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JP3697568B2
JP3697568B2 JP2000046996A JP2000046996A JP3697568B2 JP 3697568 B2 JP3697568 B2 JP 3697568B2 JP 2000046996 A JP2000046996 A JP 2000046996A JP 2000046996 A JP2000046996 A JP 2000046996A JP 3697568 B2 JP3697568 B2 JP 3697568B2
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to an information distribution method for recognizing the position of a mobile terminal and providing local information around the mobile terminal.
[0002]
[Prior art]
As a conventional information distribution system, MONET is known as a service provided by Toyota Motor Corporation, which provides local information around a mobile terminal. This is a combination of a mobile phone and car navigation, and uses a mobile phone as a communication means. This makes it possible to acquire information such as road traffic information, news, weather forecasts, and sightseeing spots wherever the mobile terminal is within the communicable area of the mobile phone.
[0003]
In addition, as a mechanism for providing local information corresponding to the current position to a mobile terminal, it is described in Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 9-54895 that provides information included in each block by dividing an information providing area into a plurality of blocks. There is an information notification system. This recognizes the current position of the mobile terminal, and provides the mobile terminal with disaster information and evacuation routes of fires and earthquakes around the current position.
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
The above-mentioned MONET has a feature that it can acquire information such as road traffic information, news, weather forecasts, sightseeing spots, etc., regardless of where the mobile terminal is within the mobile phone communication area. Although it is suitable for providing information, it is impossible to detect the position of the mobile terminal and provide local information in close contact with the area.
[0005]
In addition, the information notification system described in Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 9-54895 can recognize that a certain mobile terminal exists within a certain area, but does not recognize the distance from the destination point. It is not possible to switch information to be provided and to provide more detailed information to the mobile terminal in accordance with the approach. Also, there is no operational mechanism for effectively registering, updating, and deleting distribution information from a remote location.
[0006]
An object of the present invention is to solve the above problems, detect the position of a mobile terminal, recognize information about a distance from a destination point, an information distribution system capable of providing local information closely related to the area, An information distribution system that can switch information to be distributed according to the approach distance and provide more detailed information to the mobile terminal according to the approach, and can effectively register, update, and delete the distribution information from a remote location It is to provide an information distribution system.
[0007]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to achieve the above object, the information distribution system according to the present invention manages (1) a plurality of data including a combination of distribution information, a transmission range for transmitting the distribution information, and arbitrary position information associated with the distribution information. Management means (12), information processing means (1) having communication means (11) connectable to communication network (3), communication means (21) connectable to communication network (3), and received distribution information And a mobile terminal (2) having an output means (23) for outputting and a position detection means (22) for detecting the current position.
[0008]
The mobile terminal (2) transmits position information indicating the current position detected by the position detection means (22) to the information processing means (1) by the communication means (21) and is transmitted from the information processing means (1). The distributed information is output to the output means (23).
[0009]
The information processing means (1) extracts the transmission range and position information from each data managed by the management means (12), and between the position information transmitted from the mobile terminal (2) and the extracted position information. When the distance is within the extracted transmission range, the distribution information in the data managed in combination with the transmission range is transmitted to the mobile terminal (2) via the communication network (3). At that time, a plurality of pieces of data having the same position information and different transmission ranges are registered in the management means (12), thereby switching information to be distributed as the mobile terminal (2) moves.
[0010]
(2) Furthermore, the mobile terminal (2) is provided with a control signal generation means (24) for controlling the propulsion means (247), the direction control means (245), and the direction instruction control means (246), and the speed for detecting the traveling speed. A detection means (26) and a direction detection means (27) for detecting the traveling direction are provided. When the distribution information received from the information processing means (1) is route control information, based on the information described in the route control information, the propulsion means (247), the direction control means (245), the direction indication control means ( 246) is automatically guided to the destination.
[0011]
(3) Furthermore, the mobile terminal (2) holds the past position information detected by the position detection means (22) in combination with time information for a certain period of time and predicts the traveling direction from the change in position and the change in time. / Direction prediction means (28) is provided to check whether the direction to be advanced matches the direction predicted by the speed / direction prediction means.
[0012]
(4) The mobile terminal (2) is provided with conversion means (29) for converting character data into voice data and converting image data into character data. When character data is included in the distribution information sent from the information processing means (1) by the converting means (29), the character data is converted into voice data and output by the output means (23). When image data is included in the distribution information sent from the information processing means (1), character data is extracted from the image data, and the character data is converted into voice data, and the output means (23) Output.
