JP2007150797A - Radio communication device, and information notifying method - Google Patents

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JP2007150797A
JP2007150797A JP2005343269A JP2005343269A JP2007150797A JP 2007150797 A JP2007150797 A JP 2007150797A JP 2005343269 A JP2005343269 A JP 2005343269A JP 2005343269 A JP2005343269 A JP 2005343269A JP 2007150797 A JP2007150797 A JP 2007150797A
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Hidekazu Hatae
Yuichi Kawaguchi
Hirotaka Kawano
Makoto Matsuoka
雄一 川口
博孝 川野
誠 松岡
英一 波多江
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a radio communication device in which a connecting state of network communication can be displayed in a small region and in an efficient fashion. <P>SOLUTION: There is provided the radio communication device which displays a communication state when performing radio communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network. The radio communication device is equipped with a radio field intensity detector which detects reception sensitivity of radio waves received from the base station; a connecting state detector which detects a connected state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication; a display signal producing unit which produces, based on the reception sensitivity of the radio waves and on the connected state of the network communication protocol; display signals for displaying the reception sensitivity of the radio waves and the connected state of the network communication protocol; and a display unit which displays the communication state based on the display signals produced by the display signal producing unit. Using a background color of an antenna displaying the reception sensitivity of the radio waves, the display unit displays the connected state of the network communication protocol. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a wireless communication apparatus and an information notification method for notifying a communication connection state.

  With the spread of broadband in recent years, IP (Internet Protocol) telephones using Internet technology are being used in ordinary homes. In this IP phone, a wireless IP phone (for example, a communication terminal combining a mobile phone and an IP phone) connected to an IP phone network by using a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) environment has begun to spread.

  Current wireless telephones are generally equipped with a function for displaying a radio wave state. The radio wave state display method displays a predetermined reception state according to the reception sensitivity of the wireless telephone.

  FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing the configuration of a conventional radiotelephone device, and FIG. 10 is a diagram showing a display example of the reception state of the conventional radiotelephone device. In radio telephone apparatus 200 shown in FIG. 9, 201 is an antenna, and 202 is a receiving unit that outputs a baseband signal and a field strength signal of a signal received from antenna 201.

  204, a frame processing of the baseband signal output from the receiving unit 202 to convert it into an audio signal, a function of outputting the audio signal to the speaker 205, and a function of converting the audio signal from the microphone 206 into a baseband signal; It is a baseband part provided with.

  A transmission unit 203 converts a signal from the baseband unit 204 into a radio frequency and sends the signal to the antenna 201. Reference numeral 207 denotes an A / D converter that performs A / D conversion on the received electric field intensity signal from the receiver 202. Reference numeral 208 denotes a determination unit that determines the level of the received electric field strength based on the received electric field strength signal subjected to A / D conversion, and outputs a control signal for causing the display unit 210 to perform display according to the level. Reference numeral 209 denotes a control unit that controls communication processing of the wireless telephone device 200.

  With such a configuration, the reception state can be displayed in three stages as shown in FIG. 10, for example. That is, if the reception sensitivity is a (dBm) or less, out of range is displayed, and if the reception sensitivity is within the range of a (dBm) to b (dBm), two bars are displayed, and the reception sensitivity is b (dBm). If so, three bars are displayed. From the display state of this bar, the user can know whether or not the wireless telephone device 200 is available.

  However, with the conventional technology as described above, it is possible to determine whether communication is possible depending on reception sensitivity, but it is difficult to determine whether communication is possible depending on the connection state of the IP phone. In order to be able to use an IP phone, generally, procedures such as (1) obtaining an IP address and (2) registering its own terminal with a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) server are required. While these connection procedures are not completed, the call is disabled. In the prior art, there is no means for presenting whether or not these procedures are completed, and it is difficult for the user to determine whether or not the IP phone is available.

Communication terminals (mobile phones) that can use a FOMA (Freedom Of Mobile multimedia Access) service as a conventional mobile phone and an IP phone service using SIP have already been developed as wireless IP phones that address these issues. Yes.

FIG. 11 is a diagram showing a part of a display on a conventional mobile phone. The mobile phone shown in FIG. 10 includes a display (figure 302) indicating the reception sensitivity of the wireless LAN in addition to the reception sensitivity display (figure 301) of the mobile phone (for FOMA service). Furthermore, a display (figure 303) indicating whether or not a procedure for obtaining an IP telephone (acquisition of IP address, registration of the own terminal with the SIP server, etc.) has been completed is provided (Non-patent Document 1). reference). Such a display allows the user to know whether or not each service of the mobile phone and the IP phone is available.
NTT DoCoMo, "FOMA N900iL Instruction Manual", NTT DoCoMo, April 12, 2004, 3rd edition, p. 35

  However, in the above prior art, in addition to the graphic display of the reception sensitivity, a graphic indicating whether or not the IP telephone service can be received is also displayed. Therefore, the graphic display occupies the display area of the LCD. For this reason, there existed a problem that another information display might be restrict | limited. Further, when trying to display the same amount of information as in the prior art, it is necessary to make adjustments such as reducing the display characters on the screen, resulting in the problem of affecting the visibility by the user.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above, and an object of the present invention is to provide a wireless communication apparatus and an information notification method capable of efficiently displaying a connection state of network communication in a small display area.

