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JP6079858B2
JP6079858B2 JP2015237308A JP2015237308A JP6079858B2 JP 6079858 B2 JP6079858 B2 JP 6079858B2 JP 2015237308 A JP2015237308 A JP 2015237308A JP 2015237308 A JP2015237308 A JP 2015237308A JP 6079858 B2 JP6079858 B2 JP 6079858B2
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The present invention relates to a system and a storage medium .

  For example, a host session management server that can easily realize a communication service in which a plurality of different devices are linked is known (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

  In recent years, users have come to use various electronic devices such as printers, multifunction devices, and projectors that output electronic data, and various information processing devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, and tablet terminals. In the form (system) in which these electronic devices and information processing devices are used, improvement in utility value is expected by cooperation between various electronic devices and information processing devices.

  However, conventional systems that use electronic devices and information processing apparatuses have no mechanism for providing services by linking various electronic devices and information processing apparatuses.

One embodiment of the present invention has been made in view of the above points, and an object of the present invention is to provide a system and a storage medium that can provide services in cooperation with each other.

In order to achieve the above object, claim 1 of the present application is a system in which an operation terminal and an information storage device are connected, and the operation terminal is connected from the information storage device to one or more of the information storage device. Acquisition means for acquiring storage area information, display means for displaying one or more storage areas based on the acquired information on the one or more storage areas, and the one or more storages displayed on the display means An accepting means for accepting selection of one storage area in the area, and an electronic device for inputting electronic data to the one storage area accepted by the accepting means among a plurality of electronic devices connected to the system, A specifying means for specifying based on information input to the operation terminal from the outside of the operation terminal in response to an operation on the operation terminal; and the operation terminal on the electronic device specified by the specifying means. Electronic data transmitted from the electronic device specified in response to the transmission of the first request is transmitted to the electronic device specified by the specifying unit receive, having a first transmission means for transmitting the electronic data received in the one storage area of the information storage device, wherein the information storage device, the electronic data transmitted from the operating terminal Storing means for storing the data in the one storage area.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to provide a system and a storage medium that can provide services in cooperation with each other.

It is a block diagram of an example of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a hardware block diagram of an example of the computer system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a processing block diagram of an example of the information storage device concerning this embodiment. It is an example sequence diagram showing the processing procedure of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a block diagram of an example of the response with respect to a file list acquisition request. It is an image figure of an example of an IT folder selection screen. It is an image figure of an example of a folder display screen. It is an image figure of an example of an upload screen. It is an image figure of an example of a folder selection screen. It is an image figure of an example of a QR code reading screen. It is an image figure of an example of a scan setting screen. It is a block diagram of an example of the information read from QR Code. It is a block diagram of an example of the scan information contained in a file. FIG. 5 is a configuration diagram of an example of a command used for a scan start command from the information storage device to the MFP. 3 is an image diagram of an example of a QR code displayed on an MFP. FIG. 3 is an image diagram of an example of a top screen displayed on an MFP. FIG. It is an example flowchart showing the processing procedure of the information storage device. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is an example sequence diagram showing the processing procedure of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is an example sequence diagram showing the processing procedure of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is an image figure of an example of a file list display screen. It is an image figure of an example of a file detailed display screen. It is an image figure of an example of a print setting screen. It is an image figure of an example of a QR code reading screen. It is an image figure of an example of the screen which shows that it is downloading. FIG. 6 is an explanatory diagram illustrating an example of a method for transmitting a print file to an MFP. It is a block diagram of an example of the print command contained in a print file. It is a flowchart of an example showing the process sequence of the smart phone. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a block diagram of an example of the information read from QR Code. It is explanatory drawing showing an example of the method of transmitting a projection file to a projector. It is an image figure of an example of the QR code displayed on a projector. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is an example sequence diagram showing the processing procedure of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment. It is a sequence diagram of the other example showing the process sequence of the service provision system which concerns on this embodiment.

Next, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail.
[First Embodiment]
<System configuration>
FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of an example of a service providing system according to the present embodiment. The service providing system 1 in FIG. 1 includes an information storage device 10, one or more smartphones 11, one or more tablet terminals 12, one or more MFPs (Multi Function Peripherals) 13, and a projector 14 connected to a LAN ( A configuration connected to a network N1 such as a Local Area Network is shown as an example.

  The network N1 can use a network in a private environment such as a corporate network. The smartphone 11 and the tablet terminal 12 are an example of an information processing apparatus that is carried and operated by a user. The information processing apparatus may be any apparatus that can be operated by the user, such as a mobile phone and a notebook PC, in addition to the smartphone 11 and the tablet terminal 12.

  The MFP 13 and the projector 14 are examples of electronic devices for providing services (printing, scanning, projection, etc.). The electronic device may be any device that can provide services, such as a printer, a scanner, a copier, and an image display device, in addition to the MFP 13 and the projector 14.

  The MFP 13 is an example of an image forming apparatus. The MFP 13 has an imaging function, an image forming function, and a communication function, and can be used as a printer, a facsimile, a scanner, and a copying machine. The projector 14 is an example of an image projection device. The projector 14 has a projection function and a communication function.

  The information storage device 10 is an example of a cooperation processing device. The information storage device 10 executes high-function processing that cannot be processed by the MFP 13 or the projector 14 or executes processing as a file server. The information storage device 10 provides services using electronic devices such as the MFP 13 and the projector 14 in cooperation with information processing devices (operation terminals) such as the smartphone 11 and the tablet terminal 12. The information storage device 10 may be configured to be distributed among a plurality of computers.

<Hardware configuration>
The information storage device 10 is realized by, for example, a computer system having a hardware configuration shown in FIG. In addition, information processing apparatuses, such as the smart phone 11 and the tablet terminal 12, are also the structures containing the hardware constitutions shown in FIG. FIG. 2 is a hardware configuration diagram of an example of a computer system according to the present embodiment.

  The computer system 100 in FIG. 2 includes an input device 101, a display device 102, an external I / F 103, a RAM 104, a ROM 105, a CPU 106, a communication I / F 107, an HDD 108, and the like. The input device 101 includes a keyboard and a mouse, and is used to input each operation signal to the computer system 100.

  The display device 102 includes a display and the like, and displays a processing result by the computer system 100. The communication I / F 107 is an interface that connects the computer system 100 to the network N1. As a result, the computer system 100 can perform data communication with other apparatuses and devices via the communication I / F 107.

  The HDD 108 is a non-volatile storage device that stores programs and data. The stored programs and data include an OS (Operating System) that is basic software for controlling the entire computer system 100, and application software that provides various functions on the OS. The HDD 108 manages stored programs and data by a predetermined file system and / or DB (Data Base).

