JP2015050752A - Registration support system for remote control system - Google Patents

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JP2015050752A
JP2015050752A JP2013183429A JP2013183429A JP2015050752A JP 2015050752 A JP2015050752 A JP 2015050752A JP 2013183429 A JP2013183429 A JP 2013183429A JP 2013183429 A JP2013183429 A JP 2013183429A JP 2015050752 A JP2015050752 A JP 2015050752A
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中西 正洋
Masahiro Nakanishi
正洋 中西
正和 河原
Masakazu Kawahara
正和 河原
慎二 松浦
Shinji Matsuura
慎二 松浦
三木 一浩
Kazuhiro Miki
一浩 三木
赤羽 俊夫
Toshio Akaha
俊夫 赤羽
真裕 上田
Masahiro Ueda
真裕 上田
昭広 岡崎
Akihiro Okazaki
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To enable easy confirmation of correspondence between an unregistered apparatus in a communication terminal device screen and an actual electronic apparatus to make registration work easy, even if a plurality of unregistered apparatuses exist in a narrow area communication network, in a technique for registering combination by performing a physical operation, such as the depression of a button, between the electronic apparatus and the communication terminal device using the narrow area communication network such as a wireless LAN.SOLUTION: When an electronic apparatus (10) to be registered is selected by a communication terminal device (30) in a non-registered apparatus selection screen, a registration support system notifies the selected electronic apparatus (10) that the electronic apparatus is selected, through the narrow area communication network. The electronic apparatus (10) includes a selection notification unit (notification control unit 25 and notification unit 19) for notifying that the electronic apparatus is selected.

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  The present invention is a technology mounted on a remote operation system that remotely operates an electronic device from a communication terminal device via a server device, and a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device that enables remote operation is the server device. The present invention relates to a registration support system that supports the work (pairing) to be registered in the system.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a technique for remotely operating various electronic devices via a server device on a communication network using a communication terminal device such as a mobile phone is known.

  For example, in Patent Document 1, a center server connected to a wide area communication network registers data such as user information, product name, and product format name in a customer management database. It is described that when a remote operation of a registered device is requested using a communication terminal device, the requested device can be remotely operated. When the user reads the barcode on the user registration card to download the user registration page and inputs personal information to the center server, the product name, product type name, etc. are registered together with the user information.

  Conventionally, a dedicated application (application) is downloaded to a communication terminal device such as a smartphone to display the pairing screen, and an operation such as pressing the registration button on the pairing screen while pressing the registration button on the electronic device side is performed. In some cases, a narrow-area communication network such as a wireless LAN is used to set a link between the two and register them in the server device as a remote-controllable combination. In the following, registering a combination is also expressed as pairing.

JP 2002-345051 A (published on November 29, 2002)

  However, in a conventional technology that uses a narrow-area communication network such as a wireless LAN and performs pairing by performing a physical operation such as pressing a button between an electronic device and a communication terminal device, the wireless LAN is connected to the narrow-area communication network. When there are a plurality of unregistered electronic devices, there is a problem that pairing work is troublesome. This will be specifically described.

  During pairing, if a plurality of unregistered electronic devices (unregistered devices) are connected to the home wireless LAN, a plurality of unregistered devices are displayed on the screen of the communication terminal device. For this reason, the correspondence between the unregistered device in the screen and the home electronic device is unknown, and the target device that should be physically operated with the communication terminal device cannot be clearly identified.

  Therefore, the power of each unregistered electronic device is turned on one by one and connected to the wireless LAN, and the unregistered device in the screen is associated with the actual electronic device, or the serial number is given together with the MAC address from the electronic device. Information is acquired and displayed as information on an unregistered device, and it is necessary to collate with the manufacturing number of the electronic device. However, such a procedure imposes troublesome work on the user.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above-described problems, and its purpose is to use a narrow area communication network such as a wireless LAN and to physically press a button between an electronic device and a communication terminal device. In the technique of registering (pairing) a combination by performing an operation, even if there are multiple unregistered devices on the narrow-area communication network, the unregistered device in the screen of the communication terminal device and the actual electronic device It is to make it easy to confirm the correspondence and to facilitate registration.

  In order to solve the above problems, a registration support system in a remote operation system according to an aspect of the present invention is a remote operation in which a communication terminal device remotely operates an electronic device via a server device connected to a wide area communication network. A registration support system that supports a task of registering a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device, which is mounted in a system and enables remote operation, in the server device, and is mounted in the communication terminal device. An unregistered device search unit for searching for an unregistered electronic device that can be remotely operated by the communication terminal device by registering with the server device from electronic devices connected to the network, and the unregistered device An unregistered device selection screen for selecting any one of unregistered electronic devices detected by the search unit is displayed on the display unit of the own device. When one electronic device is selected on the display control unit and the unregistered device selection screen, the selected electronic device is the selected electronic device via the narrow-area communication network. When the notification of the selection is notified from the communication terminal device mounted on the electronic device via the narrow area communication network, the notification is made that the electronic device is selected. And a selection notification unit.

  According to one aspect of the present invention, a combination is registered (paired) by performing a physical operation such as pressing a button between an electronic device and a communication terminal device using a narrow-area communication network such as a wireless LAN. In the technology, even when there are multiple unregistered devices on the narrow area communication network, it is possible to easily check the correspondence between unregistered devices and actual electronic devices in the screen of the communication terminal device, It has the effect of facilitating registration work.

It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the remote control system concerning one Embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the communication terminal device in the said remote control system. It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the electronic device in the said remote control system, and the household appliance adapter connected to this. It is a figure which expands and shows the operation part and alerting | reporting part of the household appliance adapter connected to the electronic device in the said remote system. It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the cloud server in the said remote control system. It is a figure which shows the image which remote-controls an electronic device using the communication terminal device in the said remote control system. It is a figure which shows an example of the login screen which the communication terminal device in the said remote control system displays. It is a figure which shows an example of the operation target apparatus selection screen which the communication terminal device in the said remote control system displays. It is a figure which shows an example of the apparatus operation screen which the communication terminal device in the said remote operation system displays. It is a figure which shows another example of the operation target apparatus selection screen which the communication terminal device in the said remote control system displays. It is a flowchart which shows the procedure which registers the combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device with a cloud server in the said remote control system. It is a figure which shows an example of the unregistered apparatus selection screen which the communication terminal device in the said remote control system displays. It is a figure which shows an example of the link setting screen which the communication terminal device in the said remote control system displays. It is a figure which shows the relationship between the household common ID in the said remote control system, the household appliance adapter connected to the electronic device, and a communication terminal device. It is a figure which shows the image at the time of registering the combination of the communication terminal device which enables remote operation, and an electronic device to a cloud server using the registration assistance system in the remote operation system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention. . It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the electronic device in the remote control system of FIG. 15, and the household appliance adapter connected to this. It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the cloud server in the remote control system of FIG. It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the communication terminal device in the remote control system of FIG. It is a flowchart which shows the procedure which registers the combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device into a cloud server using the information of the registered electronic device using the registration assistance system in the remote control system shown in FIG. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen which the communication terminal device in the remote control system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention fuse | melts and displays an operation object apparatus selection screen and an unregistered apparatus selection screen. It is a figure which shows an example of the unregistered apparatus selection screen which the communication terminal device in the remote control system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention displays. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen which the communication terminal device in the remote control system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention fuse | melts and displays an operation object apparatus selection screen and an unregistered apparatus selection screen. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen which the communication terminal device in the remote control system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention fuse | melts and displays an operation object apparatus selection screen and an unregistered apparatus selection screen. In the remote operation system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention, it is a figure which shows the image which the operation target apparatus selection screen which a communication terminal device displays changes in response to operation with respect to an electronic device. In the remote operation system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention, it is a figure which shows the image which the operation target apparatus selection screen which a communication terminal device displays changes in response to operation with respect to an electronic device. In the remote operation system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention, it is a figure which shows the image which an electronic device responds in response to operation with respect to the operation target apparatus selection screen of a communication terminal device. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen which the communication terminal device in the remote control system concerning the other form of implementation of this invention fuse | melts and displays an operation object apparatus selection screen and an unregistered apparatus selection screen.

[Embodiment 1]
An embodiment of the present invention will be described.

(Configuration of remote operation system 100)
FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a schematic configuration of a remote control system according to the present embodiment. As shown in this figure, the remote operation system 100 includes an electronic device 10 (10A, 10B ...) with a plurality of home appliance adapters 15 (15A, 15B ...) installed in the premises 50 of a large number of users, By registering a combination of the cloud server (server device) 20 of these electronic devices 10 and the home appliance adapter 15 in the cloud server 20, it is possible to remotely control the electronic device 10 to which the home appliance adapter 15 is connected. The communication terminal device 30 (30-1, 30-2...) For each user. In the remote operation system according to the present embodiment, the combination of the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 is registered in the cloud server 20, so that the electronic device 10 to which the home appliance adapter 15 is connected is connected from the communication terminal device 30. It can be operated remotely.

  Each home 50 has a wireless LAN, which is a narrow area communication network, and the relay station 40 of the wireless LAN is connected to a wide area communication network 62 including the Internet. The relay station 40 is a communication device such as a WiFi (registered trademark) router or a WiFi access point. In the present embodiment, IEEE802.11 (IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, or IEEE802.11n), which is one of the wireless LAN standards, is used as the wireless LAN. Of course, it may be based on a wireless LAN standard other than IEEE 802.11.

