JP2007193564A - Content acquisition system, server, and content acquiring method using them - Google Patents

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JP2007193564A
JP2007193564A JP2006011011A JP2006011011A JP2007193564A JP 2007193564 A JP2007193564 A JP 2007193564A JP 2006011011 A JP2006011011 A JP 2006011011A JP 2006011011 A JP2006011011 A JP 2006011011A JP 2007193564 A JP2007193564 A JP 2007193564A
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Tetsuji Adachi
Satoko Fukushi
Shunichi Maruyama
Yoichi Yoshimoto
俊一 丸山
陽一 吉本
里子 福士
鉄治 足立
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Content is acquired in an optimum format based on a line to which a communication terminal is connected.
Line information indicating a line type of a currently used line is connected to the communication terminal 101 via the line from a communication terminal 101 that can be connected to a plurality of lines of a public network 105 and a wireless LAN 106. The server 102 that receives the line information transmitted from the communication terminal 101 and receives the line information from the communication terminal 101 determines the line type based on the line information, and determines the content requested from the communication terminal 101. It is processed into a content distribution format corresponding to the selected line type and distributed to the communication terminal 101.
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  The present invention relates to a content acquisition system for acquiring desired content from a server via a network, a server, and a content acquisition method using them.

  Conventionally, when using a communication terminal to acquire desired content from a server storing various contents, the communication terminal is connected to a network connected to the server and the content is acquired from the server. ing. In that case, examples of the connected network include a public network and a wireless LAN.

  In recent years, communication terminals having a function capable of connecting to both public networks and wireless LANs have become widespread. In a communication terminal having a function connectable to both, based on the location where the communication terminal exists, it is selected which network to connect to, and the content is acquired from the server by connecting to the selected network. It will be.

  In addition, a method of selecting a network to be connected according to the content or format of content distributed to a communication terminal has been considered (for example, see Patent Document 1).

Also, there is a method of providing a gateway device that specifies the terminal capability of a communication terminal used for acquiring content, and selecting and distributing content that matches the terminal capability specified by the gateway device at the server. (For example, refer to Patent Document 2).
JP 2000-253180 A JP 2001-236288 A

  However, the communication speed and the charge system are different between the public network and the wireless LAN. Therefore, if a large amount of rich content is distributed in accordance with the wireless LAN, there is a problem that a large amount of time is required for content acquisition when a public network is used, and a large communication fee is imposed. On the other hand, when distributing small-volume text-centric content to the public network, there is a problem that it is impossible to acquire rich large-capacity content including images / moving images that can be easily received by wireless LAN. .

  In addition, with respect to the method described in Patent Document 1, in a situation where a communication terminal can be connected to only one network, the distribution format is fixed to one for any content. There are similar problems.

  Furthermore, the method described in Patent Document 2 requires a gateway for registering the terminal capability of the communication terminal in advance, and only the fixed content can be distributed in the communication terminal. is there.

  The present invention has been made in view of the problems of the conventional technology as described above, and is a content acquisition system capable of acquiring content in an optimum format according to the line to which the communication terminal is connected, It is an object to provide a server and a content acquisition method using them.

In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides:
A communication terminal connectable to a plurality of lines of different line types, and a server configured to be connectable to the communication terminal via the line, and delivering a content requested from the communication terminal to the communication terminal. In the content acquisition system we have,
The communication terminal transmits line information indicating a line type of the line used by the communication terminal to the server;
The server determines the line type based on the line information transmitted from the communication terminal, processes the content into a content distribution format corresponding to the determined line type, and distributes the content to the communication terminal. It is characterized by.

In addition, the server
Line type determining means for determining the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal;
A database that stores the line type and the distribution format for distributing the content in association with each other;
Content distribution format management means for reading a content distribution format corresponding to the line type from the database;
Content processing means for processing the content into a content distribution format read by the content distribution format management means.

The communication terminal can be connected to a plurality of lines having different line types, and is configured to be connectable to a communication terminal that transmits line information indicating the line type of the line being used via the line. A server for delivering the content to the communication terminal,
The line type is determined based on the line information transmitted from the communication terminal, and the content is processed into a content distribution format corresponding to the determined line type and distributed to the communication terminal.

A line type determining means for determining the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal;
A database that stores the line type and the distribution format for distributing the content in association with each other;
Content distribution format management means for reading a content distribution format corresponding to the line type from the database;
Content processing means for processing the content into a content distribution format read by the content distribution format management means.

