JP4129978B2 - Apparatus equipped with monitoring system and IC tag - Google Patents

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JP4129978B2
JP4129978B2 JP2003204925A JP2003204925A JP4129978B2 JP 4129978 B2 JP4129978 B2 JP 4129978B2 JP 2003204925 A JP2003204925 A JP 2003204925A JP 2003204925 A JP2003204925 A JP 2003204925A JP 4129978 B2 JP4129978 B2 JP 4129978B2
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仁 小林
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a monitoring system and an apparatus provided with an IC tag, and more specifically, a monitoring IC tag for monitoring movement of a member provided in the device and a management IC tag for communicating with a portable information terminal. The present invention relates to a monitoring system that monitors a device that performs a predetermined operation, and a device that includes an IC tag.
[0002]
[Prior art]
2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, in pachinko machines out of gaming machines that are a type of device that performs a predetermined operation, various illegal measures for illegally acquiring a game ball by a player are constantly being taken. In particular, in order to prevent unauthorized modification of the control board that controls the gaming machine, for example, replacement with an unauthorized ROM, various measures have been applied to the board box that houses the control board. For example, a sealing seal is provided on the substrate box, or a sealing screw that rotates only in the caulking direction to close the substrate box so that the control board is not touched makes it difficult to open the substrate box (for example, , See Patent Document 1). Furthermore, there is also a device that detects opening / closing of a storage box using a movable contact, stores the detection signal, and notifies it by a light emitting diode (for example, see Patent Document 2). In addition, by attaching an IC tag to the surface of the substrate box, in response to a transmission request from the ID reader, the identification information stored therein is transmitted from the IC tag to the ID reader, and the identification information is confirmed. In some cases, it is determined whether the control board has been replaced for each board box (for example, see Patent Document 3).
[0003]
[Patent Document 1]
JP-A-10-216 324 Gazette
[Patent Document 2]
JP 9-34365 A
[Patent Document 3]
JP 2000-288218 A
[0004]
However, in the case of using a seal sticker, it is difficult to determine whether or not the board box has been opened or closed if an elaborate forged seal sticker is applied after the board box is opened and the replacement to the illegal ROM is completed. was. Further, in the case of using a sealing screw, there is a case where a special tool is used to forcibly turn the sealing screw in the opening direction to open the substrate box and replace the illegal ROM. Further, in the case of detecting the opening / closing of the substrate box using a movable contact, since the substrate box is usually formed of a transparent resin, it is visually observed that the movable contact for detecting the opening / closing of the storage box is used. As can be seen from the above, there is a problem in that the opening and closing of the substrate box cannot be detected because the movable contact is prevented from moving by inserting a piano wire or the like through the gap in the substrate storage box. Furthermore, in the above-described conventional technology, there is a problem that whether or not the board box is opened or closed cannot be determined without looking at the control board. Such fraudulent activities are often performed at night. Checking and checking hundreds of gaming machines every morning was cumbersome.
[0005]
Therefore, the present applicant has proposed a monitoring system, a gaming machine and a device management system for monitoring the state of a gaming machine in Japanese Patent Application No. 2002-245999. In this application, a reader / writer unit (IC tag monitoring device) that attaches a monitoring IC tag to a substrate box opening / closing cover of a pachinko machine that is a kind of gaming machine and an opening / closing door of a special prize opening and communicates with these monitoring IC tags. ) Transmits a calling wave to the monitoring IC tag in a timely manner, and whether or not a reflected wave including the ID code of the monitoring IC tag stored in advance in the IC tag monitoring device is returned from the IC tag. Thus, the opening and closing of the member is monitored. The monitoring history reading device can acquire the monitoring history data by communicating with the history management IC tag provided on the front side of the gaming machine in a non-contact manner, and the attendant can acquire the monitoring history data. You can browse easily. The monitoring history reading device does not need to open the pachinko machine and connect to the IC tag monitoring device by communicating via the history management IC tag. In addition, the grand prize opening is normally closed, and when this grand prize opening is opened and a game ball enters, the player can acquire a large number of game balls. There is an injustice to open and win a game ball. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the opening of the open / close door of the special winning opening.
[0006]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, in the invention in Japanese Patent Application No. 2002-245999, there is a problem that anyone can view the monitoring history data of the gaming machine using the monitoring history reading device.
[0007]
The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and monitors a device that performs a predetermined operation including a monitoring IC tag for monitoring the movement of a member provided in itself. An object of the present invention is to provide a monitoring system in which only a certain person can acquire monitoring history information and a device including an IC tag.
[0008]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, in the monitoring system according to the first aspect of the present invention, an apparatus including a monitoring IC tag for monitoring the movement of a member provided in the device, and a monitoring result by the monitoring IC tag A monitoring system monitoring system that communicates with a portable information terminal that browses the monitoring information, wherein the monitoring system communicates with the monitoring IC tag to monitor the movement of the member, and An authentication having an RF circuit that emits a reflected wave in response to a ringing wave transmitted from an IC tag monitoring device having a management IC tag for communication, and storing identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags An authentication member including an IC tag for use, wherein the device includes the IC tag monitoring device, and the portable information terminal transmits request information for requesting transmission of the monitoring information to the management IC tag. First request information transmitting means and second monitoring information receiving means for receiving the monitoring information transmitted from the management IC tag, the management IC tag for distinguishing from other IC tags Management IC tag identification information storage means for storing identification information, first request information reception means for receiving the request information transmitted from the first request information transmission means, and received by the first request information reception means Second request information transmitting means for transmitting the request information to the IC tag monitoring apparatus, first monitoring information receiving means for receiving the monitoring information transmitted from the IC tag monitoring apparatus, and the first monitoring information receiving means And the second monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting the monitoring information received by the second monitoring information receiving means, wherein the IC tag monitoring device includes monitoring information storage means for storing the monitoring information, and the second monitoring information storage means. Second request information receiving means for receiving the request information transmitted from the request information transmitting means, and first monitoring information for transmitting the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means to the first monitoring information receiving means. Transmitting means; identification information storage means for storing identification information of the authentication IC tag; call wave transmission means for transmitting a call wave for calling the authentication IC tag; and a reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag. And when the reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave containing the same identification information as the identification information stored in the identification information storage means, the device is authenticated. When the apparatus is in an authenticated state when the authentication determination unit and the second request information receiving unit receive the request information, the first monitoring information transmitting unit stores the monitoring information in the monitoring information storage unit Monitoring information transmission control means for transmitting the monitored information to the first monitoring information receiving means.
[0009]
In the monitoring system having this configuration, the authentication IC tag provided in the authentication member of the monitoring system stores identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags. The management IC tag provided in the IC tag monitoring device of the device communicates with the monitoring IC tag, monitors the movement of the member, and communicates with the portable information terminal. The first request information transmission means of the portable information terminal transmits request information for requesting transmission of monitoring information to the management IC tag, and the second monitoring information reception means transmits monitoring information transmitted from the management IC tag. Receive. Further, the management IC tag identification information storage means of the management IC tag stores identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags, and the first request information reception means is transmitted from the first request information transmission means. The request information is received, the second request information transmitting means transmits the request information received by the first request information receiving means to the IC tag monitoring apparatus, and the first monitoring information receiving means is transmitted from the IC tag monitoring apparatus. The monitoring information is received, and the second monitoring information transmitting means transmits the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving means to the second monitoring information receiving means. The monitoring information storage means of the IC tag monitoring device stores the monitoring information, the second request information receiving means receives the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means, and the first monitoring information transmitting means is The monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means is transmitted to the first monitoring information receiving means, the identification information storage means stores the identification information of the authentication IC tag, and the calling wave transmission means includes the authentication IC tag. The reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag, and the authentication determining means is the identification information stored in the identification information storage means. When the reflected wave including the same identification information is received, the apparatus is shifted to the authentication state. When the second request information receiving means receives the request information, the monitoring information transmission control means is in the authentication state. If there is, send first monitoring information It means for transmitting the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage unit in the first monitoring information receiving means.
[0010]
Further, in the monitoring system of the invention according to claim 2, in addition to the configuration of the invention of claim 1, the monitoring information includes a date, a time, a monitoring result, and a monitoring result of the movement of the member of the device. The history data includes at least one position specifying code for specifying the position where the IC tag is provided.
[0011]
In the monitoring system of this configuration, in addition to the operation of the invention according to claim 1, the monitoring information includes the date, time when the movement of the device member occurs, the monitoring result, and the position where the monitoring IC tag is provided. History data including at least one of the position specifying codes to be specified is used.
[0012]
Further, in the monitoring system of the invention according to claim 3, in addition to the structure of the invention of claim 1 or 2, the device is a game machine.
[0013]
In the monitoring system of this configuration, in addition to the operation of the invention described in claim 1 or 2, a gaming machine is used as the device.
[0014]
Moreover, in the monitoring system of the invention according to claim 4, in addition to the configuration of the invention according to claim 3, the gaming machine is provided for fixing the gaming machine to a gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed. A machine frame, a main body frame for installing the main body of the gaming machine on the machine frame, a front frame for protecting a game area where game balls flow down, a key and a lock, and the machine frame; The main body frame and a locking device that locks the main body frame and the front frame are provided, and the authentication member is provided on the key.
[0015]
In the monitoring system of this configuration, in addition to the operation of the invention according to claim 3, the machine frame of the gaming machine fixes the gaming machine to the gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed, and the main body frame is the main body of the gaming machine. Installed on the machine frame, the front frame protects the gaming area where game balls flow down. In addition, a locking device including a key and a lock locks the machine frame and the main body frame, and the main body frame and the front frame, and the key includes an authentication member.