  The cloud server 20 is installed in each home 50 via the wide area communication network 62 and the wireless LAN relay station 40, and can communicate with the electronic device 10 connected to the home appliance adapter 15. The communication terminal device 30 is connected to the cloud server 20 via the wide area communication network 62. The communication terminal device 30 and the Internet in the wide area communication network 62 are connected using 3G (3rd Generation), LTE (Long Term Evolution), a home or public WiFi access point, and the like. The communication terminal device 30 can remotely operate the electronic device 10 in which the combination with the home appliance adapter 15 is registered in the cloud server 20 via the cloud server 20.

  Both the home appliance adapter 15 and the communication terminal device 30 are wireless communication devices, and can communicate with each other via the relay station 40 without using the wide area communication network 62.

  In addition, although the configuration including the Internet as the wide area communication network 62 is illustrated as a communication network connecting the cloud server 20 and the relay station 40, and the communication terminal device 30 and the cloud server 20, a telephone line network, a mobile communication network, CATV communication A network, a satellite communication network, etc. can also be used.

  The communication terminal device 30 is, for example, a smartphone or a tablet terminal. The electronic device 10 includes, for example, an air conditioner (air conditioner), a refrigerator, a washing machine, a cooking utensil, a lighting device, an air cleaning device, a hot water supply device, a photographing device, various AV devices, various robots (for example, a cleaning robot, housework support). Robot, animal type robot, etc.).

  In the present embodiment, a smartphone is illustrated as the communication terminal device 30, and an air conditioner is illustrated as the electronic device 10. That is, a configuration in which an air conditioner is remotely operated using a smartphone (sometimes abbreviated as a smartphone) is illustrated.

(Configuration of communication terminal apparatus 30)
As illustrated in FIG. 2, the communication terminal device 30 includes a control unit 31, a storage unit 35, a display unit 36, a communication unit 37, and an operation unit 38. The control unit 31 controls the operation of each unit of the communication terminal device 30. The control unit 31 includes, for example, a computer device including an arithmetic processing unit such as a CPU and a dedicated processor, and a storage unit (not shown) such as a RAM, a ROM, and an HDD, and is stored in the storage unit 35. By reading and executing the various information and programs for performing various controls, the operation of each unit of the communication terminal device 30 is controlled. In addition, the control unit 31 includes a display control unit 32 that controls the display unit 36 and a communication control unit 33 that controls the communication unit 37, and the communication control unit 33 includes an unregistered device search unit 39 and a selection notification described later. Part 28 is constructed.

  The communication unit 37 performs communication via the wide area communication network 62 and mutual communication between devices via the wireless LAN relay station 40. The display unit 36 displays various information to be presented to the user on the control unit 31 in accordance with instructions from the display control unit 32. The operation unit 38 receives an operation input from the user and transmits it to the control unit 31. The storage unit 35 is a storage unit that stores various types of information used in the communication terminal device 30.

(Electronic device 10 and home appliance adapter 15)
The electronic device 10 is an electronic device having a function of performing an operation according to a control command ordered from the communication terminal device 30 via the cloud server 20. In the present embodiment, the home appliance adapter 15 that receives a control command from the communication terminal device 30 via the cloud server 20 and transmits the control command to the electronic device 10 is externally attached. A configuration in which 15 functions are incorporated in advance may be employed. However, the cost of the electronic device 10 can be reduced by using a communication function part that enables remote operation as an external option as the home appliance adapter 15.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the electronic device 10 includes a control unit 11, a connection unit 16, an operation unit 17, a storage unit 13, and a device function unit 14. The control unit 11 controls the operation of each unit of the electronic device 10, and here accepts an operation input from the communication terminal device 30 that is input via the home appliance adapter 15. The configuration of the control unit 11 is the same as that of the control unit 31 of the communication terminal device 30. The connection unit 16 communicates with the connection unit 9 of the home appliance adapter 15. The operation unit 17 receives an operation input from a user and transmits the operation input to the control unit 11. When the electronic device 10 is a device that can be operated by a remote control, the operation input from the remote control is also transmitted to the control unit 11. . The storage unit 13 stores various information used in the electronic device 10. The device function unit 14 executes the device function of the electronic device 10 in accordance with an instruction from the control unit 11. In the present embodiment in which the electronic device 10 is an air conditioner, the device function unit 14 performs air conditioning.

  The home appliance adapter 15 is an electronic device that transmits a control command for the electronic device 10 received from the communication terminal device 30 via the cloud server 20 to the electronic device 10. As illustrated in FIG. 3, the home appliance adapter 15 includes a control unit 6, a storage unit 7, a communication unit 8, a connection unit 9, an operation unit 18, and a notification unit 19.

  The control unit 6 controls the operation of each unit of the home appliance adapter 15, and the configuration is the same as that of the control unit of the communication terminal device 30. The control unit 6 is provided with a notification control unit 25 that controls the notification unit 19. The storage unit 7 stores various information used by the home appliance adapter 15. The communication unit 8 is a block that performs the same communication as the communication unit 37 of the communication terminal device 30. The connection unit 9 communicates with the connection unit 16 of the electronic device 10. The operation unit 18 receives an operation input from the user and transmits it to the control unit 6. The notification unit 19 notifies the user of various types of information.

  In FIG. 4, the operation part and alerting | reporting part in the household appliance adapter connected to the electronic device are expanded and shown. The home appliance adapter 15 is provided with a wireless LAN button 18a for switching on / off the connection with the wireless LAN and a registration button 18b used for link setting as the operation unit 18. In addition, as the notification unit 19, a power LED 19a indicating whether the power is on, a wireless LAN LED 19b indicating whether or not a wireless LAN connection is present, and a connection LED 19c indicating a connection state with the cloud server are provided.

  And although details will be described later, in the present embodiment, the notification control unit 25 lights at least one of these three LEDs 19a to 19c in a state different from the original lighting state, thereby The electronic device 10 to which the home appliance adapter 15 is connected is notified that the electronic device 10 is selected as a pairing target on the unregistered device selection screen.

(Cloud server 20)
As illustrated in FIG. 5, the cloud server 20 includes a control unit 27, a communication unit 23, and a storage unit 26. The control unit 27 controls the operation of each unit of the cloud server 20, and the configuration is the same as the control unit 31 of the communication terminal device 30. The communication unit 23 performs mutual communication with the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 via the wide area communication network 62. The storage unit 26 uses various information (for example, authentication information to be described later, information for associating address information of the communication terminal device 30 and cloud ID (smartphone) associated with each other, address information for the home appliance adapter, and cloud ID used by the cloud server 20. Information associated with (adapter), cloud ID (smartphone) and cloud ID (adapter) associated with home common ID (home common identification information), and cloud ID (smartphone) associated with home common ID And a cloud ID (adapter information, etc.).

(Description of operation of remote operation system 100)
FIG. 6 is a diagram showing an image of remotely operating an electronic device using a communication terminal device in the remote operation system. The communication terminal device 30-1 and the cloud server 20 are connected via a wide area communication network 62, and the home appliance adapter 15 </ b> A connected to the electronic device 10 </ b> A in the home 50 is wirelessly connected to the wide area communication network 62. Connection is made via a LAN relay station 40. The relay station 40 and the home appliance adapter 15A are connected by wireless communication.

  In order to remotely operate the electronic device 10A using the communication terminal device 30-1 via the wide area communication network 62, it is necessary to download a dedicated application to the communication terminal device 30-1 and log in to the cloud server 20. is there. Specifically, first, the application is activated to display a login screen.

  FIG. 7 shows an example of a login screen. On this screen, a home common ID (to be described later) acquired from the manufacturer of the electronic device 10A and a password set by the user are entered and the “login” button is pressed. As a result, authentication information including the input home common ID and password is transmitted to the cloud server 20, and when authenticated by the cloud server 20, the user can log in to the cloud server 20. When logging in to the cloud server 20, the communication terminal device 30-1 displays an operation target device selection screen for accepting selection of a remote operation target electronic device (hereinafter also abbreviated as an operation target device) 10.

  FIG. 8 shows an example of the operation target device selection screen. On the operation target device selection screen, an operation target device selection button (a button for selecting the operation target device 10) capable of selecting the operation target device 10 is displayed. The operation target device 10 is a paired electronic device 10 that is registered in the cloud server 20 in combination with the home appliance adapter 15 and the communication terminal device 30-1.

  In the screen of FIG. 8, a “living air conditioner” button that is an operation target device selection button is displayed. Here, the name “air conditioner in living room” is a nickname given to the electronic device 10A by the user. The nickname of each electronic device 10 is registered in the cloud server 20. If no nickname is assigned, “air conditioner”, “electronic device”, etc. are simply displayed.

  In the screen of FIG. 8, only one operation target device selection button is displayed. However, when there are a plurality of electronic devices 10 paired with the communication terminal device 30-1 in the home 50, an operation is performed. On the target device selection screen, a plurality of operation target device selection buttons respectively corresponding to the plurality of operation target devices 10 are displayed.

  When the “living air conditioner” button is pressed on the screen of FIG. 8, a device operation screen including information indicating the current state of the living air conditioner (electronic device 10A) is displayed.

  FIG. 9 shows an example of the device operation screen. By operating this screen, an instruction for an air conditioner (electronic device 10A) in the living room is input. Then, when a “send with this content” button is pressed, a control command for instructing the instructed content is transmitted from the communication terminal device 30-1 to the cloud server 20.

  The cloud server 20 transmits the received control command to the relay station 40 installed in the home 50, and the relay station 40 transmits the control command to the home appliance adapter 15A connected to the electronic device 10A. The home appliance adapter 15A transmits the received control command to the electronic device 10A, and the electronic device 10A executes the command.

  Further, while being connected to the cloud server 20, the home appliance adapter 15A transmits information indicating the state of the electronic device 10A received from the electronic device 10A to the cloud server 20 at a predetermined timing. The cloud server 20 transmits information on the electronic device 10A to the communication terminal device 30-1 while the communication terminal device 30-1 is logged in. The communication terminal device 30-1 updates the device operation screen based on the content received from the cloud server 20.

