JP2008072622A - Remote control system and remote control device - Google Patents

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JP2008072622A
JP2008072622A JP2006251401A JP2006251401A JP2008072622A JP 2008072622 A JP2008072622 A JP 2008072622A JP 2006251401 A JP2006251401 A JP 2006251401A JP 2006251401 A JP2006251401 A JP 2006251401A JP 2008072622 A JP2008072622 A JP 2008072622A
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A remote operation capable of correctly executing a desired operation by a screen display of an electric device (for example, a television device, a video recording device, etc.) and light emission of an operation button even by a user who is not familiar with the operation. A system and a remote control device are provided.
An electric device transmits button identification information for identifying a button on a remote control device operable to transmit an operation signal and light emission instruction information for causing the button to emit light to the remote control device. The remote operation device receives the button identification information and the light emission instruction information, and, based on the received button identification information and the light emission instruction information, blinks a button operable by the remote operation device, for example, at different time intervals, or Emits light with different colors.
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  The present invention relates to a remote operation device for operating an electric device by transmitting an operation signal from a position away from the electric device (for example, a television device, a video recording device, etc.), and a remote operation system including the electric device and the remote operation device. About.

  In recent years, with the complexity of functions provided by electrical devices, the operation method by a user's remote control device has also become complicated. Therefore, it is difficult for general users to perform reliable operations smoothly only by explanations based on manuals, and problems such as a decrease in feeling of use due to the fact that operations cannot be completed in a short time have become obvious. Yes.

Therefore, for example, in Patent Document 1, data is transmitted / received between a television device, which is an electrical device, and a remote control device, and the position of a button of the remote control device to be operated next is displayed on the screen, which corresponds. The button of the remote control device is made to emit light using an LED or the like so that the user can visually confirm it, thereby improving the convenience for the user.
Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 10-28297

  However, in the technique disclosed in Patent Document 1, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated, all the buttons emit light. Therefore, for example, when the buttons that can be operated are a button for moving a cursor or the like and a button for determining a selection, the user who is not familiar with the operation procedure starts from which button because all the buttons emit light. There is a possibility that it is not possible to distinguish whether or not the operation should be performed.

  In addition, when a plurality of functions are assigned to one operation button according to the difference in operation timing, operation order, etc., the operation timing, operation order, etc. cannot be grasped only by the presence / absence of light emission from the operation button. There was also a problem that there was a possibility of misoperation due to.

  The present invention has been made in view of such circumstances, and even a user who is not familiar with the operation can perform a desired operation on the screen display and operation buttons of an electric device (for example, a television apparatus, a video recording apparatus, etc.). An object of the present invention is to provide a remote control system and a remote control device that can be executed correctly by emitting light.

  A remote operation system according to the present invention includes an electric device and a remote operation device that is capable of data communication with the electric device and that transmits an operation signal from a remote location to operate the electric device. The electric device includes means for transmitting button identification information for identifying a button on the remote control device operable to transmit an operation signal and light emission instruction information for causing the button to emit light to the remote control device. The remote control device includes means for receiving the button identification information and the light emission instruction information, and means for causing a button operable by the remote operation device to emit light based on the received button identification information and the light emission instruction information. It is characterized by providing.

  In the present invention, when an electric device requests a certain operation signal from the remote operation device, the electric device receives button identification information for identifying a button that can be operated on the remote operation device and light emission instruction information for causing the button to emit light. Send to remote control device. The remote operation device receives the button identification information and the light emission instruction information transmitted from the electric device, and causes the button operable by the remote operation device to emit light. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, the buttons that emit light according to the light emission instruction can be distinguished based on the light emission state, and erroneous operation can be prevented. . Even with the same button, it is possible to emit light with different blinking intervals, emission colors, etc. according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and guide users who are not familiar with the operation to the correct operation procedure. It becomes possible to do.