[0016]
Moreover, in the apparatus provided with the IC tag of the invention according to claim 5, authentication of the authentication member including the authentication IC tag storing identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags is possible. A device comprising a monitoring IC tag for monitoring the movement of a member provided in the apparatus, and communicating with the portable information terminal for browsing monitoring information as a monitoring result by the monitoring IC tag via the management IC tag The device includes an IC tag monitoring device including the management IC tag for communicating with the mobile information terminal by communicating with the monitoring IC tag to monitor the movement of the member. The management IC tag receives management IC tag identification information storage means for storing identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags, and request information for requesting transmission of the monitoring information transmitted from the portable information terminal First to A request information receiving unit; a second request information transmitting unit configured to transmit the request information received by the first request information receiving unit to the IC tag monitoring device; and the monitoring information transmitted from the IC tag monitoring device. First monitoring information receiving means, and second monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving means to the portable information terminal, and the IC tag monitoring device includes the monitoring information Monitoring information storage means for storing the request information, second request information receiving means for receiving the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means, and the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means as the first information. 1st monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting to 1 monitoring information receiving means, identification information storing means for storing identification information of the authentication IC tag, and a call wave for calling the authentication IC tag The outgoing wave transmitting means, the reflected wave receiving means for receiving the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag, and the reflected wave receiving means have the same identification as the identification information stored in the identification information storage means When the reflected wave including information is received, an authentication determination unit that sets the device in an authentication state, and the second request information reception unit receives the request information, and the device is in an authentication state. The first monitoring information transmission means includes monitoring information transmission control means for transmitting the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means to the portable information terminal.
[0017]
In an apparatus provided with an IC tag having this configuration, the management IC tag provided in the IC tag monitoring apparatus communicates with the monitoring IC tag, monitors the movement of the member, and communicates with the portable information terminal. Further, the management IC tag identification information storage means of the management IC tag stores identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags, and the first request information reception means stores the monitoring information transmitted from the portable information terminal. The request information for requesting transmission is received, the second request information transmitting means transmits the request information received by the first request information receiving means to the IC tag monitoring device, and the first monitoring information receiving means is the IC tag monitoring device. The second monitoring information transmitting means transmits the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving means to the portable information terminal. The monitoring information storage means of the IC tag monitoring device stores the monitoring information, the second request information receiving means receives the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means, and the first monitoring information transmitting means is The monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means is transmitted to the first monitoring information receiving means, the identification information storage means stores the identification information of the authentication IC tag, and the calling wave transmission means includes the authentication IC tag. The reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag, and the authentication determining means is the identification information stored in the identification information storage means. When the reflected wave including the same identification information is received, the apparatus is shifted to the authentication state. When the second request information receiving means receives the request information, the monitoring information transmission control means is in the authentication state. If there is, send first monitoring information It means for transmitting the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage unit to the portable information terminal.
[0018]
Moreover, in the apparatus provided with the IC tag of the invention according to claim 6, in addition to the configuration of the invention according to claim 5, the monitoring information includes the date, time, and monitoring when the movement of the member of the apparatus occurs. The history data includes at least one of a result and a position specifying code for specifying a position where the monitoring IC tag is provided.
[0019]
In the apparatus provided with the IC tag of this configuration, in addition to the operation of the invention according to claim 5, the monitoring information includes the date, time, monitoring result and monitoring IC tag when the movement of the member of the apparatus occurs. The historical data including at least one of the position specifying codes for specifying the current position is used.
[0020]
In addition to the configuration of the invention according to claim 5 or 6, the device provided with the IC tag of the invention according to claim 7 is characterized in that the device is a gaming machine.
[0021]
In the device provided with the IC tag of this configuration, in addition to the operation of the invention according to claim 5 or 6, a gaming machine is used as the device.
[0022]
In addition to the configuration of the invention according to claim 7, in the apparatus provided with the IC tag of the invention according to claim 8, the gaming machine is connected to a gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed. A machine frame for fixing, a main body frame for installing the main body of the gaming machine on the machine frame, a front frame for protecting a gaming area where game balls flow down, a key and a lock; The machine frame, the main body frame, and a locking device that locks the main body frame and the front frame are provided, and the authentication member is provided in the key.
[0023]
In the apparatus having the IC tag of this configuration, in addition to the operation of the invention according to claim 7, the machine frame of the gaming machine fixes the gaming machine to a gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed, and the main body frame is a game The main body of the machine is installed on the machine frame, and the front frame protects the game area where game balls flow down. In addition, a locking device including a key and a lock locks the machine frame and the main body frame, and the main body frame and the front frame, and the key includes an authentication member.
[0024]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, an embodiment of the present invention will be described in the following order with reference to the drawings.
1. Overview of system configuration
2. Equipment description
3.Description of portable information terminal
4. Explanation on monitoring with IC tag monitoring device
5.Explanation on viewing monitoring information on mobile information terminal
6. Contrast between the embodiment and the claims
7. Effects of the embodiment
8.Description of modification
[0025]
1. Overview of system configuration
FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of a monitoring system according to the present embodiment. In the monitoring system of this embodiment, a pachinko machine 1 that is a kind of gaming machine functions as an “apparatus”, and a reader / writer unit (hereinafter referred to as “R / W unit”) 30 provided in the pachinko machine 1. It functions as an “IC tag monitoring device”. An R / W unit 30 is attached to the pachinko machine 1, and a management terminal device 100 is installed on each of the gaming machine installation islands 200 in which a plurality of pachinko machines 1 in the amusement hall are installed in two rows back to back. ing. Further, the R / W unit 30 attached to the pachinko machine 1 is configured to be connected to the management terminal device 100 via the in-store network 150. Further, the management terminal device 100 is connected to a hall computer 300 that manages the entire game arcade, and the hall computer 300 collectively manages the management terminal devices 100. A handy terminal (hereinafter referred to as “HT”) 400 is portable and can communicate with the pachinko machine 1 wirelessly, and functions as a “portable information terminal”.
[0026]
Further, the pachinko machine 1 has a monitoring IC tag 86 attached to the lower right of the inner surface of the upper lid portion 80a of the board box 80 (see FIG. 3) on which a board for controlling the pachinko machine 1 is provided. The monitoring IC tag 186 is affixed to the open / close door 16a of the large winning opening 16 (see FIG. 2) for paying a large number of game balls by winning the game balls (see FIG. 9). . Then, the R / W unit 30 transmits a monitoring ringing wave to the monitoring IC tags 86 and 186 via the antenna, and the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16 provided with the monitoring IC tags 86 and 186 are provided. Opening / closing is monitored, that is, monitoring of the upper lid 80a and the opening / closing door 16a is abnormal. When an abnormality occurs or the abnormality is recovered as a result of monitoring, the information is stored as monitoring information in the R / W unit 30 and transmitted to the management terminal device 100. Therefore, the management terminal device 100 is configured to notify the monitoring information, and an attendant can respond to the monitoring information in the game hall. In addition, by bringing the HT 400 to the front surface of the pachinko machine 1 and performing communication, the monitoring information can be acquired and viewed by the HT 400. In the HT 400, various game information such as the number of working balls and the number of payout balls separately collected by the pachinko machine 1 can be browsed.
[0027]
Note that the upper lid portion 80a of the substrate box 80 shown in FIG. 8 and the opening / closing door 16a of the special winning opening 16 shown in FIG. 9 correspond to “members”, and the opening of the upper lid portion 80a and the opening / closing door 16a, which are opening and closing members, is “members”. And the opening / closing door 16a of the special winning opening 16 corresponds to the “position where the monitoring IC tag is provided”. In the monitoring system of the present invention, in order to monitor the movement of the member of the apparatus, a monitoring IC tag is installed at one or a plurality of positions of the monitored member, and the R / W unit 30 is attached to each monitoring IC tag. On the other hand, the movement of the monitored member is monitored by transmitting a monitoring ringing wave. In the present embodiment, the monitoring IC tag is installed only at one position with respect to one monitored member. For example, in the case of the substrate box 80, the inner right side of the upper lid portion 80a is viewed from the front. The monitored member may be monitored by installing a monitoring IC tag not only below but also at the upper left of the front view and installing the monitoring IC tags at a plurality of positions with respect to one monitored member. .
[0028]
2. Equipment description
Next, the pachinko machine 1 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the state in which the front frame 111 and the main body frame 110 of the pachinko machine 1 are opened as viewed from the front of the pachinko machine 1. As shown in FIG. 2, the pachinko machine 1 includes a machine frame 112 fixed to the gaming machine installation island 200, a main body frame 110 that surrounds and fixes the main body 113, and a front frame 111 that protects the game board 2. It is configured. When the key 121 (see FIG. 10) is inserted into the keyhole 120 and the key 121 is rotated to the left, the front frame 111 opens to the front, and when the key 121 is rotated to the right, the main body frame 110 opens to the front.
[0029]
A main body 113 is fitted inside the main body frame 110 of the pachinko machine 1, and a substantially square game board 2 is provided in the upper half of the front surface of the main body 113. The game board 2 includes a guide A substantially circular game area 4 surrounded by the rails 3 is provided, and the front frame 111 holds a transparent glass plate 111 a and covers the game board 2. Below the game board 2 of the pachinko machine 1, an upper plate 5 for supplying game balls to a launcher (not shown) and receiving a prize ball is provided, and a prize ball is received immediately below the upper plate 5. A lower plate 6 is provided, a firing handle 7 is provided on the right side of the lower plate 6, and a speaker 48 is provided between the upper plate 5 and the lower plate 6. In addition, a special winning opening 16 is provided at the bottom of the game area 4. Further, a management IC tag 24 for communicating with the HT 400 is provided on the rear upper left side of the front frame 111 of the pachinko machine 1 in front view. The management IC tag 24 is connected to the R / W unit 30 by a cable 24k, and can acquire data stored in the R / W unit 30. In addition to the above, the game board 2 is provided with various winning holes, electric lamps, windmills, obstacle nails, symbol display devices, and the like.
