JP2013179454A - Portable information processing device, karaoke system, and program - Google Patents

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JP2013179454A
JP2013179454A JP2012041925A JP2012041925A JP2013179454A JP 2013179454 A JP2013179454 A JP 2013179454A JP 2012041925 A JP2012041925 A JP 2012041925A JP 2012041925 A JP2012041925 A JP 2012041925A JP 2013179454 A JP2013179454 A JP 2013179454A
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To restrain concentration of connection to a prescribed access point and optimize a communication environment.SOLUTION: A portable information processing device according to the invention is characterized by comprising: receiving means for receiving a radio wave from an access point performing radio communication by means of radio communication means; and control means for determining whether the access point is an internal access point built in a karaoke device or an external access point outside of the karaoke device on the basis of identification information included in the radio wave from the access point if it received the radio wave from the access point by the receiving means, and performs radio communication by preferentially connecting to the internal access point by the radio communication means.

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  The present invention includes a portable information processing device capable of transmitting and receiving information to and from a karaoke device associated by performing wireless communication with an access point, and a portable information processing device and a karaoke device. The present invention relates to a program executed by a karaoke system and a portable information processing apparatus.

  Karaoke systems installed in night stores such as karaoke boxes or snacks have dramatically increased the number of songs recorded with the spread of information communication and the increase in capacity of hard disks. In recent years, more than 100,000 songs can be recorded and played on a single karaoke device.

  In recent years, additional functions have been added by increasing the capacity and speed of information communication over the Internet and increasing the speed of information processing functions. For example, it is possible to provide a wide range of services such as providing information according to individual customers by performing user authentication, recording a user's singing state, and publishing on the Internet.

  When providing such a service at various stores, a communication network (LAN) installed in the store is used. Currently, not only the commander as a karaoke device but also a remote control device for designating (reserving) music to be played to the commander and issuing instructions for receiving the services as described above is connected to this communication network. Yes. The remote control device is driven by a battery and wirelessly connected to a network to improve operability for the user.

  Patent Document 1 discloses a wireless communication system for karaoke that wirelessly connects such a remote control device to a network. The remote control device (remote control) can perform mutual exchange of information such as receiving music selection input from the remote control device and transmitting it to the commander by wireless communication with the radio wave communication I / F of the karaoke device (commander). Yes.

JP 2009-181020 A

  In recent years, in a karaoke wireless communication system, it has been considered to incorporate a radio communication I / F (access point) in a karaoke apparatus. Since the access point is built in the karaoke device, it is not necessary to separately install an access point on the network when building a network for communication between the remote control device and the karaoke device. However, the remote control device may receive radio waves from the external access point and the internal access point, and cannot determine which of the external access point and the internal access point should be connected to perform wireless communication. It was.

In order to solve the above problems, a portable information processing device according to the present invention provides:
A portable information processing device capable of wirelessly communicating with a karaoke device connectable to a network,
A wireless communication means capable of wireless communication with an access point;
Receiving means for receiving radio waves from an access point that performs wireless communication by the wireless communication means;
When receiving the radio wave from the access point by the receiving means, based on the identification information included in the radio wave from the access point, the internal access point built in the karaoke device or the outside of the karaoke device Control means for determining whether it is an access point and giving priority to the internal access point and connecting by the wireless communication means to perform wireless communication.

Furthermore, in the portable information processing apparatus according to the present invention,
When the receiving means receives radio waves from the access point, the control means gives priority to the internal access point having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold value, and connects with the karaoke apparatus by radio communication means. It is characterized by performing.

Furthermore, in the portable information processing apparatus according to the present invention,
The control means gives priority to the internal access point of the karaoke apparatus associated with the portable information processing apparatus when the reception means receives a radio wave having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold value from the access point. And performing wireless communication.

Furthermore, in the portable information processing apparatus according to the present invention,
The control means performs wireless communication by connecting to the external access point when the receiving means does not receive a radio wave having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold value.

Furthermore, in the portable information processing apparatus according to the present invention,
The portable information processing device can be set to either a mode with a large amount of wireless communication or a mode with a small amount of wireless communication,
When the portable information processing apparatus is set to a mode with a large amount of wireless communication, the control means connects to the access point having the highest radio wave intensity among the radio wave intensity received by the reception means. It is characterized by performing wireless communication.