[0013]
(5) Further, the information distribution system further includes an information terminal (5) for changing distribution information, and the information processing means (1) includes a data ID and a password in addition to the distribution information, transmission range, and position information. Management means for managing data in a set of security attributes, security check means (13) for authenticating the corresponding data ID and password by the security attributes, and setting means for reflecting distribution information on the management means (12) (14) is provided. When the security check means (13) receives the data ID and password from the information terminal (5), responds to the distribution information change request from the information terminal (5) according to the security attribute, and registers, changes, or deletes the distribution information Then, the control is transferred to the setting means, and when the setting means (14) receives the distribution information from the information terminal (5), the setting means (14) replaces the distribution information corresponding to the data ID and password given from the information terminal (5). Thereby, registration, change, and deletion of distribution information are performed.
[0014]
(6) Further, the information processing means (1) is provided with a telephone answering means (15) for authenticating a user when a telephone call is received and acquiring necessary information by FAX or DTMF tone or voice, via the telephone network. The distribution information can be registered, changed, and deleted from the telephone (6) or FAX machine (7).
[0015]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.
(First embodiment)
First, a first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 1 is a block diagram of an information distribution system according to the present embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the information distribution system according to the present embodiment includes an information processing means 1 provided in a center or the like, a mobile terminal 2 such as a car navigation, and an information terminal 5 such as a personal computer. The information processing means 1 is connected to the mobile terminal 2 and the information terminal 5 via the communication network 3.
[0016]
FIG. 2 is a block configuration diagram of the information processing means 1 according to the present embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the information processing means 1 in this embodiment includes a communication means 11 connected to the communication network 3, a management means 12, and a setting means 14. FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an example of information managed by the management unit 12. As shown in the figure, the management means 12 stores a set of k pieces of information (k ≧ 1). In the figure, the reference position information 1211 to 121k is information indicating a position, and coordinates of latitude and longitude. Information or relative position information from a certain point is described, and the transmission range 1221 to 122k represents one or more distances from the reference position information 1211 to 121k with respect to each transmission range 1221 to 122k. Symbols meaning the contents are described.
[0017]
For example, in the transmission range 1221, two distances A and B from the reference position information 1211 are described, and when ~ is inserted between the two distances A and B, the distribution information 1231 is from the reference position information 1211. This information is transmitted when the distance falls within the range of A to B. The distribution information 1231 to 123k is registered with any of character, image, audio data, or combined data. Header information is added to the data, and the type of data can be determined by analyzing the header information.
[0018]
The information processing means 1 and the mobile terminal 2 start communication by sending a communication start request from the communication means 21 of the mobile terminal 2 to the communication means of the information processing means 1 via the communication network 3. The position detecting means 22 can always detect the position.
[0019]
Note that publicly known examples of communication means include mobile phones and PHS (Personal Handy phone System), which are wireless communication technologies adopted by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) and the like. A known example of the position detecting means is a GPS (Global Positioning System), which is a positioning technique for the current position adopted in the invention of “Information Notification System” of Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 9-54895.
[0020]
Next, the operation of this embodiment will be described.
FIG. 3 is a block configuration diagram of the mobile terminal 2 according to the present embodiment, and FIGS. 5 to 7 are flowcharts illustrating an operation flow in the present embodiment.
As shown in FIG. 3, the mobile terminal 2 includes a communication unit 21, a position detection unit 22, and an output unit 23. In this configuration, when the mobile terminal 2 receives a communication start request from the user, the mobile terminal 2 transmits a communication start request to the communication unit 11 of the information processing unit 1 via the communication network 3 by the communication unit 21.
[0021]
As shown in the flowchart of FIG. 5, when this communication start request is received, a communication line is established between the information processing means 1 and the mobile terminal 2 when the communication means 21 responds to the incoming call, and a communication state is established (step S51). ). When in the communication state, the mobile terminal 2 uses the communication means 21 of the mobile terminal 2, the communication network 3, and the communication means 11 of the information processing means 1 to determine its own position detected by the position detection means 22. 1 is notified (step S52).