  In order to solve the above-described problems, the present invention provides a wireless communication apparatus for displaying a communication state when performing wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network. A radio wave intensity detection unit that detects the radio wave intensity, a connection status detection unit that detects a network communication protocol connection status when performing the network communication, and a communication status related to the wireless communication and the network communication are displayed. A display signal generation unit that generates a display signal based on a radio wave intensity detected by the radio field intensity detection unit and a network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit, and a display signal generated by the display signal generation unit And a display unit that displays the communication state based on Using the symbols for displaying the communication state related to communication, and displaying the communication status relating to the network communication.

  According to the present invention, it is possible to obtain a wireless communication apparatus that can efficiently display a connection state of network communication in a small display area.

According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication apparatus for displaying a communication state when performing wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network. A radio wave strength detection unit that detects as a radio wave strength, a connection status detection unit that detects a connection status of a network communication protocol when performing network communication as a network connection status, and a communication status for displaying wireless communication and network communication A display signal generation unit that generates a display signal based on the radio wave intensity detected by the radio field intensity detection unit and the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit, and a communication based on the display signal generated by the display signal generation unit A display unit that displays a status, and the display unit displays a symbol that displays a communication status related to wireless communication. There are, and displays a communication status for the network communications. With this configuration, the communication status related to network communication such as the connection status of the IP phone is displayed using a symbol for displaying the communication status related to wireless communication. Therefore, the availability of communication related to wireless communication and the availability of communication via network communication are matched. Can be displayed. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication apparatus according to the first aspect, the display signal generation unit generates a display signal for displaying a change in communication state related to network communication by changing a background color of the symbol. Is. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether or not communication by network communication is possible with the background color of the symbol.

  The wireless communication apparatus according to a third aspect is the wireless communication apparatus according to the first or second aspect, wherein the display signal generation unit displays a change in a communication state related to network communication by changing a color of the symbol itself. A display signal is generated. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether or not communication by network communication is possible by the color of the symbol itself.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication apparatus according to any one of the first to third aspects, the display signal generation unit performs communication related to network communication by changing a line type in the symbol. A display signal for displaying a change in state is generated. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether communication by network communication is possible or not by the type of line in the symbol.

  According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication device according to any one of the first to fourth aspects, the display signal generation unit changes a blinking pattern of the symbol when the symbol is displayed. Is used to generate a display signal for displaying a change in the communication state related to network communication. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether or not communication by network communication is possible by a blinking pattern of the symbol when the symbol is displayed.

  According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication apparatus of the fifth aspect, the symbol blinking pattern is a blinking cycle for blinking the symbol. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether or not communication by network communication is possible by the symbol blinking cycle when the symbol is displayed.

  According to a seventh aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication apparatus according to any one of the first to sixth aspects, the display unit includes a liquid crystal display. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether or not communication by network communication is possible on the liquid crystal display.

  According to an eighth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication apparatus according to any one of the first to sixth aspects, wherein the display unit includes a light emitting diode. With this configuration, it is possible to display whether or not communication by network communication is possible using a light emitting diode.

According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, in a wireless communication apparatus that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network, the wireless communication apparatus detects a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing network communication as a network connection state. A connection state detection unit, a sound signal generation unit that generates a sound signal for notifying a communication state related to network communication by sound output based on the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit, and a sound signal generation unit A sound output unit that outputs a sound for notifying a communication state related to network communication based on the sound signal. With this configuration, it is possible to notify a communication state related to network communication such as a connection state of an IP telephone by sound output. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  According to a tenth aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication apparatus according to the ninth aspect, the sound signal generation unit generates a sound signal notifying a change in a communication state related to network communication by changing a sound frequency of the sound output. To do. With this configuration, it is possible to notify the communication state related to the network communication by the sound frequency of the sound output.

  According to an eleventh aspect of the present invention, in the wireless communication apparatus according to the ninth aspect, the sound signal generation unit outputs a sound signal notifying a change in a communication state related to network communication by changing an output intermittent period of the sound output. Is to be generated. With this configuration, it is possible to notify the communication state related to the network communication by the output intermittent period of the sound output.

  According to a twelfth aspect of the present invention, in a wireless communication apparatus that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network, the wireless communication apparatus detects a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing network communication as a network connection state. A vibration state generator, a vibration signal generator that generates a vibration signal for notifying a communication state related to network communication by vibration output based on the network connection state detected by the connection state detector, and a vibration signal generator And a vibration output unit that performs vibration output for notifying a communication state related to network communication based on the vibration signal. With this configuration, even in a situation where no sound can be produced, it is possible to notify the communication state relating to network communication such as the connection state of the IP phone by vibration output. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  A wireless communication device according to a thirteenth aspect is the wireless communication device according to the twelfth aspect, wherein the vibration signal generation unit generates a vibration signal notifying a change in a communication state related to network communication by changing a vibration frequency of the vibration output. To do. With this configuration, it is possible to notify the communication state relating to network communication by the sound frequency of the vibration output.