The karaoke system according to the present invention is
A karaoke system comprising a portable information processing device capable of wirelessly communicating with a karaoke device connectable to a network,
The portable information processing apparatus includes:
A wireless communication means capable of wireless communication with an access point;
Receiving means for receiving radio waves from an access point that performs wireless communication by the wireless communication means;
When receiving the radio wave from the access point by the receiving means, based on the identification information included in the radio wave from the access point, the internal access point built in the karaoke device or the outside of the karaoke device Control means for determining whether it is an access point, giving priority to the internal access point, connecting by the wireless communication means, and performing wireless communication.

Furthermore, the karaoke system according to the present invention is:
A plurality of the karaoke devices are connected to the network, and the portable information processing device is associated with any of the plurality of karaoke devices and can communicate wirelessly,
The karaoke device
A wireless connection state acquisition process for acquiring a wireless connection state at an access point to which the portable information processing device associated with the karaoke device is connected;
When the wireless connection state acquired by the wireless state acquisition process satisfies a predetermined condition, the portable information processing device associated with the karaoke device is associated with the portable information processing device. Karaoke device side control means for executing connection change processing for changing connection to the internal access point.

The program according to the present invention is
To the computer of the portable information processing device that can communicate wirelessly with the karaoke device that can be connected to the network,
A receiving step of receiving radio waves from an access point capable of wireless communication;
When receiving the radio wave from the access point by the receiving step, based on the identification information included in the radio wave from the access point, either the internal access point built in the karaoke device or the outside of the karaoke device A control step of determining whether it is an access point, prioritizing the internal access point, connecting by the wireless communication means, and performing wireless communication.

  According to the portable information processing device of the present invention, when a portable information processing device is wirelessly connected to an access point in a wireless network environment in which the karaoke device incorporating the internal access point and the external access point are used, the internal access By wirelessly connecting points with priority, it is possible to suppress the concentration of wireless connections at external access points and to suppress the occurrence of failures such as a decrease in wireless communication speed.

  Furthermore, according to the portable information processing device of the present invention, a plurality of portable information can be obtained by preferentially wirelessly connecting the associated karaoke device, that is, the karaoke device with which the portable information processing device exchanges information. Access points to which processing devices are connected can be distributed, and a wireless communication environment can be optimized.

  Furthermore, according to the portable information processing device of the present invention, when there is no internal access point capable of wireless communication, the portable information processing device can be wirelessly connected to the network by connecting to the external access point. It becomes.

  Furthermore, according to the portable information processing device of the present invention, when the portable information processing device is set to Aether with a large amount of wireless communication, regardless of the type of internal access point or external access point, It is possible to optimize the communication speed by connecting a large access point.

  Furthermore, according to the karaoke system having the portable information processing device of the present invention, the karaoke device monitors the wireless connection state of the access point to which the portable information processing device associated with the karaoke device is connected. When the wireless connection state of the connected access point is not good, it is possible to improve the wireless connection state of the portable information processing device by changing the connection to the internal access point built in the own karaoke device.

  Furthermore, by installing the program of the present invention in a portable information processing device such as a remote control device used in a karaoke system or a portable information terminal such as a smartphone, the portable information processing device described above is provided for the portable information processing device. Functions of the information processing apparatus, that is, it is possible to suppress the concentration of wireless connections at external access points, and to suppress the occurrence of failures such as a decrease in wireless communication speed.

The schematic diagram which shows the mode of the karaoke system installation which concerns on embodiment of this invention The block diagram which shows the structure of the karaoke apparatus which concerns on embodiment of this invention. The block diagram which shows the structure of the remote control device which concerns on embodiment of this invention The figure explaining the identification method of the access point kind which concerns on embodiment of this invention The flowchart which shows the connection process which concerns on embodiment of this invention The figure which shows the access point list which concerns on embodiment of this invention The flowchart which shows the reconnection process which concerns on embodiment of this invention The flowchart which shows the connection process which concerns on other embodiment of this invention.

  FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram showing a state of karaoke system installation according to an embodiment of the present invention, and installation when commanders (karaoke apparatuses) 2a to 2c are installed in a plurality of rooms like a karaoke box. It is an example. In addition, this installation example is an installation example for simplifying the description, and in an actual karaoke box, the number of rooms more than the number illustrated is almost always installed. In the installation example of FIG. 1, commanders 2a to 2c are installed in rooms A to C. In addition, remote control devices 1a to 1d that can operate the commanders 2a to 2c are arranged in the room.

  The commanders 2a to 2c installed in each room are connected to a wired LAN 100 to construct an in-store network. A router 120 is connected to this network. The router 120 can receive information used for various karaoke services, such as music information necessary for karaoke performance, by communicating with a server device (not shown) connected to the Internet. It is possible.

  In this embodiment, an external access point 110 that enables wireless communication with various devices is installed on the LAN 100. The external access point 110 is capable of wireless communication with the remote control devices 1a to 1c having a wireless LAN function, the smartphone 3, or the like. In the present embodiment, the commanders 2a to 2c also incorporate an internal access point having the same function as the external access point 110. The remote control devices 1a to 1d can be connected to a network by wirelessly connecting to an external access point 110 or an internal access point built in the commanders 2a to 2c. The remote control devices 1a to 1d are associated with the commanders 2a to 2c in the same room, and can perform information communication with the associated commanders 2a to 2c. This association will be described in detail later.

  FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing the configuration of the commander (karaoke device) according to the embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 1, in order to divide and explain the plurality of commanders 2a to 2c, explanations are given with alphabetic suffixes a to c, but here, the suffixes are omitted. The same applies to the remote control device 1 described later.

  The commander 2 has a CPU (central processing unit) 30 and a memory 27 as control means. The CPU 30 includes an operation processing unit 22, an infrared communication unit 23, a LAN interface 24, an audio control unit 25, a memory 27, a video RAM 28, a video reproduction unit 29, an HDD 32, an internal access point 33, an electrical Connected. The memory 27 temporarily stores information necessary for executing various programs. The control means reads out the program stored in the storage means such as the HDD (hard disk) 32, and thereby executes various processes on the peripheral configuration such as the audio control unit 17, the video reproduction unit 29, and the internal access point 33. Is possible.

The commander 2 also includes an acoustic control unit 17 as a playing means for playing music as a karaoke function. The sound control unit 25 reads the music information stored in the HDD 32 based on the control of the CPU 30 and the like, and causes the MIDI sound source 26 and the like to perform. The acoustic control unit 17 also has a mixing function of mixing performance sound produced by the MIDI sound source 26 and singing sound input from the microphone 43 and emitting the sound from the speaker 42.

  In addition, the commander 2 includes an operation unit 21 as a commander-side input unit configured by a switch that receives various inputs from the user. The commander 2 includes an operation processing unit 22 that interprets an input from the operation unit 21 and transmits the input to the CPU 30. The commander 2 also includes an HDD 32 (hard disk) as commander side storage means for storing various information. The commander 2 includes a LAN interface 24 for connecting to the LAN 100 via a wired connection.

  The commander 2 also includes video playback means for displaying lyrics video and background video on the external monitor 41. This video playback means includes a video playback unit 29 for playing back video based on video information, a video RAM 28 for temporarily storing the video to be played back, a lyrics telop superimposed on the played back video, and a video effect is added. The video control unit 31 is configured.

  With such a configuration, the commander 2 executes various processes. As the main functions of the commander 2, a music reservation process, a music performance process, a video display process, and the like can be executed. The music reservation process is a process for designating and reserving music based on designation from the user, and is executed in cooperation with the remote control device 1. The reservation information transmitted from the remote control device 1 is registered in the reservation table stored in the memory 27. The music performance process is a process for causing the sound control unit 17 to perform music sequentially based on reservation information registered in the reservation table. A video reproduction process is executed in synchronization with the music performance process. In this video playback process, the video playback means configured to include the video control unit 31 plays various video information, lyrics information, etc., provides visual information to the user via the external monitor 41, and performs singing assistance. It is processing.

  The commander 2 according to the present embodiment includes an internal access point 33 and an infrared communication unit 23 as a configuration for communicating with an external device. Similar to the external access point 110, the internal access point 33 is means for enabling wireless communication with various external devices by wireless LAN communication. In the usage mode shown in FIG. 1, the internal access point 33 is capable of wireless communication with a portable information processing device including wireless communication means such as the remote control devices 1 a to 1 c or the smartphone 3.