[0022]
As shown in the flowchart of FIG. 6 (processing of the information processing unit 1), the information processing unit 1 is located in the area indicated by the transmission range 1221 based on the reference position information 1211 of the first information managed by the management unit 12. Then, it is confirmed whether or not the notified location of the mobile terminal 2 is included (step S61), and if included (step S61: Y), the first distribution information 1231 is stored as information to be transmitted. (Step S62). The information processing means 1 repeats this process up to the kth (and subsequent) information. When the information processing means 1 has processed up to the kth information (step S63: Y), the distribution information stored as information to be transmitted by the above processing is moved via the communication means 11, the communication network 3, and the communication means 21. It transmits to the terminal 2 (step S64).
[0023]
As shown in the flowchart of FIG. 7 (processing of the mobile terminal 2), when the mobile terminal 2 receives the distribution information sent from the information processing means 1 (step S71: N), the output means 23 sends the distribution information. Is output (step S72). When the mobile terminal 2 receives all the distribution information from the information processing means 1, the mobile terminal 2 informs the information processing means 1 of the position of the mobile terminal itself and repeats the above-described processing.
[0024]
For example, in the information example of FIG. 4 stored in the management unit 12 of the information processing unit 1, the same position of the store in the reference position information 1211 and the reference position information 1212 is set to 0 to 5 km in the transmission range 1221. 5 to 10 km is entered in the range 1222, detailed information on the store is input in the distribution information 1231, and general information on the store is input in the transmission range 1232.
[0025]
Thereby, when the mobile terminal 2 approaches within 5 to 10 km from the reference position information 1211 (same as the reference position information 1212), the outline information of the store inputted in the distribution information 1232 is output to the mobile terminal 2. When approaching within 5 km, it is possible to provide a service in which the detailed information of the store input in the distribution information 1231 is output to the mobile terminal 2. As a result, it is possible to more effectively distribute information that is closely related to the region as compared with the conventional technology.
[0026]
In this embodiment, the method for starting communication by issuing a communication start request from the user to the information processing means 1 from the mobile terminal 2 is described. However, communication is automatically performed under certain conditions on behalf of the user. A method of transmitting a start request, or a method of constantly transmitting a signal from the information processing means 1 such as radio or television broadcasting and starting communication by the mobile terminal 2 receiving the signal may be used.
[0027]
In the present embodiment, the reference position information 1211 to 121k is latitude / longitude coordinate information or relative position information from a certain point, but it may be information indicating a range instead of a certain point.
[0028]
In the present embodiment, the communication means 21 is described as being included in the mobile terminal 2 as shown in FIG. 3, but when the mobile terminal 2 uses a mobile phone or PHS, the communication means 21 is connected to the mobile terminal 2 main body. As a modification of this embodiment, a method for managing the usage status and billing for each individual without providing a special billing management means by changing the mobile phone or PHS to be used for each individual is separated from Can think.
[0029]
According to the present embodiment, it is possible to provide the peripheral information of the mobile terminal to the user more effectively compared to the prior art that transmits the same information nationwide. In addition, the conventional method of dividing the information providing area in block units can provide only the same information within the information providing area, but according to the present embodiment, detailed information is obtained as the closer to the target store or facility. Can be provided.
[0030]
(Second embodiment)
Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described.
In the present embodiment, the configuration of the entire information distribution system and the configuration of the information processing means 1 have the configurations of FIGS. 1 and 2 similar to those of the first embodiment described above, but the configuration of the mobile terminal 2 is different. .
[0031]
FIG. 8 is a block diagram of the mobile terminal 2 in the present embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the mobile terminal 2 in this embodiment includes a control signal generating means 24, a format shaping means 25 in addition to the configuration of the communication means 21, the position detecting means 22, and the output means 23 of the first embodiment. , Speed detection means 26, direction detection means 27, direction control means 245 controlled by the control signal generation means 24, direction instruction control means 246, and propulsion means 247. The direction control means 245 is a means for controlling the traveling direction such as a vehicle handle, the direction instruction control means 246 is a means for controlling a direction indicator such as a winker, and the propulsion means 247 corresponds to a vehicle propulsion mechanism such as an engine system. are doing.
[0032]
FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating details of the distribution information 1231 to 123n that is information managed by the management unit 12 in the present embodiment.
In this embodiment, the distribution information 1231 to 123n is route information obtained by dividing a route from an arbitrary point to a target point into n points 81 to 8n (n ≧ 1) as shown in FIG. 8 and a reference speed 8X2Y (m ≧ 1, 1 ≦) for moving from the point 8X to another point 8Y at each point 8X (1 ≦ X <n) of the route, as shown in FIG. 9B. Y <m), a reference acceleration 8X3Y, a reference direction 8X4Y that travels when traveling at the reference speed or reference acceleration, and a reference distance 8X5Y that travels toward the reference direction Consists of data. Note that the value of m may be different for each point.