  The external I / F 103 is an interface with an external device. The external device includes a recording medium 103a. Thereby, the computer system 100 can read and / or write the recording medium 103a via the external I / F 103. The recording medium 103a includes a flexible disk, a CD, a DVD (Digital Versatile Disk), an SD memory card, an USB memory (Universal Serial Bus memory), and the like.

  The ROM 105 is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory (storage device) that can retain programs and data even when the power is turned off. The ROM 105 stores programs and data such as BIOS (Basic Input / Output System), OS settings, and network settings that are executed when the computer system 100 is started. The RAM 104 is a volatile semiconductor memory (storage device) that temporarily stores programs and data.

  The CPU 106 is an arithmetic device that realizes control and functions of the entire computer system 100 by reading a program and data from a storage device such as the ROM 105 and the HDD 108 onto the RAM 104 and executing processing.

  The computer system 100 according to the present embodiment can realize various processes as described later with the above hardware configuration.

<Software configuration>
The information storage device 10 according to the present embodiment is realized by, for example, the processing block illustrated in FIG. FIG. 3 is a processing block diagram of an example of the information storage device according to the present embodiment. The information storage device 10 executes a program to realize an OS 21, a Web server 22, an application server 23, a Web UI 24, a QR code display Web UI 25, a WebApi 26, a shared folder 27, a document management 28, and a Web control 29.

  The OS 21 is an operating system of the information storage device 10 and controls the entire system. The OS 21 is, for example, Windows (registered trademark) or Linux (registered trademark).

  The Web server 22 is software that transmits and receives information using HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). The Web server 22 is, for example, Apache (registered trademark) or IIS (registered trademark).

  The application server 23 is software that operates as a plug-in of the Web server 22, for example. The application server 23 is, for example, Tomcat (registered trademark).

  The Web UI 24 displays a system setting screen in response to an HTTP request. The user can change the setting from the system setting screen using a Web browser (not shown).

  The QR code display Web UI 25 displays a QR code (registered trademark) screen, which is an example of code information, on an electronic device such as the MFP 13 in response to an HTTP request. The QR code is a matrix type two-dimensional code.

  A WebApi (Application Programming Interface) 26 can be used via the network N1. The WebApi 26 accepts an HTTP request, performs processing according to the HTTP request, and performs an HTTP response.

  The WebApi 26 is a predefined interface provided for receiving a request (request) from an information processing apparatus such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12, and is configured by a function, a class, or the like, for example.

  Further, the WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 can be provided as an SDK (software development kit) to an application developer installed in the information processing apparatus. Application developers can develop applications using SDK. The SDK can be provided to a third vendor other than the provider of the information storage device 10. Third vendors can develop applications using the provided SDK. Applications developed using the SDK can be installed in the information processing apparatus.

  By providing the WebApi of the information storage device 10 as an SDK, the information processing device can mount not only an application developed by the provider of the information storage device 10 but also an application developed by a third vendor.

  The shared folder 27 is a folder published on the network N1 by the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. The user can access the shared folder 27 using an information processing apparatus such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12.

  The document management 28 manages files placed in the shared folder 27 and performs data conversion processing in response to a request from the Web control 29. The file in this embodiment is a form of data. The Web control 29 performs processing for controlling the document management 28 in response to a request from the WebApi 26.

  The information storage device 10 is roughly divided into two processes. One process includes a Web server 22, an application server 23, a Web UI 24, a QR code display Web UI 25, and a WebApi 26. Another process includes a shared folder 27, a document management 28, and a web control 29. Therefore, the WebApi 26 and the Web control 29 perform interprocess communication.

<Details of processing>
Below, the detail of the process of the service provision system 1 which concerns on this embodiment is demonstrated.

  Here, a process when the MFP 13 is caused to execute scanning using the smartphone 11 and the scanned data is stored in the information storage device 10 will be described. FIG. 4 is a sequence diagram illustrating an example of a processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment.

  The user operates the smartphone 11 and selects a file list display process. When the file list display process is selected by the user, in step S1, the smartphone 11 makes a file list acquisition request to the information storage device 10 by, for example, an HTTP request (GET).

  In step S <b> 2, the WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 accepts a file list acquisition request and makes a file list acquisition request to the Web control 29. The Web control 29 acquires the file list from the document management 28 in response to the file list acquisition request from the WebApi 26 and returns the file list to the WebApi 26. The WebApi 26 provides a file list to the smartphone 11 by an HTTP response as shown in FIG.

  FIG. 5 is a configuration diagram of an example of a response to the file list acquisition request. Although the response of FIG. 5 is in the JSON format, other formats may be used as long as the file list can be displayed on the smartphone 11. Based on the response to the file list acquisition request as shown in FIG. 5, the application installed in the smartphone 11 displays a file list (including folders) published by the information storage device 10.

  The screens shown in FIGS. 6 to 7 are displayed on the smartphone 11 by repeating the processes of steps S1 and S2. FIG. 6 is an image diagram of an example of the IT folder selection screen. The IT folder selection screen 1000 in FIG. 6 can select “AllUsers” or “yamada” as the IT folder.

  FIG. 7 is an image diagram of an example of a folder display screen. A folder display screen 1010 in FIG. 7 is an example screen after the “AllUsers” IT folder is selected from the IT folder selection screen 1000. The folder display screen 1010 in FIG. 7 displays “category”, “data”, or “workflow” as a folder. When the “Upload” button 1011 is pressed on the folder display screen 1010 in FIG. 7, the smartphone 11 displays the upload screen 1020 shown in FIG. 8.

  FIG. 8 is an image diagram of an example of the upload screen. The upload screen 1020 in FIG. 8 has a “folder selection button” 1021 for selecting an upload destination folder. When the “folder selection button” 1021 is pressed, the smartphone 11 displays a folder selection screen 1030 shown in FIG. FIG. 9 is an image diagram of an example of a folder selection screen. The user can select an upload destination folder from the folder selection screen 1030 of FIG.

  Further, the upload screen 1020 in FIG. 8 includes a “shoot and send with camera” button and a “scan and send” button 1022 as examples of buttons for specifying a method of generating a file to be uploaded to the upload destination folder. doing. When causing the MFP 13 to perform scanning using the smartphone 11 and storing the scanned data in the information storage device 10, the user presses a “scan and send” button 1022.

  In addition, when image | photographing using the camera function of the smart phone 11 and preserve | storing the image | photographed data in the information storage device 10, a user should just press the "photograph and transmit with a camera" button.

  In step S <b> 3, the user operates the smartphone 11 to select a folder for storing scan data from the folders displayed on the folder selection screen 1030 in FIG. 9. Here, it is assumed that the “data” folder has been selected from the folder selection screen 1030.