  The infrared communication unit 23 is a preliminarily provided wireless communication unit that executes music reservation processing when communication with the remote control device 1 via the network is not possible, or the remote control device 1 and the commander 2. It is possible to use in the case of performing the associating process for associating.

  FIG. 3 is a block diagram showing the configuration of the remote control device 1. On the other hand, the remote control device 1 transmits various instructions such as reservation information to the commander 2 and receives various information from the commander 2 or a server device on the Internet. The remote control device 1 includes a display unit 11 as a remote control side display unit and an operation unit 17 as a remote control side input unit that accepts various inputs from the user.

The remote control device 1 is configured to include control means for controlling the entire remote control device 1 in an integrated manner. The control means includes a CPU 15 that executes various processes of the remote controller 1 in an integrated manner, a database required for music search, various programs, and a storage means that stores various information generated in accordance with the program execution. A memory 14 is included. The remote control device 1 interprets an input from the video control unit 13 that forms a video to be displayed on the display unit 11, a video RAM 12 that temporarily stores video information to be displayed, and the operation unit 17, and transmits the interpretation to the CPU 15. An operation processing unit 18 is included. Note that the display unit 11 and the operation unit 17 of the remote control device 1 may be integrated to form a touch panel display screen. The CPU 15 is electrically connected to the video RAM 12, the video control unit 13, the memory 14, the wireless LAN communication unit 16, the operation processing unit 18, and the infrared communication unit 19.

  The remote control device 1 includes a wireless LAN communication unit 16 and an infrared communication unit 19 as means for performing wireless communication with an external device such as the commander 2. The wireless LAN communication unit 16 connects the remote control device 1 to the network by wirelessly connecting to at least one of the external access point 110 and the internal access point 33 built in the commander 2. In this embodiment, the wireless LAN communication unit 16 functions as a receiving unit that receives radio waves from the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110, and wirelessly communicates with any one of the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110. By connecting, the remote control device 1 is connected to a network and has a function as a wireless communication means that enables various information exchange.

The remote control device 1 connected to the network by using the wireless LAN communication unit 16 can transmit various commands such as a reservation command to a specific associated commander 2 via the network. The remote control device 1 can receive various information from the commander 2 or a server device on the Internet.

    Here, the association between the remote control device 1 and the commander 2 will be described. The association is referred to as another name, binding, or association, and means that the remote control device 1 corresponds to a specific commander 2. The association between the remote control device 1 and the commander 2 is performed by performing an association process. Normally, as shown in FIG. 1, in the case of room A, the commander 2a is associated with the remote control device 1a used in the same room. Further, as in the room B, a plurality of remote control devices 1b and 1c can be associated with one commander 2b. Furthermore, it is also conceivable to operate the commander 2c from the smartphone 3 by associating not only the remote control device 1c but also the smartphone 3 owned by the user with the commander 2c as in the room C.

  In the association processing, communication is performed between the infrared communication unit 23 on the remote control device 1 side and the infrared communication unit 19 on the commander 2 side, and individual identification information for identifying each remote control device 1 is stored in the memory 27 of the commander 2. It is possible to store the individual identification information for identifying each commander 2 in the memory 14 of the remote control device 1 or the like. The remote control device 1 connected to the network transmits various commands over the network, but the associated commander 2 uses the associated remote control device 1 based on the information stored in the memory 27. It is possible to select the commands from and execute various processes addressed to them such as a reservation process. Details of the association processing are described in JP2009-288690A, JP2009-157207A, and the like.

  With such a configuration of the remote control device 1, various inputs from the user are received by the operation unit 17, and video information is displayed on the display unit 11 to provide various information to the user, and for the commander 2 or karaoke Various instructions such as music reservation can be transmitted to the host 5.

  As described above, in the environment of the karaoke system illustrated in FIG. 1, the remote control device 1 is wirelessly connected to the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 built in the commanders 2a to 2c and connected to the network. By connecting, it is possible to communicate with the associated commanders 2a to 2c or a server device on the Internet.