  A wireless communication device according to a fourteenth aspect is the wireless communication device according to the twelfth aspect, wherein the vibration signal generator generates a vibration signal for notifying a change in a communication state related to network communication by changing an output intermittent period of the vibration output. Is to be generated. With this configuration, it is possible to notify the communication state related to the network communication by the output intermittent period of the vibration output.

A radio communication device according to a fifteenth aspect of the invention is a radio communication device that performs radio communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network, and displays a communication state when performing network communication. A connection state detection unit for detecting a connection state of a network communication protocol as a network connection state, and a display signal for generating a display signal for displaying a communication state related to network communication based on the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit A generation unit and a display unit that displays a communication state related to network communication on an LED based on a display signal generated by the display signal generation unit. With this configuration, it is possible to display a communication state relating to network communication such as a connection state of the IP telephone on the LED. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  An information notification method according to a sixteenth aspect of the present invention is the information notification method for a wireless communication apparatus for displaying a communication state when performing wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network. A radio wave intensity detecting step for detecting a radio wave intensity, a connection state detecting step for detecting a network communication protocol connection state when performing network communication as a network connection state, and a communication state relating to wireless communication and network communication are displayed. A display signal generating step for generating the display signal based on the radio wave intensity and the network connection state, and a display step for displaying the communication state based on the generated display signal. Network communication using symbols that indicate communication status It is for displaying a communication state regarding. With this configuration, the communication status related to network communication such as the connection status of the IP phone is displayed using a symbol for displaying the communication status related to wireless communication. Therefore, the availability of communication related to wireless communication and the availability of communication via network communication are matched. Can be displayed. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  An information notification method according to a seventeenth aspect of the present invention is the information notification method for a wireless communication apparatus that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network, wherein the connection state of a network communication protocol when performing network communication is set to network connection. A connection state detection step for detecting as a state, a sound signal generation step for generating a sound signal for notifying a communication state related to network communication by sound output based on the network connection state, and based on the generated sound signal, And a sound output step for outputting a sound for notifying the communication state. With this configuration, it is possible to notify a communication state related to network communication such as a connection state of an IP telephone by sound output. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  An information notification method according to an eighteenth aspect of the present invention is the information notification method for a wireless communication apparatus that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network, wherein the connection state of the network communication protocol when performing network communication is set to network connection. A connection state detection step for detecting as a state, a vibration signal generation step for generating a vibration signal for notifying a communication state related to network communication by vibration output based on the network connection state, and based on the generated vibration signal, And a vibration output step for performing vibration output for notifying the communication state. With this configuration, even in a situation where no sound can be produced, it is possible to notify the communication state relating to network communication such as the connection state of the IP phone by vibration output. Further, there is no need to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying a communication state related to network communication, and there is an effect that it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. In the following description, it is assumed that SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is used for establishing an IP telephone connection, and IP (Internet Protocol) is used for a network communication protocol. In addition, wireless communication is performed by transmitting and receiving data in accordance with IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 wireless LAN standard.

(Embodiment 1)
A first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a radiotelephone apparatus according to the present invention. The wireless telephone device 1 here corresponds to the wireless communication device described in the claims.

  The wireless telephone device 1 is a communication terminal such as an IP phone or a PDA terminal that performs communication using, for example, a wireless LAN and an IP network. In the wireless telephone device 1 of FIG. 1, reference numeral 120 denotes a control unit that controls each unit of the wireless telephone device 1. The control unit 120 is a microcomputer configured by connecting a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 121, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 122, and a RAM (Random ACCESS Memory) 123 to a CPU bus 124. The control unit 120 here corresponds to the display signal generation unit and the connection state detection unit described in the claims. That is, the control unit 120 detects a network connection state and generates a display signal for displaying a communication state.

  The ROM 122 here stores in advance programs and font data executed in the radiotelephone apparatus 1 and data necessary for executing communication processing and display processing. For example, data of a display pattern (connection state information table 12 or the like) corresponding to a connection state described later is also stored in the ROM 122. The RAM 123 is used as a work area for the CPU 121 of the wireless telephone device 1 such as temporarily holding the intermediate result of processing by the control unit 120.

  The key I / F 131 is an input means such as a numeric keypad for inputting a telephone number, and the input result is sent to the CPU 121 via the CPU bus 124. The ringer 141 is a sound output means (sound output unit) for sounding a ringtone or a warning sound, and the vibrator 142 is a vibration device (vibration output unit) for notifying an incoming call or a warning by vibration, which is controlled by the control unit 120. Is done.

  An LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) 111 is information display means for displaying processing results by the control unit 120 as bitmap data, and an LED (Light Emitting Diode) 112 is controlled by the control unit 120 to turn on, turn off, blink, etc. Information display means for performing an operation. Here, the LCD 111 and the LED 112 correspond to the display unit described in the claims.

  Next, functions of the reception system of the wireless telephone device 1 will be described. Reference numeral 101 denotes an antenna, and reference numeral 102 denotes a wireless unit that extracts data from radio waves received by the antenna 101 and detects reception sensitivity (wireless radio wave intensity). Here, the wireless unit 102 corresponds to the radio wave intensity detecting unit described in the claims.