  The user operates the smartphone 11 and presses the “scan and transmit” button 1022 on the upload screen 1020 in FIG. 8 to display, for example, the QR code reading screen 1100 illustrated in FIG. FIG. 10 is an image diagram of an example of a QR code reading screen. The QR code reading screen 1100 includes a scan setting button 1101 and a QR code display area 1102. A QR code display area 1102 is an area in which an image captured by the camera function is displayed.

  In step S4, for example, the user presses the scan setting button 1101 to display the scan setting screen 1110 shown in FIG. FIG. 11 is an image diagram of an example of a scan setting screen. The user operates the smartphone 11 to perform scan settings to be executed by the MFP 13A from the scan setting screen 1110 in FIG.

  Note that the timing for performing the scan setting in step S4 is not limited to the timing in FIG. 4, and may be performed before the file list acquisition request in step S1 or before the folder selection in step S3. Good.

  In steps S5 and S6, the user operates the smartphone 11, and the QR code displayed on the MFP 13A is displayed so that the QR code captured by the camera function is displayed in the QR code display area 1102 of the QR code reading screen 1100. The positional relationship with the smartphone 11 is adjusted.

  The application of the smartphone 11 reads the IP address and function information of the MFP 13A as shown in FIG. 12 from the QR code captured by the camera function. FIG. 12 is a configuration diagram of an example of information read from the QR code.

  Note that the IP address and function information acquisition method is not only acquired by photographing the above-described QR code, but also because the smartphone 11 and the MFP 13A exchange information such as infrared communication, Bluetooth (registered trademark), and NFC. As long as it is acquired using the communication means, it is not limited to the QR code.

  In step S <b> 7, the application of the smartphone 11 issues a scan start command to the information storage device 10. The scan start command includes scan information and the IP address of the MFP 13A that performs scanning.

  In the scan start command in step S7, there is a method in which the application of the smartphone 11 writes a file including the scan information and the IP address of the MFP 13A to be scanned in a predetermined folder of the information storage device 10.

  FIG. 13 is a configuration diagram of an example of scan information included in a file. The scan information in FIG. 13 includes the scan setting set on the scan setting screen 1110 in FIG. 11 and the path “AllUsers / data /” of the folder for storing the scan data.

  The information storage device 10 monitors a predetermined folder by polling. When a file including the scan information and the IP address of the MFP 13A to be scanned is written in a predetermined folder, the information storage apparatus 10 scans the MFP 13A based on the file written in the predetermined folder in step S8. Perform a start command. Note that the scan start command in step S7 may be performed using the WebApi 26.

  As the scan start command in step S8, for example, a scan start command is sent to the MFP 13A using the command shown in FIG. FIG. 14 is a configuration diagram of an example of a command used for a scan start command from the information storage device to the MFP. The commands in FIG. 14 include a command indicating a folder path for storing scan data and a command indicating scan settings.

  In step S <b> 9, the MFP 13 </ b> A executes a scan based on the scan setting included in the scan start command from the information storage device 10. In step S10, the MFP 13A stores the scan data in the folder of the information storage device 10 selected by the user in step S3 based on the “path of the folder storing the scan data” included in the scan start command from the information storage device 10. .

  Note that the information storage apparatus 10 can cause the MFP 13A to execute scanning via the network N1 by using, for example, Javascript (registered trademark) for scanning disclosed by the MFP 13A.

  Further, the MFP 13A displays the QR code display Web UI 25 of the information storage device 10 with a Web browser (not shown), so that a screen 1200 including the QR code 1201 can be displayed on the operation panel as shown in FIG.

  FIG. 15 is an image diagram of an example of a QR code displayed on the MFP. Note that the screen 1200 in FIG. 15 is displayed by pressing the “MFP Everwhere” button 1211 on the top screen 1210 of the Web browser (not shown) of the MFP 13A as shown in FIG. 16, for example. FIG. 16 is an image diagram of an example of a top screen displayed on the MFP.

  In FIG. 15, an example in which the QR code 1201 is displayed on the screen 1200 has been described. However, for example, a QR code 1201 sticker may be attached to the housing of the MFP 13A. Further, the MFP 13A may store the image data of the QR code 1201 in its own device. In addition to attaching the QR code 1201 seal to the housing of the MFP 13A, for example, a QR code 1201 seal may be attached to the wall of the room in which the MFP 13A is installed. That is, the position where the sticker is attached may be a position where the user can recognize that the QR code 1201 is associated with the MFP 13A.

  FIG. 17 is a flowchart illustrating an example of the processing procedure of the information storage device. In step S <b> 21, the information storage apparatus 10 displays a QR code 1201 on the screen 1200 of the MFP 13, for example.

  In step S22, the information storage apparatus 10 detects whether a file including scan information and the IP address of the MFP 13A that performs scanning is written in a predetermined folder. The information storage apparatus 10 repeats the process of step S22 until it is detected that a file including the scan information and the IP address of the MFP 13A that performs the scan is written in a predetermined folder.

  When it is detected that a file including the scan information and the IP address of the MFP 13A that performs scanning is written in a predetermined folder, the information storage apparatus 10 writes the file in the predetermined folder in step S24. Get scan information from a file.

  In step S25, the information storage apparatus 10 selects the MFP 13A that performs the scan start command based on the “IP address of the MFP 13A that performs scanning” included in the file written in the predetermined folder, and further stores the information in the predetermined folder. Based on the scan information included in the written file, the MFP 13A is instructed to start scanning.

  In step S26, the information storage apparatus 10 stores the scan data in the folder selected by the user in step S3 based on the “path of the folder storing the scan data” included in the scan start command.

  According to the sequence diagram of FIG. 4, by installing WebApi 26 in the information storage device 10, the folder of the information storage device 10 can be displayed on the smartphone 11, the QR code of the MFP 13 </ b> A that selects a folder from the smartphone 11 and wants to execute a scan is displayed. By reading 1201, the scan data can be stored in a selected folder of the information storage device 10.

  In this way, when the user holds the smartphone 11 over the MFP 13A at the start of scanning, the information storage device 10, the smartphone 11, and the MFP 13A cooperate, and the scan data scanned by the MFP 13A can be easily stored in a folder selected by the information storage device 10. Can be saved.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 4, the process in the case where the smartphone 13 is used to cause the MFP 13 </ b> A to perform scanning and the scanned data is stored in the information storage device 10 is illustrated. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 18, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment causes the MFP 13 </ b> B to perform scanning using the tablet terminal 12 and stores the scanned data in the information storage device 10. Good.