  As will be described in detail later, in the cloud server 20, a combination of a plurality of communication terminal devices 30 can be registered for each home appliance adapter 15, and a plurality of electronic devices 10 can be registered. The communication terminal device 30 can be paired. Accordingly, when another communication terminal device 30 paired with the electronic device 10A is logged in, the cloud server 20 also transmits information about the electronic device 10A to these other communication terminal devices 30.

  In addition, the “Search” button on the screen of FIG. 8 is an unregistered electronic device (unregistered) connected to the home appliance adapter 15 that is connected to the wireless LAN and not registered with the communication terminal device 30-1. This is a button for ordering 10 searches (which may be abbreviated as “registered device”), and will be described in detail later.

  On the other hand, when there is no paired electronic device 10 (operation target device), the operation target device selection button is not displayed on the operation target device selection screen, and only the “search” button is displayed as shown in FIG. Is displayed. FIG. 10 is another example of the operation target device selection screen.

(Configuration of registration support system)
Next, a registration support system installed in the remote operation system according to the present embodiment will be described. The registration support system provides the cloud server 20 with a combination of the communication terminal device 30 and the electronic device 10 enabling remote operation, specifically, a combination of the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 connected to the electronic device 10. It supports the work of registration.

  The registration support system is mounted on the side of the communication terminal device 30 (see FIG. 2), an unregistered device search unit 39 that searches for unregistered devices, a display control unit 32 that displays an unregistered device selection screen, and unregistered devices A selection notification unit 28 for notifying the selected electronic device that it has been selected on the selection screen, and being installed on the electronic device 10 side (see FIG. 3), is notified of the selection from the communication terminal device 30. And a selection notification unit that notifies that the electronic device 10 is selected. The selection notification unit includes a notification control unit 25 and a notification unit 19.

  The unregistered device search unit 39 accesses the wireless LAN relay station 40 in the home and selects the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 from the electronic devices 10 connected to the wireless LAN through the home appliance adapter 15. Is registered in the cloud server 20 to search for an unregistered device 10 that can be remotely operated by the communication terminal device 30.

  When there is a response to the device search (IP multicast), the unregistered device search unit 39 displays the electronic device 10 that can register the combination in the cloud server 20 based on the information included in the response.

  The display control unit 32 displays an unregistered device selection screen for selecting any one of the unregistered devices 10 detected by the unregistered device search unit 39.

  When the user selects one unregistered device 10 on the unregistered device selection screen, the selection notifying unit 28 selects the selected electronic device from the home appliance adapter 15 of the selected unregistered device 10 via the relay station 40. It notifies that it is the apparatus 10.

  When notified from the communication terminal device 30 that the information is selected via the relay station 40, the notification control unit 25 controls the notification unit 19 to notify that the electronic device 10 is selected as a pairing target. .

(Description of registration procedure using registration support system)
Hereinafter, including the description of such a registration support system, a combination of the communication terminal device 30-1 enabling remote operation and the home appliance adapter 15B connected to the electronic device 10B is registered in the cloud server, and the communication terminal A procedure for pairing the device 30-1 and the electronic device 10B will be described.

  FIG. 11 is a flowchart illustrating a procedure for registering a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device (specifically, a home appliance adapter) in the cloud server.

  From the login screen (see FIG. 7) of the communication terminal device 30-1, the user inputs a common home ID and password and requests login (S1). The authentication information is composed of the home common ID and the password. The communication terminal device 30-1 transmits the authentication information to the cloud server 20. If the communication terminal device 30-1 stores its own cloud ID (smartphone_1) described later, the communication terminal device 30-1 also transmits the cloud ID (smartphone_1) to the cloud server 20. The communication terminal device 30-1 also transmits its own address information (for example, a MAC address (Media Access Control address)) regardless of whether the cloud ID (smartphone_1) is stored.

  Specifically, the cloud server 20 includes a management server 21 that manages pairing and an authentication server 22 that determines whether or not login to the management server 21 is possible using authentication information. Upon receiving the home common ID and password, the management server 21 transfers (relays) these to the authentication server 22 (S2).

  The authentication server 22 registers and manages a combination of a home common ID and a password. In the authentication server 22, a combination of a home common ID and a password is registered in advance. The authentication server 22 determines that the authentication is OK when the combination of the home common ID and the password is correct, and determines that the authentication is NG when the combination is not correct (S3). The authentication server 22 transmits the authentication result to the management server 21 (S4).

  The management server 21 registers and manages a combination of the communication terminal device 30 and the electronic device 10. When the authentication result in the authentication server 22 is authentication OK, the management server 21 registers the cloud ID (smartphone_1) associated with the address information of the communication terminal device 30-1 in association with the home common ID (S5). . Here, when the cloud ID (smartphone_1) is transmitted from the communication terminal device 30-1, the management server 21 registers and transmits using the transmitted cloud ID (smartphone_1). If not, the cloud ID (smartphone_1) is newly set and registered in association with the address information of the communication terminal device 30-1.

  When the management server 21 registers the cloud ID (smartphone_1) in association with the in-home common ID, the management server 21 transmits authentication OK information to the communication terminal device 30-1. In addition, when a new cloud ID (smartphone_1) is set, the set cloud ID (smartphone_1) is also transmitted to the communication terminal device 30-1.

  When the communication terminal device 30-1 receives the authentication OK information, the communication terminal device 30-1 determines that the login is completed, and displays the operation target device selection screen (see FIG. 8). In addition, when receiving the cloud ID (smartphone_1), the communication terminal device 30-1 stores the cloud ID (smartphone_1) in the storage unit 35 (S6). Thereafter, the communication terminal device 30-1 attaches the cloud ID (smartphone_1) to the communication with the cloud server 20.

  Next, when the user presses the “Search” button on the operation target device selection screen (see FIGS. 8 and 10), the unregistered device search unit 39 of the communication terminal device 30-1 accesses the relay station 40. A device search (IP multicast) is performed to search for an unregistered home appliance adapter 15 connected to the wireless LAN (S7).

  When there is a response from the unregistered home appliance adapter 15, the communication terminal device 30-1 displays an unregistered device selection screen (S8, function of selection screen display unit).

  FIG. 12 shows an example of an unregistered device selection screen. In the screen of FIG. 12, three buttons “unregistered air conditioner 1”, “unregistered air conditioner 2”, and “unregistered air conditioner 3” which are unregistered device selection buttons are displayed. Unregistered device selection buttons (buttons for selecting the registration target device 10) are displayed as many as the number of electronic devices 10 (unregistered devices) detected as unregistered home appliance adapters 15 connected thereto. The The communication terminal device 30-1 detects the unregistered device selection button and the unregistered device information based on the detected product name and serial number information of the home appliance adapter 15 and the address information (MAC address etc.) of the home appliance adapter 15. The registered device 10 is associated.

  On the unregistered device selection screen, the user presses one of the unregistered device selection buttons to select the electronic device 10 that registers the home appliance adapter 15. For example, assume that the “unregistered air conditioner 1” button on the screen of FIG. 12 is pressed.

  When the “unregistered air conditioner 1” button is pressed, the selection notification unit 28 of the communication terminal device 30-1 is selected via the relay station 40 by the electronic device 10 </ b> B associated with “unregistered air conditioner 1”. (S9), and a link setting screen is displayed instead of the unregistered device selection screen. FIG. 13 shows an example of the link setting screen. On this screen, a procedure for setting a link between the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 connected to the electronic device 10 is displayed.

  On the other hand, when the “unregistered air conditioner 1” button is pressed and the selection is notified, the notification control unit 25 of the home appliance adapter 15B of the electronic device 10B notifies the user of the location of the selected electronic device 10B. Accordingly, at least one of the LEDs 19a to 19c is blinked for a predetermined period (for example, 2 seconds) (S10). As a result, the user visually recognizes the blinking of the LED, so that the electronic device 10 corresponding to the “unregistered air conditioner 1” button selected in S9 is one of the plurality of electronic devices 10 installed in the home 50. Can be easily identified.

  Next, the user follows the link setting procedure shown in the link setting screen of FIG. 13, and the registration button 18 b of the home appliance adapter 15 </ b> B (see FIG. 4) in which the LED indicating the location of the selected electronic device 10 </ b> B is blinking. )push.

  When the registration button 18b is pressed, the home appliance adapter 15B blinks the connection LED 19c (see FIG. 4) for a predetermined period (for example, 1 minute) and notifies the management server 21 that the registration button 18b has been pressed (S11). . Here, when the home appliance adapter 15B stores its own cloud ID (adapter_B), the home appliance adapter 15B also transmits the cloud ID (adapter_B) to the management server 21.

  When notified that the registration button 18b is pressed from the home appliance adapter 15B, the management server 21 registers the cloud ID (adapter_B) associated with the address information of the home appliance adapter 15B in association with the home common ID (S12). ). Here, when the cloud ID (adapter_B) is transmitted from the home appliance adapter 15B, the management server 21 registers using the transmitted cloud ID (adapter_B) and has not been transmitted. Registers a new cloud ID (adapter_B) in association with the address information of the home appliance adapter 15B.

  When a new cloud ID (adapter_B) is set, the management server 21 transmits the cloud ID (adapter_B) to the home appliance adapter 15B. When the home appliance adapter 15B receives the cloud ID (adapter_B) from the management server 21, the home appliance adapter 15B stores the cloud ID (adapter_B) in the storage unit 7 (S13). Thereafter, the home appliance adapter 15B attaches a cloud ID (adapter_B) to the communication between the electronic device 10B and the cloud server 20 via the home appliance adapter 15B.