  A baseband unit 103 performs A / D conversion on a signal from the wireless unit 102, performs discrimination of the received signal, error correction, and composite processing, and separates the data into stream data such as audio data and other communication data It is. The audio data separated by the baseband unit 103 is supplied (input) to the codec 104, and other communication data is supplied to the control unit 120.

  The stream data supplied to the codec 104 is D / A converted and output from the speaker 106 as an audio output. On the other hand, the communication data supplied to the control unit 120 is temporarily stored in the RAM 123 of the control unit 120 and used for program operation control and the like.

Next, the function of the transmission system of the wireless telephone device 1 will be described. The microphone 105 converts the collected sound into an analog sound signal and supplies the analog sound signal to the codec 104.

  The codec 104 encodes and compresses the analog audio signal supplied from the microphone 105 by a predetermined encoding method, and converts the signal into digital data. The digital data converted by the codec 104 is collected into predetermined blocks by the baseband unit 103 and supplied to the radio unit 102. The radio unit 102 generates a modulated signal for radio transmission from the digital data supplied from the baseband unit 103. The modulated signal generated by the wireless unit 102 is transmitted via the antenna 101.

  Next, the external configuration of the radiotelephone device 1 shown in FIG. 1 will be described with reference to FIG. As shown in FIG. 2, the wireless telephone device 1 includes a key I / F 131 including a numeric keypad, a call start key, a call end key, an LCD 111 and an LED 112 for displaying information, a speaker 106, a microphone 105, and an antenna 101. And so on.

  Here, a wireless communication system including the wireless telephone device 1 having the IP telephone function will be described. FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a configuration of a wireless communication system including a wireless telephone device.

  The wireless communication system includes a wireless telephone device 1, a base station 2 that performs wireless communication with the wireless telephone device 1, and an SIP server 3 that is connected to the base station 2 via the Internet (IP network) 4. Here, the base station 2 also has a function as a router.

  The SIP server 3 also assigns an IP address to the wireless telephone device 1 (DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server function), a function of registering information related to the wireless telephone device 1 in the location server (registrar function), and a location server It has a function (a function for managing an IP address and a telephone number in association with a SIP telephone).

  The radiotelephone apparatus 1 first attempts to link up with the base station 2 (router). The wireless link-up method is defined in the wireless LAN standard “ANSI / IEEE802.11Std 1999 Edition” and the like, and since it has been established by the existing wireless LAN technology, a detailed description thereof is omitted here. .

  When the wireless telephone device 1 performs wireless link-up, the wireless telephone device 1 measures the reception sensitivity of the radio wave transmitted from the base station 2, and the control unit 120 displays the communication status according to the result. Take control. At this time, the control unit 120 performs display control of the communication state based on a predetermined information table (information indicating a correspondence relationship between the wireless state and the display) registered (set) in the ROM 122.

  FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an example of a configuration of a wireless state information table indicating a correspondence relationship between the wireless state and the graphic display. For example, when the wireless state information table 11 illustrated in FIG. 4 is registered in the ROM 122, the control unit 120 cannot perform wireless communication when the wireless unit 102 detects reception sensitivity (value) <a (dBm). The LCD 111 is caused to perform bitmap display (“out of range”). When the wireless unit 102 detects a reception sensitivity between a (dBm) and b (dBm), the control unit 120 causes the LCD 111 to display a bitmap indicating that the wireless state is slightly bad. When the wireless unit 102 detects reception sensitivity> b (dBm), the control unit 120 causes the LCD 111 to display a bitmap indicating that the wireless state is good.

Note that, here, FIG. 4 is described as an example showing the reception status. However, the display of the reception status is not limited to this example, and a character string indicating the reception sensitivity or a display that allows the user to recognize the reception sensitivity. Any display is acceptable.

  Here, display processing according to the connection state of the IP telephone by the control unit 120 will be described in detail. FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing a processing procedure of display processing according to the connection state of the IP phone.

  First, the control unit 120 requests the LCD 111 to display a background color indicating a no link-up state with respect to the LCD 111 as an initial state (control of the LCD 111). For example, when the connection state information table 12 (information indicating the correspondence between the connection state of the IP phone and the background display) shown in FIG. 6A is registered in the ROM 122, the control unit 120 of the LCD 111 is in a state where there is no link up. The background color is changed to red (S1).

Next, the control unit 120 inquires of the wireless unit 102 which state the reception sensitivity detected by the wireless unit 102 is. Thereby, the control unit 120 determines whether or not the wireless telephone device 1 has completed the wireless link-up with the base station 2 (S2).
When the radio status information table 11 shown in FIG. 4 is registered in the ROM 122, if the reception sensitivity (value) <a (dBm), the control unit 120 determines that there is no link-up (S2, No) and connects. The state display control process ends. On the other hand, if the reception sensitivity> a (dBm), the control unit 120 determines that the link-up is established (S2, Yes), and the control unit 120 displays a bitmap indicating the link-up completion state on the LCD 111. Request to be displayed. When the connection state information table 12 shown in FIG. 6A is registered in the ROM 122, the control unit 120 changes the background color of the LCD 111 to yellow (S3).

