetooth, Zigbee, etc. are used as communication methods with relatively small capacity or relatively short distance.
Here, a communication method with a relatively small capacity or a relatively short distance is connected in comparison with a communication method with a relatively large capacity (high transmission speed) or a relatively long distance (wide transmission area) such as a wireless LAN. The setting is simplified and it is suitable for transmitting a small amount of information easily and in a non-contact manner.

In addition, the proposal which performs the setting information for radio | wireless communication between apparatuses using non-contact communication methods, such as an IC card and a Felica system, is made | formed (refer patent document 1).
Further, in an apparatus provided with a non-contact communication means using Bluetooth and a non-contact communication means using infrared, there is a proposal that encryption key information is transmitted by infrared communication and data is transmitted by Bluetooth communication (see Patent Document 2). .)
In addition, a proposal has been made that a setting parameter for connecting to a wireless LAN is simply encrypted and transmitted, and a device that receives the parameter is decrypted to perform connection setting (see Patent Document 3).
Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2003-229872. Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2002-124960. JP2003-218875A.

Conventionally, when a mobile communication terminal device requests document processing to an information processing device using network communication, pre-setting such as preparation of operation of a document file, identification of the information processing device, setting of a communication environment, etc. is very complicated. The system was unacceptable to general users.
For this reason, there has been a demand for executing document processing such as print processing and scan processing in cooperation with the mobile communication terminal device and the information processing device with a sense of making a copy or a simple operation.

In addition, ubiquitous society has been screamed, and the frequency of mobile work inside and outside the company has increased, but on the other hand, various settings in different systems are less versatile.
In addition, since thorough information management is required, it is necessary to avoid putting mobile workers who are out of departments or outpatients into an intra network, or disclosing network information to these persons.

As a communication method that can meet such demands, document data can be communicated directly between devices without a network using a simple non-contact communication method such as Bluetooth wireless communication or infrared communication, which has a relatively narrow communication area. Has been proposed to transmit. According to such a communication method, document transmission can be realized between devices without going through an intra-network, and the user of the mobile communication terminal device confirms the information processing device that requests document processing right before the user. To request document processing.
However, since the information transmission capability is as low as several hundred Kbps, it is not suitable for large-capacity information transmission, and the user cannot move away from the vicinity of the information processing apparatus while performing large-capacity information transmission. is there.

  On the other hand, as a communication method that is suitable for large-capacity information transmission and allows a user to move without a certain wide area even during information transmission, wireless LAN communication (further, between devices) In the case of direct transmission, ad hoc mode communication) can be considered. However, it is not easy to operate, lacks certainty that the user confirms the information processing apparatus that requests document processing, and the above infrared communication method is used. There are pros and cons.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above-described conventional circumstances. Information processing that is a server using contactless communication while minimizing processing and operation burden on the mobile communication terminal device that is a client and its user is minimized. The object is to cause the apparatus to execute document processing in accordance with an instruction.

  The present invention relates to a document processing system in which an information processing device such as a printer device or a multifunction device performs document processing in response to an instruction from a mobile communication terminal device (mobile device) such as a mobile phone or a mobile PC. Mobile communication terminal device and information processing device, program for configuring such mobile communication terminal device and information processing device with a computer, and a method implemented by such a system.

In the document processing system which is a typical aspect of the present invention, the information processing apparatus performs document processing according to the instruction based on an instruction from the portable communication terminal apparatus. A first communication function (for example, a wireless LAN ad hoc communication function) that performs relatively large capacity (or relatively long distance) information communication in a non-contact manner and a relatively small capacity (or relatively close distance). And a second communication function (for example, infrared communication) for performing information communication on a distance) in a non-contact manner, and information communication is performed using communication functions corresponding to each other.
Note that the second communication function includes a transmission method in which the information processing device reads the instruction information from the IC tag of the mobile communication terminal device in a non-contact manner, or the instruction information displayed on the screen of the mobile communication terminal device. A transmission method such as non-contact reading is also included, and in general, a simple transmission method for performing small capacity or short-distance information communication can be used.