  In the remote operation system according to the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes light emission method information related to a light emission or blinking instruction of a button on the remote operation device that can be operated to transmit an operation signal. The operation device includes means for extracting the light emission method information from the received light emission instruction information, and means for causing a button operable by the remote operation device to emit light or blink based on the extracted light emission method information. It is characterized by.

  In the present invention, when an electric device requests a certain operation signal from the remote control device, button identification information for identifying a button that can be operated on the remote control device, and a method for causing the button to emit light, for example, constant light emission The light emitting method information for instructing the light emitting method such as blinking at a predetermined interval is transmitted to the remote control device. The remote operation device extracts light emission method information from the light emission instruction information, and causes a button that can be operated by the remote operation device to emit light or blink. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, the buttons that emit light according to the light emitting method information can be distinguished based on the light emitting state, and erroneous operation can be prevented. Become. Even with the same button, it is possible to emit light with different blinking intervals, for example, according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and it is possible to guide users who are not familiar with the operation to the correct operation procedure It becomes.

  The remote operation system according to the present invention is characterized in that the light emitting method information includes information related to a blinking interval of a button on the remote operation device that can be operated to transmit an operation signal.

  In the present invention, the light emitting method information includes information regarding the blinking interval of the buttons on the remote control device that can be operated to transmit the operation signal. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, it is possible to distinguish them based on the interval at which the light-emitting buttons flash, and it is possible to prevent erroneous operations. Even with the same button, the blinking interval can be made different according to the operation timing, the operation order, etc., and a user who is not familiar with the operation can be guided to the correct operation procedure.

  In the remote operation system according to the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes light emission color information related to designation of a color for emitting a button on the remote operation device operable to transmit an operation signal, The operating device emits the button that can be operated by the remote operation device in the designated emission color based on the means for extracting the emission color information from the received emission instruction information and the extracted emission color information. Means.

  In the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes light emission color information related to designation of a color for emitting a button on the remote control device operable to transmit an operation signal. The emission color information is extracted from the emission instruction information, and the operable button is caused to emit light in the designated emission color. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, it is possible to distinguish them based on the color emitted by the light emitting button, and it is possible to prevent an erroneous operation. Even with the same button, the color of light emission can be made different according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and a user who is not familiar with the operation can be guided to the correct operation procedure.

  In addition, the remote operation system according to the present invention includes means for displaying display data relating to a function operated by the operation signal of the remote operation device by the electric device, and displays each function displayed by the display data. The color and the emission color of the corresponding button on the remote control device are the same.

  In the present invention, the electric device includes means for displaying display data related to the function operated by the operation signal of the remote control device, and the same display color for each function displayed by the display data. The button on the corresponding remote control device is caused to emit light with the luminescent color. As a result, the user can operate the buttons on the remote control device according to the color of the buttons displayed on the screen, and can guide a user who is not familiar with the operation to the correct operation procedure, thus preventing erroneous operations. It becomes possible to do.

  The remote operation system according to the present invention is characterized in that, when the electric device receives an operation signal from the remote operation device, the light emission instruction information is transmitted.

  In the present invention, when the electric device receives the operation signal from the remote operation device, the light emission instruction information is transmitted. Thus, the button can be operated only when an operation signal is transmitted from the remote control device, and the button is not caused to emit light when it is not necessary.

  The remote operation system according to the present invention further comprises means for outputting a warning sound to the outside when the remote operation device determines that a button other than the button specified by the button identification information has been selected. And

  In the present invention, when a button other than the button specified by the button identification information, that is, a button that does not emit light is selected, the remote control device outputs a warning sound indicating that an erroneous operation has been performed. To do. As a result, it is possible to confirm that the user has made an operation error, and it is possible to quickly perform the operation again.

  In addition, the remote operation device according to the present invention is capable of mutual data communication with an electrical device, and transmits an operation signal in a remote operation device that operates the electrical device by transmitting an operation signal from a remote location. Means for receiving button identification information for identifying an operable button and light emission instruction information for causing the button to emit light; and means for emitting light for an operable button based on the received button identification information and light emission instruction information. It is characterized by providing.