[0033]
In addition, the control signal generation unit 24 of the mobile terminal 2, the direction control unit 245 controlled by the control signal generation unit 24, the direction instruction control unit 246, and the propulsion unit 247 are connected by wire or wireless, and the direction control unit 245, direction The instruction control means 246 and the propulsion means 247 can adjust the direction and speed using the control signal output from the control signal generation means 24.
[0034]
Next, the operation of this embodiment will be described.
10-12 is a flowchart for demonstrating operation | movement of the mobile terminal 2 in a present Example.
As is apparent from FIG. 10, when the mobile terminal 2 receives the distribution information from the information processing means 1 and it is not route information (step S71: N), it is the same as the first embodiment described above.
[0035]
When the distribution information sent from the information processing means 1 is the route information 8 (step S71: Y), the mobile terminal 2 gives the route information 8 to the format shaping means 25 as shown in FIG. Is formatted by the formatting means 25 so that a route map to the destination can be output based on the route information 8 (step S81), and a selection means (operation menu or operation button for operating the route map and the automatic guidance system) Etc.) is output to the output means 23 (step S82).
[0036]
At the same time, the mobile terminal 2 gives the route information 8 to the control signal generator 24. The control signal generating unit 24 uses the current position detected by the position detecting unit 22, the current traveling direction obtained from the direction controlling unit 245, and the current traveling speed obtained from the speed detecting unit 26 to determine the route information 8. The point closest to the first closest point 8X is specified (step S83), the specified point 8X is passed to the format shaping unit 25, and the format shaping unit 25 outputs 8X to the output unit 23 ( Step S84). 8X outputted to the output means 23 is recalculated by the control signal generating means 24 as the mobile terminal 2 moves, and a new point 8X is outputted to the output means 23 (step S84).
[0037]
When the mobile terminal 2 moves to the point 8X output by the output means 23 (step S85) and issues a request to operate the automatic guidance system using the selection means output to the output means 23 (step S86: Y), control is performed. The signal generator 24 acquires the current speed from the speed detector 26 (step S91 in FIG. 12). When the current position is 81, a reference speed 8121 is acquired from the current point 81 recorded in the route information 8 (step S92: see FIG. 9), and it is confirmed whether or not it matches the current speed (step S93). ).
[0038]
If the reference speed 8121 does not match the current speed (step S93: N), the process returns to step S92, this time the reference speed 8122 is acquired, and it is confirmed whether or not they match (step S93). In general, this process is repeated until the current speed matches the reference speed. As a result of the confirmation, for example, if the reference speed 8122 matches the current speed, the reference acceleration 8132 and the reference direction 8142 corresponding to the reference speed 8122 are acquired (step S94), and the acquired reference acceleration 8132 and reference direction 8142 are acquired. Accordingly, the direction control unit 245, the direction instruction control unit 246, and the propulsion unit 247 are controlled to proceed to the next point (step S95). If the next point is reached and that point is not the destination (step S96: N), the same processing as described above is performed, and further to the next point. By repeating the above processing until the destination is reached, the destination is finally reached (step S96: Y). When the destination is reached, the communication line is disconnected (step S97).
[0039]
According to the present embodiment, for example, when there is a parking lot in a certain facility and the vehicle arrives in front of the facility, the route information is transmitted to the car on which the mobile terminal is mounted. At that time, when the driver operates the automatic guidance system (step S86 in FIG. 11: Y), the car can be automatically moved to a vacant parking lot and stopped.
[0040]
(Third embodiment)
Next, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described.
In the present embodiment, the overall configuration of the information distribution system and the configuration of the information processing means 1 have the same configurations of FIGS. 1 and 2 as those of the first and second embodiments described above. The configuration is different.
[0041]
FIG. 13 is a block diagram of the mobile terminal 2 in the present embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the mobile terminal 2 in this embodiment includes a communication means 21, a position detection means 22, an output means 23, a control signal generation means 24, a format shaping means 25, and a speed detection means 26 in the second embodiment. In addition to the direction detection means 27, the direction control means 245 controlled by the control signal generation means 24, the direction instruction control means 246, and the propulsion means 247, a speed / direction prediction means 28 is provided.