Then, the mobile communication terminal device creates instruction information including information for specifying the document processing instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting the connection by the first communication function, and the instruction information is stored in the second information It is transmitted to the information processing apparatus by the communication function.
On the other hand, the information processing device acquires instruction information from the mobile communication terminal device by the second communication function, performs connection setting by the first communication function based on the connection setting information included in the instruction information, and A process for the document is executed using information communication by the first communication function in accordance with the process specifying information included in the instruction information. For example, the instructed document is acquired from the mobile communication terminal device by communication using the first communication function, and the document is printed out.

Therefore, the portable communication terminal device can instruct the information processing apparatus to process the document by a simple communication method, and information communication necessary for the document processing of the information processing apparatus is performed by a large-capacity or long-distance non-contact communication method. be able to.
That is, relatively small information such as instruction information is transmitted by the second communication function, and relatively large information such as document data is transmitted by the first communication function. Processing can be realized. Further, when the transmission area of the second communication function is relatively small, the user of the mobile communication terminal device can inevitably confirm the information processing device that requests the processing immediately and transmit the instruction information. Then, after the instruction information is transmitted, the document or the like is transmitted by the first communication function having a relatively large transmission area, so that the user of the mobile communication terminal device can leave the information processing apparatus.

  The present invention can be applied to various processing relating to a document, but typically, information processing apparatus print processing, information processing apparatus facsimile transmission destination information registration processing, information processing apparatus facsimile transmission processing, The present invention can be applied to registration processing of e-mail transmission destination information of the information processing device, e-mail transmission processing of the information processing device, and scanner reading processing of the information processing device.

For example, when print processing is performed, the information processing apparatus includes a document print processing instruction and information for specifying the document to be printed, as the processing specification information of the instruction information. The corresponding document is acquired by the first communication function, and the document is printed out according to the print processing instruction.
Here, the print processing instruction may include not only a simple print processing instruction but also an instruction for a print format such as paper size and color print, and the information processing apparatus may perform print processing in accordance with this.
Further, as information for identifying a document, an ID of a document held by the mobile communication terminal device, a storage location (directory) of a memory, a URL of a document on the Web, and the like can be used. The corresponding document data is acquired from the mobile communication terminal device or the Web.

For example, when performing registration processing of facsimile destination information of the information processing apparatus, the processing specification information of the instruction information includes a registration processing instruction of destination information for facsimile transmission of the document and information for specifying the destination information. The information processing apparatus acquires corresponding destination information by the first communication function according to the information specifying the destination information, and registers the destination information for facsimile transmission of the document.
Here, as information for specifying the destination information, an ID of the destination information held by the mobile communication terminal device, a memory directory, a URL of the destination information on the Web, and the like can be used. Thus, the corresponding destination information is acquired from the mobile communication terminal device or on the Web and registered in the own device.

  For example, when performing the facsimile transmission processing of the information processing device, the information processing device includes a document facsimile transmission instruction and information for specifying the document to be facsimile-transmitted as the processing specification information of the instruction information. In accordance with the information to be specified, the corresponding document is acquired by the first communication function as described above, and the document is transmitted by facsimile in response to a facsimile transmission instruction.

  For example, when performing registration processing of e-mail transmission destination information of the information processing device, as processing specifying information of instruction information, registration processing instruction of destination information for e-mailing a document, information for specifying the destination information, In this way, the information processing apparatus acquires the corresponding destination information by the first communication function according to the information for specifying the destination information as described above, and automatically transmits the destination information for e-mail transmission of the document. Register to the machine.

  For example, when performing e-mail transmission processing of an information processing apparatus, information processing apparatus includes an e-mail transmission instruction for a document and information for identifying the document to be e-mail transmitted as processing specifying information of instruction information However, as described above, the corresponding document is acquired by the first communication function according to the information for specifying the document, and the document is transmitted by e-mail according to the e-mail transmission instruction.

For example, when performing the scanner reading process of the information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus includes the scanner reading instruction of the document and the storage location information of the document read by the scanner as the process identification information of the instruction information. The document is read by the scanner according to the information, and the document is transmitted by the first communication function according to the storage location information.
Here, the memory storage location (directory) of the mobile communication terminal device, the file ID, the document storage address on the Web, and the like can be used as the document storage location information, and the information processing device uses the read document data as the first document data. The data is transmitted to the storage position designated by the communication function.

  According to the present invention, the mobile communication terminal device transmits relatively small information, which is instruction information, with a simple communication function, so that the information processing apparatus can provide instructions using a communication function capable of relatively large capacity or long-distance communication. The corresponding document processing is executed, so that the processing and operation burden on the mobile communication terminal device that is the client and the user is reduced as much as possible, and the information processing device that is the server executes the document processing according to the instruction. it can.