  FIG. 18 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S31-S40 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 18 is the same as that of step S1-10 of FIG. 4, description is abbreviate | omitted.

  Further, the sequence diagrams of FIGS. 4 and 18 show processing when the MFP 13 stores the data scanned by the MFP 13 in the information storage device 10. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 19, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment may store data scanned by the MFP 13 in the information storage device 10 via the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12.

  FIG. 19 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. The sequence diagram of FIG. 19 shows an example in which data scanned by the MFP 13A is stored in the information storage device 10 via the smartphone 11. Moreover, since the process of step S51-S56 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 19 is the same as that of step S1-S6 of FIG. 4, description is abbreviate | omitted.

  In step S <b> 57, the application of the smartphone 11 issues a scan start command to the information storage device 10. The scan start command includes scan information, an IP address of the MFP 13A that performs scanning, and an IP address of the smartphone 11. The scan information included in the scan start command in step S57 includes the scan settings set on the scan setting screen 1110 in FIG.

  When a file including the scan information, the IP address of the MFP 13A to be scanned, and the IP address of the smartphone 11 is written in a predetermined folder, the information storage apparatus 10 based on the file written in the predetermined folder in step S58. Then, a scan start command is issued to the MFP 13A using a command indicating the scan setting. Note that the scan start command in step S58 includes scan information and the IP address of the smartphone 11.

  In step S <b> 59, the MFP 13 </ b> A performs a scan based on the scan setting included in the scan start command from the information storage device 10. In step S <b> 60, the MFP 13 </ b> A transmits scan data to the smartphone 11 based on the IP address of the smartphone 11 included in the scan start command.

  In step S61, the smartphone 11 stores the scan data in the folder of the information storage device 10 selected by the user in step S3 by, for example, an HTTP request (POST). The WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 stores the scan data received from the smartphone 11 in the folder selected by the user in step S3.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 19, data scanned by the MFP 13 </ b> A is stored in the information storage device 10 via the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12, but can be stored in the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12.

  Furthermore, in the sequence diagrams of FIGS. 4, 18 and 19, the processing is completed by storing the scan data in the folder of the information storage device 10, but for example, as shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 20, the information storage device Processing such as data conversion on the scan data stored in the ten folders may be performed.

  FIG. 20 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S71-S80 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 20 is the same as that of step S1-S10 of FIG. 4, description is abbreviate | omitted suitably.

In the sequence diagram of FIG. 20, for example, processing such as data conversion is performed on the scan data stored according to the type of folder selected in step S73. The “workflow” folder shown in the folder selection screen 1030 in FIG. 9 can set processing to be performed on the stored scan data. Therefore, by setting the data conversion process in the “workflow” folder shown in the folder selection screen 1030 of FIG. 9, the information storage apparatus 10 converts the data for the scan data stored in the “workflow” folder in step S81. Can be processed.
[Second Embodiment]
The service providing system 1 according to the first embodiment issues a scan start command to the electronic device from the information processing device via the information storage device 10. The service providing system 1 according to the second embodiment issues a scan start command to an electronic device from the information processing device without going through the information storage device 10.

  The service providing system 1 according to the second embodiment has the same system configuration, hardware configuration, and software configuration as the service providing system 1 according to the first embodiment. A description of the software configuration is omitted.

<Details of processing>
Below, the detail of the process of the service provision system 1 which concerns on this embodiment is demonstrated.

  FIG. 21 is a sequence diagram illustrating an example of a processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S101-S106 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 21 is the same as the process of step S1-S6 of FIG. 4, description is abbreviate | omitted.

  In step S107, the application of the smartphone 11 issues a scan start command to the MFP 13A using the IP address of the MFP 13A read from the QR code captured by the camera function. The scan start command includes scan information. The smartphone 11 issues a scan start command to the MFP 13A using, for example, the command shown in FIG.

  In step S <b> 108, the MFP 13 </ b> A executes a scan based on the scan setting included in the scan start command from the smartphone 11. In step S109, the MFP 13A stores the scan data in the folder of the information storage apparatus 10 selected by the user in step S103 based on the “path of the folder storing the scan data” included in the scan start command from the smartphone 11. .

  According to the sequence diagram of FIG. 21, the folder of the information storage device 10 can be displayed on the smartphone 11 by mounting the WebApi 26 on the information storage device 10, and the QR code of the MFP 13A that wants to select a folder from the smartphone 11 and execute a scan is displayed. By reading 1201, the scan data can be stored in a selected folder of the information storage device 10.

  In this way, when the user holds the smartphone 11 over the MFP 13A at the start of scanning, the information storage device 10, the smartphone 11, and the MFP 13A cooperate, and the scan data scanned by the MFP 13A can be easily stored in a folder selected by the information storage device 10. Can be saved.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 21, the process is shown in which the smartphone 13 is used to cause the MFP 13 </ b> A to perform scanning, and the scanned data is stored in the information storage device 10. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 22, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment uses the tablet terminal 12 to cause the MFP 13 </ b> B to perform scanning, and stores the scanned data in the information storage device 10. Good.

  FIG. 22 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S111-S119 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 22 is the same as that of step S101-S109 of FIG. 21, description is abbreviate | omitted.

  21 and 22 show processing when the MFP 13 stores data scanned by the MFP 13 in the information storage device 10. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 23, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment may store data scanned by the MFP 13 in the information storage device 10 via the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12.

  FIG. 23 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. The sequence diagram of FIG. 23 illustrates an example in which data scanned by the MFP 13A is stored in the information storage device 10 via the smartphone 11. The processes in steps S121 to S126 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 23 are the same as steps S101 to S106 in FIG.

  In step S127, the application of the smartphone 11 issues a scan start command to the MFP 13A using a command indicating scan settings. The scan start command includes scan information and the IP address of the smartphone 11. The scan information included in the scan start command in step S127 includes the scan setting set on the scan setting screen 1110 in FIG.

  In step S128, the MFP 13A executes a scan based on the scan setting included in the scan start command from the smartphone 11. In step S129, the MFP 13A transmits scan data to the smartphone 11 based on the IP address of the smartphone 11 included in the scan start command.

  In step S130, the smartphone 11 stores the scan data in the folder of the information storage device 10 selected by the user in step S123, for example, using an HTTP request (POST). The WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 stores the scan data received from the smartphone 11 in the folder selected by the user in step S123.

In the sequence diagram of FIG. 23, the data scanned by the MFP 13 </ b> A is stored in the information storage device 10 via the smartphone 11, but can be stored in the smartphone 11.
[Third Embodiment]
The service providing system 1 according to the third embodiment has the same system configuration, hardware configuration, and software configuration as the service providing system 1 according to the first embodiment, and thus the system configuration, hardware configuration, and software configuration. The explanation about is omitted.