  In the present invention, the button identification information and the light emission instruction information transmitted from the electric device are received, and the operable button is caused to emit light. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated, the buttons that emit light according to the light emission instruction can be distinguished based on the light emission state, and erroneous operation can be prevented. Even with the same button, it is possible to emit light with different blinking intervals, emission colors, etc. according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and guide users who are not familiar with the operation to the correct operation procedure. It becomes possible to do.

  Further, in the remote control device according to the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes light emission method information relating to a light emission or blinking instruction of a button operable to transmit an operation signal, and the light emission instruction information is received from the received light emission instruction information. Means for extracting method information, and means for causing a button that can be operated to emit light or blink based on the extracted light emitting method information.

  In the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes light emission method information related to a light emission or blinking instruction of a button operable to transmit an operation signal, and the light emission method information is extracted from the received light emission instruction information. Then, a button that can be operated is caused to emit light or blink. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated, the buttons that emit light according to the light emission method information can be distinguished based on the light emission state, and erroneous operation can be prevented. Even with the same button, it is possible to emit light with different blinking intervals, for example, according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and it is possible to guide users who are not familiar with the operation to the correct operation procedure It becomes.

  Moreover, the remote operation device according to the present invention is characterized in that the light emitting method information includes information on a blinking interval of a button that can be operated to transmit an operation signal.

  In the present invention, the light emitting method information includes information regarding the blinking interval of the buttons on the remote control device that can be operated to transmit the operation signal. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, it is possible to distinguish them based on the interval at which the light-emitting buttons flash, and it is possible to prevent erroneous operations. Even with the same button, the blinking interval can be made different according to the operation timing, the operation order, etc., and a user who is not familiar with the operation can be guided to the correct operation procedure.

  Further, in the remote control device according to the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes light emission color information related to designation of a color to emit a button operable to transmit an operation signal, and the light emission instruction information is received from the received light emission instruction information. It is characterized by comprising means for extracting color information, and means for causing a button that can be operated to emit light in a designated emission color based on the extracted emission color information.

  In the present invention, the light emission instruction information includes the light emission color information related to the designation of the color of the button that can be operated to transmit the operation signal, and the light emission color information is extracted from the received light emission instruction information. Then, the button that can be operated is caused to emit light in the designated emission color. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, it is possible to distinguish them based on the color emitted by the light emitting button, and it is possible to prevent an erroneous operation. Even with the same button, the color of light emission can be made different according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and a user who is not familiar with the operation can be guided to the correct operation procedure.

  In addition, the remote control device according to the present invention includes means for outputting a warning sound to the outside when it is determined that a button other than the button specified by the button identification information is selected.

  In the present invention, when a button other than the button specified by the button identification information, that is, a button that does not emit light is selected, a warning sound indicating that an erroneous operation has been performed is output. As a result, it is possible to confirm that the user has made an operation error, and it is possible to quickly perform the operation again.

  Further, the remote operation device according to the present invention is a remote operation device that operates the electrical equipment by transmitting an operation signal from a remote position, and has a plurality of buttons that are operable to transmit the operation signal in a predetermined state. And a means for emitting light.

  In the present invention, a plurality of buttons that can be operated to transmit an operation signal are caused to emit light in a predetermined state. As a result, the buttons that can be operated by the remote control device can be distinguished based on the light emission state, and erroneous operation can be prevented.

  In addition, the remote control device according to the present invention is characterized in that a plurality of buttons that can be operated always emit light or blink at predetermined intervals or different intervals.

  In the present invention, a plurality of buttons that can be operated are always caused to emit light or blink at predetermined intervals or different intervals. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, the light-emitting button is always light-emitting, flashing, or based on the difference in time interval of the flashing. It is possible to distinguish them, and it is possible to prevent erroneous operations. Even with the same button, the blinking interval can be made different according to the operation timing, the operation order, etc., and a user who is not familiar with the operation can be guided to the correct operation procedure.

  The remote control device according to the present invention is characterized in that a plurality of operable buttons emit light in different emission colors.