  As is well known in a wireless LAN, a wireless connection can be established when authentication using identification information or a password is obtained between a wirelessly communicating device and an access point. When there are a plurality of connectable access points, it is normal for a device that performs wireless communication to select and connect an access point having a high radio wave intensity from the plurality of access points.

  In the environment of the karaoke system shown in FIG. 1, for example, the remote control device 1a is not limited to the internal access point 33 built in the commander 2a installed in the same room, but the commander 2b or commander 2c installed in another room. It is also conceivable to join the network by connecting to the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110. When an access point to be connected is selected based on the above-described radio wave intensity, the radio wave of a specific internal access point 33 or external access point 110 depends on the commanders 2a to 2c, the installation position of the external access point 110, the room structure, or the like. The strength increases, and the connection may concentrate on a specific internal access point 33 or external access point 110. Such concentration of connections may cause a decrease in information transfer speed of the connected remote control devices 1a to 1c, or may cause a communication failure.

  The case where the remote control devices 1a to 1c are wirelessly connected as the portable information processing device has been described above, but the same applies to the case where the smartphone 3 owned by the user as the portable information processing device is wirelessly connected to the network. In such a case, since the number of smartphones 3 to be used is added in addition to the remote control devices 1a to 1c, the above-described problem of the wireless communication environment is expected to become more prominent.

  In the embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to suppress concentration of connections to such a specific internal access point 33 or external access point 110. Therefore, when connecting to the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110, the remote control device 1 or the smartphone 3 as the portable information processing device executes connection processing for selecting an appropriate access point.

  FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing the connection process according to the embodiment of the present invention. Here, the case of the remote control device 1 will be described as an example. Even when a portable information processing device such as a smartphone 3 is used instead of the remote control device 1, it is possible to connect to the appropriate internal access point 33 or external access point 110 by performing the same connection processing. . Hereinafter, in FIG. 4, “access point” is represented as “AP”.

  When the power source of the remote control device 1 is turned on or the wireless communication function of the remote control device 1 is changed to the use state, the control means of the remote control device 1 starts the connection process shown in FIG. First, the remote control device 1 creates an internal access point list and an external access point list based on surrounding radio wave conditions by using a function as a receiving unit included in the wireless LAN communication unit 16 (S101 to S104).

  The internal access point 33 and the external access point 110 have a configuration in accordance with the wireless LAN standard, and do not have a particular functional difference. In the present embodiment, the remote control device 1 determines whether it is the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 based on the identification information included in the radio wave emitted by the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110, Each access point list is to be created.

A discrimination mode between the internal access point 33 and the external access point 110 will be described with reference to FIG. Here, the SSID is used as identification information included in the radio wave. The SSID is identification information that can be arbitrarily assigned at an access point. Here, an SSID is assigned to each access point using individual identification information such as a product number assigned individually. That is, for the internal access point 33, the one with “INT_” added before the individual identification information is set as the SSID, and for the external access point 110 with “EXT_” added before the individual identification information. Assigned to SSID.

  The remote control device 1 that receives a radio wave including such an SSID stores such SSID assignment rules in a program so that the SSID (identification information) included in the received radio wave is stored in the internal access point 33. It is possible to determine whether the access point or the external access point 110. Based on such a determination method, the remote control device 1 determines whether or not the received radio wave includes a radio wave including identification information of the internal access point 33 (S101).

  When the internal access point 33 exists, the remote control device 1 stores the identification information of the internal access point 33 in the internal access point list in the memory 14 under the control of the CPU 15 (S102). At this time, the received radio wave intensity for each internal access point 33 is stored in the internal access point list in association with it.

  Further, the remote control device 1 determines whether or not the received radio wave includes a radio wave including identification information of the external access point 110 (S103). When the external access point 110 exists, the remote control device 1 stores the identification information of the external access point 110 and the radio wave intensity of the external access point 110 in the external access point list in the memory 14.

  FIG. 6 shows an example of an internal / external access point list according to the embodiment of the present invention. This example corresponds to the environment of the karaoke system shown in FIG. 1, and is an internal / external access point list in the remote control device 1a. For example, when the remote control device 1a receives radio waves from the internal access point 33 and the external access point 110 of the commanders 2a to 2c shown in FIG. 1, the internal access point list shown in FIG. The external access point list shown in b) is stored in the memory 14. In the example of FIG. 6, the SSID of each access point is created according to the rules of FIG. 5, and the code at the end corresponds to the code of the corresponding commanders 2 a to 2 c or the external access point 110. Yes.