  On the other hand, the user presses the “link” button on the link setting screen in the communication terminal device 30-1 in accordance with the link setting procedure shown on the link setting screen (S 14). When the “link” button is pressed, the communication terminal apparatus 30-1 notifies the management server 21 that the “link” button has been pressed (S14). At this time, the communication terminal device 30-1 also transmits the stored cloud ID (smartphone_1).

  The management server 21 presses the “link” button from the communication terminal device 30-1 for a predetermined period after the registration button 18b is pressed, here, for a period corresponding to the blinking period of the connection LED 19c of the home appliance adapter 15B. When it is notified that the cloud ID (smartphone_1) of the communication terminal device 30-1 transmitted from the communication terminal device 30-1 is associated with the cloud ID (adapter_B) of the home appliance adapter 15B. Then, registration is performed in association with the home common ID_1 (S15). Thereby, registration with the communication terminal device 30-1 and the household appliance adapter 15B in the cloud server 20 is completed. When the registration is completed, the management server 21 sends a paired notification that notifies the communication terminal device 30-1 that the pairing with the electronic device 10B is completed (S16).

  The communication terminal device 30-1 that has received the paired notification displays a message indicating that the link setting is completed on the link setting screen (S17). By visually recognizing the message, the user confirms that the pairing between the communication terminal device 30-1 and the electronic device 10B has been completed.

  The management server 21 performs pairing notification if the communication terminal device 30-1 does not notify that the “link” button is pressed within a predetermined period after the registration button 18b is pressed. Absent. When the paired notification is not received, the communication terminal device 30-1 displays a message indicating that the pair link setting between the communication terminal device 30-1 and the electronic device 10B has failed on the link setting screen.

(Relationship between home common ID, home appliance adapter and communication terminal device)
FIG. 14 shows the relationship between the home common ID, the home appliance adapter connected to the electronic device, and the communication terminal device. In the example of FIG. 14, five home appliance adapters 15 (home appliance adapters 15A to 15E) can be combined and registered for one in-home common ID. In addition, five communication terminal devices 30 can be combined and registered in one home appliance adapter 15. The communication terminal devices 30 registered in combination with the five home appliance adapters 15 may overlap for each home appliance adapter 15. FIG. 14 shows an example in which ten communication terminal devices 30 of communication terminal devices 30-1 to 30-10 are allocated to five home appliance adapters 15 assuming a family of ten people.

(Effect of embodiment)
As described above, the remote operation system 100 according to the present embodiment includes the registration support system, and the user presses the unregistered device selection button on the unregistered device selection screen of the communication terminal device 30 to perform pairing. When the unregistered device 10 is selected as the target, at least one of the LEDs 19a to 19c of the home appliance adapter 15 of the selected electronic device 10 blinks, and the unregistered device to be paired with the selected electronic device 10 is selected. 10 is informed to the user.

  Thereby, even if a plurality of unregistered devices 10 are connected to the wireless LAN and a plurality of unregistered device selection buttons are displayed on the unregistered device selection screen of the communication terminal device 30, the unregistered device selection buttons By pressing and confirming the lighting state of the LEDs 19a to 19c of each home appliance adapter 15 connected to the electronic device 10 in the home 50, the correspondence between each unregistered device tip button in the screen and the plurality of electronic devices in the home 50 The relationship can be easily confirmed. As a result, even with a registration technique in which a physical operation such as operating a button is performed between the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15, the registration work can be facilitated.

  In the remote operation system 100 according to the present embodiment, the cloud server 20 manages only one in-home common ID in association with one home appliance adapter 15 connected to one electronic device 10. Then, the cloud server 20 performs a predetermined physical operation as described above between the communication terminal device 30 associated with the home common ID and the home appliance adapter 15 connected to the wireless LAN. 30 and the home appliance adapter 15, when a signal notifying that an operation has been performed is received within a predetermined period, the home appliance adapter 15 and the communication terminal device 30 are associated with the home common ID, and the remote operation is possible. It comes to register.

  In such a pairing method, in order to pair the communication terminal device 30 and the electronic device 10, the only in-home common ID associated with the home appliance adapter 15, the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 Both physical operations in between are required.

  Therefore, even if the in-home common ID and password, which are authentication information associated with the electronic device 10, are known to a third party, the third party enters the in-home 50 and is physically connected for pairing. Unless an operation is performed, pairing with the electronic device 10 cannot be performed, and unauthorized pairing can be prevented. Conversely, even if a third party enters the home 50, it can be paired with the electronic device 10 unless the authentication information associated with the electronic device 10 is obtained and the user logs in to the cloud server 20. Therefore, illegal pairing can be prevented.

  If the physical operation for pairing is an operation that can only be performed by bringing the communication terminal device 30 into the house where the electronic device 10 is actually installed, the buttons on both the communication terminal device 30 and the home appliance adapter 15 are used. It may be other than the operation of pressing.

  For example, instead of the operation of pressing the registration button 18b (see FIG. 4) of the home appliance adapter 15B (see FIG. 1) and the operation of pressing the “link” button (see FIG. 13) on the screen of the communication terminal device 30-1. The communication terminal device 30-1 is mounted with a non-contact IC card reader, while the home appliance adapter 15B has a built-in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), and the IC card reader of the communication terminal device 30-1 uses the home appliance adapter 15B. The operation for reading the ID may be a physical operation for ensuring security.

  In this case, for example, by configuring the home appliance adapter 15B so that the control unit 6 (see FIG. 3) of the home appliance adapter 15B can recognize that the built-in RFID has been read by the IC card reader, “Received” can be substituted for S11 “Register button pressed” in FIG. On the other hand, in the communication terminal device 30-1, reading the RFID of the home appliance adapter 15B with an IC card reader can be used in place of S14 “link button pressed” in FIG. According to this, pairing is possible in the same sequence as in the case of button operation. Such an operation of reading an RFID with an IC card reader is also an operation that cannot be performed unless the communication terminal device 30-1 is brought into the house where the electronic device 10B equipped with the home appliance adapter 15B is actually installed. The ring can be blocked.

  Further, in remote operation of the electronic device 10, the cloud server 20 centrally manages pairing of the electronic device 10 and the communication terminal device 30 that can be remotely operated with one common ID in the house. Necessary operations from a plurality of communication terminal devices 30 can be realized after preventing the ring.

  Also, when registering the combination, the cloud server 20 manages the electronic device 10 associated with a certain home common ID so that it can only be paired with the communication terminal device of the user who has logged in with the same home common ID. Thereby, only a group such as a family who is informed of the home common ID can remotely control the electronic device 10.

  Further, the cloud server 20 accepts pairing with a plurality of (for example, five) communication terminal devices 30 for one electronic device 10, and in that case, authentication is required using the home common ID. . Thereby, remote control of the electronic device 10 from each of the communication terminal devices 30 used by each person who constitutes a group such as a family can be realized while preventing illegal pairing.

[Embodiment 2]
The following will describe another embodiment of the present invention with reference to FIGS. For convenience of explanation, members having the same functions as those in the drawings described in the embodiment are given the same reference numerals, and descriptions thereof are omitted.

  FIG. 15 is a diagram illustrating an image when a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device (specifically, a home appliance adapter) is registered in the cloud server using the remote operation system registration support system according to the present embodiment. is there.

  In the home 50, the electronic device 10A is already paired with the communication terminal device 30-1. Here, when another electronic device 10B is newly installed, the electronic device 10B itself requests the communication terminal device 30-1 to approve pairing. Although described here as a function provided in addition to the registration support system of the remote control system of the first embodiment, a configuration provided independently may be used.

  As shown in FIGS. 16 to 18, the registration support system includes a registered device search unit 71, an authentication information acquisition request unit 72, an authentication information transmission request unit 74, and the electronic device 10 side (home appliance adapter side). A registration request unit 73; an authentication information transmission unit 79 and an aid registration unit 81 mounted on the cloud server 20; a display control unit 32 that displays an approval screen mounted on the communication terminal device 30; and an approval notification unit 82. .

  As illustrated in FIG. 16, a registered device search unit 71, an authentication information acquisition request unit 72, an authentication information transmission request unit 74, and a registration request unit 73 are provided in the control unit 6 of the home appliance adapter 15. The registered device search unit 71 is a registered electronic device in which a combination with the communication terminal device 30 is registered in the cloud server 20 among the electronic devices 10 that access the relay station 40 and are connected to the wireless LAN. (Registered device) 10 is searched. When the registered device search unit 71 detects the registered device 10, the authentication information acquisition request unit 72 assigns the home common ID associated with the registered device 10 to the registered device 10. It requests | requires that the authentication information containing is acquired from the cloud server 20. FIG. Upon receiving the authentication information from the registered device 10, the registration request unit 73 transmits a registration request in which the authentication information and the device identification information of the own device are set to the cloud server 20. When an authentication information acquisition request is requested from another electronic device 10, the authentication information transmission request unit 74 requests the cloud server 20 to transmit authentication information associated with the own device.

  As shown in FIG. 17, the authentication information transmitting unit 79 is provided in the communication control unit 78 that controls the communication unit 23 of the control unit 27, and the assistance registration unit 81 is a storage control unit 80 that controls the storage unit 26 of the control unit 27. Is provided.

  When the authentication information transmission unit 79 is requested to transmit authentication information from the registered device 10, the authentication information transmission unit 79 transmits authentication information associated with the registered device 10. When the registration registration unit 81 receives a registration request from the unregistered device 10, it waits for approval until the communication terminal device 30 specified by the authentication information enters the login state, and whether or not to approve the registration request when entering the login state. When the communication terminal device 30 is inquired and approved by the communication terminal device 30, the unregistered device 10 and the communication terminal device 30 are registered in the storage unit 26 as a remote-controllable combination.