[0042]
In the present embodiment, the newly added speed / direction predicting means 28 periodically acquires position information from the position detecting means 22, and the past data obtained by combining the acquired position information and the acquisition time is determined in advance. It is retained for the number of data. The speed / direction predicting means 28 calculates the actual traveling direction from the held past data, current position information, and time.
[0043]
Next, the operation of this embodiment will be described.
The operation up to the point where the automatic guidance system is operated is the same as that of the second embodiment described above.
In the present embodiment, the control signal generating unit 24 controls the direction control unit 245, the direction instruction control unit 246, and the propulsion unit 247 according to the reference acceleration 8X3Y and the reference direction 8X4Y of the current point 8X recorded in the route information 8. Then head to the next point. At the same time, the speed / direction predicting means 28, which is a feature of the present embodiment, calculates the actually traveling direction and confirms whether there is any deviation from the reference direction.
[0044]
When the deviation from the reference direction exceeds a certain reference value, the speed / direction predicting unit 28 notifies the control signal generating unit 24 that the vehicle is moving in the wrong direction. At the same time, the control signal generating unit 24 specifies again which point is the closest point in the given route information 8 by the method described in the second embodiment. The operation after the first re-approaching point is specified is the same as that described in the second embodiment.
As a result, when a deviation occurs between the direction in which the vehicle should originally travel and the direction in which the vehicle is actually traveling, recovery can be performed.
[0045]
According to the second and third embodiments, it is possible to automatically guide a car to a store or facility around the mobile terminal or to a parking lot of the facility.
[0046]
(Fourth embodiment)
Next, a fourth embodiment of the present invention will be described.
In the present embodiment, the configuration of the entire information distribution system and the configuration of the information processing means 1 have the configurations of FIGS. 1 and 2 similar to those of the first to third embodiments described above. The configuration is different, and a conversion means 29 is added to the configuration of FIG. 3, FIG. 8, or FIG.
[0047]
FIG. 14 is an example of a block configuration diagram of the mobile terminal 2 in the present embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the mobile terminal 2 in this embodiment is obtained by adding a conversion means 29 to the configuration of the first embodiment (comprising communication means 21, position detection means 22, and output means 23). The configuration of the second embodiment (communication means 21, position detection means 22, output means 23, control signal generation means 24, format shaping means 25, speed detection means 26, direction detection means 27, and the control signal generation means Even if the conversion means 29 is added to the direction control means 245, direction instruction control means 246, and propulsion means 247) controlled by 24, the configuration of the third embodiment (communication means 21, position detection means 22, output means 23). , Control signal generating means 24, format shaping means 25, speed detecting means 26, direction detecting means 27, speed / direction predicting means 28, and direction control hand controlled by the control signal generating means 24. 245, direction indication control means 246 may be constituted by adding conversion means 29 to the propulsion means 247).
[0048]
Explaining the operation of the present embodiment, the operation is the same as that of the first embodiment until the mobile terminal 2 receives the distribution information from the information processing means 1.
In this embodiment, if the header of the distribution information sent from the information processing means 1 to the mobile terminal 2 is analyzed, and it is determined that character data is included in the distribution information, the conversion means 29 Is used to convert the character data in the distribution information into voice data. The converted voice data is output as voice by the output means 23.
[0049]
When the distribution information includes image data, the conversion means 29 extracts only character data from the image data using OCR (Optical Character Reader). The extracted character data is converted into voice data and output by the output means 23.
[0050]
According to the fourth embodiment, since information is transmitted by voice, the user can listen to the information as voice without turning his / her eyes while traveling, which is effective in preventing accidents.
[0051]
(Fifth embodiment)
Next, a fifth embodiment of the present invention will be described.
In this embodiment, the configuration of the entire information distribution system and the configuration of the mobile terminal 2 are the same as those of any of the first to fourth embodiments described above, and only the information processing means 1 is different.
[0052]
FIG. 15 is an example of a block configuration diagram of the information processing means 1 in the present embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the information processing means 1 in the present embodiment has a new security check means in the configuration comprising the communication means 11, the management means 12, and the setting means 14 shown in FIG. 2 described in the first embodiment. 13 is added.
[0053]
FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating an example of information managed by the management unit 12 according to the present embodiment. In addition to the reference position information 1211 to 121k, the transmission range 1221 to 122k, and the distribution information 1231 to 123k, the data IDs 1241 to 124k are illustrated. , Passwords 1251 to 125k, and security information 1261 to 126k. The reference position information, the transmission range, and the distribution information are the same as described with reference to FIG. The security information stores information as to whether or not the setting change of distribution information is permitted from the information terminal (client terminal) 5, thereby enabling control of whether or not registration information can be registered, changed, or deleted.