  In the present invention, a plurality of operable buttons are caused to emit light with different emission colors. As a result, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated, it is possible to distinguish them based on the color emitted by the light emitting buttons, and it is possible to prevent erroneous operations. Even with the same button, the color of light emission can be made different according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and a user who is not familiar with the operation can be guided to the correct operation procedure.

  In addition, the remote control device according to the present invention includes means for outputting a warning sound to the outside when it is determined that a button other than the light emitting button is selected.

  In the present invention, when it is determined that a button other than the light-emitting button has been selected, a warning sound indicating that an erroneous operation has been performed is output. As a result, it is possible to confirm that the user has made an operation error, and it is possible to quickly perform the operation again.

  According to the present invention, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device, the buttons that are lit in accordance with the light emission instruction are flashed based on the light emission state, that is, at predetermined intervals. A distinction can be made based on whether light is emitted in color, and erroneous operations can be prevented. Even with the same button, it is possible to emit light with different blinking intervals, emission colors, etc. according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc., and guide users who are not familiar with the operation to the correct operation procedure. It becomes possible to do.

  Hereinafter, the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings illustrating embodiments thereof.

  FIG. 1 is a diagram schematically showing a remote control system according to an embodiment of the present invention. In this embodiment, the case where the electrical device is a television device will be described as an example.

  A remote operation system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a television device 10 as an electric device, a remote operation device 20 that operates the television device 10 by transmitting an operation signal from a position away from the television device 10, and Consists of.

  A signal transmission / reception window 10a that communicates wirelessly with the remote operation device 20 is disposed at the lower left of the display surface of the television device 10, and an operation signal from the remote operation device 20 is received by a signal receiving unit 17 described later. Thus, the operation is performed according to the instruction.

  FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing a configuration of the television device 10 and the remote operation device 20 of the remote operation system according to the embodiment of the present invention. The television device 10 includes at least a control unit 11, an operation unit 12, a tuner unit 13, a video signal processing unit 14, a display unit 15, a signal transmission unit 16, and a signal reception unit 17.

  Specifically, the control unit 11 is configured by a CPU, and controls each unit described above and executes various functions according to a control program stored in a built-in ROM. The operation unit 12 includes various function keys for operating the television device 10. In the present embodiment, function buttons operated by being pressed by the user are provided, but actual operations are often performed by communication with the remote operation device 20.

  The tuner unit 13 is connected to an antenna arranged in the direction of the broadcast relay base, and has a function of selecting and demodulating a video signal in a specific frequency band from video signals transmitted from the broadcast relay base. The video signal processing unit 14 performs signal processing on the video signal demodulated by the tuner unit 13. The display unit 15 is a display device such as a liquid crystal display or an EL display, and displays the video of the video signal processed by the video signal processing unit 14.

  The signal transmission unit 16 is a transmission unit that transmits various signals to the remote operation device 20. The signal transmission unit 16 converts information such as a time, a selected channel number and a channel name, and a volume into a signal and transmits the signal to the remote operation device 20. In the present embodiment, according to the operating state of the television device 10, information for identifying an operable button necessary for performing each operation and light emission instruction information for causing each button to emit light are transmitted. The timing for transmitting the light emission instruction information is transmitted according to the operation when it is detected that some operation has been performed by the user.

  The signal receiving unit 17 is a receiving unit that receives various signals transmitted from the remote operation device 20. In the present embodiment, the signal reception unit 17 receives an operation signal according to a button operated on the remote operation device 20.

  The remote operation device 20 includes at least an IC chip 21 that is a control unit, an operation unit 22, a signal reception unit 23, and a signal transmission unit 24. The IC chip 21 controls each unit described above and executes various functions according to a control program stored in a built-in ROM.

  The operation unit 22 includes various function buttons and the like for operating the television device 10. FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the remote control device 20 according to the embodiment of the present invention.