  In the connection process, the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 to be connected is selected based on the internal / external access point list created in this way. In S105, it is determined whether or not there is an internal access point 33 having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold in the internal access point list.

When there is an internal access point 33 having a radio field intensity equal to or greater than the threshold (S105: Yes), in S106, the commander 2 associated with the remote control device 1 is included in the internal access point 33 having the radio field intensity equal to or greater than the threshold. It is determined whether there is a built-in internal access point 33. This determination can be made based on the identification information of the commander 2 stored in the memory 14 of the remote control device 1 by the association process. If there is an internal access point 33 of the commander 2 associated with the remote control device 1 in the internal access point list (S106: Yes), the remote control device 1 is connected to the associated internal access point 33 and wirelessly connected. Communication is executed (S107). When the internal access point 33 associated with the remote control device 1 can be connected in this way, it is distributed to the commanders 2a to 2c in the room where the remote control device 1 is installed by giving priority to the connection. Can be connected.

  On the other hand, when there is no internal access point 33 built in the commander 2 associated with the remote control device 1 among the internal access points 33 having a radio wave intensity equal to or greater than the threshold (S106: No9, internal access points other than the association destination) In this case, when there are a plurality of internal access points 33 having a radio wave intensity equal to or higher than the threshold value, one internal access point 33 is randomly selected from the plurality of internal access points 33. In addition, when there are a plurality of internal access points 33 having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than the threshold, the internal access point 33 having the strongest radio field intensity is selected from the plurality of internal access points 33. , May be connected.

  On the other hand, when there is no internal access point 33 whose radio wave intensity is equal to or greater than the threshold in the internal access point list (S105: No), the remote control device 1 refers to the external access point list and the external access point 110 exists. (S109). If the external access point 110 exists, the wireless communication is started by connecting to the external access point 110 (S110).

  As described above, the connection processing according to the present embodiment is based on connecting the internal access point 33 with priority. Usually, in an environment such as a karaoke box, since a plurality of commanders 2 are installed, the internal access point 33 in the commander 2 is preferentially connected to connect to a specific internal access point 33 or an external access point 110. Can be prevented.

  Furthermore, in the connection processing of the present embodiment, the remote access device 1 is usually connected to the same room by preferentially connecting the internal access point 33 built in the associated commander 2 among the connectable internal access points 33. The installed commander 2 can be preferentially connected wirelessly, and the concentration of wireless connections can be suppressed.

  Further, in the connection process of the present embodiment, if the remote control device 1 cannot be connected to any internal access point 33 because the radio wave intensity is weak, the remote control device 1 is connected to the network by connecting to the external access point 110. Ensure that you can connect.

  As described above, the remote control device 1 and the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 are wirelessly connected, so that the wirelessly connected remote control device 1 is connected to the network, and information is transmitted to and received from the commander 2 or a server device on the Internet. Can be performed. By the way, in such a connection situation, it is conceivable that the wireless state changes due to changes in various situations such as a new remote control device 1 being connected to a network with the passage of time.

  In the present embodiment, in response to such a change in wireless state, in particular, a change in the connection status of the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 to which the remote control device 1 is connected, the connection destination of the remote control device 1 is set to the remote control device. A reconnection process for connecting to the internal access point 33 built in the commander 2 associated with 1 is performed. Therefore, in this reconnection process, the process is based on the assumption that the commander 2 associated with the remote control device 1 is connected to the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 other than the internal access point 33 built in. Yes.

FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing the reconnection process according to the embodiment of the present invention. In this reconnection process, the commander 2 associated with the remote control device 1 is executed by monitoring the connection state of the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 to which the remote control device 1 is connected. The commander 2 checks whether or not the remote control device 1 associated with the commander 2 exists (S301). If the associated remote control device 1 exists (S301: Yes), the commander 2 is associated. The wireless connection state acquisition process for acquiring the wireless connection state of the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 to which the remote control device 1 is connected is executed (S302). Here, the wireless connection state is the number of connections, that is, the number of devices to which the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 to be monitored is wirelessly connected.