  Next, the control unit 120 performs an IP address acquisition process. The control unit 120 acquires an IP address from the SIP server 3 shown in FIG. 3 (S4). That is, the wireless telephone device 1 (the control unit 120) transmits an IP address acquisition request to the SIP server 3 via the base station 2 and the Internet 4, and acquires an IP address from the SIP server 3.

  If the acquisition of the IP address fails (S5, No), the control unit 120 ends the connection state display control process. On the other hand, if the control unit 120 has successfully acquired the IP address (S5, Yes), it requests the LCD 111 to display a bitmap indicating the IP acquisition completion status. When the connection state information table 12 shown in FIG. 6A is registered in the ROM 122, the control unit 120 makes the background color of the LCD 111 blue (S6).

  Next, the control unit 120 performs registration processing of own terminal information in the SIP server 3 (registration processing of information related to the wireless telephone device 1) (hereinafter referred to as registration). The self-terminal information here is specifically information such as the telephone number of the wireless telephone device 1.

The registration request to the SIP server 3 is made to the SIP server 3 shown in FIG. 3 (S7). Predetermined response information is transmitted from the SIP server 3 to the wireless telephone device 1. Based on this response information, the control unit 120 determines whether registration with the SIP server 3 has been completed (S8).
If the registration fails (S8, No), the control unit 120 ends the connection state display control process. On the other hand, when the registration is successful (S8, Yes), the control unit 120 requests the LCD 111 to display a bitmap indicating the registration completion state. When the connection state information table 12 shown in FIG. 6A is registered in the ROM 122, the control unit 120 makes the background color of the LCD 111 black (S9).

Through the above processing, the wireless telephone device 1 can multiplex and express (notify) the wireless reception sensitivity and the connection state of the IP telephone. FIG. 6B shows the radio status information table 1 shown in FIG.
FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating a display example of the LCD 111 when the connection state information table 12 illustrated in FIG. 1 and FIG. 6A is registered in the ROM 122.

  In FIG. 6B, the wireless reception sensitivity (wireless state between the wireless telephone device 1 and the base station 2) is displayed by the number of antennas (symbols), and the connection state of the IP telephone is displayed on the background color of the LCD 111 ( The background color of the antenna, which is a symbol). With these displays, the user of the wireless telephone device 1 can accurately know whether or not the wireless telephone device 1 can make a call. In other words, the communication status related to network communication such as the connection status of the IP phone is displayed using a symbol (antenna figure) indicating the communication status related to wireless communication. It is possible to display in accordance with whether or not. Therefore, the user can know which application is available.

  In particular, an IP phone is a phone that uses a network (Internet 4). Therefore, an IP address may not be acquired depending on a network congestion state and various server states. In addition, there is a possibility that a failure such as an IP address being acquired but not being registered as a SIP telephone (cannot be registered) may occur.

  As an example of a specific failure, when acquiring an IP address, it is common to request the DHCP server to acquire an IP address, but a DHCP acquisition request (or response) is generated due to network traffic. The server does not reach the request, or the DHCP acquisition request reaches the DHCP server, but the IP address cannot be acquired due to IP exhaustion. A terminal registration request is made to the SIP server 3, but the request (or response) is due to network traffic. It arrives.

  When such a failure (trouble) occurs, a phenomenon occurs in which the radio state is good but a telephone call cannot actually be made. For this reason, if the radio telephone apparatus 1 only displays the radio reception sensitivity, the user cannot know whether or not a call can be made. Furthermore, the user cannot know why the call cannot be made.

  In the first embodiment, since the IP telephone connection state of the wireless telephone device 1 is expressed (displayed) by color, the above-described problems are solved. That is, even when a failure occurs in the connection state of the IP phone, the user can know whether or not a call can be made. In addition, the user can know whether the cause of the call cannot be caused by the wireless state between the wireless telephone device 1 and the base station 2 or the connection state of the IP phone.

  In addition, the LCD 111 does not provide (newly) a display area for indicating the connection state between the SIP server 3 and the base station 2 separately from the display area for displaying the wireless state. The display layout change that affects the IP phone becomes unnecessary, and the connection state of the IP phone can be efficiently displayed in a small display area.

In the first embodiment, the case where the IP telephone connection state is expressed by the background color of the LCD 111 has been described. However, the IP telephone connection state is represented by a figure itself (symbol itself) such as an antenna indicating radio reception sensitivity. It may be expressed in color. FIG. 6C is a diagram for explaining a case where the connection state of the IP phone is expressed by the color of the graphic. As shown in the figure, the LCD 111 displays the wireless reception sensitivity (wireless state between the wireless telephone device 1 and the base station 2) by the number of antennas, and indicates the connection state of the IP telephone by the antenna (figure). Displayed in color. For example, in a state where there is no link-up, a figure indicating wireless reception sensitivity such as an antenna is lit in red. In a state where the link up is completed, a figure indicating the radio reception sensitivity such as an antenna is lit in yellow. In addition, when the acquisition of the IP address is completed, a figure indicating the radio reception sensitivity such as an antenna is lit in blue. In addition, when the registration of the SIP server 3 is completed, a figure indicating the radio reception sensitivity such as an antenna is lit in black. With these displays, the user of the radiotelephone apparatus 1 can accurately know whether or not the radiotelephone apparatus 1 can make a call based on the color of the symbol itself.