  The remote operation device 20 includes an upper case 200 and a lower case 204, and the operation unit 22 includes a conductive button sheet 201 and a substrate 202 corresponding to the arrangement of the operation buttons provided on the upper case 200. Yes. The IC chip 21 described above is mounted on the substrate 202, and the multicolor LED 203 is disposed on the electrode. When a predetermined button becomes an operation target button, the multi-color LED 203 corresponding to the button is caused to emit light. The battery 205 is disposed between the upper case 200 and the lower case 204 at a position that does not contact the substrate 202.

  The signal receiving unit 23 is a receiving unit that receives various signals transmitted from the television apparatus 10 and receives signals such as time, a selected channel number and channel name, and volume. In the embodiment, a notification signal transmitted from the television device 10 is received.

  The signal transmission unit 24 is a transmission unit that transmits various signals to the television device 10. In the present embodiment, the signal transmission unit 24 transmits an operation signal to the television device 10.

  4 and 5 are flowcharts showing a processing procedure performed by the remote control system according to the embodiment of the present invention. 4 and 5 show an example of image reception (reproduction) reservation processing by G code input by the remote control device 20, but it goes without saying that the processing procedure is not limited to this.

  First, the IC chip 21 of the remote control device 20 detects pressing of the G code input button (step S401), and transmits a “G code input” signal as an operation signal (step S402). That is, in this embodiment, after a certain operation signal is transmitted from the remote operation device 20, the operable button of the remote operation device 20 is caused to emit light. Of course, the method is not limited to the method of receiving the light emission instruction information after transmitting the operation signal from the remote control device 20, but the light emission instruction information is generated on the electric device side due to the difference of the electric device, the difference of the operation procedure, etc. It may be a method.

  The control unit 11 of the television apparatus 10 receives the “G code input” signal (step S403) and displays a G code input screen (step S404). That is, the corresponding screen stored in the memory is displayed according to the type of the operation signal.

  The control unit 11 of the television apparatus 10 extracts, from the memory, button identification information for identifying the button of the remote control device 20 necessary for G code input and light emission instruction information for instructing the light emission of the button that emits light (step S405). . The control unit 11 transmits the extracted button identification information and light emission instruction information to the remote control device 20 (step S406).

  The light emission instruction information is not limited to the light emission instruction of the multicolor LED 203. For example, an instruction for blinking the multicolor LED 203, time interval information for blinking, light emission method information for designating time timing information for blinking, light emission color information including color information for light emission, and the like may be included.

  The IC chip 21 of the remote control device 20 receives the button identification information and the light emission instruction information (step S407), and determines whether the button identification information is processing end information (step S408). That is, as will be described later, when all the operations are completed, the control unit 11 of the television apparatus 10 transmits end information, for example, information indicating that there is no button that emits light as button identification information. By doing in this way, it can be judged whether a series of operation was completed.

  When the IC chip 21 determines that the button identification information is processing end information (step S408: YES), the IC chip 21 turns off the light emitting button (step S409) and returns the process to step S401. . When the IC chip 21 determines that the button identification information is not processing end information (step S408: NO), the IC chip 21 determines whether the received light emission instruction information includes information instructing blinking. (Step S501).

  When the IC chip 21 determines that the received light emission instruction information includes information (light emission method information) instructing blinking (step S501: YES), the IC chip 21 determines the blinking interval or timing based on the light emission method information. (Step S502). When the IC chip 21 determines that the received light emission instruction information does not include information for instructing blinking (light emission method information) (step S501: NO), the IC chip 21 skips step S502 and receives the received light emission. It is determined whether or not the instruction information includes information (emission color information) regarding designation of the emission color (step S503).

  When the IC chip 21 determines that the received light emission instruction information includes information regarding the light emission color designation (light emission color information) (step S503: YES), the IC chip 21 determines the button identified by the button identification information. The multi-color LED 203 arranged at the position is caused to emit light with a designated color (step S504). Of course, if the blinking interval, timing, etc. are set, it blinks in the specified color.