  When the wireless connection state acquired in the wireless connection state acquisition process satisfies a predetermined condition, that is, when the number of connections exceeds the threshold value in this embodiment (S303: Yes), the associated remote controller 1 In response to this, a connection change command is transmitted via the network (S304). This connection change command is a command that causes the remote control device 1 to change the connection to the internal access point 33 of the associated commander 2 (commander 2 that has transmitted the connection change command). Receiving the connection change command (S201), the remote control device 1 changes the wireless connection destination to the internal access point 33 that is the association destination (S202). When the association of the remote control device 1 associated with the commander 2 is released (S305: Yes), the commander 2 searches for the remote control device 1 associated with the commander 2 again in S301. As the cancellation of the association of the remote control device 1, there can be considered a situation in which the remote control device 1 is turned off or an association process in which the remote control device 1 is associated with a different commander 2 is executed. When the remote control device 1 associated with the commander 2 newly exists (S301: Yes), the processing of S302 to S304 is executed.

  Thus, in the present embodiment, the reconnection process is executed when the remote control device 1 is connected to other than the internal access point 33 of the associated commander 2. In this reconnection process, when the wireless connection state of the connection destination internal access point 33 or external access point 110 satisfies a predetermined condition, the remote control device 1 is changed to the internal access point 33 of the associated commander 2. Therefore, it is possible to suppress the deterioration of the communication state at the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 that is the connection destination.

  Next, connection processing according to another embodiment will be described. In the remote control device 1, it can be considered that a plurality of modes can be set according to the use environment. In a day store such as a karaoke box, there is a case where a remote control device 1 is installed for a user who wants to enjoy the singing itself by various methods. When such a service is provided, the amount of communication in the remote control device 1 increases due to transmission / reception of streaming video and the like. On the other hand, the remote control device 1 used in a night shop such as a snack is mainly for transmitting reservation information to the commander 2, and the amount of communication transmitted and received by the remote control device 1 is relatively small.

  The connection process shown in FIG. 8 is a process in consideration of such a usage pattern of the remote control device 1. Therefore, the remote control device 1 can set the first mode with a small amount of wireless communication or the second mode with a large amount of wireless communication. The mode setting input via the operation unit 17 is stored in the memory 14.

The connection processing of this embodiment is processing in consideration of this mode setting. In this connection process, a mode determination process S420 and a process S421 according to the determination are added to the connection process described in FIG. Here, the mode determination in S420 different from the connection process in FIG. 4 and the processing according to the determination in S421 will be described. Other processes are the same as the connection process of FIG. Specifically, S10 in FIG.
The processing of 1 to S110 corresponds to the processing of S401 to S410 in FIG.

  In S420, the remote control device 1 reads the mode setting stored in the memory 14, and determines whether it is set to the first mode (communication amount: small) or the second mode (communication amount: high). judge. When the first mode is set (S420: Yes), the process proceeds to S405, and the radio field strength for the internal access point 33 is determined. On the other hand, when it is set to the second mode (S420: No), it is connected to the internal or external access points 33, 110 having high radio field intensity (S421). As described above, when the second mode is set in which the communication amount is relatively large, the remote control device 1 can access with a high radio wave intensity regardless of the type of the access point such as the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110. By selecting the internal access point 33 or the external access point 110 that is a point, it is possible to cope with wireless communication with a large communication amount such as streaming video distribution. On the other hand, when the first mode is set with a relatively small traffic, a specific internal access can be made by preferentially connecting the internal access point 33 in the commander 2 as in the process of FIG. It is possible to suppress the concentration of connections at the point 33 or the external access point 110.

  The connection process according to another embodiment has been described above, but the reconnection process described with reference to FIG. 7 can also be executed in this other embodiment. Further, in this specification, the case of the remote control device 1 has been described as an example of the portable information processing device. However, the portable information processing device is not limited to the remote control device 1 and includes a wireless LAN communication function. Various devices such as smart phones or PDAs can be used. And it is also possible to provide as a program (portable information processing apparatus program) installed in the portable information processing apparatus. Note that the program installed in the portable information processing apparatus may be downloaded via a server, or may be provided by being stored in a recording medium such as a CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM. The portable information processing device may be any device that can transmit various commands or various information to the karaoke device.