The present invention will be specifically described based on an embodiment.
As a non-contact communication method (first communication system) capable of relatively large capacity or long-distance communication, wireless LAN ad hoc mode communication (direct one-to-one communication mode between devices) is taken as an example. Infrared communication (IrDA) will be described as an example of a non-contact communication method (second communication system) of relatively small capacity or short-distance communication. Of course, the present invention adopts other non-contact communication methods, respectively. be able to.

FIG. 1 shows an outline of a document processing system according to the present embodiment. In this example, a mobile device MT is used as a mobile communication terminal device, and a multi-function device MFD is used as an information processing device.
As shown in the figure, information communication is possible between the mobile device MT and the multi-function device MFD by two types of non-contact communication methods, and one of them is a wireless LAN ad hoc mode communication (second communication system). ) Enables information communication to a long distance at a relatively high speed, and infrared communication, which is another one, enables simple information communication at a relatively low speed and a short distance.
That is, in the case of the second communication system, since transmission within a small range of, for example, several millimeters to several tens of centimeters is possible, the mobile device MT is brought to the vicinity of the multi-function device MFD, and the mobile device MT It is necessary to overlap the communication areas of the second communication system between the MFP MFD and the MFP MFD.

FIG. 2 shows a functional configuration provided in each of the mobile device MT and the multi-function device MFD according to the present example.
The mobile device MT includes a first communication unit 1 that performs wireless LAN communication in an ad hoc mode, a second communication unit 2 that performs infrared communication, a user interface 3 that includes an information display screen and operation keys that accept user input, and user input. In response, the instruction creation means 4 for creating instruction information (instructions) for print processing, the memory 5 for storing documents and facsimile transmission addresses (destination information), and the data input / output means for reading and writing information to and from the memory 5 6.

In this mobile device MT, in response to a user input from the user interface 3, information for specifying the document processing instructed by the instruction sheet creation unit 4 to the multifunction peripheral MFD and information for setting the connection by the first communication unit 1 The second communication means 2 transmits the instruction to the multi-function peripheral MFD using infrared rays.
Further, the data input / output unit 6 reads out the corresponding document from the memory 5 in response to the document request received from the multi-function device MFD by the first communication unit 1, and transmits the document to the multi-function device MFD by the first communication unit 1. Further, the data input / output unit 6 performs processing such as storing the document received from the multi-function peripheral MFD by the first communication unit 1.

  In this example, each functional means included in the mobile device MT to implement the present invention is configured by executing the program according to the present invention on the computer hardware of the mobile device MT. May be configured as a dedicated device.

The multi-function device MFD includes a first communication unit 11 that performs wireless LAN communication in an ad hoc mode, a second communication unit 12 that performs infrared communication, an instruction sheet analysis unit 13 that analyzes the contents of an instruction sheet, and a process related to document print output. Print processing means 14 for performing processing, FAX processing means 15 for performing processing relating to facsimile transmission, mail processing means 16 for performing processing relating to electronic mail transmission, scanner processing means 17 for performing processing relating to document image reading, and these multifunction device functions 14 Data processing control means 18 for controlling .about.17 according to the contents of the instruction sheet.
That is, the first communication means 1 and 11 included in the mobile device MT and the multifunction peripheral MFD are connected to each other to constitute a first communication system that performs information communication to a long distance with a relatively large capacity. A second communication system that performs information communication at a short distance with a relatively small capacity is configured by connecting the second communication means 2 and 12 included in the device MT and the multifunction peripheral MFD, respectively.

  In the multi-function device MFD, when the instruction information transmitted from the mobile device MT is acquired by the second communication unit 12, the first communication unit 11 uses the first communication unit 1 of the MT based on the connection setting information included in the instruction information. And the data processing control means 18 gives the instruction contents to the document processing means 14 to 17 corresponding to the processing instructed according to the processing specifying information included in the instruction information, and the corresponding document. The processing means executes document processing in accordance with the instruction content using the first communication system by the first communication means 1 and 11.

  In this example, each functional means included in the multi-function peripheral MFD to implement the present invention is configured by executing the program according to the present invention with the computer hardware of the multi-function peripheral MFD. May be configured as a dedicated device.