<Details of processing>
Below, the detail of the process of the service provision system 1 which concerns on this embodiment is demonstrated.

  Here, processing when the smartphone 13 is used to cause the MFP 13 to print a file stored in the information storage device 10 will be described. FIG. 24 is a sequence diagram illustrating an example of a processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. Note that the processing of steps S201 and S202 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 24 is the same as the processing of steps S1 and S2 of FIG.

  By repeating the processes of steps S201 to S202, the smartphone 11 displays the screens shown in FIGS. 6 to 7 and the screens shown in FIGS.

  FIG. 25 is an image diagram of an example of a file list display screen. A file list display screen 1050 of FIG. 25 is an example of a screen after the “data” folder is selected from the folder display screen 1010 of FIG. In the file list display screen 1050 of FIG. 25, “Quotes.doc” and “Scan — 20120607.pdf” are displayed as files.

  FIG. 26 is an image diagram of an example of a file detail display screen. The file detail display screen 1060 of FIG. 26 is an example of the screen after the “quotation sheet.doc” file is selected from the file list display screen 1050. In the file detail display screen 1060 of FIG. 26, an image 1063 of the “quotation sheet.doc” file selected from the file list display screen 1050 is displayed.

  In step S <b> 203, the user operates the smartphone 11 to select a file to be printed by the MFP 13 from the files displayed in FIG. 25 or 26. When the “print setting” button 1061 is pressed on the file detail display screen 1060, the smartphone 11 displays a print setting screen 1070 shown in FIG. 27 in step S204. FIG. 27 is an image diagram of an example of a print setting screen. The user operates the smartphone 11 to perform print settings to be executed by the MFP 13 from the print setting screen 1070 in FIG.

  After selecting a file to be printed by the MFP 13 from the files displayed in FIG. 25 or FIG. 26, the user presses the “QR” button 1062 on the file detail display screen 1060, for example, a QR code reading screen shown in FIG. 1150 is displayed on the smartphone 11. FIG. 28 is an image diagram of an example of a QR code reading screen. The QR code reading screen 1150 includes a QR code display area 1151. The QR code display area 1151 is an area in which an image taken by the camera function is displayed.

  In steps S205 and S206, the user operates the smartphone 11, and the QR code displayed on the MFP 13 is displayed so that the QR code captured by the camera function is displayed in the QR code display area 1151 of the QR code reading screen 1150. The positional relationship with the smartphone 11 is adjusted.

  The application of the smartphone 11 reads the IP address of the MFP 13 shown in FIG. 12 and the function information indicating the scan function and the print function provided by the MFP 13 from the QR code photographed by the camera function.

  The application of the smartphone 11 reads the IP address of the MFP 13 and the function information indicating the scan function and the print function from the QR code, and then displays a screen indicating to the user that the download is in progress, for example, as shown in FIG. FIG. 29 is an image diagram of an example of a screen indicating that downloading is in progress.

  Note that the timing for displaying the QR code on the MFP 13, the timing for providing the file list from the information storage device 10 to the smartphone 11, and the timing for the smartphone 11 reading the QR code from the MFP 13 are limited to the order in the sequence diagram of FIG. 24. It is not something.

  In step S207, the application of the smartphone 11 determines the file format as described later according to the function information read from the QR code. For example, when the function information includes a print function, the application of the smartphone 11 determines the file format as RPCS or PDL that can be printed by the MFP 13.

  In step S <b> 208, the application of the smartphone 11 issues a file acquisition request to the information storage device 10. The file acquisition request includes file selection information and information on the file format determined in step S207.

  In step S209, the WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 accepts the file acquisition request and makes a file acquisition request to the Web control 29. The Web control 29 acquires a file from the shared folder 27 based on “file selection information” included in the file acquisition request from the WebApi 26.

  The Web control 29 determines whether the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 needs to be converted based on “file format information” included in the file acquisition request from the WebApi 26. For example, if the file formats are the same, the Web control 29 determines that conversion of the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 is unnecessary.

  If the file formats are different, the Web control 29 determines that the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 needs to be converted. If it is determined that file format conversion is necessary, the Web control 29 causes the document management 28 to execute file format conversion. Here, an example in which it is determined that file format conversion is necessary will be described. The Web control 29 returns the converted file obtained by converting the file format to the WebApi 26.

  In step S210, the WebApi 26 provides the converted file to the smartphone 11 by an HTTP response. In step S211, the application of the smartphone 11 transmits the converted file to the MFP 13 as a print file.

  As a method of transmitting the print file to the MFP 13, for example, as shown in FIG. 30, there is a method of transmitting to the 9100 port of the MFP 13 using socket communication. FIG. 30 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of a method for transmitting a print file to the MFP. Upon receiving the print file, the MFP 13 executes printing (output) based on the print file in step S212.

  FIG. 31 is a configuration diagram of an example of a print command included in the print file. The print command in FIG. 31 includes the print settings set on the print setting screen 1070 in FIG. 27 and the file name to be printed.

  FIG. 32 is a flowchart illustrating an example of the processing procedure of the smartphone. 32 is a process after the QR code reading screen 1150 shown in FIG. 28 is displayed on the smartphone 11.

  In step S221, the application of the smartphone 11 reads the set value of the item “Function” illustrated in FIG. 12 from the QR code captured by the camera function.

  In step S222, the application of the smartphone 11 determines whether or not the setting value of the item “Function” is “Projection” representing the projection function (projector 14). If the setting value of the item “Function” is “Projection” indicating the projection function, the process proceeds to step S225, and the application of the smartphone 11 issues a file acquisition request specifying the PDF that can be projected by the projector 14 as the file format. To do.

  If the setting value of the item “Function” is not “Projection” indicating the projection function, the process proceeds to step S223, and the application of the smartphone 11 is “Print” indicating that the setting value of the item “Function” is the printing function (MFP 13). Determine whether or not. If the setting value of the item “Function” is “Print” indicating the printing function, the process proceeds to step S224, and the application of the smartphone 11 acquires the file data specifying print data (RPCS, PDL) printable by the MFP 13 as the file format. A request is made to the information storage device 10. If the setting value of the item “Function” is not “Print” indicating the print function in step S223, the application of the smartphone 11 cannot determine the file format to be specified in the file acquisition request, and the process proceeds to step S226. Display.

  According to the sequence diagram of FIG. 24, the file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage device 10 can be displayed on the smartphone 11 by mounting the WebApi 26 on the information storage device 10. The user can obtain a post-conversion file in a file format that can be printed by the MFP 13 from the information storage device 10 by selecting a file from the smartphone 11 and reading the QR code 1201 of the MFP 13 to be printed. The smartphone 11 can cause the MFP 13 to execute printing by transmitting the converted file acquired from the information storage device 10 as a print file to the MFP 13.