  As illustrated in FIG. 18, when the display control unit 32 in the communication terminal device 30 receives information inquiring approval from the cloud server 20, the display control unit 32 displays an approval screen for selecting whether to approve. The approval notification unit 82 notifies the cloud server 20 of approval when approved on the approval screen.

  FIG. 19 is a flowchart showing a procedure for registering a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device enabling remote operation in a cloud server using information on a registered electronic device. Here, in accordance with FIG. 15, a procedure until the unregistered device 10B pairs with the communication terminal device 30-1 using the authentication information of the registered device 10A will be described.

  When the power of the unregistered device 10B is turned on (or instructed by some operation), the registered device search unit 71 of the unregistered device 10B accesses the relay station 40 and performs device search (IP multicast). The registered device 10 connected to the wireless LAN, specifically, the home appliance adapter 15 is searched (S21).

  When there is a response from the registered device 10A (S2), the registered device search unit 71 of the unregistered device 10B authenticates the registered device 10A including the home common ID associated with the registered device 10A. A request is made to obtain information from the cloud server 20 (S23).

  In response to this, the authentication information transmission request unit 74 of the registered device 10A requests the cloud server 20 to transmit authentication information associated with the own device (S24).

  When the authentication information transmission unit 79 of the cloud server 20 is requested to transmit authentication information from the registered device 10A, the authentication information transmission unit 79 transmits authentication information associated with the registered device 10A (S25). The registered device 10A transmits the authentication information received from the cloud server 20 to the unregistered device 10B (S26).

  Upon receiving the authentication information from the registered device 10A, the registration request unit 73 of the unregistered device 10B transmits a registration request in which the authentication information and the device identification information of the own device are set to the cloud server 20 (S27).

  The aid registration unit 81 of the cloud server 20 that has received the registration request responds to the unregistered device 10B that the registration request has been accepted (S28). Thus, the unregistered device 10B temporarily stores the cloud ID (adapter) attached to itself (temporary registration). In addition, the assistance registration unit 81 of the cloud server 20 holds the registration request as an awaiting approval until the communication terminal device 30-1 specified by the authentication information received together with the registration request logs in, and the communication terminal device 30-1 When logging in, there is a device waiting for approval, and the communication terminal device 30-1 is inquired whether to approve the registration request (S29).

  When the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30-1 receives the information for inquiring the approval from the cloud server 20, the display control unit 32 displays an approval screen for selecting whether to approve, and the approval notification unit 82 displays the approval screen. Is approved, the cloud server 20 is notified of the approval (S30).

  When the registration registration unit 81 of the cloud server 20 is notified of the approval from the communication terminal device 30-1, the home appliance adapter 15B connected to the unregistered device 10B and the communication terminal device 30-1 can be remotely operated. Registered as a combination, and the unregistered device 10B is notified of the approval (S31). As a result, the unregistered device 10B stores the cloud ID (adapter) attached to itself (registered).

  As described above, in the registration support system installed in the remote operation system 100 according to the present embodiment, the registered device 10A is registered using the authentication information of the registered device 10A from the unregistered device 10B. When the cloud server 20 requests the cloud server 20 to register the communication terminal device 30-1 and its own device, when the registration is authenticated by the communication terminal device 30-1, the unregistered device 10B and the communication terminal device 30- 1 is registered.

  Accordingly, the combination can be registered very easily in the cloud server 20 when a new electronic device 10B is additionally installed in a state where the electronic device 10A in the home 50 has already been registered.

[Other Embodiments]
Another embodiment of the present invention will be described. Here, in the operation support system mounted on the remote operation system 100 according to the two embodiments described above, a part that can change a part of the specification / configuration, a function that can be added, and the like will be described.

  (1) FIG. 20 shows an example in which the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 displays the unregistered device selection button and the operation target device selection screen on the same screen. In the screen of FIG. 20, the unregistered device selection button and the operation target device setting button are shown on the same screen. When the unregistered device selection button and the operation target device setting button are displayed on the same screen, the operation target device setting button is displayed in a prominent red, and the unregistered device selection button is displayed in blue or gray. It is

  On the same screen, the “unregistered air conditioner 1” button is an unregistered device selection button displayed in blue or gray, and the nickname “living air conditioner” button is an operation target displayed in a prominent color such as red or yellow Device selection button.

  Thereby, the difference in the function of each button can be discerned at a glance and can be operated without confusion with each other [Embodiment 3].

  (2) The notification control unit 25 of the electronic device 10 or the home appliance adapter 15 connected to the electronic device 10 blinks the LEDs 19a to 19c to notify the user of the location of the selected electronic device 10, but the electronic device 10 or If the household appliance adapter 15 is a structure provided with the sound output part which generate | occur | produces an audio | voice etc., it is good also as a structure which alert | reports with a sound [Embodiment 4].

  (3) As described above, the number of communication terminal devices 30 that can be combined with a single electronic device 10 so as to be remotely operable is limited to, for example, five.

  However, when there is a response to the device search (IP multicast), the unregistered device search unit 39 narrows down and displays the electronic devices 10 that can register combinations in the cloud server 20 based on information included in the response. It is possible to display the unregistered device 10 even when the number limit is reached. Therefore, even if the registration work is performed, the cloud server 20 is repelled, which is a wasteful work.

  Therefore, when there is a limit on the number of registered devices, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 has a remaining number that can be combined for each unregistered device on the screen that combines the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen. It is preferable to adopt a configuration in which information regarding the above is also displayed.

  FIG. 21 shows a communication terminal in which the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 can be registered as a remote-controllable combination in an unregistered device selection button on a screen obtained by integrating an operation target device selection screen and an unregistered device selection screen. The example which displayed the information of the remaining number of apparatuses is shown. The “room air conditioner” button also displays information about the possible number 3 and the “unregistered air conditioner 1” button also displays information about the possible remaining number 5.

  Here, the cloud server 20 manages the number of communication terminal devices 30 registered for each home appliance adapter 15. When the communication terminal device 30 logs in to the cloud server 20, the communication terminal device 30 acquires an information list of the home appliance adapter 15 associated with the home common ID used at the time of login. This information includes the cloud ID and nickname of each home appliance adapter 15, the registered number of communication terminal devices 30 for each home appliance adapter 15, and the like.

  When the user presses the “Search” button, the unregistered device search unit 39 accesses the relay station 40 to perform device search (IP multicast), and among the home appliance adapters 15 that responds, the user already has a cloud ID. Transmits the information including the cloud ID to the communication terminal device 30. The communication terminal device 30 compares the information list acquired at the time of login and the received cloud ID, and subtracts the registered number from the nickname and the limited number of communication terminal devices 30 that can be combined with one electronic device 10 or home appliance adapter 15. The remaining number is displayed on the button.

  Similarly, for home appliance adapters 15 that do not have a cloud ID / nickname and are not combined with any communication terminal device among the responding home appliance adapters 15, a standard name such as “unregistered air conditioner” on the button and the rest The limit number (5) is displayed as it is.

  By adopting such a configuration, it is possible to prevent registration work from being performed wastefully for electronic devices that have already reached the limited number [Embodiment 5].

  (4) When the number of registered devices is limited, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 also adds a “message notifying that the combination cannot be registered because the device has reached the limited number” on the unregistered device selection screen. May be configured to be displayed.

  In FIG. 22, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 combines combinations of the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen because the number of unregistered device selection buttons has reached the limited number. An example of displaying a message notifying that registration is not possible is shown. On the nickname “air conditioner in warehouse”, information that “the number of pairing limit has been reached” is displayed together with a prohibition mark.

  In the same screen, the “room air conditioner” button is an unregistered device selection button displayed in blue or gray, and the nicknames “living room air conditioner” and “children's air conditioner” buttons stand out in red, yellow, etc. This is an operation target device selection button displayed in color.

  Also in this case, the cloud server 20 manages the number of units that can be registered, and when the communication terminal device 30 logs in to the cloud server 20, the home appliance adapter 15 associated with the home common ID used at the time of login. Get a list of information. This information includes the registered number of communication terminal devices for each home appliance adapter 15.

  Among home appliance adapters that respond when the user presses the “Search” button and the unregistered device search unit 39 accesses the relay station 40 to perform device search (IP multicast), one that already has a cloud ID Transmits information including the cloud ID to the communication terminal device 30. The communication terminal device 30 compares the information list acquired at the time of login with the received cloud ID, determines whether or not the registered number of communication terminal devices for the corresponding home appliance adapter has reached the limit number, and reaches the limit number. If so, a message is displayed informing you that pairing is not possible.

  By adopting such a configuration, when the limit number has already been reached, the user can be notified at a glance why the pairing cannot be performed, and the user can immediately determine whether or not the pairing is possible. [Embodiment 6]

  (5) As described above, only one in-home common ID can be registered for one electronic device 10 or home appliance adapter 15, and other in-home different from the in-home common ID to which the communication terminal device 30-1 is assigned. The electronic device 10 already paired with the common ID cannot be paired even if it is installed in the same home 50.

  However, when there is a response to the device search (IP multicast), the unregistered device search unit 39 narrows down and displays the electronic devices 10 that can register combinations in the cloud server 20 based on information included in the response. It can be displayed, but it is also displayed as the unregistered device 10 when it is associated with another in-home common ID. Therefore, even if the registration work is performed, the cloud server 20 is repelled, which is a wasteful work.

  Therefore, even if the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 is installed in the home 50 and is already paired with a different home common ID, it is used as an unregistered device selection button with another home common ID. Therefore, it is preferable to display a message notifying that the combination cannot be registered.