[0054]
Next, the operation of this embodiment will be described.
17 to 19 are flowcharts for explaining the operation of the fifth embodiment.
The information terminal 5 connects to the communication unit 11 of the information processing unit 1 via the communication network 3 (step S101 in FIG. 17), and transmits the data ID 1241 and the password 1251 to the communication unit 21 of the mobile terminal 2 (step S102). .
[0055]
When the communication means 21 of the mobile terminal 2 receives the data ID 1241 and the password 1251 from the information terminal 5, the security check means 13 of the information processing means 1 authenticates whether the received data ID 1241 and password 1251 are correct (step). S103). If not correct (step S103: N), the process returns to step S102 to authenticate whether or not the next data ID 1242 and password 1252 are correct (step S103). This is repeated until the correct data ID and password are found. If the correct data ID and password are found (step S103: Y), it is then checked whether the corresponding security information is permitted to be changed from the information terminal 5 (step S104).
[0056]
When the security information is set not to permit the setting change of the distribution information from the information terminal 5 (step S104: N), the communication unit 11 of the information processing unit 1 informs the information terminal 5 of the corresponding error occurrence reason. The transmission is performed (step S121 in FIG. 19), and the communication line is disconnected as necessary (step S122). Although omitted in the flowchart, even if it is determined in step S103 that all the data IDs and passwords are not correct in the authentication in step S103, the processes in steps S121 and S122 in FIG. 19 are performed. .
[0057]
When the data ID and the password match (step S103: Y) and the security information is set to permit the setting change of the distribution information from the information terminal 5 (step S104: Y), the communication means 11 is the information The terminal 5 is notified of permission to transmit distribution information (step S111 in FIG. 18).
[0058]
When registering or changing the distribution information, the information terminal 5 transmits the distribution information to the communication means 11 when receiving the transmission permission (step S112). When the communication unit 11 receives the distribution information from the information terminal 5, the communication unit 11 passes the distribution information to the setting unit 14 and notifies the distribution information 1231 of registration or change (step S113: N). Upon receiving the distribution information, the setting unit 14 registers or changes the distribution information as the distribution information 1231 of the management unit 12 (step S115).
[0059]
On the other hand, when the distribution information is deleted (step S113: Y), an erasure command is sent from the information terminal 5 to the communication means 11 to create data indicating that there is no distribution information (step S113: Y, step S114). The distribution information is deleted by registering or changing data indicating that the contents are not included (step S115). After the registration process, change process, or deletion process in step S115, the communication line is disconnected (step S116).
[0060]
For example, the distribution range of certain distribution information exceeds a predefined value, and distribution information with a large influence range cannot be changed from the information terminal. Distribution information with a transmission range within a defined value and a small influence range Can be changed from the information terminal. Further, the security information setting may be determined according to the importance of the distribution information.
[0061]
In the present embodiment, it has been described that information on whether or not the setting change is permitted from the information terminal 5 is stored in the security information. However, a network ID for identifying the information terminal 5 may be added to the security information. . As a result, it is possible to limit the networks that permit the setting change, and as a result, it is possible to limit the permission of the setting change by the information terminal connected thereto.
[0062]
(Sixth embodiment)
In the sixth embodiment, distribution information can be registered, changed, and deleted from a telephone or a FAX machine.
FIG. 20 is a diagram illustrating a configuration example of the entire information distribution system according to the present embodiment, and FIG. 21 is a block diagram illustrating the information processing unit 1 according to the present embodiment.
As shown in FIG. 20, in the present embodiment, either or both of the telephone 6 and the FAX machine 7 are connected to the information processing means 1 via the telephone network 4.
[0063]
As shown in FIG. 21, the information processing means 1 in this embodiment is provided with a telephone response means 15 in addition to the configuration of the information processing means 1 in each of the above-described embodiments. The telephone answering means 15 responds by voice guidance when a call is received from the telephone 6 or the FAX machine 7 via the telephone network 4, and designates a transmission destination and a processing method by a DTMF (Dual Tone Multiple Frequency) signal. Voice data or fax data sent from the fax machine 7 is transmitted to a designated destination, and is disclosed in Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 05-048643 “FAX Mail Device”, Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 10-013544 “Voice Mail Device”, etc. Applicable technology.