  As described above, when the user holds the smartphone 11 over the MFP 13 at the start of printing, the information storage apparatus 10, the smartphone 11, and the MFP 13 are linked to each other, and the file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage apparatus 10 can be easily copied to the MFP 13. Can be printed from.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 24, processing is shown in which a file is acquired from the information storage device 10 using the smartphone 11 and is printed by the MFP 13. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 33, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment may acquire a file from the information storage device 10 using the smartphone 11 and project it with the projector 14.

  FIG. 33 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S231-S233 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 33 is the same as that of step S201-S203 of FIG. 24, description is abbreviate | omitted. When a “projection setting” button (not shown) is pressed on the file detail display screen 1060, the smartphone 11 displays a projection setting screen in step S234.

  The user operates the smartphone 11 to set the projection to be executed by the projector 14 from the displayed projection setting screen.

  After selecting a file to be projected on the projector 14 from the files displayed in FIG. 25 or FIG. 26, the user presses the “QR” button 1062 on the file detail display screen 1060, for example, the QR code reading screen shown in FIG. 1150 is displayed on the smartphone 11.

  In steps S235 and S236, the user operates the smartphone 11, and the QR code displayed on the projector 14 is displayed so that the QR code captured by the camera function is displayed in the QR code display area 1151 of the QR code reading screen 1150. And the positional relationship with the smartphone 11 is adjusted.

  The application of the smartphone 11 includes an IP address of the projector 14 as shown in FIG. 34, a projector name, function information indicating the projection function provided by the projector 14, and a type of the projector 14 from a QR code photographed by the camera function. And read. FIG. 34 is a configuration diagram of an example of information read from the QR code.

  After reading the IP address of the projector 14 and the function information indicating the projection function from the QR code, the application of the smartphone 11 displays a screen indicating to the user that the download is in progress, for example, as shown in FIG.

  The timing for displaying the QR code on the projector 14, the timing for providing the file list from the information storage device 10 to the smartphone 11, and the timing for the smartphone 11 to read the QR code from the projector 14 are in the order shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. It is not limited.

  In step S237, the application of the smartphone 11 determines the file format as shown in FIG. 32 according to the function information read from the QR code. For example, when the function information includes a projection function, the application of the smartphone 11 determines the file format to be a PDF that can be projected by the projector 14 or the like.

  The processing in steps S238 to S240 is the same as that in steps S208 to S210 in FIG. In step S241, the application of the smartphone 11 transmits the converted file to the projector 14 as a projection file. As a method of transmitting the projection file to the projector 14, for example, as shown in FIG. 35, there is a method of using WebApi published by the projector 14. FIG. 35 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of a method for transmitting a projection file to a projector. Upon receiving the projection file, the projector 14 executes projection (output) based on the projection file in step S242.

  36, the projector 14 may project a screen including the QR code 1300 onto a projection screen or the like, or the QR code 1301 may be attached to the housing of the projector 14. FIG. 36 is an image diagram of an example of a QR code displayed on the projector. For example, the projector 14 can project the QR code 1300 by displaying the QR code display Web UI 25 of the information storage device 10 with a Web browser (not shown). The projector 14 may store the image data of the QR code 1300 in its own apparatus or acquire it from the outside.

  In addition to attaching the QR code 1301 sticker to the projector 14 casing, for example, the QR code 1301 sticker may be attached to the wall of the room where the projector 14 is installed. That is, the position where the sticker is attached may be a position where the user can recognize that the QR code 1301 associated with the projector 14 is used.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 24, processing is shown in which a file is acquired from the information storage device 10 using the smartphone 11 and is printed by the MFP 13. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 37, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment may acquire a file from the information storage device 10 using the tablet terminal 12 and print it with the MFP 13.

  FIG. 37 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S251-S262 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 37 is the same as that of step S201-212 of FIG. 24, description is abbreviate | omitted.

In the sequence diagram of FIG. 33, the process is shown in the case where a file is acquired from the information storage device 10 using the smartphone 11 and projected by the projector 14, but the tablet terminal 12 is used similarly to FIG. A file may be acquired from the information storage device 10 and projected by the projector 14.
[Fourth Embodiment]
Since the service providing system 1 according to the fourth embodiment has the same system configuration, hardware configuration, and software configuration as the service providing system 1 according to the first embodiment, the system configuration, the hardware configuration, and the software configuration. The explanation about is omitted.

<Details of processing>
Below, the detail of the process of the service provision system 1 which concerns on this embodiment is demonstrated.

  Here, processing when the smartphone 13 is used to cause the MFP 13 to print a file stored in the information storage device 10 will be described. FIG. 38 is an exemplary sequence diagram illustrating a processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S301-S307 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 38 is the same as the process of step S201-S207 of FIG.

  In step S <b> 308, the application of the smartphone 11 issues a file output request to the information storage device 10. The file output request includes file selection information, information on the file format determined in step S307, and the IP address of the MFP 13.

  In step S 309, the WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 receives a file output request and makes a file output request to the Web control 29. The Web control 29 acquires a file from the shared folder 27 based on “file selection information” included in the file output request from the WebApi 26.

  Further, the Web control 29 determines whether the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 needs to be converted based on “file format information” included in the file output request from the WebApi 26. For example, if the file formats are the same, the Web control 29 determines that conversion of the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 is unnecessary.

  If the file formats are different, the Web control 29 determines that the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 needs to be converted. If it is determined that file format conversion is necessary, the Web control 29 causes the document management 28 to execute file format conversion. Here, an example in which it is determined that file format conversion is necessary will be described. The Web control 29 returns the converted file obtained by converting the file format to the WebApi 26.

  In step S310, the WebApi 26 transmits the converted file to the MFP 13 as a print file. As a method for transmitting the print file to the MFP 13, for example, as illustrated in FIG. 30, there is a method of transmitting to the 9100 port of the MFP 13 using socket communication. Upon receiving the print file, the MFP 13 executes printing (output) based on the print file in step S311.

  According to the sequence diagram of FIG. 38, the file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage device 10 can be displayed on the smartphone 11 by mounting the WebApi 26 on the information storage device 10. The user can select a file from the smartphone 11 and read the QR code 1201 of the MFP 13 to be printed, thereby specifying a file format that can be printed by the MFP 13 and causing the MFP 13 to execute printing.