[0030]
Next, with reference to FIG. 3, the structure of the back surface of the pachinko machine 1 will be described. FIG. 3 is a rear view of the pachinko machine 1. As shown in FIG. 3, a board box 80 that houses a main control board 41 that controls the main control of the pachinko machine 1 is provided on the lower left rear surface of the pachinko machine 1. However, a power supply board 42 is placed in the upper right side of the sound board 43 and a payout control board 45 is placed in a transparent resin box below the power board 42. Further, above the board box 80, a center cover 90 that protects the back surface of the game board and covers various wirings is disposed, and the R / W unit 30 is installed outside the center cover 90. The power of the R / W unit 30 is supplied not from the power supply board 42 but from the power supply device (not shown) of the gaming machine installation island 200.
[0031]
Next, the electrical configuration of main components of the pachinko machine 1 and the R / W unit 30 attached to the pachinko machine 1 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 4 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of the pachinko machine 1 and the R / W unit 30 attached to the pachinko machine 1.
[0032]
The pachinko machine 1 is provided with a main control board 41, a power supply board 42, a sound board 43, a symbol display board 44, a payout control board 45, an electrical decoration board 46, a relay board 47, a launch board 66, and the like. The main control board 41 is provided with a CPU 51 for performing various arithmetic processes, a RAM 52 for storing flags, counter values, data, programs, and the like, a control program, various initial value data, and a symbol display device (illustrated). The CPU 51, RAM 52, and ROM 53, which are connected to a ROM 53 that stores display content data and the like on the outside, are integrally molded as one LSI 50. The CPU 51 is connected to an I / O interface 54. The I / O interface 54 has an output port 55 for delivering data to the R / W unit 30, a sound board 43, a symbol display board 44, a payout control. A substrate 45, an electrical decoration substrate 46, a relay substrate 47, and a launch substrate 66 are connected. The main control board 41, the sound board 43, the symbol display board 44, the payout control board 45, the electrical decoration board 46, the relay board 47, and the launch board 66 are connected to the power supply board 42 and are supplied with power. Further, in the pachinko machine 1, a monitoring IC tag 86 and a monitoring IC tag 186 are attached to the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16 which are the respective monitoring members, and the management IC tag 24 is attached to the front frame 111. Affixed to the back of
[0033]
The R / W unit 30 is provided with a CPU 31 that controls the R / W unit 30. The CPU 31 temporarily stores a RAM 33 that temporarily stores flags, data, and the like, a control program, and various initial value data. Are connected to the ROM 34 and the EEPROM 32 that stores registration information 321 (see FIG. 13). Further, an I / O interface 38 is connected to the CPU 31, and an output of the communication circuit 37 connected to the in-store network 150 for connecting to the management terminal device 100 and the output of the main control board 41 of the pachinko machine 1 is connected to the I / O interface 38. The input port 36 connected to the port 55 is connected. Further, the CPU 31 is connected to an RF circuit 35 for transmitting a calling wave to the monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring IC tag 186 and receiving a reflected wave. Further, a monitoring antenna 68, a monitoring antenna 168 and an authentication antenna 128 installed in the pachinko machine 1 are connected to the RF circuit 35. The monitoring antenna 68 communicates with the monitoring IC tag 86, the monitoring antenna 168 communicates with the monitoring IC tag 186, and the authentication antenna 128 communicates with the authentication IC tag 126. Further, the management IC tag 24 attached to the pachinko machine 1 is connected to the I / O interface 38 of the R / W unit 30.
[0034]
Next, the structure of the monitoring IC tag 86 will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 5 is a plan view of the monitoring IC tag 86. FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing an electrical circuit configuration of the monitoring IC tag 86. As shown in FIG. 6, the monitoring IC tag 86 is equipped with an RF circuit 86a, an antenna 86b, and an EEPROM 86c that emit a reflected wave for monitoring in response to a monitoring calling wave from the R / W unit 30. . Further, as shown in FIG. 5, the monitoring IC tag 86 is provided with an antenna 86b and an IC chip 86d on a thin flexible printed circuit board, and an RF circuit 86a and an EEPROM 86c are integrated with the IC chip 86d. Configured. Furthermore, an ID code, which is identification information for identifying the monitoring IC tag 86 from other monitoring IC tags, is stored in the overwriting erasure prohibited area in the EEPROM 86c.
[0035]
When a monitoring ringing wave is sent from the R / W unit 30 via the monitoring antenna 68, the antenna 86b receives this, and this monitoring ringing wave includes a carrier wave component. Received and rectified by the RF circuit 86a to obtain a DC voltage. Therefore, the monitoring IC tag 86 can transmit data whenever necessary without using a battery or an external power source. For data transmission, the ID code is read from the EEPROM 86c, placed on the reflected reflected wave, and transmitted from the RF circuit 86a toward the monitored antenna 68.
[0036]
The monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring IC tag 186 have the same structure. The monitoring IC tag 186 also includes an RF circuit, an antenna, and an EEPROM, and the antenna and IC chip are mounted on a thin flexible printed board. Are provided, and an RF circuit and an EEPROM are integrally formed on the IC chip. In the EEPROM, an ID code that is identification information for identifying the monitoring IC tag 186 from other monitoring IC tags is stored in the overwriting erasure prohibited area.
[0037]
FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing an electrical circuit configuration of the management IC tag 24. The management IC tag 24 is also provided with an antenna 24b and an IC chip 24d on a thin flexible printed board, and a cable 24k for connecting to the R / W unit 30 is also provided. The IC chip 24d includes not only the RF circuit 24a and the EEPROM 24c but also a CPU 24f and a ROM 24e with a built-in RAM 24g. Similarly to the management IC tag 86 and the like, the EEPROM 24c stores an ID code, which is identification information for identifying the management IC tag 24 from other IC tags, in the overwriting erasure prohibited area.
[0038]
Next, in order to monitor the board box 80, the monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring antenna 68 provided in the board box 80 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the substrate box 80. In this embodiment, the position specifying code indicating the attachment position of the monitoring IC tag 86 attached to the board box 80 which is a member to be monitored is “BOX”.
[0039]
As shown in FIG. 8, the substrate box 80 includes a transparent resin-made substantially rectangular upper lid portion 80a in plan view and a transparent resin-made substantially rectangular lower lid portion 80c in plan view. A main control board 41 that controls the main control of the pachinko machine 1 is disposed on the lower lid portion 80c facing the upper lid portion 80a. A small and rectangular monitoring IC tag 86 (see FIG. 5) is adhered to the back side of the upper lid 80a with an adhesive or the like. A cutout is provided in the lower right end portion of the main control board 41, and a coiled monitoring antenna 68 for performing RF transmission / reception with the monitoring IC tag 86 and electromagnetic waves is formed in the lower lid portion 80c at the cutout position. The monitoring antenna 68 is connected to the R / W unit 30 by a coaxial cable.
[0040]
In the present embodiment, the monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring antenna 68 communicate in the 13.56 MHz short wave band. Since communication at this frequency is relatively insensitive to noise, it is suitable for the installation environment of the pachinko machine 1. The distance between the monitoring antenna 68 and the monitoring IC tag 86 is arranged to be about 3 mm when the upper lid portion 80a and the lower lid portion 80c are assembled. RF transmission / reception is possible between these distances, and the monitoring IC tag 86 can respond to a call from the R / W unit 30 via the monitoring antenna 68. The monitoring antenna 68 and the monitoring IC tag 86 are connected to each other. Communication is disabled when the distance exceeds about 5 mm. This communicable distance can be adjusted by the number of turns of the coil of the monitoring antenna 68 and the reactance value. By setting the communicable distance in this way, it is possible to detect even a slight opening of the upper lid portion 80a, and it is adjusted so that communication is not disabled by slight fluctuations due to vibration or the like. . Further, as described above, communication in this frequency band is relatively less susceptible to noise, but in order to prevent any malfunction due to the influence of noise from members using other electromagnetic waves, the monitoring IC tag 86 or The monitoring antenna 68 is arranged at the lower right end portion of the main control board 41 which is a position away from the prize payout device using the solenoid and the firing motor.
[0041]
Next, referring to FIG. 9, the installation of the monitoring IC tag 186 on the attacker member 160 provided with the large winning opening 16 which is a kind of variable winning device that opens and closes the opening / closing door 16 a when a predetermined condition is established. explain. FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the attacker member 160 in a state where the open / close door 16a is opened. In this embodiment, the position specifying code indicating the attachment position of the monitoring IC tag 186 attached to the open / close door 16a of the big prize opening 16 which is a monitored member is “DAI”.
[0042]
As shown in FIG. 9, the above-described monitoring IC tag 186 is attached to the surface of the opening / closing door 16a of the attacker member 160, and a decorative seal or the like is further attached so as to cover the monitoring IC tag 186. Is invisible. A loop-shaped monitoring antenna 168 is provided around the prize winning opening 16 which is the opening 16b of the attacker member 160 so as to surround the monitoring IC tag 186. The monitoring antenna 168 is connected to the R / R by a coaxial cable. It is connected to the W unit 30.
[0043]
This monitoring IC tag 186 has directivity in the transmission / reception direction and can transmit / receive only when it is positioned in parallel with the monitoring antenna 168. In the closed state of the big prize opening 16, the open / close door 16a closes the opening 16b of the big prize opening 16, and the monitoring IC tag 186 and the monitoring antenna 168 are located on substantially the same plane, so that transmission / reception is possible. The monitoring reflected wave is returned from the monitoring IC tag 186 in response to the monitoring calling wave from the R / W unit 30 via the monitoring antenna 168. On the other hand, when the open / close door 16a is opened as shown in FIG. 9, the monitoring IC tag 186 and the monitoring antenna 168 are not parallel and exceed the critical angle for communication. Therefore, the monitoring IC tag 186 is an R / W unit. It becomes impossible to answer the call from 30.
[0044]
Further, communication between the monitoring antenna 168 and the monitoring IC tag 186 is also performed in the 13.56 MHz short wave band, and communication in this frequency band is not easily affected by noise, but other members using electromagnetic waves. In order to prevent any malfunction caused by the noise from the door, the big opening opening solenoid 70 for controlling the operation of the door 16a is disposed at the left back of the attacker member 160 away from the monitoring IC tag 186 and the monitoring antenna 168. Has been.