(Embodiment 2)
Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described. In the second embodiment, the connection state of the IP phone is displayed by a line type of a figure (a line of a symbol such as an antenna) indicating wireless reception sensitivity. The control unit 120 displays the connection state of the IP phone on the LCD 111 based on the connection state information table 13 described later.

  FIG. 7A is a diagram illustrating an example of a configuration of a connection state information table according to the second embodiment. The connection state information table 13 is an information table showing the correspondence between the line type of the figure and the connection state of the IP phone.

  Here, the control unit 120 and the connection state information table 13 shown in FIG. 7A stored in the ROM 122 (information indicating the correspondence between the connection state of the IP phone and the display (line type)) are stored in the ROM 122. And the line type corresponding to the connection state of the IP phone is selected.

  When the control unit 120 selects a line type corresponding to the connection state of the IP phone, the control unit 120 multiplexes the line type into a figure indicating wireless reception sensitivity and displays the line type on the LCD 111. That is, the control unit 120 here displays the connection state of the IP telephone by the line type of the antenna (graphic).

  FIG. 7B is a diagram showing the connection state of the IP telephone by the line type of the figure. As shown in the figure, the LCD 111 displays the wireless reception sensitivity (wireless state between the wireless telephone device 1 and the base station 2) by the number of antennas, and indicates the connection state of the IP telephone by the antenna (figure). Displayed by line type. With these displays, the user of the wireless telephone device 1 can accurately know whether or not the wireless telephone device 1 can make a call.

  As described above, in the second embodiment, the connection state of the IP telephone is expressed by the line type of the graphic, so that the user can determine the communication state of the IP telephone and the availability of the call based on the line type of the graphic. Further, since the LCD 111 expresses the connection state of the IP phone in a form that represents the reception sensitivity, there is no need to provide an area for displaying the connection state of the IP phone, which improves the visibility and operability of the user. There is no need to change the layout. Therefore, it is possible to efficiently display the connection state of the IP phone in a small display area.

  In the second embodiment, the case where the connection state of the IP telephone is expressed by the line type of the figure (antenna) has been described. However, the connection state of the IP telephone is represented by the figure itself (such as an antenna indicating wireless reception sensitivity). It may be expressed by a lighting (flashing) pattern (flashing cycle). In this case, the control unit 120 causes the LCD 111 to express the connection state of the IP phone based on the connection state information table 14 described later.

FIG. 7C is a diagram showing an example of the configuration of a connection status information table (correspondence between IP phone connection status and graphic lighting pattern). As shown in the figure, for example, when there is no link up, a graphic indicating the radio reception sensitivity such as an antenna is lit every 5 seconds. In a state where the link up is completed, a graphic indicating the radio reception sensitivity such as an antenna is turned on every 2 seconds. In addition, in a state where acquisition of the IP address is completed, a graphic indicating wireless reception sensitivity such as an antenna is turned on every second. Further, in the state where the registration of the SIP server 3 is completed, a figure indicating the radio reception sensitivity such as an antenna is always turned on. The connection state information table 14 is stored in the ROM 122 in advance. In this way, the IP phone connection status is a figure (symbol).
Since it is expressed by a blinking pattern (flashing cycle) at the time of displaying “”, the user can determine the communication state of the IP phone and the availability of the call by the blinking pattern (flashing cycle) of the figure.

(Embodiment 3)
Next, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described. In the third embodiment, the connection state of the IP phone is notified by the output sound from the ringer (sound output unit) 141. The control unit 120 causes the ringer 141 to notify the connection state of the IP phone based on the connection state information table 15 described later. Here, the control unit 120 corresponds to the sound signal generation unit described in the claims.

  FIG. 8A is a diagram showing an example of a configuration of a connection state information table according to the third embodiment. The connection state information table 15 is an information table showing the correspondence between the type of output sound and the connection state of the IP phone.

  Here, the control unit 120 compares the connection state of the IP phone with the connection state information table 15 (information indicating the correspondence between the connection state of the IP phone and the output sound) shown in FIG. Then, an output sound (sound frequency of sound output or output intermittent period of sound output) corresponding to the connection state of the IP phone is selected.

  When the control unit 120 selects an output sound corresponding to the connection state of the IP phone, the control unit 120 causes the ringer 141 to output the output sound. For example, in a state where there is no link up, the control unit 120 does not output a sound from the ringer 141 (silence), and outputs a sound source 1 (“beep” sound) from the ringer 141 in a state where the link up is completed.

  In addition, the control unit 120 outputs the sound source 2 (“beep” sound) from the ringer 141 in a state where the acquisition of the IP address is completed, and from the ringer 141 in the state where the registration of the SIP server 3 is completed, the sound source 3 (“ Beep sound). The connection state information table 15 is stored in the ROM 122 in advance.