  In FIG. 23, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 is used for the unregistered device selection button with the home common ID on the screen obtained by merging the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen. An example of displaying a message that cannot be registered is shown. The nickname on the unregistered device selection button is the information on the home appliance adapter 15 that is acquired when the communication terminal device 30 logs in to the cloud server 20 and is associated with the home common ID used by the communication terminal device 30. Since the information is used and displayed, the nickname of the home appliance adapter associated with the other in-home common ID is not included in this information. As shown in FIG. 23, in order to display the nickname of the device used in the other home common ID on the button, it is necessary to acquire information from the server again. When the user performs device search (IP multicast), the home appliance adapter 15 that is used with another in-home common ID also transmits the cloud ID to the communication terminal device 30, so the communication terminal device 30 uses this cloud ID. The nickname can be displayed on the button by making an inquiry to the cloud server 20 and acquiring the nickname corresponding to the cloud ID.

  On the same screen, the “room air conditioner” button is an unregistered device selection button displayed in blue or gray, and the nicknames “living room air conditioner” or “kids room air conditioner” buttons are in prominent colors such as red and yellow. It is a displayed operation target device selection button. In addition to changing the display color, the shape of the button may be devised.

  With such a configuration, the user can be notified at a glance why the pairing cannot be performed, and the user can immediately determine whether the pairing can be performed or not (Embodiment 7).

  (6) When a plurality of target device buttons are displayed on the operation target device selection screen, or when an electronic device is given a nickname by another user and the operation target device selection button is displayed with a nickname, The user may not be able to grasp which of the operation target device selection buttons of the electronic device 10 at hand corresponds to in the operation target device selection screen.

  Therefore, it is more preferable that the correspondence confirmation means has the following configuration.

  The electronic device 10 or the home appliance adapter 15 is provided with a first operation notification unit that notifies the cloud server 20 that a predetermined operation has been performed on the electronic device 10. Here, the predetermined operation may be any operation using the operation unit 18 of the home appliance adapter 15 or any operation on the electronic device 10. For example, if the electronic device 10 is a device that can be operated by a remote controller, it may be assumed that the electronic device 10 has been operated when a certain command is received from the remote controller. The contents of the command received from the remote control are not related to the setting or change of the operation state.

  When the cloud server 20 is notified that some operation has been performed from the electronic device 10, a combination with the operated electronic device 10 is registered, and the communication terminal device 30 in the login state is registered. Thus, a second operation notifying unit for notifying that the electronic device 10 has been operated is provided.

  The display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 is operated on the electronic device 10 corresponding to the registered device selection button displayed in the screen while the operation target device selection screen is displayed. Is notified, the display form of the operation target device selection button corresponding to the operated electronic device 10 is switched.

  In FIG. 24, the operation unit 18 of the home appliance adapter 15 of the electronic device 10 is operated, and the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 displays “Children” on the screen that combines the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen. An example in which the operation target device selection button with the nickname “room air conditioner” is displayed blinking is shown. The color may be changed and displayed.

  In FIG. 25, an operation using the remote controller 90 is performed on the electronic device 10, and the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 displays “Children” on a screen that combines the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen. An example in which the operation target device selection button with the nickname “room air conditioner” is displayed blinking is shown. The color may be changed and displayed.

  In the screens of FIGS. 24 and 25, the “room air conditioner” button is an unregistered device selection button displayed in blue or gray, and the nicknames “living room air conditioner” or “kids room air conditioner” buttons are red or yellow. The operation target device selection button is displayed in a conspicuous color.

  With such a configuration, the electronic device 10 in front of the user can be displayed on the operation target device selection screen by the nickname assigned to the electronic device by another user. Even if it is not possible to grasp which is equivalent, the correspondence between the two can be clarified by operating the operation unit 18 of the home appliance adapter or pressing any button on the remote controller of the electronic device 10. [Embodiment 8].

  (7) Alternatively, the correspondence confirmation means may be configured as follows.

  When the operation target device selection button displayed on the screen is operated while the operation target device selection screen is displayed, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 is selected by the cloud server 20. The cloud server 20 is requested to remotely operate the registered device 10.

  The home appliance adapter 15 of the electronic device 10 that has received the request for remote operation via the cloud server 20 indicates that the electronic device 10 or the home appliance adapter 15 has the electronic device 10 selected as the operation target device by the user. It is good also as a structure which alert | reports with a sound from the sound output part which generate | occur | produces.

  In FIG. 26, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 displays the operation target device selection button with the nickname “living air conditioner” on the screen obtained by fusing the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen. An example is shown in which the electronic device 10 that has been operated and notified that it has been selected via the cloud server 20 is outputting a voice saying “The air conditioner in the living room is here”. A beep or melody may be played.

  In the screen of FIG. 26, the “room air conditioner” button is an unregistered device selection button displayed in blue or gray, and the nicknames “air conditioner in living room” or “air conditioner in child room” are conspicuous in red or yellow. This is an operation target device selection button displayed in color [Embodiment 9].

  (8) When one of the communication terminal devices 30 deletes the combination registration with the electronic device 10 with respect to the electronic device 10 that is registered so as to be remotely operable by a plurality of communication terminal devices 30. Even in all communication terminal devices registered in combination with the electronic device 10, the combination registration may be deleted in the cloud server 20, so that remote operation may not be performed.

  Therefore, when such a setting is made, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 is connected to the electronic device 10 in which only the communication terminal device 30 has registered the combination on the operation target device selection screen, It is preferable that the display form is switched on the operation target device selection screen with the electronic device whose combination is registered with the user's communication terminal device 30.

  In FIG. 27, the display control unit 32 of the communication terminal device 30 is given the nicknames “living air conditioner” and “children's air conditioner” on the screen obtained by fusing the operation target device selection screen and the unregistered device selection screen. The operation target device selection button is registered only by the own device and is displayed in red, for example. On the other hand, the “room air conditioner” button shown with a cross hatch in the figure is registered in combination with other communication terminal devices 30 and is displayed in, for example, yellow instead of red. The “room air conditioner” button with hatching is an unregistered device selection button indicating the unregistered electronic device 10 and is displayed in gray, for example.

  With such a configuration, it is possible to determine at a glance the electronic device 10 whose combination is registered only with the communication terminal device and the electronic device whose combination is registered with other communication terminal devices. Even if the deletion is set as described above, it is possible to eliminate the mistaken deletion.

  Alternatively, if the electronic device whose registration is to be deleted is registered only with the user's communication terminal device, if its own communication terminal device deletes the registration, remote control cannot be performed from any communication terminal device. However, this allows the user to grasp such a situation before deleting the registration [Embodiment 10].

[Summary]
A registration support system in a remote operation system according to one aspect of the present invention is mounted on a remote operation system in which a communication terminal device remotely operates an electronic device via a server device (cloud server 20) connected to a wide area communication network. A registration support system for supporting an operation of registering a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device that enables remote operation in the server device, and is a narrow-area communication network (wireless LAN) mounted on the communication terminal device The unregistered device search unit for searching for an unregistered electronic device that can be remotely operated by the communication terminal device by registering in the server device from among the electronic devices connected to the unregistered device, and the unregistered device Display on the display unit an unregistered device selection screen for selecting any one of the unregistered electronic devices detected by the search unit When one electronic device is selected on the display control unit and the unregistered device selection screen, the selected electronic device is selected as the selected electronic device via the narrow area communication network. When the selection notification unit to be notified and the communication terminal device mounted on the electronic device are notified of the selection via the narrow-area communication network, it is notified that the electronic device is selected. A selection notification unit.

  According to this, when a user selects a single unregistered electronic device on the unregistered device selection screen when registering a combination of a communication terminal device and an electronic device capable of remote operation in the server device. The selection notification unit of the selected electronic device notifies that it is the selected electronic device. As a result, even if there are multiple unregistered electronic devices in the relay station, it is possible to easily grasp which unregistered electronic device is selected on the unregistered device selection screen by notification from the electronic device. Can do. Therefore, it is possible to easily select an electronic device to be registered as a target for remote operation, and the combination registration work is facilitated.

  The selection notification unit is preferably configured to notify with light or to notify with sound.

  In the registration support system in a remote operation system according to an aspect of the present invention, the server device further includes a number limit on a communication terminal device that can be combined with a single electronic device so that the remote operation is possible. The control unit may be configured to display information on the remaining number that can be combined for each unregistered electronic device on the unregistered device selection screen.

  According to this, on the unregistered device selection screen, information on the remaining number that can be combined for each unregistered electronic device is displayed, so registration work is wasted for electronic devices that have already reached the limit number. It can be prevented in advance.

  In the registration support system in a remote operation system according to an aspect of the present invention, the server device further includes a number limit on a communication terminal device that can be combined with a single electronic device so that the remote operation is possible. In the unregistered device selection screen, the control unit also displays a message informing that the electronic device that has reached the limit number that can be combined cannot be registered because the limit number has been reached. May be.

  According to this, on the unregistered device selection screen, the electronic device that has reached the limit number that can be combined is displayed a message notifying that the combination cannot be registered because the limit number has been reached. It is possible to prevent registration operations from being performed wastefully on electronic devices that have reached the number of devices. Further, by notifying the user of the reason why registration is not possible at a glance, the user can immediately determine whether registration is possible.

  In the registration support system in the remote operation system according to one aspect of the present invention, the display control unit further selects the unregistered device selection screen from electronic devices in which a combination with the communication terminal device is already registered. An operation target device selection screen for selecting any one device to be operated is displayed, and a button for selecting an operation target electronic device and a button for selecting an unregistered electronic device are displayed on the screen. Therefore, it is also possible to adopt a configuration in which each display form is different.

  According to this, a registered electronic device and an unregistered electronic device are displayed on the same screen. On the screen, a button for selecting a registered electronic device and an unregistered electronic device are selected. Since the display form differs depending on the button to be operated, it can be operated without confusion with each other.