[0045]
Next, the structure of the key 121 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 10 is a plan view of the key 121. The key 121 corresponds to an “authentication member”. As shown in FIG. 10, in the key 121, an authentication IC tag 126 is embedded inside the cover of the grip portion 122. This key 121 is used for opening / closing and authentication of the front frame 111 and the main body frame 110 of the pachinko machine 1. The authentication IC tag 126 is formed in a thin cylindrical shape (stick shape) so as to be embedded in the cover of the grip portion 122. The electrical circuit configuration is the same as the monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring IC tag 186, and the authentication IC tag 126 is also equipped with an RF circuit, an antenna, and an EEPROM. An antenna and an IC chip are provided in the cylinder, and an RF circuit and an EEPROM are integrally formed on the IC chip. In the EEPROM, an ID code, which is identification information for identifying the monitoring IC tag 126 from other IC tags, is stored in the overwriting erasure prohibited area. A plurality of keys 121 may exist. However, in this case, the ID code of the authentication IC tag 126 embedded in each key 121 is different for each authentication IC tag 126.
[0046]
3.Description of portable information terminal
Next, it communicates with the management IC tag 24 (see FIG. 2) provided in the upper part of the opening / closing axis inside the front frame 111 of the pachinko machine 1 and acquires the monitoring information stored in the R / W unit 30. The HT 400 will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 11 is a perspective view of HT400. FIG. 12 is a block diagram of an electrical configuration of the HT 400.
[0047]
First, the shape of the HT 400 will be described with reference to FIG. As shown in FIG. 11, the HT 400 is a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), which is a well-known portable information terminal, and has a memory card such as an SD memory card (Secure Digital Memory Card) or MMC (Multi Media Card) at the top. Alternatively, a card slot for inserting a small flash memory card, a PC card type PHS adapter, or the like is provided, and a reading unit 401 including an antenna 402 and an RF circuit 410 (see FIG. 12) is inserted into the card slot. . The reading unit 401 is configured to be able to be refracted in a range of 90 degrees around the rotation shaft 406 so that the antenna 402 is directed to the management IC tag 24 at an appropriate angle. Further, a menu screen, a display panel 403 for displaying received monitoring information, a cursor displayed on the display panel 403, direction keys 405 for moving the display contents up and down, left and right, and a screen of the display panel 403 are displayed on the front of the HT 400. A menu key 404 for operation is provided. Further, an infrared communication port (not shown) for infrared communication is provided on the side surface of the HT400, and a connector (not shown) is connected to an external device such as a personal computer from the input / output port (not shown) via the cradle on the bottom surface. Outside).
[0048]
Next, the electrical configuration of the HT 400 will be described with reference to FIG. As shown in FIG. 12, the HT 400 is provided with a CPU 411 that controls the HT 400. The CPU 411 operates a RAM 413 that temporarily stores various data, a control program executed by the CPU 411, and a display screen 403. A ROM 412 that stores screen information for displaying a screen, a flash memory 414 that is a kind of nonvolatile memory, and an I / O interface 409 that mediates data transfer are connected. The flash memory 414 is provided with a monitoring information storage area 4141, a management IC tag ID code storage area 4142, and the like. In the monitoring information storage area 4141, the monitoring information acquired from the pachinko machine 1 is stored in the base of the pachinko machine 1. The ID code of the management IC tag 24 provided in the pachinko machine 1 is stored in the management IC tag ID code storage area 4142 in correspondence with the machine number of the pachinko machine 1. Yes. The reading unit 401 includes an antenna 402 that communicates with the management IC tag 24, and an RF circuit 410 that is a transmission circuit and a reception circuit. The antenna 402 is connected to the RF circuit 410, and the RF circuit 410 is an I circuit. / O interface 409 is connected. In addition, the display panel 403, an input / output circuit 407 that exchanges data with an external device, an infrared communication circuit 408, and menu keys 404 and direction keys 405 that are input keys are connected to the I / O interface 409.
[0049]
4. Explanation on monitoring with IC tag monitoring device
Next, a monitoring process in which the R / W unit 30 monitors the monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring IC tag 186 attached to the pachinko machine 1 will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 13 is a schematic diagram of registration information 321 stored in the registration information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30. FIG. 14 is a schematic diagram of the monitoring process use data 331 stored in the monitoring process use data storage area of the RAM 33 of the R / W unit 30. FIG. 15 is a schematic diagram of the authentication registration information 322 stored in the authentication registration information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30. FIG. 16 is a schematic diagram of the monitoring information 323 stored in the monitoring information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30. FIG. 17 is a flowchart of main processing performed in the R / W unit 30. FIG. 18 is a flowchart of the monitoring process performed in the main process performed by the R / W unit 30.
[0050]
First, the registration information 321 stored in the registration information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30 will be described with reference to FIG. In the registration information 321, information for monitoring the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16 is registered. In the registration information 321, one registration data is registered for each monitored position, and a data number column 321 a, a position specifying code column 321 b and an ID code column 321 c are provided as shown in FIG. 13.
[0051]
In the data number column 321a, data numbers of registered data are assigned in order from “1”. In the position specifying code column 321b, a position specifying code for specifying which position of the monitored member of the pachinko machine 1 is to be monitored is registered with alphanumeric characters. Since only one registration data is registered per monitored position of one monitored member, the same position specifying code is not stored in different registered data. The ID code stored in the monitoring IC tag attached to the monitored position is registered in the ID code column 321c.
[0052]
In the example shown in FIG. 13, “BOX” is registered in the position identification code column 321 b of registered data whose data number column 321 a is “1”, and “1557001H” is registered in the ID code column 321 c. The position specifying code “BOX” indicates the board box 80. Further, “DAI” is registered in the position specifying code field 321b of the registered data whose data number field 321a is “2”, and “0011N221” is registered in the ID code field 321c. The position specifying code “DAI” indicates the special winning opening 16.
[0053]
Next, the monitoring process use data 331 stored in the monitoring process use data storage area of the RAM 33 of the R / W unit 30 will be described with reference to FIG. The monitoring process use data 331 stores a flag used when monitoring the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16. As shown in FIG. 14, the monitoring process use data 331 includes a data number column 331a and a disappearance flag column 331b. The data number column 331a of the monitoring process use data 331 corresponds to the data number stored in the data number column 321a of the registration information 321. That is, when monitoring the movement of the monitored member whose data number column 321a of the registration information 321 is “1”, the disappearance flag whose data number column 331a of the monitoring process use data 331 is “1” is used. .
[0054]
In the data number column 331a, data numbers are assigned in order from “1”. In the disappearance flag column 331b, when a monitoring ringing wave is not returned when a monitoring ringing wave is transmitted to the monitoring IC tag attached to the monitored position, a “response error” is displayed, and “1 ”Is set and the“ ON ”state is set. In a state where no response error has occurred, “0” is set in the “OFF” state. In the example shown in FIG. 14, “0” is set in the erasure flag column 331b of the registered data in which the data number column 331a is “1”. “0” is set in the erasure flag column 331b of the registered data whose data number column 331a is “2”.
[0055]
Next, the authentication registration information 322 stored in the authentication registration information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30 will be described with reference to FIG. In the authentication registration information 322, an ID code which is identification information for identifying the authentication IC tag 126 is registered. By inserting the key 121 in which the authentication IC tag 126 storing the ID code registered here is embedded into the key hole 120 of the pachinko machine 1, the pachinko machine 1 can be put into an authentication state. As shown in FIG. 15, the registration information for authentication 322 includes an ID code 1 field, an ID code 2 field, an ID code 3 field, an ID code 4 field, an ID code 5 field, an ID code 6 field, an ID code 7 field, Eight columns of eight ID code columns are provided. In the ID code 1 column to the ID code 8 column, an ID code stored in the authentication IC tag 126 embedded in the key 121 is stored. In the amusement hall, for example, it is conceivable that there are a plurality of keys 121 corresponding to the number of store clerk, so eight columns of ID code 1 column to ID code 8 column are provided. That is, in this embodiment, eight keys 121 can be registered.
[0056]
In the example shown in FIG. 15, “16174098” is registered in the ID code 1 column, “FT176495” is registered in the I and ID code 2 columns, and “00083082” is registered in the ID code 3 column. They are not registered in the code 5 column, ID code 6 column, ID code 7 column, and ID code 8 column.
[0057]
Next, the monitoring information 323 stored in the monitoring information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30 will be described with reference to FIG. The monitoring information 323 additionally stores monitoring data when an abnormality has occurred or the abnormality has been recovered as a result of monitoring the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16. As shown in FIG. 16, the monitoring information 323 includes a data number column 323a, a date column 323b, a time column 323c, a position specifying code column 323d, and a content column 323e. The data number column 323a is numbered from “1” in order from the oldest for every monitoring data, the date column 323b is set with the date when the monitoring data was created, and the time column 323c contains the monitoring data. Created time is set. When an abnormality occurs, it is the occurrence date and time, and when the abnormality is recovered, it becomes the recovery date and time. The position identification code field 323d is set with a position identification code indicating the position where the monitoring IC tag where the abnormality has occurred is installed, and the contents field 323e is a code indicating whether the abnormality has occurred or has been recovered. “1” indicates that an erasure error has occurred for which the reflected wave for monitoring has not been returned within a predetermined time, and “2” indicates that the erasure error has been recovered.
[0058]
In the example illustrated in FIG. 16, the first monitoring data includes “2002.07.16” in the date field 323b, “20:30:15” in the time field 323c, “DAI” in the position identification code field 323d, and a content field. Since “1” is set in 323e, an erasure error occurred in the monitoring IC tag 186 installed on the open / close door 16a of the big prize opening 16 at 20:30:15 on July 16, 2002. It is shown that. In the second monitoring data, “2002.7.16” is set in the date column 323b, “20:31:19” is set in the time column 323c, “DAI” is set in the position identification code column 323d, and “2” is set in the content column 323e. Therefore, it is shown that the disappearance error that occurred in the monitoring IC tag 186 installed on the open / close door 16a of the big prize opening 16 at 20:31:19 on July 16, 2002 was recovered. ing. The monitoring data of data numbers “3” to “37” is omitted.