  When the IC chip 21 determines that the received light emission instruction information does not include information regarding the light emission color designation (light emission color information) (step S503: NO), the IC chip 21 determines the button identified by the button identification information. The multi-color LED 203 arranged at the position is made to emit light in a color designated as a standard color, for example, orange (step S505). Of course, if the blinking interval, timing, etc. are set, it blinks in the specified color.

  The IC chip 21 determines whether or not a button press has been detected (step S506), and waits until a button press is detected (step S506: NO). When the IC chip 21 determines that the button press has been detected (step S506: YES), the IC chip 21 determines whether the button that has detected the press is a light emitting button (step S507). .

  When the IC chip 21 determines that the button detected to be pressed is not a light emitting button (step S507: NO), the IC chip 21 outputs a warning sound (step S508), and the process returns to step S506. The above process is repeated. When the IC chip 21 determines that the button that has been pressed is a light emitting button (step S507: YES), the IC chip 21 transmits an operation signal stored in association with the button to the television device. 10 (step S509).

  The control unit 11 of the television apparatus 10 receives the operation signal (step S510), and determines whether or not the G code input is finished (step S511). The method for determining the end of the G code input is not particularly limited, and may be determined based on whether or not all assumed operation signals have been received. For example, an operation signal for the “OK” button is received. You may judge by whether or not.

  When the control unit 11 determines that the G code input has been completed (step S511: YES), the control unit 11 hides the G code input screen (step S512), and indicates that a series of processing has been completed. Information indicating that there is no button that emits light, for example, button identification information is transmitted (step S513). When the control unit 11 determines that the G code input has not ended (step S511: NO), the control unit 11 skips steps S512 and S513, returns the processing to step S406, and repeats the above-described processing.

  As described above, according to the present embodiment, even when there are a plurality of buttons that can be operated by the remote control device 20, the buttons that emit light according to the light emission instruction are based on the light emission state, that is, at predetermined intervals. Can be distinguished based on whether it is blinking or in what color the light is emitted, etc., and erroneous operation can be prevented. Even with the same button, it is possible to emit light with different blinking intervals, blinking timings, emission colors, etc. according to the operation timing, operation sequence, etc. It is possible to guide to the procedure.

  When there are a plurality of operable buttons, it is preferable that the display color of the operation area on the display screen is the same as the emission color of the corresponding button of the remote operation device 20. By doing in this way, the user can perform the button operation of the remote operation device 20 while confirming which operation is being performed while viewing the screen display, and even if the user is not familiar with the operation, A reliable operation can be performed.

  In the embodiment described above, the remote operation device 20 and the television device 10 control the light emission of the buttons of the remote operation device 20 while performing data communication with each other. The same effect can be expected by storing information related to the operation procedure in the built-in memory and changing the button, the light emission method, and the light emission color to emit light according to the transmission of the operation signal.

  Further, the television device 10 measures the elapsed time starting from the transmission of the button identification information and the light emission instruction information, and when the operation signal is not received even when the predetermined time has elapsed, the button is again displayed. Identification information and light emission instruction information are transmitted. As described above, after transmitting the button identification information and the light emission instruction information, when the operation signal is not received even after a predetermined reference time has elapsed, the button identification information and the light emission instruction information reach the remote control device 20. It is possible to prevent non-delivery of the button identification information and the light emission instruction information by determining that it is not present and retransmitting.

  In addition, since it may be assumed that a problem has occurred in each signal transmission unit or signal reception unit of the television device 10 and the remote control device 20, the number of times for retransmitting the button identification information and the light emission instruction information is provided. If the limit is exceeded, an error display may be displayed.

It is a figure showing typically the remote control system concerning an embodiment of the invention. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of the television apparatus and remote control apparatus of the remote control system which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a disassembled perspective view of the remote control device concerning an embodiment of the invention. It is a flowchart which shows the process sequence which the remote control system which concerns on embodiment of this invention performs. It is a flowchart which shows the process sequence which the remote control system which concerns on embodiment of this invention performs.