  As described above, when the user holds the smartphone 11 over the MFP 13 at the start of printing, the information storage apparatus 10, the smartphone 11, and the MFP 13 are linked to each other, and the file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage apparatus 10 can be easily copied to the MFP 13. Can be printed from.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 38, processing is shown when a file is transmitted from the information storage device 10 to the MFP 13 using the smartphone 11 and printing is performed by the MFP 13. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 39, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment may transmit a file from the information storage device 10 to the projector 14 using the smartphone 11 and project the file by the projector 14. .

  FIG. 39 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. Note that the processing of steps S331 to S333 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 39 is the same as steps S301 to S303 of FIG.

  When a “projection setting” button (not shown) is pressed on the file detail display screen 1060, the smartphone 11 displays a projection setting screen in step S334. The user operates the smartphone 11 to set the projection to be executed by the projector 14 from the displayed projection setting screen.

  After selecting a file to be projected on the projector 14 from the files displayed in FIG. 25 or FIG. 26, the user presses the “QR” button 1062 on the file detail display screen 1060, for example, the QR code shown in FIG. A reading screen 1150 is displayed on the smartphone 11.

  In steps S335 and S336, the user operates the smartphone 11, and the QR code displayed on the projector 14 is displayed so that the QR code captured by the camera function is displayed in the QR code display area 1151 of the QR code reading screen 1150. The positional relationship between the code and the smartphone 11 is adjusted.

  The application of the smartphone 11 includes an IP address of the projector 14 as shown in FIG. 34 from the QR code captured by the camera function, a projector name, function information indicating the projection function provided by the projector 14, Read type and.

  The timing for displaying the QR code on the projector 14, the timing for providing the file list from the information storage device 10 to the smartphone 11, and the timing for the smartphone 11 to read the QR code from the projector 14 are in the order shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. It is not limited.

  In step S337, the application of the smartphone 11 determines the file format as shown in FIG. 32 according to the function information read from the QR code. For example, when the function information includes a projection function, the application of the smartphone 11 determines the file format to be a PDF that can be projected by the projector 14 or the like.

  In step S338, the application of the smartphone 11 sends a file output request to the information storage device 10. The file output request includes file selection information, information on the file format determined in step S337, and the IP address of the projector 14.

  In step S339, the WebApi 26 of the information storage device 10 accepts the file output request and makes a file output request to the Web control 29. The Web control 29 acquires a file from the shared folder 27 based on “file selection information” included in the file output request from the WebApi 26.

  Further, the Web control 29 determines whether the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 needs to be converted based on “file format information” included in the file output request from the WebApi 26. For example, if the file formats are the same, the Web control 29 determines that conversion of the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 is unnecessary.

  If the file formats are different, the Web control 29 determines that the file format of the file acquired from the shared folder 27 needs to be converted. If it is determined that file format conversion is necessary, the Web control 29 causes the document management 28 to execute file format conversion. Here, an example in which it is determined that file format conversion is necessary will be described. The Web control 29 returns the converted file obtained by converting the file format to the WebApi 26.

  In step S340, the WebApi 26 transmits the converted file to the projector 14 as a projection file. As a method of transmitting the projection file to the projector 14, for example, as shown in FIG. 35, there is a method of using WebApi published by the projector 14. In step S341, when the projector 14 receives the projection file, the projector 14 performs projection (output) based on the projection file.

  According to the sequence diagram of FIG. 39, the file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage device 10 can be displayed on the smartphone 11 by mounting the WebApi 26 on the information storage device 10. The user can select a file from the smartphone 11 and read the QR code 1300 or 1301 of the projector 14 to be projected, thereby specifying a file format that can be projected by the projector 14 and causing the projector 14 to perform the projection. .

  In this way, the user can hold the smartphone 11 over the projector 14 at the start of projection to link the information storage device 10, the smartphone 11, and the projector 14, and easily execute a file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage device 10. Can be projected from the projector 14.

  In the sequence diagram of FIG. 38, processing is shown when a file is transmitted from the information storage device 10 to the MFP 13 using the smartphone 11 and printing is performed by the MFP 13. As shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 40, the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment may use the tablet terminal 12 to transmit a file from the information storage device 10 to the MFP 13 and print it by the MFP 13.

  FIG. 40 is a sequence diagram of another example showing the processing procedure of the service providing system according to the present embodiment. In addition, since the process of step S351-S361 in the sequence diagram of FIG. 40 is the same as that of step S301-S311 of FIG. 38, description is abbreviate | omitted. In the sequence diagram of FIG. 39, a process is shown in which a file is transmitted from the information storage device 10 to the projector 14 using the smartphone 11 and projected by the projector 14, but the tablet terminal 12 is used as in FIG. Then, the file may be transmitted from the information storage device 10 to the projector 14 and projected by the projector 14.

  According to the sequence diagram of FIG. 40, the file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage device 10 can be displayed on the tablet terminal 12 by installing the WebApi 26 in the information storage device 10. The user can select a file from the tablet terminal 12 and read the QR code 1201 of the MFP 13 to which the file is to be printed, thereby specifying a file format that can be printed by the MFP 13 and causing the MFP 13 to execute printing.

  In this way, the user can hold the tablet terminal 12 over the MFP 13 at the start of printing to link the information storage device 10, the tablet terminal 12, and the MFP 13, and easily access a file placed in the shared folder 27 of the information storage device 10. Can be printed from the MFP 13.

  In addition, it is naturally possible to fax the data stored in the information storage device 10 using a facsimile function which is one of the functions of the MFP 13. In this case, in step S203 of FIG. 24, a FAX transmission condition is set instead of setting the printing condition.

  The FAX transmission conditions include the presence / absence of a cover sheet, a transmission result notification destination, the presence / absence of date printing, transmission source information, transmission destination information, and the like. In addition, information on other applications that operate on the smartphone 11 may be used as the FAX transmission condition. For example, the user may be allowed to select the destination number of FAX transmission destination information from data managed by another application for address management.

  The information storage device 10 generates image data for FAX transmission according to the received FAX transmission conditions. The information storage device 10 may use the image data for FAX transmission that has been generated and stored in advance, or generate the image data for FAX transmission after receiving the FAX transmission instruction from the smartphone 11. Also good.

  The generated image data for FAX transmission is transmitted to the MFP 13. The MFP 13 transmits the received FAX transmission image data to the destination.

  In addition to displaying the data stored in the information storage device 10 on the smartphone 11, the data stored in the information storage device 10 may be stored in the smartphone 11.

<Summary>
As described above, according to the service providing system 1 according to the present embodiment, the user specifies an electronic device such as a QR code by holding the information processing device such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12 over the electronic device such as the MFP 13 or the projector 14. By acquiring information to be performed, it is possible to link a cooperative processing device such as the information storage device 10 with an information processing device and an electronic device, and to provide various services using the electronic device.