[0059]
In the 38th monitoring data, “2002.0.22” is set in the date column 323b, “3:15:24” is set in the time column 323c, “BOX” is set in the position specifying code column 323d, and “1” is set in the content column 323e. Therefore, it is indicated that an erasure error occurred in the monitoring IC tag 86 installed in the board box 80 at 3:15:24 on October 22, 2002. In the 39th monitoring data, “2002.0.22” is set in the date column 323b, “3:16:36” is set in the time column 323c, “BOX” is set in the position specifying code column 323d, and “2” is set in the content column 323e. Therefore, it is indicated that the erasure error that occurred in the monitoring IC tag 86 installed in the board box 80 at 3:16:36 on October 22, 2002 was recovered. For the 40th monitoring data, “2002.10.30” is set in the date column 323b, “2:42:30” is set in the time column 323c, “BOX” is set in the position identification code column 323d, and “1” is set in the content column 323e. Therefore, it is indicated that an erasure error has occurred in the monitoring IC tag 86 installed in the board box 80 at 2:42:30 on October 30, 2002. In the 41st monitoring data, “2002.10.30” is set in the date column 323b, “2:45:02” is set in the time column 323c, “BOX” is set in the position specifying code column 323d, and “2” is set in the content column 323e. Therefore, it is shown that the disappearance error that occurred in the monitoring IC tag 86 installed in the board box 80 at 2: 45: 2 on October 30, 2002 was recovered. For the 42nd monitoring data, “2002.11.12” is set in the date column 323b, “18:22:55” is set in the time column 323c, “DAI” is set in the position identification code column 323d, and “1” is set in the content column 323e. Therefore, it is indicated that a loss error has occurred in the monitoring IC tag 186 installed on the open / close door 16a of the big prize opening 16 at 18:22:55 on November 12, 2002. The last monitoring data has a data number of “43”, “2002.11.12” in the date field 323b, “18:24:05” in the time field 323c, “DAI” in the position identification code field 323d, and a content field Since “2” is set in 323e, the disappearance that occurred in the monitoring IC tag 186 installed on the open / close door 16a of the big prize opening 16 at 18:24:05 on November 12, 2002 Indicates that the error has been recovered.
[0060]
Next, the main process will be described with reference to FIG. In this main process, a monitoring call wave is transmitted from the monitoring antenna, a monitoring process for monitoring the monitoring IC tag installed on the monitored member is performed, and an authentication calling wave is transmitted from the authentication antenna. Then, an authentication process is performed to determine whether or not the pachinko machine 1 is in the authentication state, and a process for transmitting monitoring information to the management IC tag 24 is performed. This main process is started after the R / W unit 30 is turned on and the startup process is completed, and is continued while the R / W unit 30 is powered on. Since the R / W unit 30 receives power from the power supply device of the gaming machine installation island 200 and does not receive power from the power supply board of the pachinko machine 1, the power of the pachinko machine 1 is turned off at night. However, since the power is not cut off and the processing is not interrupted, monitoring can be continued even at night.
[0061]
First, an initial value “0” is set in the data number counter n (S1). This data number counter n is a counter for counting the data number of the registration information 321 shown in FIG. 13, and monitors the monitored position indicated by the position specifying code registered in the data counter nth registration data. Is done. Next, “1” is added to the data number counter n (S2), and it is confirmed whether or not the value of the data number counter n is larger than “2” which is the data number of the registration information 321 (S3). If the value of the data number counter n is not larger than “2” (S3: NO), the position specifying code stored in the position specifying code column 321b of the registration data of the nth registration information 321 is “DAI”. (S4). The position identification code “DAI” indicates the opening / closing door 16a of the big winning opening 16, and the opening / closing door 16a is opened when the pachinko machine 1 is hitting big hit. There is no need to monitor the opening of 16a. Therefore, when the position specifying code is “DAI” (S4: YES), it is confirmed whether or not the pachinko machine 1 is a big hit (S5), and if it is a big hit (S5: YES). Return to S2 without doing anything. Whether or not the jackpot is being hit is determined based on the jackpot flag. This jackpot flag is turned OFF / ON by receiving a signal from the main control board 41. If it is not a big hit (S5: NO), the monitored position where the position specifying code is “DAI”, that is, the open / close door 16a of the big winning opening 16 is monitored (S6). If the nth position specifying code is not “DAI” (S4: NO), the monitoring is always performed, so that the process proceeds to S6, and the position stored in the registration data of the nth registration information 321 is monitored. Process. After the monitoring process is completed, the process returns to S2.
[0062]
Subsequently, “1” is added to the data number counter n (S2). If the value of the data number counter n is larger than “2” (S3: YES), the authentication calling wave is transmitted from the authentication antenna 128 (S7). Next, it is confirmed whether or not an authentication reflected wave is returned from the authentication IC tag 126 within a predetermined time (S8). Here, the predetermined time is, for example, 10 milliseconds. When the authentication reflected wave is not returned (S8: NO), it means that the key 121 in which the authentication IC tag 126 is embedded is not inserted into the keyhole 120, so that “0” is set in the authentication flag. “OFF” is set (S11), and the process proceeds to S12. When there is a return of the authentication reflected wave (S8: YES), it is confirmed whether or not the ID code included in the reflected wave is registered in the authentication registration information 322 in advance (S9). Here, the ID code included in the reflected wave for authentication is compared with the ID code stored in the authentication registration information 322 one by one to confirm whether they match. If there is no matching ID code, the ID code is not registered in advance (S9: NO), and therefore, the key 121 that is not the regular key 121 is inserted into the key hole 120. "Is set to" OFF "(S11), and the process proceeds to S12.
[0063]
If there is a matching ID code, the ID code is pre-registered (S9: YES). Therefore, “1” is set to the authentication flag and “ON” is entered to shift to the authentication state ( The process proceeds to S10) and S12.
[0064]
Next, in S12, it is confirmed whether request information has been received from the management IC tag 24 (S12). This request information is transmitted from the management IC tag 24 to the R / W unit 30 when the HT 400 transmits the monitoring information request information to the management IC tag 24. Information is returned, and error information is returned if it is not in an authenticated state. If the request information has not been received (S12: NO), the process returns to S1. When the request information is received (S12: YES), it is confirmed whether or not the authentication flag is set to “1” and is “ON” (S13). If it is “ON” (S13: YES), the monitoring information 323 stored in the EEPROM 32 is transmitted to the management IC tag 24 (S14), and the process returns to S1. If it is not “ON” (S13: NO), since it is not in the authentication state, error information is transmitted to the management IC tag 24 (S15), and the process returns to S1.
[0065]
By repeatedly performing the above processing, monitoring processing and authentication processing are continuously performed.
[0066]
Next, the monitoring process (FIG. 17: S6) performed in the main process will be described with reference to FIG. 18 using a flowchart. In this monitoring process, the monitored position indicated by the position identification code stored in the position identification code column 321b of the registration data 321 of the registration information 321 which is the value of the data number counter n updated during the main process is monitored. The opening of the board box 80 and the special prize opening 16 is monitored by transmitting a monitoring ringing wave from the monitoring antenna.
[0067]
First, a monitoring call wave is transmitted from a monitoring antenna provided for monitoring the position indicated by the position specifying code stored in the nth position specifying code column 321b (S21). This monitoring antenna is the monitoring antenna 168 when the position specifying code is “DAI”, and is the monitoring antenna 68 when the position specifying code is “BOX”. Next, it is confirmed whether or not the return of the reflected wave for monitoring is within a predetermined time from the monitoring IC tag (S22). In the present embodiment, the predetermined time is, for example, 10 milliseconds.
[0068]
When the reflected wave for monitoring is not returned within the predetermined time (S22: NO), the monitoring IC tag is in a position where it cannot communicate with the monitoring antenna, that is, the installation member of the monitoring IC tag is illegally opened. It is thought that there is. Therefore, first, it is confirmed whether or not “1” is set to “ON” in the nth disappearance flag column 331b of the monitoring process use data 331 (S23). When “1” is set to “ON” in the nth disappearance flag column 331b (S23: YES), this unauthorized release has already been detected, and the monitoring data is stored in the monitoring information. In order not to create the monitoring data again, the process ends without doing anything. When “1” is set in the n-th disappearance flag column 331b and is not “ON” (S23: NO), since this unauthorized release is detected for the first time in this monitoring, the monitoring process usage data “ON” is set in the nth disappearance flag column 331b of 331 (S24). Then, the monitoring data on the occurrence of the erasure error is additionally stored in the monitoring information 323 (S25), new monitoring data is transmitted to the management terminal device 100 (S26), and the process is terminated.
[0069]
When the monitoring reflected wave is returned within the predetermined time (S22: YES), the monitoring IC tag provided at the monitored position is normal. Therefore, it is checked whether “1” is set to “ON” in the nth disappearance flag column 331b of the monitoring process use data 331 (S27). If it is “ON” (S27: YES), since it has recovered from the erasure error, “0” is set to “OFF” in the nth erasure flag column 331b (S28), and the erasure error recovery is performed to the monitoring information. The monitoring data is additionally stored (S29), the monitoring data is transmitted to the management terminal device 100 (S30), and the process ends. If it is not “ON” (S27: NO), the process is terminated without doing anything.
[0070]
5.Explanation on viewing monitoring information on mobile information terminal
Next, browsing of monitoring information in the HT 400 will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 19 is an image diagram of a pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a displayed on the display panel 403 of the HT 400. FIG. 20 is an image diagram of the monitoring information menu screen 403b displayed on the display panel 403 of the HT 400. FIG. 21 is a flowchart of the monitoring information browsing process performed when “monitoring information” is selected on the pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a of the HT400. FIG. 22 is a flowchart of the transmission / reception process performed by the management IC tag 24.