  As described above, in the third embodiment, since the connection state of the IP phone is expressed by the type of output sound (sound frequency of sound output and output intermittent period of sound output) (output state), the user can select the type of output sound. Thus, it is possible to determine the communication state of the IP phone and the availability of the call. Moreover, since the connection state of the IP phone is expressed only by the output sound, there is no need to provide an area for displaying the connection state of the IP phone, and there is no need to change the layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user. Become. Therefore, it is possible to notify the connection state of the IP phone efficiently. Further, since the IP phone connection state is notified by the output sound, the user can grasp the communication state of the IP phone without checking the terminal screen (LCD 111 of the wireless telephone device 1).

  In the third embodiment, the case where the connection state of the IP telephone is expressed by the type of output sound from the ringer 141 based on the connection state information table 15 shown in FIG. 8A has been described. The type is not limited to these sounds, and any sound may be used as long as the user can recognize the connection state.

  In the third embodiment, the case where the connection state of the IP phone is expressed by the type of output sound has been described. However, the connection state of the IP phone is represented by the output vibration from the vibrator 142 (the vibration frequency of the vibration output or the vibration output). (Intermittent output cycle). In this case, the control unit 120 causes the vibrator (vibration output unit) 142 to express the connection state of the IP phone based on the connection state information table 16 described later.

FIG. 8B is a diagram showing an example of the configuration of a connection state information table showing the correspondence between the types of output vibrations and the connection state of the IP phone. For example, the control unit (vibration signal generation unit) 120 does not output vibration to the vibrator 142 (no vibration) in a state where there is no link up (vibration 1) (vibration 1 for 2 seconds) from the vibrator 142 in a state where the link up is completed. ) Is output.

  In addition, the control unit 120 outputs vibration 2 (vibration for 5 seconds) from the vibrator 142 in a state where the acquisition of the IP address is completed, and vibration 3 (10 (Second vibration) is output. The connection state information table 16 is stored in the ROM 122 in advance.

  Here, the case has been described where the connection state of the IP telephone is expressed by the type of output vibration from the vibrator 142 based on the connection state information table 16 shown in FIG. 8B. However, any vibration sound may be used as long as the user can recognize the connection state. As a result, the connection state of the IP phone is expressed by the type of output sound (frequency of vibration output and output intermittent period of vibration output) (output state). It is possible to determine whether a call is possible.

  Further, the connection state of the IP phone may be expressed by a lighting pattern (lighting state) of the LED 112. In this case, the control unit 120 causes the LED 112 to express the connection state of the IP phone based on the connection state information table 17 described later.

  FIG. 8C is a diagram showing an example of the configuration of a connection state information table showing the correspondence between the lighting state of the LED and the connection state of the IP phone. For example, the control unit 120 causes the LED 112 to emit red light when there is no link up, and causes the LED 112 to emit yellow light when the link up is completed.

  Further, the control unit 120 causes the LED 112 to emit blue light when the IP address acquisition is completed, and causes the LED 112 to emit black light when the registration of the SIP server 3 is completed. The connection state information table 17 is stored in the ROM 122 in advance.

  The control unit 120 causes sound output from the ringer 141 and vibration by the vibrator 142 to be performed based on a predetermined output timing and a predetermined output period, respectively. The control unit 120 may output sound from the ringer 141 and vibrate by the vibrator 142 when predetermined instruction information (connection state confirmation instruction) is input from the key I / F 131. Thereby, it is possible to display on the LED 112 the communication state relating to network communication such as the connection state of the IP phone. In addition, it is not necessary to newly provide a symbol display area for displaying the communication state related to network communication, and it is not necessary to change the display layout that affects the visibility and operability of the user.

  The connection state of the IP phone may be notified to the user by combining various displays on the LCD 111, sound output by the speaker, vibration by the vibrator 142, light emission by the LED 112, etc. described in the first to third embodiments. .

  As described above, the wireless communication apparatus and the information notification method according to the present invention are suitable for notification of a communication connection state.

1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a wireless telephone device according to the present invention. The figure which shows the external appearance structure of the radio telephone apparatus shown in FIG. The figure which shows an example of a structure of the radio | wireless communications system containing a radio telephone apparatus. The figure which shows an example of a structure of the radio | wireless state information table which shows the correspondence of a radio | wireless state and a graphical display. The flowchart which shows the process sequence of the display process according to the connection state of IP telephone (A) A diagram showing an example of a connection status information table (correspondence between IP phone connection status and background display), (b) LCD display example (1), (c) LCD display example (2) Figure showing (A) The figure which shows an example of a structure of the connection state information table which concerns on Embodiment 2, (b) The figure which showed the connection state of IP telephone with the line type of a figure, (c) Connection state information table (IP telephone The figure which shows an example of a structure of a connection state and the lighting relationship of a figure) (A) The figure which shows an example of a structure of the connection state information table which concerns on Embodiment 3, (b) The figure which shows an example of a structure of the connection state information table which shows the correspondence of the kind of output vibration and the connection state of an IP telephone (C) The figure which shows an example of a structure of the connection state information table which shows the correspondence of the lighting state of LED, and the connection state of IP telephone Block diagram showing the configuration of a conventional wireless telephone device The figure which shows the example of a display of the reception state of the conventional radio telephone apparatus A diagram showing a part of the display on a conventional mobile phone