  In addition, a cooperation method corresponding to each service such as printing, projection, and scanning provided by an electronic device such as the MFP 13 or the projector 14, an information processing apparatus such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12, and a cooperation processing apparatus such as the information storage apparatus 10. Various services can be provided by cooperating with.

  Then, by defining in advance on the service providing system 1 a cooperation method related to provision of a new service using the MFP 13 and the projector 14 described in the present embodiment, or another new electronic device, the new service is provided. The MFP 13 and the projector 14, or other electronic devices such as new electronic devices, the information processing device such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12, and the cooperation processing device such as the information storage device 10 are linked in a linkage method according to the service. Can do. Therefore, in addition to the existing service, a new service can be provided.

  The present invention is not limited to the specifically disclosed embodiments, and various modifications and changes can be made without departing from the scope of the claims.

1 Service Providing System 10 Information Storage Device 11 Smartphone 12 Tablet Terminal 13, 13A, 13B MFP (Multi Function Peripheral)
14 Projector 21 OS
22 Web server 23 Application server 24 Web UI
25 QR code display Web UI
26 WebApi
27 Shared Folder 28 Document Management 29 Web Control 100 Computer System 101 Input Device 102 Display Device 103 External I / F
103a Recording medium 104 RAM
105 ROM
106 CPU
107 Communication I / F
108 HDD
B bus N1 network

JP 2011-35833 A

Claims (8)

  1. A system in which an operation terminal and an information storage device are connected,
    The operation terminal is
    Obtaining means for obtaining information of one or more storage areas of the information storage device from the information storage device;
    Display means for displaying one or more storage areas based on the acquired information of the one or more storage areas;
    Receiving means for receiving selection of one storage area among the one or more storage areas displayed on the display means;
    An electronic device that inputs electronic data to the one storage area that has been selected by the receiving unit among a plurality of electronic devices that are connected to the system, from the outside of the operation terminal according to an operation on the operation terminal. Identifying means for identifying based on information input to the operation terminal;
    A first request for causing the electronic device specified by the specifying means to input electronic data to the operation terminal is transmitted to the electronic device specified by the specifying means, and the first request is transmitted. First transmission means for receiving electronic data transmitted from the electronic device specified in response, and transmitting the received electronic data to the one storage area of the information storage device;
    Have
    The information storage device includes:
    Storage means for storing the electronic data transmitted from the operation terminal in the one storage area;
    The system characterized by having.
  2. The system of claim 1, comprising:
    The acquisition means of the operation terminal acquires information of one or more folders of the information storage device from the information storage device,
    The display means of the operation terminal displays one or more folders based on the information of the one or more folders acquired by the acquisition means,
    The accepting means of the operation terminal accepts selection of one of the one or more folders displayed on the display means,
    The specifying means of the operation terminal specifies a scanner among a plurality of electronic devices connected to the system based on information acquired from a two-dimensional code obtained by photographing the scanner,
    The first transmission means of the operation terminal transmits the first request for causing the identified scanner to input scan data to the operation terminal, and responds to the transmission of the first request. Scan data transmitted from the scanner is transmitted to the one folder of the information storage device,
    The storage unit of the information storage device stores the scan data transmitted from the operation terminal in the one folder.
  3. The system of claim 2, comprising:
    The information storage device causes the one electronic device to display a two-dimensional code including information for identifying the one electronic device.
  4. A system according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein
    The operation terminal specifying means is configured to operate another electronic device for inputting electronic data to the one storage area that has been selected by the receiving means among a plurality of electronic devices connected to the system. In accordance with the information input to the operation terminal from the outside of the operation terminal,
    Transmitting to the information storage device a first request for causing the other electronic device specified by the specifying means to input electronic data to the information storage device;
    The information storage device includes:
    Based on the first request transmitted from the operation terminal to the information storage device, a second request to input electronic data to the one storage area of the information storage device is sent to the electronic device. A second transmitting means for transmitting to
    The storage means of the information storage device stores electronic data transmitted from the electronic device in response to the second request in the one storage area.
  5. 5. The system according to claim 4, wherein
    The first transmission means of the operation terminal stores a file including a first request for causing the specified other electronic device to input electronic data to the information storage device in another storage area of the information storage device. Send to
    The information storage device includes:
    Detecting means for detecting whether a file is stored in the other storage area;
    When the second transmission unit of the information storage device detects that the file is stored by the detection unit of the information storage device, the second transmission unit of the information storage device, based on the first request included in the file, A system for transmitting a second request for executing input of electronic data to the one storage area.
  6. A system according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein
    The storage means of the information storage device stores the processing to be executed on the electronic data stored in the one storage area in association with each other,
    The information storage device further includes
    A system comprising: process execution means for executing a process stored in association with the one storage area for the electronic data accumulated in the one storage area.
  7. A system in which an operation terminal and an information storage device are connected,
    The operation terminal is
    Obtaining means for obtaining information of one or more storage areas of the information storage device from the information storage device;
    Display means for displaying one or more storage areas based on the acquired information of the one or more storage areas;
    Receiving means for receiving selection of one storage area among the one or more storage areas displayed on the display means;
    An electronic device that inputs electronic data to the one storage area that has been selected by the receiving unit among a plurality of electronic devices that are connected to the system, from the outside of the operation terminal according to an operation on the operation terminal. Identifying means for identifying based on information input to the operation terminal;
    A first request for causing the electronic device specified by the specifying means to input electronic data to the operation terminal is transmitted to the electronic device specified by the specifying means, and the first request is transmitted. First transmission means for receiving electronic data transmitted from the electronic device specified in response, and transmitting the received electronic data to the one storage area of the information storage device;
    Having a system.
  8. A storage medium for storing a program executable by an operation terminal connected to an information storage device,
    Obtaining information of one or more storage areas of the information storage device from the information storage device;
    Displaying one or more storage areas based on the acquired information of the one or more storage areas;
    Receiving a selection of one storage area among the displayed one or more storage areas;
    An electronic device for inputting electronic data to the one storage area that has received the selection among a plurality of electronic devices connected to a system to which the operation terminal and the information storage device are connected is used for an operation on the operation terminal. Accordingly, specifying based on information input to the operation terminal from outside the operation terminal;
    The first request for causing the identified electronic device to input electronic data to the operation terminal is transmitted to the identified electronic device, and the electronic device identified in response to the transmission of the first request a step of receiving the electronic data to be transmitted, and transmits the electronic data received in the one storage area of the information storage device from,
    A storage medium for storing a program for causing the operation terminal to execute the program.
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