[0064]
In the present embodiment, an example in which the information of the distribution information 1231 managed by the management means 2 shown in FIG. 16 is registered, changed, or deleted from the telephone 6 will be described (this processing uses a telephone and Except for the point of using voice, it is roughly the same as the fifth embodiment described above, so see FIGS. 17 to 19).
[0065]
When the distribution information is registered, changed, or deleted from the telephone 6, the telephone 6 calls the telephone response means 15 of the information processing means 1 via the telephone network 4. When the incoming call is received, the telephone answering unit 15 goes off-hook to make a call with the telephone 6 and prompts the user to input a data ID and a password by voice guidance.
[0066]
When the telephone answering unit 15 receives the data ID 1241 and the password 1251 from the telephone set 6 by the DTMF signal, the security check unit 13 authenticates whether the received data ID 1241 and the password 1251 are correct, and the corresponding security information 1261 is received from the telephone set 6. Check if the setting change is allowed.
[0067]
If the data ID and the password do not match or the security information 1261 is set not to allow the setting change from the telephone 6, the telephone response means 15 responds by voice guidance with the reason for the error corresponding to the telephone 6. Disconnect the line if necessary.
[0068]
If the data ID and the password match and the security information 1261 is set to allow the setting change from the telephone 6, the telephone response means 15 sends a voice guidance to send the registered content data as either voice or DTMF signal. Select whether to input with. When the telephone 6 notifies the telephone answering means 15 to input by voice guidance by the DTMF signal, the telephone answering means 15 records and distributes the voice until the end of input is notified by the DTMF signal or a predetermined time elapses. Create information data. The telephone response unit 15 passes the created distribution information data to the setting unit 14 and notifies the registration unit 1231 of registration.
[0069]
Upon receiving the distribution information data, the setting unit 14 registers the distribution information 1231 as the distribution information 1231 of the management unit 12. In the case of erasing, when an erasing command is sent from the telephone 6 to the telephone reception means 15 using a DTMF signal, the telephone reception means 15 creates distribution information data indicating that no content is included instead of creating voice data. . The distribution information is deleted by registering or changing data indicating that the content is not included. When the telephone 6 notifies the telephone answering means 15 to input by the DTMF signal by the DTMF signal, the telephone answering means 15 acquires the DTMF signal until the end of the input is notified by the DTMF signal or a predetermined time elapses.
[0070]
The telephone reception means 15 converts the acquired DTMF signal into character data by a predetermined algorithm and creates distribution information data. The subsequent steps are the same as when the distribution information is registered, changed, or deleted by voice. Registration of FAX data as distribution information from the FAX machine 7 is the same process as that for registering, changing, or deleting the voice data or DTMF data, except that the data is FAX data.
[0071]
According to the fifth and sixth embodiments, the contents of the distribution information can be registered, changed, and deleted at any time, so that the authenticated user can freely change the distribution information, In particular, since it is possible to register, change, and delete from the outside by telephone or FAX, its practicality is great. This makes it possible to send time-limited sale information and the like as in the time service.
[0072]
【The invention's effect】
According to the present invention, an information distribution system capable of detecting the position of a mobile terminal and providing local information closely associated with the area, recognizing a distance from a destination point, and distributing information by an approach distance An information distribution system capable of providing more detailed information to a mobile terminal according to switching and approach, and an information distribution system capable of effectively registering, updating, and deleting distribution information from a remote location be able to.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a block configuration diagram of an information distribution system according to a first embodiment.
FIG. 2 is a block diagram of information processing means 1 according to the first embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a block diagram of the mobile terminal 2 according to the first embodiment.
FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an example of information managed by a management unit 12;
FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing an operation flow in the first embodiment (part 1);
FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing a flow of an operation in the first embodiment (No. 2).
FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing a flow of an operation in the first embodiment (No. 3).
FIG. 8 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal 2 in the second embodiment.
FIG. 9 is a diagram showing details of distribution information 1231 to 123n that is information managed by the management means 12 in the second embodiment.
FIG. 10 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the mobile terminal 2 in the second embodiment (part 1);
FIG. 11 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the mobile terminal 2 in the second embodiment (part 2);
FIG. 12 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the mobile terminal 2 in the second embodiment (part 3);
FIG. 13 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal 2 in the third embodiment.
FIG. 14 is an example of a block diagram of a mobile terminal 2 in the fourth embodiment.
FIG. 15 is an example of a block diagram of information processing means 1 in a fifth embodiment.