FIG. 3 shows an example of an instruction sheet transmitted from the mobile device MT to the multi-function device MFD by the second communication system. This instruction sheet is for requesting the MFP MFD to perform print processing.
In the instruction sheet, as information for specifying document processing, a processing method instruction (printing as a job), a specification of a document to be printed (path of document file name and storage location information) are described. As information for setting up a connection by the communication system 1, the wireless LAN communication channel (Ch), service set ID (ESSID), WEP-KEY, and IP address of the network connection are described in a format that can be interpreted by the multi-function device MFD. Has been.

The instruction contents of these instructions are described according to the input from the user interface 3, and the multifunction peripheral MFD performs connection setting of the first communication system according to the instructions of the instruction, and prints the designated document. The processing is performed by the print processing means 14.
The instruction sheet can also describe print output specifications such as paper size.

FIG. 4 shows a processing procedure when a document is printed out by the multifunction machine MFD.
For example, in the mobile device MT, when the user is browsing and displaying a document stored in the memory 5 of the mobile device MT or an external memory on the user interface 3 (step S1), When it is desired to print out the document, the print output instruction is input by a method such as pressing a button key to which a print execution instruction is assigned in the user interface 3 or selecting a print execution instruction from a menu displayed on the screen (step S2).

Next, in the mobile device MT, the instruction book creation unit 4 creates an instruction sheet based on the print output instruction (step S3), and the first communication unit 1 and the second communication unit 2 are activated (step S4). On the other hand, in the multi-function device MFD, the second communication means 12 is first activated (step S11).
In this instruction sheet, the contents of the instruction as described above are described, and the path information of the document being browsed on the mobile device MT (stored directory information in the memory 5, or the URL of the web document when browsing), Setting information (encryption information such as communication channel, SSID, WEP-KEY) necessary for wireless LAN connection, IP address information, work instruction (Job), and the like are included.

Then, the user places the mobile device MT close to the vicinity of the multi-function peripheral MFD and arranges the mobile device MT in a positional relationship that allows transmission by the second communication system (step S5). The instruction is transmitted to the multi-function peripheral MFD.
Since the communication range of the second communication system is narrow, the user selects an MFP MFD that he / she wants to print out, moves to the vicinity thereof, and performs operations such as making the second communication means 2 and 12 face each other. Therefore, the instruction sheet can be transmitted to the desired multifunction machine MFD without fail.

In addition, since the data size of the instruction sheet is relatively small, such as several KB at most, the instruction sheet can be transmitted without any trouble even by a method such as infrared communication with a low communication speed.
As the second communication system, a wireless communication method such as Bluetooth or Zigbee can be used, and an IC tag capable of rewriting data can be used. In this case, the IC tag information is displayed on the mobile device MT side. And a function of reading an instruction sheet from an IC tag on the multi-function peripheral MFD side.

On the other hand, in the MFP MFD, the second communication unit 12 acquires an instruction (step S12), activates the first communication unit 11 (step S13), and includes setting information necessary for wireless LAN connection included in the instruction. The first communication means 11 is set based on (step S14), and the ad hoc communication connection by the wireless LAN by the first communication system is established (step S15).
This ad hoc communication connection is made by a known method. For example, the multi-function peripheral MFD and the mobile device MT communicate with each other by the first communication system using the communication channel included in the instruction sheet, and exchange their IP addresses. This can be done by setting a direct network between devices.

Next, the MFP MFD transmits a document acquisition request specified by the document path information to the mobile device MT or the Web by the first communication system (step S16). If the path information is stored directory information in the memory 5, a document acquisition request is transmitted to the multi-function peripheral MT. If the path information is a document URL on the Web, a document acquisition request is transmitted to the Web.
In response to this acquisition request, the mobile device MT or Web provides the document corresponding to the path information to the multi-function device MFD by the first communication system (step S6).

Since data of a large size such as a document is transmitted by the first communication system, the multi-function peripheral MFD can quickly acquire a document necessary for print processing (step S17). Further, since the first communication system has a wide communicable range, the mobile device MT can be moved to a position away from the multi-function device MFD in document transmission.
If the instruction form includes a print output specification instruction, the print processing unit 14 sets the specification according to the instruction (step S18), and prints and outputs the acquired document on paper (step S18). Step S19).