  In the registration support system in a remote operation system according to an aspect of the present invention, the electronic device further notifies the server device that the electronic device has been operated when a predetermined operation is performed on the electronic device. An operation notification unit is provided, and when the server device is notified that the operation has been performed from the electronic device, a combination with the operated electronic device is registered, and the communication terminal device in a logged-in state, A second operation notifying unit for notifying that the electronic device has been operated, and the communication terminal device is configured to operate any one of the electronic devices for which a combination with the communication terminal device is already registered. While the operation target device selection screen for selection is displayed, the server device performs an operation on a registered electronic device displaying a button for selection on the screen. When it has been notified, it can be configured to switch the display mode of the button for selecting an electronic device operation is performed.

  When a nickname is given to an electronic device by another user, it may not be possible to grasp which of the registered electronic devices displayed on the operation target device selection screen corresponds to the electronic device in front of the user is there. According to the above configuration, the operation target device can be operated by performing a predetermined operation on the electronic device, for example, operating a button of a connected home appliance adapter or operating a remote controller of the electronic device. The display form of the button for selecting the operated electronic device on the selection screen changes. Thereby, it can be easily confirmed which electronic device in front of the user corresponds to which of the buttons for selecting the registered electronic device displayed on the operation target device selection screen.

  In the registration support system in the remote operation system according to one aspect of the present invention, the display control unit further selects an arbitrary one to be operated from among electronic devices in which a combination with the communication terminal device is already registered. Button for selecting each of the electronic device whose combination is registered only with the communication terminal device and the electronic device whose combination is registered with other communication terminal devices on the operation target device selection screen It is also possible to adopt a configuration in which the display form is different.

  For example, when one communication terminal device deletes combination registration with an electronic device for an electronic device that is combined and registered so as to be remotely operable by a plurality of communication terminal devices, the electronic device Even in all communication terminal devices registered in combination, the registration of the combination is deleted in the server device, and it may be set so that it cannot be remotely operated.

  According to the above configuration, the display form of the button for selecting each differs between an electronic device whose combination is registered only with the communication terminal device and an electronic device whose combination is registered with another communication terminal device. Thus, it is possible to clearly determine an electronic device in which a combination is registered only with the communication terminal device and an electronic device in which a combination is registered with other communication terminal devices. Thereby, even when the deletion of the combination registration is set as described above, it is possible to eliminate the mistaken deletion.

  Alternatively, if the electronic device whose registration is to be deleted is registered only with the user's communication terminal device, if its own communication terminal device deletes the registration, remote control cannot be performed from any communication terminal device. However, this allows the user to grasp in advance that such a situation will occur before deleting the registration.

  In the registration support system in the remote operation system according to one aspect of the present invention, the server device can further associate only one in-home common identification information (in-home common ID) with the ten electronic devices, A predetermined physical operation is performed between the communication terminal device associated with the common identification information and the electronic device connected to the narrow-area communication network, and the communication terminal device and the When a signal notifying that an operation has been performed from each electronic device is received, the electronic device and the communication terminal device are associated with the in-home common identification information and registered as a remotely operable combination. You can also.

  According to this, in combining a plurality of remote controllable communication terminal devices for one electronic device, the identification information that can be associated with only one electronic device and the limited communication range of the relay station, A predetermined physical operation between the electronic device and the communication terminal device is required.

  Therefore, even if the identification information that can be associated with only one electronic device leaks, registration with the electronic device by a third party can be prevented. Conversely, even if a third party performs a predetermined physical operation between the communication terminal device and the electronic device within the limited communication range of the relay station, the third party Registration can be blocked.

  In the registration support system in the remote operation system according to one aspect of the present invention, the display control unit further includes, among the unregistered electronic devices detected by the unregistered device search unit, in the unregistered device selection screen. An electronic device associated with in-home common identification information different from the in-home common identification information associated with the communication terminal device is informed that registration cannot be performed because it is associated with other in-home common identification information. It can also be configured to display a message.

  In the server device, when only one in-home common identification information (in-home common ID) can be associated with one electronic device, even if in the house, it is already associated with different in-home common identification information Cannot be registered. Therefore, a configuration in which an electronic device associated with such other in-home common identification information is not displayed on the unregistered device selection screen is also conceivable. However, in that case, the user who does not know the circumstances is not displayed as an unregistered electronic device and cannot be registered even though the user is in the house and is included in the communication range limited to the relay station. May be confused.

  According to the above configuration, the user can be informed of the reason for not being able to register, so that the user can be prevented from being confused.

  A registration support system in a remote control system according to an aspect of the present invention is the server device already installed in the electronic device from among the electronic devices connected to the narrow-area communication network by accessing the relay station. When the registered electronic device is detected by the registered device search unit and the registered device search unit is searched for the registered electronic device. An authentication information acquisition request unit that requests acquisition of authentication information including the in-home common identification information associated with the electronic device from the server device, and the registered electronic device includes: When receiving the authentication information including the associated in-home common identification information, the authentication information and the device identification information of the own device are set to the server device and specified by the authentication information. When a registration request unit that requests registration of a combination that enables remote operation with a communication terminal device is requested, and when acquisition of authentication information is requested from another electronic device, the server device requests the server's authentication information. An authentication information transmission request unit, an authentication information transmission unit that transmits authentication information when authentication information is requested from a registered electronic device mounted on the server device, and receives the registration request from an unregistered electronic device Then, it waits for approval until the communication terminal device specified by the authentication information is in a login state, and when it is in the login state, the communication terminal device is inquired whether to approve a registration request. The server is provided in the communication terminal device, and an assistance registration unit that registers the electronic device and the communication terminal device as a remotely operable combination. When the approval is inquired from the device, the display control unit for displaying an approval screen for selecting whether to approve, and when approved on the approval screen, the server device is notified of the approval. And an approval notification unit.

  According to this, from the unregistered electronic device, the authentication information of the registered electronic device is used to request the server device to register the communication terminal device in which the registered electronic device is registered and the own device. When the user authenticates the registration in the server device and the communication terminal device, the unregistered electronic device and the communication terminal device are registered.

  Thus, when a new electronic device is installed within a communication range limited to a relay station such as a home, the communication terminal specified by the authentication information using the authentication information of the already registered electronic device Combinations with devices can be easily registered.

  In addition, the present invention is also included in the rights category in each configuration of the communication terminal device and the electronic device that constitute the registration support system of the present invention.

  The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and various modifications are possible within the scope shown in the claims, and embodiments obtained by appropriately combining technical means disclosed in different embodiments. Is also included in the technical scope of the present invention.

[Example of software implementation]
Finally, each block of the home appliance adapter 15, the electronic device 10, the communication terminal device 30, and the cloud server 20 may be realized in hardware by a logic circuit formed on an integrated circuit (IC chip), or a CPU (Central Processing Unit) may be used for software implementation.

  In the latter case, the home appliance adapter 15, the electronic device 10, the communication terminal device 30, and the cloud server 20 include a CPU that executes instructions of a program that realizes each function, a ROM (Read Only Memory) that stores the program, and the program A RAM (Random Access Memory) to be developed, a storage device (recording medium) such as a memory for storing the program and various data, and the like are provided. The object of the present invention is to provide program codes (execution format program, intermediate code program, source program) of control programs for the home appliance adapter 15, the electronic device 10, the communication terminal device 30, and the cloud server 20 that are software for realizing the functions described above. ) Is recorded in a computer-readable manner to the home appliance adapter 15, the electronic device 10, the communication terminal device 30, and the cloud server 20, and the computer (or CPU or MPU) is recorded on the recording medium. This can also be achieved by reading and executing the program code.

  Examples of the recording medium include non-transitory tangible medium, such as magnetic tape and cassette tape, magnetic disk such as floppy (registered trademark) disk / hard disk, and CD-ROM / MO. Discs including optical discs such as / MD / DVD / CD-R, cards such as IC cards (including memory cards) / optical cards, semiconductor memories such as mask ROM / EPROM / EEPROM (registered trademark) / flash ROM Alternatively, logic circuits such as PLD (Programmable Logic Device) and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) can be used.

  Moreover, the household appliance adapter 15, the electronic device 10, the communication terminal device 30, and the cloud server 20 may be configured to be connectable to a communication network, and the program code may be supplied via the communication network. The communication network is not particularly limited as long as it can transmit the program code. For example, the Internet, intranet, extranet, LAN, ISDN, VAN, CATV communication network, virtual private network, telephone line network, mobile communication network, satellite communication network, and the like can be used. The transmission medium constituting the communication network may be any medium that can transmit the program code, and is not limited to a specific configuration or type. For example, even with wired lines such as IEEE 1394, USB, power line carrier, cable TV line, telephone line, ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) line, infrared rays such as IrDA and remote control, Bluetooth (registered trademark), IEEE 802.11 wireless, HDR ( It can also be used by radio such as High Data Rate (NFC), Near Field Communication (NFC), Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), mobile phone network, satellite line, and digital terrestrial network. The present invention can also be realized in the form of a computer data signal embedded in a carrier wave in which the program code is embodied by electronic transmission.

  INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY The present invention can be used for a remote operation system in which various home appliances are remotely operated from outside the house using a communication terminal device such as a smartphone.