Also, a communication terminal that can be connected to a plurality of lines of different line types, and a server configured to be connectable to the communication terminal via the line, and to deliver the content requested from the communication terminal to the communication terminal A content acquisition method in a content acquisition system comprising:
A process in which the communication terminal transmits line information indicating a line type of a line used by the communication terminal to the server;
A process in which the server determines the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal;
A process in which the server processes the content into a content distribution format according to the determined line type;
The server includes a process of distributing the processed content to the communication terminal.

  In the present invention configured as described above, line information indicating the line type of the currently used line is communicated via the line from a communication terminal that can be connected to a plurality of lines having different line types. The line type is determined based on the line information, and the content requested from the communication terminal is determined at the server that is transmitted to the server connected to the terminal and the line information transmitted from the communication terminal is received. It is processed into a content distribution format according to the line type and distributed to the communication terminal.

  As a result, the content requested from the communication terminal is processed and distributed into a distribution format according to the line type of the line, so that any line can be used without wasting time and charges. Can be used effectively.

  As described above, the present invention connects line information indicating the line type of the currently used line from the communication terminal that can be connected to a plurality of lines of different line types to the communication terminal via the line. The server that receives the line information transmitted from the communication terminal and receives the line information transmitted from the communication terminal determines the line type based on the line information, and sets the content requested from the communication terminal to the determined line type. Since the content is processed into a corresponding content distribution format and distributed to the communication terminal, the content can be acquired in an optimum format based on the line to which the communication terminal is connected.

  Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

  FIG. 1 is a diagram showing an embodiment of a content acquisition system of the present invention.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the present embodiment includes a communication terminal 101, a public network base station 103, a wireless LAN access point 104, a public network 105, a wireless LAN 106, and a server 102.

  The communication terminal 101 is a communication terminal operated by a client who wants to acquire content, and has a function of connecting to the public network 105 and the wireless LAN 106. The public network base station 103 enables communication between the communication terminal 101 and the public network 105. The wireless LAN access point 104 enables communication between the communication terminal 101 and the wireless LAN 106. The server 102 is connected to the public network 105 and the wireless LAN 106 and distributes content to the communication terminal 101. The server 102 stores content to be distributed to the communication terminal 101 in advance.

  FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a configuration of the server 102 shown in FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the server 102 shown in FIG. 1 includes a receiving unit 201, a line type determining unit 202, a content distribution format management unit 203, a content distribution format database 204, a content processing unit 205, and an RSS ( Rich Site Summary) data management unit 206, RSS database 207, and transmission unit 208.

  The receiving unit 201 receives data such as line information transmitted from the communication terminal 101 illustrated in FIG. 1 via the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106. The line type determination unit 202 determines the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 based on the line information transmitted from the communication terminal 101. The content distribution format management unit 203 manages information stored in advance in the content distribution format database 204. Information stored in advance in the content distribution format database 204 will be described later. The content processing unit 205 processes the content distributed to the communication terminal 101 into an optimal distribution format. The RSS data management unit 206 manages RSS data stored in advance in the RSS database 207. The transmission unit 208 transmits the content processed by the content processing unit 205 to the communication terminal 101 via the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106.

  FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a configuration of information stored in advance in the content distribution format database 204 shown in FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the information stored in advance in the content distribution format database 204 shown in FIG. 2 includes the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 and the content distribution format for distributing the content. Correspondingly stored in advance. Here, when the line type is the public network 105, the text format is stored in association with the content distribution format. When the line type is the wireless LAN 106, rich text and image / moving image formats to which colors and styles are applied are stored in association with each other as content distribution formats.

  Below, the content acquisition method in the content acquisition system comprised as mentioned above is demonstrated.

  FIG. 4 is a flowchart for explaining a content acquisition method in the content acquisition system shown in FIG.

  First, when the communication terminal 101 is connected to a line, the line type of the line used for communication in the communication terminal 101 is transmitted to the server 102 as line information. The line information is information indicating a line type indicating whether the line being used is the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106, and the format is not particularly defined.

  Thereafter, a desired content acquisition request is transmitted from the communication terminal 101 to the server 102 via the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106 (step S1). The content acquisition request may be any information that can recognize the desired content, and the format is not particularly specified.

  When the line information and the content acquisition request transmitted from the communication terminal 101 are received by the receiving unit 201 of the server 102 via the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106 (step S2), the line used by the communication terminal 101 The line type determination unit 202 determines whether the line type is the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106 (step S3).

  Thereafter, based on the line type determined by the line type determination unit 202, the content distribution format management unit 203 reads the content distribution format associated with the line type stored in the content distribution format database 204 in advance.