[0071]
First, the pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a displayed on the display panel 403 of the HT 400 will be described with reference to the image diagram of FIG. This pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a is displayed when the HT 400 is activated and the “pachinko machine monitoring menu” is selected from the initial screen (not shown). As shown in FIG. 19, a “monitoring information” button, a “setting” button, and an “end” button are displayed, which are either touched on the screen or selected by the direction key 405 and determined by the menu key 404. Button can be selected. When the “monitor information” button is selected, the monitor information can be browsed. Further, when the “Setting” button is selected, various settings can be performed. When the “Exit” button is selected, the “Pachinko machine monitoring menu” is ended.
[0072]
Next, an image diagram of the monitoring information menu screen 403b displayed on the display panel 403 of the HT 400 will be described with reference to FIG. This monitoring information menu screen 403b is the pachinko machine 1 for which information is to be obtained on the machine number input screen (not shown) displayed after the “monitoring information” button is selected in the pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a shown in FIG. Displayed by entering the machine number.
[0073]
The monitor information menu screen 403b displays the machine number and the date and time when the displayed monitor information is acquired, and the monitor information column 403b1 displays the monitor information as one information per line. Below the monitoring information column, there are a “front” button, a “rear” button, an “acquire” button, and an “end” button. By operating the “front” button and the “rear” button, the monitoring information is displayed. The information in the column 403b1 can be scrolled up and down line by line. When the “acquisition” button is selected by pointing the antenna 402 of the reading unit 401 to the upper left of the front surface of the pachinko machine 1 for which monitoring information is to be acquired, a ringing wave including request information for requesting transmission of the monitoring information is transmitted from the antenna 402. The latest monitoring information stored in the R / W unit 30 by communicating with the management IC tag 24 is acquired and displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1. In order to obtain monitoring information from the R / W unit 30, the pachinko machine 1 needs to be in an authenticated state. When the “END” button is selected, the screen returns to the pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a.
[0074]
In the example shown in FIG. 20, the monitoring information displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1 indicates that the board box 80 was opened illegally at 3:15:24 on October 22, 2002. This shows that the unauthorized opening of the board box 80 has recovered at 3:16:36 on October 22, 2002, and the disappearance error has occurred in the board box 80 at 2:42:30 on October 30, 2002. Has occurred, and the disappearance error of the substrate box 80 has been recovered at 2:45:02 on October 30, 2002, and 18:22:55 on November 12, 2002. It shows that the opening / closing door 16a of the grand prize opening 16 was illegally opened in seconds, and that the unauthorized opening of the opening / closing door 16a of the grand prize opening 16 was recovered at 18:24:05 on November 12, 2002. Is shown.
[0075]
Next, the monitoring information browsing process performed when “monitoring information” is selected on the pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a of the HT 400 will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. Here, the monitoring information stored in the HT 400 is displayed on the display panel 403. Furthermore, the latest monitoring information stored in the R / W unit 30 of the pachinko machine 1 can be acquired by selecting the “acquire” button and communicating with the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1. However, when the pachinko machine 1 is not in an authenticated state, error information is transmitted and monitoring information cannot be acquired. First, the monitoring information of the currently selected unit number stored in the monitoring information storage area 4141 of the flash memory 414 is read (S51). Then, the latest six monitoring data of the monitoring information is displayed on the monitoring information menu screen 403b (see FIG. 20) displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1 (S52). As shown in FIG. 20, it is possible to display six monitoring data at a time in the monitoring information column 403b1.
[0076]
Next, it is confirmed whether or not the “end” button has been selected (S54). If the “end” button is selected (S54: YES), the process is terminated. If the “end” button is not selected (S54: NO), it is confirmed whether or not the “acquire” button is selected (S55). If the “acquire” button is selected (S55: YES), the ID code of the currently selected unit number is acquired from the management IC tag ID code storage area 4142, and the ID code and monitoring information request are received. A ringing wave including information is transmitted from the antenna 402 (S56). When the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1 receives the ringing wave transmitted from the antenna 402, it requests the R / W unit 30 to acquire monitoring information. If the pachinko machine 1 is in the authenticated state, the R / W unit 30 delivers the monitoring information to the management IC tag 24. Therefore, the management IC tag 24 transmits a reflected wave including the acquired monitoring information from the antenna 24b. (See FIG. 22). Therefore, the HT 400 confirms whether or not a reflected wave including monitoring information has been received (S57). When the reflected wave including the monitoring information is received (S57: YES), the received monitoring information is stored in the monitoring information of the currently selected unit number in the monitoring information storage area 4141 of the flash memory 414 (S58), Returning to S51, the monitoring information stored in S58 is read (S51), and the monitoring information menu screen 403b in which the latest six monitoring data of the newly acquired monitoring information is displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1 is displayed (S52).
[0077]
In S57, when the reflected wave including the monitoring information is not received (S57: NO), it is confirmed whether or not the reflected wave including the error information is received (S59). When the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1 receives the ringing wave transmitted from the antenna 402, it requests the R / W unit 30 to acquire monitoring information. When the pachinko machine 1 is not in the authentication state, the R / W unit 30 delivers error information indicating that the pachinko machine 1 is not in the authentication state to the management IC tag 24. Therefore, the management IC tag 24 transmits the reflected wave including the acquired error information. The signal is transmitted from the antenna 24b (see FIG. 22: S78). Further, the management IC tag 24 communicates with the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1 different from the pachinko machine 1 when the ID code included in the calling wave is different from the own ID code. A reflected wave including error information indicating that the user is performing is transmitted (see FIG. 22: S73). Therefore, when a reflected wave including error information is received (S59: YES), “Acquisition of monitoring information requires authentication with a key. Please insert the key” according to the content of the error information. Pachinko machine for which you want to obtain monitoring information such as an error message telling you that monitoring information cannot be acquired because the pachinko machine 1 is not in an authenticated state, or "Check the machine number. An authentication error screen in which an error message indicating that communication is being performed with the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1 different from the machine 1 is displayed (S60), and the process returns to S54. If a reflected wave including error information has not been received within a predetermined time (S59: NO), communication with the management IC tag 24 has not been performed normally. Display a communication error screen in which an error message indicating that the communication between the pachinko machine 1 and the HT 400 has not been normally performed is displayed (S61), and the process returns to S54.
[0078]
In S55, if the “Acquire” button is not selected (S55: NO), it is confirmed whether the “Previous” button is selected (S62). When the “Previous” button is selected (S62: YES), the newest monitoring data is deleted from the monitoring data displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1, and the oldest monitoring data is displayed. Then, the monitoring information menu screen 403b obtained by shifting the monitoring data displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1 to the old monitoring data is displayed (S63). Then, the process returns to S54. If the “Previous” button is not selected (S62: NO), it is confirmed whether the “Next” button is selected (S64). When the “Next” button is selected (S64: YES), the oldest monitoring data is deleted from the monitoring data displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1, and one new monitoring data is displayed. Thus, the monitoring information menu screen 403b shifted to one new monitoring data is displayed in the monitoring information column 403b1 (S65). Then, the process returns to S54. If the “Next” button is not selected (S64: NO), the process returns to S54 without doing anything.
[0079]
Next, transmission / reception processing performed by the management IC tag 24 will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. In this management IC tag transmission / reception process, request information for requesting transmission of monitoring information transmitted from the HT 400 is transmitted to the R / W unit 30 via the cable 24k, and the monitoring information transmitted from the R / W unit 30 is transmitted. Alternatively, a reflected wave including error information is transmitted from the antenna 24b. That is, data intermediation between the HT 400 and the R / W unit 30 is performed. First, it is confirmed whether or not a ringing wave including request information for requesting transmission of monitoring information has been received from the HT 400 (S71). When the call wave including the request information is received (S71: YES), whether or not the ID code included in the call wave matches the own ID code stored in the EEPROM 24c of the management IC tag 24. (S72). In addition to the request information, the HT 400 transmits a call wave including the ID code of the management IC tag 24 provided in the pachinko machine 1 that requests transmission of the monitoring information (FIG. 21: S56). That is, if the ID codes do not match (S72: NO), this indicates that the management IC tag 24 is not the management IC tag 24 provided in the pachinko machine 1 that the HT 400 is to acquire. Yes. Therefore, a reflected wave including error information indicating that communication is being performed with the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1 different from the requested pachinko machine 1 is transmitted from the antenna 24b to the HT 400 (S73). Then, the process returns to S71. If the ID codes match (S72: YES), it is said that the HT 400 is communicating with the management IC tag 24 of the pachinko machine 1 to be acquired. Request information for requesting transmission of monitoring information to the R / W unit 30 is transmitted (S74), and the process returns to S71.
[0080]
If the call wave including the request information has not been received (S71: NO), it is confirmed whether the monitoring information has been received from the R / W unit 30 (S75). The R / W unit 30 that has received the request information transmits the monitoring information 323 stored in the EEPROM 32 if the pachinko machine 1 is in the authenticated state (FIG. 17: S12: YES, S13: YES, S14). . When the monitoring information is received (S75: YES), a reflected wave including the received monitoring information is transmitted from the antenna 24b (S76), and the process returns to S71. If the monitoring information has not been received (S75: NO), it is confirmed whether error information has been received from the R / W unit 30 (S77). The R / W unit 30 that has received the request information transmits error information indicating that the pachinko machine 1 is not in the authenticated state unless the pachinko machine 1 is in the authenticated state (FIG. 17: S12: YES, S13: NO, S15). . When error information is received (S77: YES), a reflected wave including error information indicating that the authentication state is not established is transmitted from the antenna 24b (S78), and the process returns to S71. If no error information has been received (S77: NO), the process returns to S71 without doing anything. By repeatedly performing the above processing, transmission / reception processing is continuously performed.
[0081]
6. Contrast between the embodiment and the claims
7 corresponds to the “management IC tag identification information storage unit” of the management IC tag, and the EEPROM 32 (see FIG. 15) of the R / W unit 30 in which the authentication registration information 322 shown in FIG. 15 is stored. 4) corresponds to the “identification information storage means” of the IC tag monitoring apparatus, and the monitoring information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30 in which the monitoring information 323 shown in FIG. 16 is stored. Corresponds to “monitoring information storage means” of the IC tag monitoring device. The RF circuit 35 and the authentication antenna 128 of the R / W unit 30 shown in FIG. 4 correspond to “calling wave transmitting means” of the IC tag monitoring apparatus and “reflected wave receiving means” of the IC tag monitoring apparatus.