Here, in the above example, the print output instruction for the document being browsed on the mobile device MT has been described. However, if the user can grasp the content of the document from, for example, the document name, it is not always necessary to browse the document. Absent.
For example, a list of document names is displayed on the user interface 3 as shown in FIG. 5A, or a file containing a plurality of documents is displayed as a list as shown in FIG. 3, an instruction including the path information of the document or file selected by the user may be created and transmitted to the multi-function peripheral MFD. When a plurality of documents in the list are selected, path information of the plurality of documents may be described in the instruction sheet, and the multi-function peripheral MFD may sequentially acquire these documents.

Here, after confirming the operation status of the print processing unit 14 and the operation status of the first communication system, the multi-function device MFD that has acquired the instruction form activates the first communication system when the instruction can be handled. Print processing may be performed.
For example, whether the print service has stopped due to out of toner, out of paper, or failure, or the machine resources have been occupied for a long time by the previous printing process, and the situation is not immediately available The first communication system, such as whether the first communication means 11 of the multi-function peripheral MFD is not used for communication with other devices, etc. In response to an instruction from the mobile device MT.

As a specific processing example in this case, if the multi-function device MFD determines that communication by the first communication system is possible, wireless LAN settings such as communication channel, ESSID, encryption, and IP address Thus, when all preparations for communication by the first communication system are completed, a completion notification is transmitted to the mobile device MT by the first communication system.
Information regarding the processing specifications of the multi-function peripheral MFD may be added to the completion notification, so that the user can finally confirm the connection destination.

On the other hand, if the multi-function device MFD determines that communication by the first communication system is impossible for some reason, the second communication system notifies the mobile device MT that the data communication cannot be performed together with the reason.
The user can confirm the notification contents and perform trouble processing, or can take measures such as waiting for a while and then accessing again.

  In the mobile device MT that has received the completion notification, the user can finally confirm the document to be transmitted, the contents of the instruction, etc. on the screen, and when the user performs an approval operation, the multi-function device MFD displays the document path. A document specified according to the information is acquired from the mobile device MT using an FTP command or the like, or if the document is Web information, the Web is started and the document is acquired by accessing the URL of the path information. Is printed out.

  In the above example, a method of using infrared communication, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and an IC tag as the second communication system that transmits the instruction sheet between the mobile device MT and the multi-function device MFD has been described. You may make it comprise a 2nd communication system by the screen display of the user interface 3 of the apparatus MT, and the image reading function provided in the multi-function device MFD.

  In order to use infrared communication, Bluetooth, Zigbee, or an IC tag, the mobile device MT must be equipped with the second communication means 2 of any method that the multi-function device MFD implements, while the multi-function device MFD. From the side, it is necessary to mount a plurality of second communication means 12 in order to cope with various mobile devices MT, and there is a concern that the system will be enlarged. On the other hand, the method in which the multi-function peripheral MFD reads the instructions displayed on the screen of the mobile device MT and obtains the instruction content is that the mobile device MT has a screen because of its nature. By simply providing an image reading function in the machine MFD, it is possible to support transmission of instructions.

FIG. 6 shows a processing procedure when an instruction sheet is displayed on the screen of the mobile device MT and transmitted to the multi-function peripheral MFD, and the multi-function peripheral MFD prints out a document.
It should be noted that the same processing parts as those shown in FIG.

When the user wants to print out the document being viewed on the mobile device MT, when the user gives an instruction as in the above example, the created instruction is displayed on the user interface 3 (step S21).
In addition to displaying the instruction contents as character information, the instruction contents may be displayed by converting the instruction contents into various formats such as a bar code, a QR code, and a special character code.

Transmission to the multi-function device MFD is performed by reading and acquiring instruction information displayed on the screen using a scan function implemented by the multi-function device MFD (step S22).
In other words, the screen of the mobile device MT is arranged on the scanner of the multi-function peripheral MFD so that the instruction code displayed on the screen can be read, and the scan is executed.
In this case, unlike a normal document scan, it is preferable to execute a scan mode specialized for code reading. For example, by preparing a mode in which the reading resolution, the reading range, the light emission level of the light source, and the like are prepared, it is possible to expect an effect of improving operability and reading accuracy.