  Specifically, when the line type determination unit 202 determines that the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 is the public network 105, as shown in FIG. Thus, it is read from the content distribution format database 204 that the content distribution format associated with the line type of the public network 105 is the text format, and the content distribution format to the communication terminal 101 is determined to be the text format (step). S4).

  On the other hand, when the line type determination unit 202 determines that the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 is the wireless LAN 106, as shown in FIG. Is read from the content distribution format database 204 that the content distribution format associated with the wireless LAN 106 is rich text, image / video format, and the content distribution format to the communication terminal 101 is converted to rich text, image / video format. It is determined (step S5).

  A content acquisition request transmitted from the communication terminal 101 and received by the receiving unit 201 via the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106 is output from the receiving unit 201 to the RSS data management unit 206. Based on the content acquisition request input to the RSS data management unit 206, the RSS data stored in advance in the RSS database 207 is acquired by the RSS data management unit 206 (step S6).

  Then, the content processing unit 205 processes the RSS data acquired by the RSS data management unit 206 into the distribution format determined by the content distribution format management unit 203 (step S7).

  Thereafter, the content processing unit 205 transmits the content processed into the distribution format associated with the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 from the transmission unit 208 (step S8).

  The content transmitted from the transmission unit 208 is received by the communication terminal 101 via the public network 105 or the wireless LAN 106 (step S9).

  In this embodiment, when the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 is the public network 105, the content distribution format is a small-capacity text format that requires less time for communication for content acquisition. In addition, when the line type of the line used by the communication terminal 101 is the wireless LAN 106, the content distribution format is a flat-rate communication fee and a large-capacity rich text / image / video format that takes advantage of the wireless LAN high-speed communication. It becomes. The correspondence between the line type and the content distribution format is not limited to these correspondences, but the optimum line type and content distribution format for the capacity and configuration of the content to be distributed, the communication speed of the line, and the charge system. It may be associated with.

  Through the above processing, the communication terminal 101 can acquire desired content in a distribution format corresponding to the line type of the line being used. Therefore, even when acquiring the same content in different situations Optimal content acquisition according to the situation becomes possible.

It is a figure which shows one Embodiment of the content acquisition system of this invention. It is a figure which shows the structure of the server shown in FIG. It is a figure which shows the structure of the information previously stored in the content delivery format database shown in FIG. It is a flowchart for demonstrating the content acquisition method in the content acquisition system shown in FIG.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 101 Communication terminal 102 Server 103 Public network base station 104 Wireless LAN access point 105 Public network 106 Wireless LAN
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 201 Receiving part 202 Line | wire type judgment part 203 Content delivery format management part 204 Content delivery format database 205 Content processing part 206 RSS data management part 207 RSS database 208 Transmission part

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  1. A communication terminal connectable to a plurality of lines of different line types, and a server configured to be connectable to the communication terminal via the line, and delivering a content requested from the communication terminal to the communication terminal. In the content acquisition system we have,
    The communication terminal transmits line information indicating a line type of the line used by the communication terminal to the server;
    The server determines the line type based on the line information transmitted from the communication terminal, processes the content into a content distribution format corresponding to the determined line type, and distributes the content to the communication terminal. Content acquisition system characterized by
  2. The content acquisition system according to claim 1,
    The server
    Line type determining means for determining the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal;
    A database that stores the line type and the distribution format for distributing the content in association with each other;
    Content distribution format management means for reading a content distribution format corresponding to the line type from the database;
    A content acquisition system comprising: content processing means for processing the content into a content distribution format read by the content distribution format management means.
  3. It can be connected to a plurality of lines having different line types, and is configured to be connectable with a communication terminal that transmits line information indicating the line type of the line being used via the line, and requested from the communication terminal. A server for delivering content to the communication terminal,
    A server that determines the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal, processes the content into a content distribution format corresponding to the determined line type, and distributes the content to the communication terminal.
  4. The server according to claim 3,
    Line type determining means for determining the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal;
    A database that stores the line type and the distribution format for distributing the content in association with each other;
    Content distribution format management means for reading a content distribution format corresponding to the line type from the database;
    Content processing means for processing the content into a content distribution format read by the content distribution format management means.
  5. A communication terminal connectable to a plurality of lines of different line types, and a server configured to be connectable to the communication terminal via the line, and delivering a content requested from the communication terminal to the communication terminal. A content acquisition method in a content acquisition system comprising:
    A process in which the communication terminal transmits line information indicating a line type of a line used by the communication terminal to the server;
    A process in which the server determines the line type based on line information transmitted from the communication terminal;
    A process in which the server processes the content into a content distribution format according to the determined line type;
    A content acquisition method comprising: a process in which the server distributes the processed content to the communication terminal.
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