6 Control unit 7 Storage unit 8 Communication unit 9 Connection unit 10 Electronic device 11 Control unit 13 Storage unit 14 Device function unit 15 Home appliance adapter 16 Connection unit 17 Operation unit 18 Operation unit 19 Notification unit 20 Cloud server 21 Management server 27 Control unit 22 Authentication server 23 Communication unit 25 Notification control unit 28 Selection notification unit 30 Communication terminal device 31 Control unit 32 Display control unit 33 Communication control unit 35 Storage unit 36 Display unit 37 Communication unit 38 Operation unit 39 Unregistered device search unit 40 Relay station 50 Home 62 Wide area communication network 71 Registered device search unit 72 Authentication information acquisition request unit 73 Registration request unit 74 Authentication information transmission request unit 78 Communication control unit 79 Authentication information transmission unit 80 Storage control unit 81 Assistance registration unit 82 Approval notification unit 90 Remote control 100 Remote control system

Claims (22)

  1. A communication terminal device is mounted on a remote operation system in which an electronic device is remotely operated via a server device connected to a wide-area communication network. A registration support system for supporting a registration work,
    Mounted on the communication terminal device;
    An unregistered device search unit that searches for an unregistered electronic device that can be remotely operated by the communication terminal device by registering in the server device from among the electronic devices connected to the narrow area communication network;
    A display control unit for displaying on the display unit an unregistered device selection screen for selecting any one of the unregistered electronic devices detected by the unregistered device search unit;
    When one electronic device is selected on the unregistered device selection screen, a selection notification unit that notifies the selected electronic device that the electronic device is selected via the narrow area communication network When,
    Mounted on the electronic device,
    When notified from the communication terminal device that it has been selected via the narrow-area communication network, a selection notification unit for notifying that the electronic device is selected,
    A registration support system comprising:
  2.   The registration support system according to claim 1, wherein the selection notification unit notifies by light.
  3.   The registration support system according to claim 1, wherein the selection notification unit notifies by sound.
  4. The server device is provided with a limit on the number of communication terminal devices that can be combined to be remotely operable with respect to one electronic device,
    4. The display control unit according to claim 1, wherein the display control unit also displays information on a remaining number that can be combined for each unregistered electronic device on the unregistered device selection screen. 5. The registration support system described.
  5. The server device is provided with a limit on the number of communication terminal devices that can be combined to be remotely operable with respect to one electronic device,
    In the unregistered device selection screen, the display control unit also displays a message informing that the combination cannot be registered because the limit number has been reached for the electronic device that has reached the limit number that can be combined. The registration support system according to any one of claims 1 to 3.
  6.   The display control unit includes the unregistered device selection screen in an operation target device selection screen for selecting an arbitrary device to be operated from among electronic devices in which a combination with the communication terminal device is already registered. The display form is different between a button for selecting an electronic device to be operated and a button for selecting an unregistered electronic device on the screen. 6. The registration support system according to any one of 5 above.
  7. The electronic device includes a first operation notification unit that notifies the server device that an operation has been performed when a predetermined operation is performed on the electronic device.
    When the server device is notified that the electronic device has been operated, a combination with the operated electronic device is registered, and the electronic device is operated with respect to the communication terminal device in a login state. A second operation notifying unit for notifying that,
    The communication terminal device is configured to display the operation target device selection screen for selecting an arbitrary device to be operated from electronic devices for which a combination with the communication terminal device has already been registered. When the device notifies that a registered electronic device displaying a button for selecting on the screen has been operated, a display form of a button for selecting the operated electronic device The registration support system according to claim 1, wherein the registration support system is switched.
  8.   In the operation target device selection screen for selecting any one of the electronic devices for which the combination with the communication terminal device has already been registered, the display control unit can be combined only with the communication terminal device. 8. The display form of a button for selecting each of the registered electronic device and the electronic device in which a combination with other communication terminal devices is registered is different. The registration support system according to claim 1.
  9.   The server device can associate only one in-home common identification information with the one electronic device, the communication terminal device associated with the in-home common identification information, and the connection to the narrow area communication network Upon receiving a signal notifying that a predetermined physical operation has been performed with the electronic device and that the operation has been performed from each of the communication terminal device and the electronic device within a predetermined period, the in-home common identification information The registration support system according to claim 1, wherein the electronic device and the communication terminal device are associated with each other and registered as a remotely operable combination.
  10.   In the unregistered device selection screen, the display control unit is different from the unregistered electronic device detected by the unregistered device search unit, and is different from the in-home common identification information associated with the communication terminal device The registration support system according to claim 9, wherein a message notifying that the electronic device associated with the identification information cannot be registered because it is associated with other in-home common identification information is displayed. .
  11. Mounted on the electronic device,
    A registered device search unit for searching for an electronic device already registered in the server device from among the electronic devices connected to the narrow area communication network;
    When the registered electronic device is detected by the registered device search unit, authentication including the in-home common identification information associated with the registered electronic device is associated with the registered electronic device An authentication information acquisition request unit that requests to acquire information from the server device;
    When authentication information including the in-home common identification information associated with the registered electronic device is received from the registered electronic device, the authentication information and the device identification information of the own device are transmitted to the server device. And a registration request unit that requests to register a combination that enables remote operation with the communication terminal device specified by the authentication information,
    When it is requested to acquire authentication information from another electronic device, an authentication information transmission requesting unit that requests the server device for its own authentication information;
    Mounted on the server device,
    An authentication information transmission unit that transmits authentication information when authentication information is requested from a registered electronic device;
    When the registration request is received from an unregistered electronic device, the communication terminal device specified by the authentication information waits for approval until it enters a login state, and whether the registration request is approved when the login state is entered. Inquiry to the communication terminal device, and when approved by the communication terminal device, an assistance registration unit that registers the electronic device and the communication terminal device as a remotely operable combination,
    Provided in the communication terminal device,
    When approval is inquired from the server device, the display control unit for displaying an approval screen for selecting whether to approve,
    When approved on the approval screen, an approval notification unit for notifying the server device of approval,
    The registration support system according to claim 9 or 10, further comprising:
  12. By registering a combination that enables remote operation with the communication terminal device in a server device connected to a wide area communication network, remote operation through the server device by the communication terminal device is enabled. An unregistered device search unit that searches for electronic devices from among electronic devices connected to the narrow-area communication network,
    A display control unit for displaying on the display unit an unregistered device selection screen for selecting any one of the unregistered electronic devices detected by the unregistered device search unit;
    When one electronic device is selected on the unregistered device selection screen, a selection notification unit that notifies the selected electronic device that the electronic device is selected via the narrow area communication network A communication terminal device comprising:
  13. When there is a limit on the number of communication terminal devices that can be combined for remote control with respect to one electronic device,
    13. The communication terminal apparatus according to claim 12, wherein the display control unit also displays information on the remaining number that can be combined for each unregistered electronic device on the unregistered device selection screen.
  14. When there is a limit on the number of communication terminal devices that can be combined for remote control with respect to one electronic device,
    In the unregistered device selection screen, the display control unit also displays a message informing that the combination cannot be registered because the limit number has been reached for the electronic device that has reached the limit number that can be combined. The communication terminal device according to claim 12.
  15.   The display control unit includes the unregistered device selection screen in an operation target device selection screen for selecting an arbitrary device to be operated from among electronic devices in which a combination with the communication terminal device is already registered. 13. The display mode is different between a button for selecting an electronic device to be operated and a button for selecting an unregistered electronic device on the screen. The communication terminal device according to any one of 14.
  16.   The communication terminal device is configured to display the operation target device selection screen for selecting an arbitrary device to be operated from electronic devices for which a combination with the communication terminal device has already been registered. When the device notifies that a registered electronic device displaying a button for selecting on the screen has been operated, a display form of a button for selecting the operated electronic device The communication terminal device according to claim 12, wherein the communication terminal device is switched.
  17.   In the operation target device selection screen for selecting any one of the electronic devices for which the combination with the communication terminal device has already been registered, the display control unit can be combined only with the communication terminal device. 17. The display form of a button for selecting each of the registered electronic device and the electronic device in which a combination with other communication terminal devices is registered is different. The communication terminal device according to claim 1.
  18. When a combination of a remote-controllable electronic device and a communication terminal device is registered in association with in-home common identification information, and only one in-home common identification information can be associated with one electronic device,
    In the unregistered device selection screen, the display control unit is different from the unregistered electronic device detected by the unregistered device search unit, and is different from the in-home common identification information associated with the communication terminal device The electronic device associated with the identification information displays a message notifying that registration is not possible because the electronic device is associated with other in-home common identification information. The communication terminal device according to item.
  19. When asked whether to approve a registration request from an unregistered electronic device from the server device, the display control unit for displaying an approval screen for selecting whether to approve,
    When approved on the approval screen, an approval notification unit for notifying the server device of approval,
    The communication terminal device according to claim 12, further comprising:
  20. By registering a combination that enables remote operation with a communication terminal device in a server device connected to a wide area communication network, remote operation through the server device by the registered communication terminal device becomes possible. Electronic equipment,
    An electronic device comprising: a selection notification unit that notifies that a selected electronic device is selected when a communication terminal device notifies that it has been selected via a narrow-area communication network.
  21.   21. The electronic device according to claim 20, further comprising a first operation notification unit that notifies the server device that the electronic device is operated when a predetermined operation is performed.
  22. A registered device search unit for searching for an electronic device already registered in the server device from among the electronic devices connected to the narrow area communication network;
    When the registered electronic device is detected by the registered device search unit, authentication information including in-home common identification information associated with the registered electronic device is associated with the registered electronic device Authentication information acquisition request unit for requesting acquisition from the server device,
    When authentication information including the in-home common identification information associated with the registered electronic device is received from the registered electronic device, the authentication information and the device identification information of the own device are transmitted to the server device. And a registration request unit that requests to register a combination that enables remote operation with the communication terminal device specified by the authentication information,
    When it is requested to acquire authentication information from another electronic device, an authentication information transmission requesting unit that requests the server device for its own authentication information;
    The electronic apparatus according to claim 20, further comprising:
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