[0082]
Further, the CPU 411 that performs the process of S56 in the monitoring information browsing process flowchart shown in FIG. 21 functions as the “first request information transmitting unit” of the portable information terminal, and the CPU 411 that executes the process of S57 is “ It functions as “second monitoring information receiving means”. Further, the CPU 24f that performs the process of S71 in the flowchart of the transmission / reception process of the management IC tag 24 shown in FIG. 22 functions as the “first request information receiving unit” of the management IC tag, and the CPU 24f that executes the process of S74. The CPU 24f that functions as the “second request information transmission unit” of the management IC tag and performs the process of S75 functions as the “first monitoring information reception unit” of the management IC tag, and the CPU 24f that performs the process of S76 It functions as “second monitoring information transmission means” of the management IC tag. In addition, the CPU 31 that performs the process of S12 in the flowchart of the main process illustrated in FIG. 17 functions as the “second request information receiving unit” of the IC tag monitoring apparatus, and the CPU 31 that performs the process of S14 performs “ The CPU 31 that functions as the “first monitoring information transmitting means” and that performs the processing of S7 to S11 functions as the “authentication determination means” of the IC tag monitoring device, and the CPU 31 that performs the processing of S13 and S14 is the IC tag monitoring device. It functions as “monitoring information transmission control means”.
[0083]
7. Effects of the embodiment
As described above, in the monitoring system of the above embodiment, the monitoring IC tag 86 and the monitoring IC tag 186 monitor the opening of the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16, and the monitoring information is used as the R / W unit. 30 can be stored. The monitoring information stored in the R / W unit 30 is also transmitted to and stored in the management terminal device 100 installed in the game hall. Also, monitoring information is sent from the management terminal device 100 to the hall computer 300 so that the hall computer 300 can manage the monitoring information of all the pachinko machines 1 in the game hall.
[0084]
Further, an authentication IC tag 126 is embedded in the key 121 for unlocking the main body frame 110, the front frame 111 and the machine frame 112 of the pachinko machine 1, and the regular key 121 is inserted into the key hole 120 of the pachinko machine 1. As a result, the pachinko machine 1 enters an authenticated state. Then, when the pachinko machine 1 is in the authentication state, the HT 400 acquires the monitoring information stored in the R / W unit 30 by communicating with the authentication IC tag 126 attached to the pachinko machine 1. can do. Therefore, the operator can view the monitoring information of the pachinko machine 1 by inserting the key 121 into the keyhole 120 of the pachinko machine 1 and operating the HT 400.
[0085]
8.Description of modification
The present invention is not limited to the embodiment described in detail above, and various modifications can be made. Below, the modification of embodiment which applies this invention is demonstrated. First, in this embodiment, a pachinko machine, which is a kind of gaming machine, is given as an example, but the apparatus is not limited to a pachinko machine that is a gaming machine, and is applicable to various gaming machines such as a pachikon machine and a pachislot machine. Is possible. Further, not limited to gaming machines, machine tools that manufacture products by performing predetermined operations, vending machines that sell products by performing predetermined operations, service providing devices that perform services by performing predetermined operations, etc. Is also applicable.
[0086]
Further, in the above embodiment, the board box 80 and the special winning opening 16 of the pachinko machine 1 are handled as monitored members whose movement is monitored, and the monitoring IC tag is installed in one place, but the movement is monitored. The members are not limited to this, but may be installed on other winning holes, normal symbol starting gates, center cover 90 or various substrates, and the open / closed state thereof may be monitored. Further, the main body frame 110, the front frame 111, or the machine frame 112 may be provided with a monitoring IC tag, and the opening and closing of the front frame 111 and the main body frame 110, and the main body frame 110 and the machine frame 112 may be monitored. Further, the place where the monitoring IC tag is installed does not have to be one place for each member, and may be installed at a plurality of positions. Further, when the device is not the pachinko machine 1, the member whose movement is monitored is not limited to the member of the above-described embodiment, and may be an opening / closing member that is provided in the device and that opens and closes or a component that constitutes the device. In order to monitor the opening / closing of the opening / closing member and the location of the constituent member, one or more monitoring IC tags may be installed on the opening / closing member or the constituent member, and the movement of the member may be monitored.
[0087]
In the above embodiment, the ID code of the authentication IC tag 126 that can be stored in the authentication registration information 322 is treated as eight. However, the number is not limited to eight, and the ID code may be more or less. It may be one. In the above embodiment, the authentication IC tag 126 is embedded in the key 121. However, the authentication member provided with the authentication IC tag 126 is not necessarily embedded in the key 121. It may be embedded in ID cards, uniforms, writing instruments, etc., or may be present alone as an authentication member, and the shape is embedded in a card-type plastic plate, ring type, stick type, cloth, etc. But you can.
[0088]
In the above embodiment, a terminal device having the shape of a PDA is used as the HT 400. However, this is not limited to a PDA, and may be a mobile phone, another portable information terminal, or a dedicated device. 24 and the antenna 402 may be provided.
[0089]
In the above embodiment, the pachinko machine 1 provided with the management IC tag 24 that has received the monitoring information request information confirms whether or not the HT 400 is the pachinko machine 1 from which the monitoring information is to be acquired. The determination is made based on whether or not the ID code included in the calling wave together with the request information matches the own ID code stored in the EEPROM 24c of the management IC tag 24. However, the confirmation method is not limited to this, and the ID code included in the reflected wave including the monitoring information transmitted from the management IC tag 24 is stored in the management IC tag ID code storage area 4142 on the HT 400 side. It may be determined by whether or not it matches the ID code of the pachinko machine that is trying to acquire the monitoring information.
[0090]
In the above embodiment, the monitoring information collected by the R / W unit 30 is stored in the monitoring information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30. This monitoring information is stored in the EEPROM 24c of the management IC tag 24. You may memorize. In this case, when the request information is transmitted from the HT 400 to the management IC tag 24, the request information is transmitted from the management IC tag 24 to the R / W unit 30 and the monitoring information is acquired from the R / W unit 30. The reflected wave including the monitoring information can be transmitted from the antenna 24b to the HT 400 without doing so. However, in order to output monitoring information to the outside, the pachinko machine 1 must be in an authenticated state. Therefore, it is necessary to grasp the state whether or not the pachinko machine 1 is in the authentication state in the management IC tag 24. Therefore, when it is determined in the R / W unit 30 that the pachinko machine 1 is in the authentication state and the authentication flag is turned on (FIG. 17: S10), it is determined that the pachinko machine 1 is not in the authentication state and the authentication flag is set. Is turned OFF (FIG. 17: S11), the information is transmitted from the R / W unit 30 to the management IC tag 24, and the management IC tag 24 receives the information from the R / W unit 30. Then, the authentication flag in the management IC tag 24 may be turned OFF / ON and monitored, and the state of whether or not it is in the authentication state may be grasped.
[0091]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, in the monitoring system according to the first aspect of the present invention, the authentication IC tag provided in the authentication member of the monitoring system can store identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags. . The management IC tag provided in the IC tag monitoring device of the apparatus can communicate with the monitoring IC tag, monitor the movement of the member, and communicate with the portable information terminal. The first request information transmission means of the portable information terminal transmits request information for requesting transmission of monitoring information to the management IC tag, and the second monitoring information reception means transmits monitoring information transmitted from the management IC tag. Can be received. Further, the management IC tag identification information storage means of the management IC tag stores identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags, and the first request information reception means is transmitted from the first request information transmission means. The request information is received, the second request information transmitting means transmits the request information received by the first request information receiving means to the IC tag monitoring apparatus, and the first monitoring information receiving means is transmitted from the IC tag monitoring apparatus. The monitoring information is received, and the second monitoring information transmitting means can transmit the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving means to the second monitoring information receiving means. The monitoring information storage means of the IC tag monitoring device stores the monitoring information, the second request information receiving means receives the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means, and the first monitoring information transmitting means is The monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means is transmitted to the first monitoring information receiving means, the identification information storage means stores the identification information of the authentication IC tag, and the calling wave transmission means includes the authentication IC tag. The reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag, and the authentication determining means is the identification information stored in the identification information storage means. When the reflected wave including the same identification information is received, the apparatus is shifted to the authentication state. When the second request information receiving means receives the request information, the monitoring information transmission control means is in the authentication state. If there is, send first monitoring information Means can transmit the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage unit in the first monitoring information receiving means. Therefore, since the portable information terminal can acquire the monitoring information only when the device is in the authentication state, a person who does not have the authentication member does not acquire the monitoring information.
[0092]
Further, in the monitoring system of the invention according to claim 2, in addition to the effect of the invention of claim 1, the monitoring information includes the date, time, monitoring result and monitoring IC when the movement of the member of the device has occurred. History data including at least one position specifying code for specifying the position where the tag is provided can be used.
[0093]
In the monitoring system of the invention according to claim 3, in addition to the effect of the invention of claim 1 or 2, the apparatus can use a gaming machine. Therefore, the one having the authentication member can browse the monitoring information of the gaming machine with the portable information terminal.
[0094]
In the monitoring system of the invention according to claim 4, in addition to the effect of the invention according to claim 3, the machine frame of the gaming machine is fixed to a gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed, Installs the main body of the gaming machine on the machine frame, and the front frame can protect the gaming area where the game balls flow down. Moreover, the locking device comprised with the key and the lock | rock locks a machine frame, a main body frame, and a main body frame and a front frame, and a key can be provided with an authentication member. Therefore, since the key for unlocking the machine frame, the main body frame, and the front frame of the gaming machine can be shared with the authentication member, the attendant does not need to manage a large number of keys.