  Note that the present invention is not limited to these embodiments, and embodiments configured by appropriately combining the configurations of the respective embodiments also fall within the scope of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Remote control apparatus, 2 ... Commander (karaoke apparatus), 3 ... Smartphone, 11 ... Display part, 12 ... Video RAM, 13 ... Image | video control part, 14 ... Memory, 15 ... CPU, 16 ... Wireless LAN communication part, 17 ... Operation unit, 18 ... operation processing unit, 19 ... infrared communication unit, 21 ... operation unit, 22 ... operation processing unit, 23 ... infrared communication unit, 24 ... LAN interface, 25 ... voice control unit, 27 ... memory, 28 ... video RAM, 29 ... Video playback unit, 30 ... CPU, 31 ... Video control unit, 32 ... Hard disk (HDD), 41 ... External monitor, 42 ... Speaker, 44 ... Microphone, 100 ... LAN, 110 ... Access point, 120 ... Router

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  1. A portable information processing device capable of wirelessly communicating with a karaoke device connectable to a network,
    A wireless communication means capable of wireless communication with an access point;
    Receiving means for receiving radio waves from an access point that performs wireless communication by the wireless communication means;
    When receiving the radio wave from the access point by the receiving means, based on the identification information included in the radio wave from the access point, the internal access point built in the karaoke device or the outside of the karaoke device A portable information processing apparatus, comprising: a control unit that determines whether the access point is used and gives priority to the internal access point to connect by the wireless communication unit to perform wireless communication.
  2. When the receiving means receives radio waves from the access point, the control means gives priority to the internal access point having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold value, and connects with the karaoke apparatus by radio communication means. The portable information processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein:
  3. The control means gives priority to the internal access point of the karaoke apparatus associated with the portable information processing apparatus when the reception means receives a radio wave having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold value from the access point. The portable information processing apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the portable information processing apparatus performs wireless communication.
  4. The control unit performs wireless communication by connecting to the external access point when the reception unit does not receive a radio wave having a radio field intensity equal to or higher than a threshold value. 2. The portable information processing apparatus according to item 1.
  5. The portable information processing device can be set to either a mode with a large amount of wireless communication or a mode with a small amount of wireless communication,
    When the portable information processing apparatus is set to a mode with a large amount of wireless communication, the control means connects to the access point having the highest radio wave intensity among the radio wave intensity received by the reception means. The portable information processing apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein wireless communication is performed.
  6. A karaoke system comprising a portable information processing device capable of wirelessly communicating with a karaoke device connectable to a network,
    The portable information processing apparatus includes:
    A wireless communication means capable of wireless communication with an access point;
    Receiving means for receiving radio waves from an access point that performs wireless communication by the wireless communication means;
    When receiving the radio wave from the access point by the receiving means, based on the identification information included in the radio wave from the access point, the internal access point built in the karaoke device or the outside of the karaoke device A karaoke system comprising: a control unit that determines whether the access point is used, and prioritizes the internal access point, connects the wireless communication unit, and performs wireless communication.
  7. A plurality of the karaoke devices are connected to the network, and the portable information processing device is associated with any of the plurality of karaoke devices and can communicate wirelessly,
    The karaoke device
    A wireless connection state acquisition process for acquiring a wireless connection state at an access point to which the portable information processing device associated with the karaoke device is connected;
    When the wireless connection state acquired by the wireless state acquisition process satisfies a predetermined condition, the portable information processing device associated with the karaoke device is associated with the portable information processing device. The karaoke system according to claim 6, further comprising: a karaoke device-side control unit that executes connection change processing for changing connection to the internal access point.
  8. To the computer of the portable information processing device that can communicate wirelessly with the karaoke device that can be connected to the network,
    A receiving step of receiving radio waves from an access point capable of wireless communication;
    When receiving the radio wave from the access point by the receiving step, based on the identification information included in the radio wave from the access point, either the internal access point built in the karaoke device or the outside of the karaoke device And a control step of performing wireless communication by determining whether it is an access point, giving priority to the internal access point, and connecting by the wireless communication means.
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