The image of the instruction form code read by the scanner is decoded by the analyzing means 13 mounted on the multi-function peripheral MFD (step S23), and the document print process is performed according to the instruction content in the same manner as in the above example.
According to this example, it is possible to print out a document as if copying the screen display of the mobile device MT. The mobile device MT does not need to be equipped with a specific communication means as the second communication system, and can be handled by coding instructions and implementing a screen display program. Easy to deploy to equipment. Moreover, since the second communication unit corresponding to various communication systems mounted on the mobile device MT does not have to be mounted on the multi-function peripheral MFD side, the system can be simplified and the cost can be reduced.

Although an example of print output has been described, the present invention can also be applied to document scanning processing by the multi-function peripheral MFD, processing related to facsimile transmission, and processing related to electronic mail transmission.
First, document scanning processing will be described.
In this case, processing is performed in which the document scanned and read by the scanner processing unit 17 of the multi-function peripheral MFD is transmitted to the mobile device MT by the first communication system.

  On the mobile device MT, the user designates a document storage destination directory in the memory 5 and presses a button key assigned with a document scan acquisition instruction or selects a document scan acquisition instruction from a menu displayed on the screen, When a scan acquisition instruction is issued, an instruction sheet including document storage destination information, wireless LAN setting information, IP address information, and a scan processing instruction received from the multi-function peripheral MFD by the first communication system is created to generate the second communication. It is transmitted to the multi-function device MFD by the system.

In the MFP MFD that has received the instruction, the transfer destination of the document scanned and read is set according to the contents of the instruction, and the first communication unit 11 is instructed by the scanner processing unit 17 to scan and fetch the document. Transfer to directory.
By performing such processing, it is not necessary to perform user operations such as setting the transmission destination of the document data on the multi-function peripheral MFD side, and the document can be transmitted and stored in the specified storage location of the mobile device MT. it can. Note that a server on the network may be designated as the document storage location. In this case, the mobile device MT can transmit and store the read document to the designated server.

Further, in response to an instruction from the mobile device MT, the process of facsimile transmission of a document designated by the multi-function peripheral MFD and the process of e-mail transmission can be performed in substantially the same manner as the print process described above.
That is, the multi-function device MFD sets the first communication system according to the instruction, acquires the instructed document from the mobile device MT or the Web by the first communication system, and transmits the document to the FAX processing unit 15. Is transmitted by facsimile or by e-mail by the mail processing means 16.

Also, in response to an instruction from the mobile device MT, registration processing of transmission destination information (facsimile number) for the MFP MFD to send a facsimile by facsimile and registration of transmission destination information (email address) for transmission of an electronic mail The processing can be performed as follows.
Note that a document (text data) for facsimile transmission or e-mail transmission may be prepared in the multi-function peripheral MFD as described above, for example.

On the mobile device MT, the user opens a transmission destination information screen on the user interface 3 and selects transmission destination information to be registered. In response to this, the created instruction sheet describes path information storing transmission destination information, wireless LAN setting information, IP address information, registration instructions for facsimile transmission or e-mail transmission, and the like. The data is transferred to the multifunction machine MFD by the communication system.
In addition, when registering the transmission destination information stored on the Web, the path information may be included in the instruction sheet.

Upon receiving the instruction, the multi-function device MFD sets the first communication system in accordance with the contents of the instruction, acquires the instructed transmission destination information from the mobile device MT or the Web by the first communication system, and transmits the transmission. The fax processing means 15 or mail processing means 16 registers the destination information for facsimile transmission or e-mail transmission.
According to such processing, transmission destination information held by the mobile device MT and transmission destination information held on the Web can be easily registered in the multi-function peripheral MFD.

It is a figure which shows the outline | summary of the document processing system which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure which shows the function structure of the mobile listening and multifunction device which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure explaining an example of the instruction document which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure explaining the process which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure explaining the document designation | designated method based on one Example of this invention. It is a figure explaining the process which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure explaining an example of conventional processing.