FIG. 16 is a diagram showing an example of information managed by the management means 12 of the fifth embodiment;
FIG. 17 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the fifth embodiment (No. 1);
FIG. 18 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the fifth embodiment (part 2);
FIG. 19 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the fifth embodiment (part 3);
FIG. 20 is a diagram illustrating a configuration example of an entire information distribution system according to a sixth embodiment.
FIG. 21 is a block diagram showing the information processing means 1 in the sixth embodiment.
[Explanation of symbols]
1 Information processing means
11. Communication means
12 ... Management means
13 ... Security check means
14: Setting means
2 ... Mobile terminal
21 ... Communication means
22: Position detecting means
23: Output means
24. Control signal generating means
245 ... Direction control means
246 ... Direction indication control means
247 ... Propulsion means
25. Format formatting means
26: Speed detection means
27. Direction detection means
28 ... Speed / direction prediction means
29 ... Conversion means
3. Communication network
4 ... Telephone network
5. Information terminal (client terminal)
6 ... Telephone
7 ... FAX machine

Claims (6)

  1. Combining distribution information , reference position information indicating an arbitrary reference position associated with the distribution information , and a transmission range for transmitting the transmission information determined by two different distances from the reference position indicated by the reference position information Management means for managing a plurality of data, and information processing means having communication means connectable to a communication network for transmitting the distribution information;
    An information distribution system comprising a communication means connectable to the communication network, an output means for outputting distribution information received by the communication means, and a mobile terminal having a position detection means for detecting its current position,
    The mobile terminal transmits position information indicating the current position detected by the position detection means to the information processing means via the communication network by the communication means of the mobile terminal and is transmitted from the information processing means. Output the distribution information to the output means,
    The information processing means extracts a transmission range and reference position information from each data managed by the management means, and a distance between the position information transmitted from the mobile terminal and the extracted reference position information is the When it is within the extracted transmission range, the distribution information in the data managed in combination with the transmission range is transmitted to the mobile terminal via the communication network,
    Information that is configured to switch information to be distributed as the mobile terminal moves by registering a plurality of data having the same reference position information and different transmission ranges in the management means. Distribution system.
  2. The information distribution system according to claim 1,
    The mobile terminal further includes a propulsion unit, a direction control unit, a control signal generation unit for controlling the direction instruction control unit connected to the mobile terminal by wire or wireless, and a speed detection unit for detecting a traveling speed. , Having direction detecting means for detecting the traveling direction, and when the distribution information received from the information processing means is route control information from an arbitrary position to the destination, the information described in the route control information Based on this, the propulsion means, the direction control means, and the direction instruction control means are controlled to automatically guide to the destination.
  3. The information distribution system according to claim 2,
    The mobile terminal further includes a speed / direction prediction unit that holds the past position information detected by the position detection unit in combination with time information for a certain period and predicts the traveling direction from the change in position and the change in time. An information distribution system for confirming whether or not the direction to be advanced matches the direction predicted by the speed / direction prediction means.
  4. The information distribution system according to claim 1,
    The mobile terminal further includes conversion means for converting character data to voice data and image data to character data, and when the distribution information sent from the information processing means includes character data. When the character data is converted into voice data and output by the output means, and the delivery information sent from the information processing means includes image data,
    An information distribution system characterized by extracting character data from the image data, further converting the character data into sound data, and outputting the sound by the output means.
  5. In the information delivery system according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
    In addition, an information terminal for changing the distribution information via the communication network is provided.
    The information processing means includes, in addition to the distribution information, the transmission range, and the reference position information, a management means for managing one or a plurality of data in combination of a data ID, a password, and a security attribute; and the management means Security check means for authenticating the corresponding data ID and password according to the security attribute, and setting means for reflecting the distribution information to the management means,
    When the security check means receives the data ID and password from the information terminal, it responds to the distribution information change request from the information terminal according to the security attributes managed by the management means, and registers, changes, and deletes the distribution information. If so, transfer control to the setting means,
    When the distribution unit receives distribution information from the information terminal, the setting unit replaces distribution information corresponding to the data ID and password given from the information terminal.
  6. In the information delivery system according to claim 5,
    The information processing means further includes telephone response means for performing user authentication when a telephone call is received and acquiring necessary information by FAX or DTMF tone or voice, and sending the distribution information to a telephone or An information distribution system characterized in that registration, change, and deletion can be performed from a FAX machine.
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