Explanation of symbols

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1,200 Wireless telephone apparatus 2 Base station 3 SIP server 4 Internet 11 Radio | wireless state information table 12-17 Connection state information table 101,202 Antenna 102 Radio | wireless part 103,204 Baseband part 104 Codec 105,206 Microphone 106,205 Speaker 111 LCD
112 LED
120, 209 Control unit 121 CPU
122 ROM
123 RAM
124 CPU bus 131 Key I / F
141 Ringer 142 Vibrator 202 Receiving unit 203 Transmitting unit 207 A / D conversion unit 208 Judgment unit 210 Display unit

Claims (18)

  1. In a wireless communication device that displays a communication state when performing wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A radio wave intensity detector that detects the radio wave intensity received from the base station as a radio wave intensity;
    A connection state detection unit that detects a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    Display signal generation for generating a display signal for displaying a communication state related to the wireless communication and the network communication based on the wireless radio wave intensity detected by the radio wave intensity detection unit and the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit And
    A display unit that displays the communication state based on the display signal generated by the display signal generation unit;
    The said display part displays the communication state regarding the said network communication using the symbol which displays the communication state regarding the said wireless communication, The wireless communication apparatus characterized by the above-mentioned.
  2. The wireless communication apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the display signal generation unit generates a display signal that displays a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing a background color of the symbol.
  3. The wireless communication apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the display signal generation unit generates a display signal that displays a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing a color of the symbol itself.
  4. The display signal generation unit generates a display signal for displaying a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing a type of a line in the symbol. A wireless communication device according to 1.
  5. 5. The display signal generation unit generates a display signal that displays a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing a blinking pattern of the symbol when the symbol is displayed. The wireless communication device according to any one of the above.
  6. The wireless communication apparatus according to claim 5, wherein the blinking pattern of the symbol is a blinking cycle for blinking the symbol.
  7. The wireless communication device according to claim 1, wherein the display unit includes a liquid crystal display.
  8. The wireless communication apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the display unit includes a light emitting diode.
  9. In a wireless communication device that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A connection state detection unit that detects a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    A sound signal generation unit that generates a sound signal for notifying the communication state related to the network communication by sound output based on the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit;
    Based on the sound signal generated by the sound signal generation unit, a sound output unit for performing sound output for notifying a communication state related to the network communication;
    A wireless communication apparatus comprising:
  10. The wireless communication device according to claim 9, wherein the sound signal generation unit generates a sound signal notifying a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing a sound frequency of the sound output.
  11. The wireless communication device according to claim 9, wherein the sound signal generation unit generates a sound signal notifying a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing an output intermittent period of the sound output.
  12. In a wireless communication device that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A connection state detection unit that detects a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    A vibration signal generation unit that generates a vibration signal for notifying a communication state related to the network communication by a vibration output based on the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit;
    Based on the vibration signal generated by the vibration signal generation unit, a vibration output unit that performs vibration output for notifying a communication state related to the network communication;
    A wireless communication apparatus comprising:
  13. The wireless communication device according to claim 12, wherein the vibration signal generation unit generates a vibration signal that notifies a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing a vibration frequency of the vibration output.
  14. The wireless communication device according to claim 12, wherein the vibration signal generation unit generates a vibration signal that notifies a change in a communication state related to the network communication by changing an output intermittent period of the vibration output.
  15. In a wireless communication device that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A connection state detection unit that detects a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    A display signal generation unit that generates a display signal for displaying a communication state related to the network communication based on the network connection state detected by the connection state detection unit;
    Based on the display signal generated by the display signal generation unit, a display unit that displays a communication state related to the network communication on the LED,
    A wireless communication apparatus comprising:
  16. In an information notification method of a wireless communication device for displaying a communication state when performing wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A radio field intensity detecting step for detecting the radio field intensity received from the base station as a radio field intensity;
    A connection state detection step of detecting a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    A display signal generating step for generating a display signal for displaying a communication state relating to the wireless communication and the network communication based on the wireless radio wave intensity and the network connection state;
    A display step of displaying the communication state based on the generated display signal;
    Including
    The display step displays the communication status related to the network communication using a symbol for displaying the communication status related to the wireless communication.
  17. In an information notification method of a wireless communication device that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A connection state detection step of detecting a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    A sound signal generation step of generating a sound signal for notifying a communication state related to the network communication by sound output based on the network connection state;
    A sound output step for performing sound output for notifying a communication state related to the network communication based on the generated sound signal;
    An information notification method comprising:
  18. In an information notification method of a wireless communication device that performs wireless communication with a base station and network communication via a communication network,
    A connection state detection step of detecting a connection state of a network communication protocol when performing the network communication as a network connection state;
    A vibration signal generating step for generating a vibration signal for notifying a communication state related to the network communication by a vibration output based on the network connection state;
    Based on the generated vibration signal, a vibration output step for performing vibration output for notifying a communication state related to the network communication;
    An information notification method comprising:
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