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10 Television equipment (electrical equipment)
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 11 Control part 16 Signal transmission part 17 Signal reception part 20 Remote control device 21 IC chip 23 Signal reception part 24 Signal transmission part 203 Multicolor LED

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  1. In a remote operation system including an electric device and a remote operation device capable of data communication with the electric device and transmitting an operation signal from a remote location to operate the electric device.
    The electrical equipment is
    Means for transmitting to the remote control device button identification information for identifying a button on the remote control device operable to transmit an operation signal, and light emission instruction information for causing the button to emit light;
    The remote control device is:
    Means for receiving the button identification information and the light emission instruction information;
    A remote operation system comprising: means for causing a button operable by the remote operation device to emit light based on the received button identification information and light emission instruction information.
  2. The light emission instruction information includes light emission method information related to an instruction of light emission or blinking of a button on the remote control device operable to transmit an operation signal,
    The remote control device is:
    Means for extracting the light emission method information from the received light emission instruction information;
    The remote operation system according to claim 1, further comprising means for causing a button operable by the remote operation device to emit light or blink based on the extracted light emission method information.
  3.   The remote operation system according to claim 2, wherein the light emitting method information includes information regarding a blinking interval of a button on the remote operation device that can be operated to transmit an operation signal.
  4. The light emission instruction information includes light emission color information related to designation of a color for causing a button on the remote control device operable to transmit an operation signal,
    The remote control device is:
    Means for extracting the emission color information from the received emission instruction information;
    4. The apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising: means for causing a button operable by the remote control device to emit light in a designated emission color based on the extracted emission color information. The remote control system described.
  5. The electrical device includes means for displaying display data relating to a function operated by an operation signal of the remote control device,
    5. The remote operation system according to claim 4, wherein a display color for each function displayed by the display data is the same as a light emission color of a corresponding button on the remote operation device. .
  6. The electrical equipment is
    The remote operation system according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the light emission instruction information is transmitted when an operation signal is received from the remote operation device.
  7. The remote control device is:
    The remote control according to any one of claims 1 to 6, further comprising means for outputting a warning sound to the outside when it is determined that a button other than the button specified by the button identification information is selected. system.
  8. In a remote control device that is capable of mutual data communication with an electrical device and that operates the electrical device by transmitting an operation signal from a remote location,
    Means for receiving button identification information for identifying a button operable to transmit an operation signal, and light emission instruction information for causing the button to emit light;
    And a means for causing a button that can be operated to emit light based on the received button identification information and light emission instruction information.
  9. The light emission instruction information includes light emission method information relating to a light emission or blinking instruction of a button operable to transmit an operation signal,
    Means for extracting the light emission method information from the received light emission instruction information;
    9. The remote control device according to claim 8, further comprising means for causing a button that can be operated to emit light or blink based on the extracted light emitting method information.
  10.   10. The remote operation device according to claim 9, wherein the light emitting method information includes information related to a blinking interval of a button operable to transmit an operation signal.
  11. The light emission instruction information includes light emission color information related to designation of a color to emit a button operable to transmit an operation signal,
    Means for extracting the emission color information from the received emission instruction information;
    The remote control device according to any one of claims 8 to 10, further comprising means for causing a button that can be operated to emit light in a designated emission color based on the extracted emission color information. .
  12. The remote control according to any one of claims 8 to 11, further comprising means for outputting a warning sound to the outside when it is determined that a button other than the button specified by the button identification information is selected. apparatus.
  13. In a remote control device for operating the electrical device by transmitting an operation signal from a remote location,
    A remote control device comprising: means for causing a plurality of buttons operable to transmit an operation signal to emit light in a predetermined state.
  14.   14. The remote control device according to claim 13, wherein the plurality of buttons that can be operated always emit light, or blink at predetermined intervals or different intervals.
  15.   The remote control device according to claim 13 or 14, wherein the plurality of buttons that can be operated emit light with different emission colors.
  16. 16. The remote control device according to claim 13, further comprising means for outputting a warning sound to the outside when it is determined that a button other than the light emitting button is selected.

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