Explanation of symbols

1, 11: first communication means, 2, 12: second communication means,
3: User interface, 4: Instruction creation means,
5: Memory, 6: Data input / output means,
13: Instruction sheet analysis means, 14: Print processing means,
15: FAX processing means, 16: Mail processing means,
17: Scanner processing means, MFD: MFP (information processing apparatus),
MT: Mobile device (mobile communication terminal device),

Claims (19)

  1. A document processing system in which an information processing device performs document processing according to the instruction based on an instruction from a mobile communication terminal device,
    Each of the mobile communication terminal device and the information processing device has a first communication function that performs a relatively large-capacity information communication by a non-contact method, and a second communication function that performs a relatively small-capacity information communication by a non-contact method. , And perform information communication by communication functions corresponding to each other,
    The portable communication terminal device has a function of creating instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting a connection by the first communication function, And the function of transmitting to the information processing device by the communication function of
    The information processing apparatus performs connection setting by the first communication function based on a function of acquiring the instruction information from the mobile communication terminal apparatus by the second communication function and connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information. A document processing system comprising: a function; and a function of executing processing on a document using information communication by the first communication function according to processing specifying information included in the instruction information.
  2. A document processing system in which an information processing device performs document processing according to the instruction based on an instruction from a mobile communication terminal device,
    Each of the mobile communication terminal device and the information processing device has a first communication function that performs information communication at a relatively long distance by a non-contact method, and a second communication function that performs information communication at a relatively short distance by a non-contact method. , And perform information communication by communication functions corresponding to each other,
    The portable communication terminal device has a function of creating instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting a connection by the first communication function, And the function of transmitting to the information processing device by the communication function of
    The information processing apparatus performs connection setting by the first communication function based on a function of acquiring the instruction information from the mobile communication terminal apparatus by the second communication function and connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information. A document processing system comprising: a function; and a function of executing processing on a document using information communication by the first communication function according to processing specifying information included in the instruction information.
  3. The document processing system according to claim 1 or 2,
    The instruction information includes, as processing specifying information, a document print processing instruction and information for specifying the document to be printed,
    The information processing apparatus acquires a corresponding document according to information specifying the document by a first communication function, and prints out the document according to the print processing instruction. .
  4. The document processing system according to claim 1 or 2,
    The instruction information includes, as process specifying information, an instruction for registering destination information for facsimile transmission of a document, and information for specifying the destination information.
    The information processing apparatus acquires corresponding destination information by the first communication function according to information specifying the destination information, and registers the destination information for facsimile transmission of the document. system.
  5. The document processing system according to claim 1 or 2,
    The instruction information includes, as processing specifying information, a facsimile transmission instruction for a document, and information for specifying a document to be processed for facsimile transmission,
    The information processing apparatus acquires a corresponding document by a first communication function according to information for specifying the document, and transmits the document by facsimile according to the facsimile transmission instruction. .
  6. The document processing system according to claim 1 or 2,
    The instruction information includes, as processing specifying information, a registration processing instruction for destination information for e-mailing a document, and information for specifying the destination information,
    The information processing apparatus acquires corresponding destination information according to information specifying the destination information by using a first communication function, and registers the destination information for sending an e-mail of the document. Processing system.
  7. The document processing system according to claim 1 or 2,
    The instruction information includes, as process specifying information, an e-mail transmission instruction for a document, and information for specifying a document to be processed for e-mail transmission,
    The information processing apparatus acquires a corresponding document by using a first communication function according to information specifying the document, and transmits the document by e-mail according to the e-mail transmission instruction. Processing system.
  8. The document processing system according to claim 1 or 2,
    The instruction information includes, as processing specifying information, a document scanner reading instruction and storage destination information of the document read by the scanner,
    The document processing system, wherein the information processing apparatus scans a document according to the scanner reading instruction, and transmits the document by a first communication function according to the storage location information.
  9. The document processing system according to any one of claims 1 to 8,
    The second communication function provided in the mobile communication terminal device displays the instruction information on a screen,
    The document processing system, wherein the second communication function provided in the information processing apparatus reads and acquires instruction information displayed on the screen.
  10. A document processing method for causing an information processing apparatus to perform document processing according to an instruction based on an instruction from a mobile communication terminal device,
    The mobile communication terminal device receives instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing device and information for setting connection of a relatively large capacity non-contact communication path. It is transmitted to the information processing device via the contact method communication path,
    The information processing apparatus connects the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path based on the connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information, and performs processing on the document according to the process specifying information included in the instruction information. A document processing method, which is executed by using information communication through the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path.
  11. A document processing method for causing an information processing apparatus to perform document processing according to an instruction based on an instruction from a mobile communication terminal device,