[0095]
In the device including the IC tag according to the fifth aspect of the invention, the IC tag monitoring device of the device includes a management IC tag for communicating with the portable information terminal, and communicates with the monitoring IC tag. Further, the management IC tag identification information storage means of the management IC tag stores identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags, and the first request information reception means stores the monitoring information transmitted from the portable information terminal. The request information for requesting transmission is received, the second request information transmitting means transmits the request information received by the first request information receiving means to the IC tag monitoring device, and the first monitoring information receiving means is the IC tag monitoring device. The second monitoring information transmitting unit can transmit the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving unit to the portable information terminal. The monitoring information storage means of the IC tag monitoring device stores the monitoring information, the second request information receiving means receives the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means, and the first monitoring information transmitting means is The monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means is transmitted to the first monitoring information receiving means, the identification information storage means stores the identification information of the authentication IC tag, and the calling wave transmission means includes the authentication IC tag. The reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag, and the authentication determining means is the identification information stored in the identification information storage means. When the reflected wave including the same identification information is received, the apparatus is shifted to the authentication state. When the second request information receiving means receives the request information, the monitoring information transmission control means is in the authentication state. If there is, send first monitoring information Means can transmit the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage unit to the portable information terminal.
[0096]
Further, in the device including the IC tag according to the invention of claim 6, in addition to the effect of the invention of claim 5, the monitoring information includes the date, time, monitoring result and monitoring when the movement of the member of the device occurs. The history data including at least one position specifying code for specifying the position where the IC tag is provided can be used.
[0097]
Further, in the device provided with the IC tag of the invention according to claim 7, in addition to the effect of the invention of claim 5 or 6, the device can use a gaming machine.
[0098]
In addition to the effect of the invention according to claim 7, in the apparatus provided with the IC tag of the invention according to claim 8, the machine frame of the gaming machine fixes the gaming machine to the gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed The main body frame can install the main body of the gaming machine on the machine frame, and the front frame can protect the gaming area where the game balls flow down. Moreover, the locking device comprised with the key and the lock | rock locks a machine frame, a main body frame, and a main body frame and a front frame, and a key can be provided with an authentication member.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of a monitoring system according to the present embodiment.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the state in which the front frame 111 and the main body frame 110 of the pachinko machine 1 are opened as viewed from the front of the pachinko machine 1. FIG.
FIG. 3 is a rear view of the pachinko machine 1;
FIG. 4 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of the pachinko machine 1 and an R / W unit 30 attached to the pachinko machine 1;
FIG. 5 is a plan view of a monitoring IC tag 86. FIG.
FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing an electrical circuit configuration of the monitoring IC tag 86. FIG.
FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing an electrical circuit configuration of the management IC tag 24;
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a substrate box 80. FIG.
FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the attacker member 160 in a state where the open / close door 16a is opened.
FIG. 10 is a plan view of the key 121. FIG.
FIG. 11 is a perspective view of HT400.
FIG. 12 is a block diagram of an electrical configuration of HT400.
13 is a schematic diagram of registration information 321 stored in a registration information storage area of an EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30. FIG.
FIG. 14 is a schematic diagram of monitoring process use data 331 stored in a monitoring process use data storage area of the RAM 33 of the R / W unit 30.
15 is a schematic diagram of authentication registration information 322 stored in the authentication registration information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30. FIG.
FIG. 16 is a schematic diagram of monitoring information 323 stored in the monitoring information storage area of the EEPROM 32 of the R / W unit 30;
FIG. 17 is a flowchart of main processing performed in the R / W unit 30.
FIG. 18 is a flowchart of the monitoring process performed in the main process performed by the R / W unit 30.
FIG. 19 is an image diagram of a pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a displayed on the display panel 403 of HT400.
FIG. 20 is an image diagram of a monitoring information menu screen 403b displayed on the display panel 403 of the HT 400.
FIG. 21 is a flowchart of the monitoring information browsing process performed when “Monitoring Information Menu” is selected on the pachinko machine monitoring menu screen 403a of HT400.
FIG. 22 is a flowchart of transmission / reception processing performed by the management IC tag 24;
[Explanation of symbols]
1 Pachinko machine
16 Grand Prize Winners
16a door
24 IC tag for management
24c EEPROM
24f CPU
30 R / W unit
31 CPU
32 EEPROM
35 RF circuit
80 board box
80a Upper lid
86 IC tag for monitoring
110 Body frame
111 Front frame
111a glass plate
112 Airframe
113 body
120 keyhole
121 keys
126 IC tag for authentication
128 Authentication antenna
186 IC tag for monitoring
321 registration information
322 Registration information for authentication
323 monitoring information
400 HT
403a Pachinko machine monitoring menu screen
403b Monitoring information menu screen
410 RF circuit
411 CPU
414 flash memory

Claims (8)

  1. An apparatus provided with a monitoring IC tag for monitoring movement of a member provided in an apparatus that performs a predetermined operation, and a portable information terminal that browses monitoring information that is a monitoring result by the monitoring IC tag A monitoring system for communication,
    The monitoring system includes:
    The reflected wave is transmitted in response to the ringing wave transmitted from the IC tag monitoring device provided with the management IC tag for communicating with the monitoring IC tag to monitor the movement of the member and communicating with the portable information terminal. An authentication member including an authentication IC tag including an RF circuit to be emitted and storing identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags,
    The device is
    Comprising the IC tag monitoring device;
    The portable information terminal
    First request information transmitting means for transmitting request information for requesting transmission of the monitoring information to the management IC tag;
    Second monitoring information receiving means for receiving the monitoring information transmitted from the management IC tag,
    The management IC tag is:
    Management IC tag identification information storage means for storing identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags;
    First request information receiving means for receiving the request information transmitted from the first request information transmitting means;
    Second request information transmitting means for transmitting the request information received by the first request information receiving means to the IC tag monitoring device;
    First monitoring information receiving means for receiving the monitoring information transmitted from the IC tag monitoring device;
    A second monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving means to the second monitoring information receiving means;
    The IC tag monitoring device
    Monitoring information storage means for storing the monitoring information;
    Second request information receiving means for receiving the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means;
    First monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means to the first monitoring information receiving means;
    Identification information storage means for storing identification information of the authentication IC tag;
    Call wave transmitting means for transmitting the call wave for calling the authentication IC tag;
    Reflected wave receiving means for receiving the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag;
    When the reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave containing the same identification information as the identification information stored in the identification information storage means, an authentication determining means for setting the device in an authentication state;
    When the second request information receiving unit receives the request information and the device is in an authenticated state, the first monitoring information transmitting unit stores the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage unit. A monitoring system comprising: monitoring information transmission control means for transmitting to the first monitoring information receiving means.
  2.   The monitoring information is history data including at least one of a date and time when the movement of the member of the device has occurred, a monitoring result, and a position specifying code for specifying a position where the monitoring IC tag is provided. The monitoring system according to claim 1.
  3.   The monitoring system according to claim 1, wherein the device is a gaming machine.
  4. The gaming machine is
    A machine frame for fixing the gaming machine to a gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed;
    A main body frame for installing the main body of the gaming machine on the machine frame;
    A front frame for protecting the game area where the game balls flow down,
    Comprising a key and a lock, the machine frame and the main body frame, and a locking device for locking the main body frame and the front frame.
    The monitoring system according to claim 3, wherein the authentication member is provided in the key.
  5. Identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags is stored, and an authentication member having an authentication IC tag having an RF circuit that emits a reflected wave in response to a ringing wave can be authenticated. A monitoring IC tag for monitoring the movement of the provided member, and a predetermined information that communicates via a management IC tag with a portable information terminal that browses monitoring information that is a monitoring result by the monitoring IC tag A device for performing an operation,
    The device is
    An IC tag monitoring device comprising the management IC tag for communicating with the monitoring IC tag to monitor the movement of the member and communicating with the portable information terminal,
    The management IC tag is:
    Management IC tag identification information storage means for storing identification information for distinguishing from other IC tags;
    First request information receiving means for receiving request information for requesting transmission of the monitoring information transmitted from the portable information terminal;
    Second request information transmitting means for transmitting the request information received by the first request information receiving means to the IC tag monitoring device;
    First monitoring information receiving means for receiving the monitoring information transmitted from the IC tag monitoring device;
    Second monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting the monitoring information received by the first monitoring information receiving means to the portable information terminal;
    The IC tag monitoring device
    Monitoring information storage means for storing the monitoring information;
    Second request information receiving means for receiving the request information transmitted from the second request information transmitting means;
    First monitoring information transmitting means for transmitting the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage means to the first monitoring information receiving means;
    Identification information storage means for storing identification information of the authentication IC tag;
    A call wave transmitting means for transmitting a call wave for calling the authentication IC tag;
    Reflected wave receiving means for receiving the reflected wave returned from the authentication IC tag;
    When the reflected wave receiving means receives the reflected wave containing the same identification information as the identification information stored in the identification information storage means, an authentication determining means for setting the device in an authentication state;
    When the second request information receiving unit receives the request information and the device is in an authenticated state, the first monitoring information transmitting unit stores the monitoring information stored in the monitoring information storage unit. An apparatus including an IC tag, comprising: monitoring information transmission control means for transmitting to a portable information terminal.
  6.   The monitoring information is history data including at least one of a date and time when the movement of the member of the device has occurred, a monitoring result, and a position specifying code for specifying a position where the monitoring IC tag is provided. An apparatus comprising the IC tag according to claim 5.
  7.   The apparatus having an IC tag according to claim 5 or 6, wherein the apparatus is a gaming machine.
  8. The gaming machine is
    A machine frame for fixing the gaming machine to a gaming machine installation base on which the gaming machine is installed;
    A main body frame for installing the main body of the gaming machine on the machine frame;
    A front frame for protecting the game area where the game balls flow down,
    Comprising a key and a lock, the machine frame and the main body frame, and a locking device for locking the main body frame and the front frame.
    8. The apparatus with an IC tag according to claim 7, wherein the authentication member is provided on the key.
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