    The mobile communication terminal device receives instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing device and information for setting connection of a relatively long-distance non-contact communication path. It is transmitted to the information processing device via the contact method communication path,
    The information processing apparatus connects the relatively long-distance non-contact communication path based on the connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information, and performs processing on the document according to the process specifying information included in the instruction information. A document processing method, which is executed by using information communication via the relatively long-distance non-contact communication path.
  12. A relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path is connected based on the connection setting information included in the instruction information, and the document processing is performed according to the process specifying information included in the instruction information. A portable communication terminal device constituting a document processing system together with an information processing device that executes information communication using a communication path,
    A function of creating instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting connection of the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path; And a function of transmitting to the information processing apparatus through a non-contact communication path with a capacity.
  13. A relatively long-distance non-contact communication path is connected based on the connection setting information included in the instruction information, and the process for the document is performed according to the process identification information included in the instruction information. A portable communication terminal device constituting a document processing system together with an information processing device that executes information communication using a communication path,
    A function of creating instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting connection of the relatively long-distance non-contact communication path; And a function of transmitting to the information processing apparatus via a non-contact communication path of distance.
  14. Along with a portable communication terminal device that transmits instruction information including information for specifying document processing and information for setting connection of a relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path through a relatively small-capacity non-contact communication path An information processing apparatus constituting a document processing system,
    A function of acquiring the instruction information from the mobile communication terminal device through the relatively small-capacity non-contact communication path, and the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication based on connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information A function for performing path connection setting, and a function for executing processing on a document using information communication through the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path in accordance with the process specifying information included in the instruction information. An information processing apparatus characterized by that.
  15. Along with a portable communication terminal device that transmits instruction information including information for specifying document processing and information for setting connection of a relatively long-distance non-contact communication path through a relatively short-distance non-contact communication path An information processing apparatus constituting a document processing system,
    A function for acquiring the instruction information from the mobile communication terminal device through the relatively short-distance non-contact communication path, and the relatively long-distance non-contact communication based on connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information A function for performing path connection setting, and a function for executing processing for a document using information communication through the relatively long-distance non-contact communication path in accordance with processing specifying information included in the instruction information. An information processing apparatus characterized by that.
  16. A relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path is connected based on the connection setting information included in the instruction information, and the document processing is performed according to the process specifying information included in the instruction information. A program that configures a portable communication terminal device that constitutes a document processing system by a computer together with an information processing device that executes information communication using a communication path,
    A function of creating instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting connection of the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path; A program for realizing in a computer a function of transmitting to the information processing apparatus through a non-contact communication path with a capacity.
  17. A relatively long-distance non-contact communication path is connected based on the connection setting information included in the instruction information, and the process for the document is performed according to the process identification information included in the instruction information. A program that configures a portable communication terminal device that constitutes a document processing system by a computer together with an information processing device that executes information communication using a communication path,
    A function of creating instruction information including information for specifying document processing to be instructed to the information processing apparatus and information for setting connection of the relatively long-distance non-contact communication path; A program for realizing, on a computer, a function of transmitting to the information processing apparatus through a non-contact communication path of distance.
  18. Along with a portable communication terminal device that transmits instruction information including information for specifying document processing and information for setting connection of a relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path through a relatively small-capacity non-contact communication path , A program for configuring an information processing apparatus constituting a document processing system by a computer,
    A function of acquiring the instruction information from the mobile communication terminal device through the relatively small-capacity non-contact communication path, and the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication based on connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information A function for performing path connection setting, and a function for executing processing on a document using information communication through the relatively large-capacity non-contact communication path in accordance with processing specifying information included in the instruction information. A program characterized by being realized.
  19. Along with a portable communication terminal device that transmits instruction information including information for specifying document processing and information for setting connection of a relatively long-distance non-contact communication path through a relatively short-distance non-contact communication path , A program for configuring an information processing apparatus constituting a document processing system by a computer,
    A function for acquiring the instruction information from the mobile communication terminal device through the relatively short-distance non-contact communication path, and the relatively long-distance non-contact communication based on connection setting information included in the acquired instruction information A function of performing connection setting of a route and a function of executing processing on a document using information communication through the relatively non-contact communication route of relatively long distance according to processing specifying information included in the instruction information A program characterized by being realized.
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