JP6186917B2 - Information processing apparatus and program - Google Patents

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JP6186917B2
JP6186917B2 JP2013126318A JP2013126318A JP6186917B2 JP 6186917 B2 JP6186917 B2 JP 6186917B2 JP 2013126318 A JP2013126318 A JP 2013126318A JP 2013126318 A JP2013126318 A JP 2013126318A JP 6186917 B2 JP6186917 B2 JP 6186917B2
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美加年 田子
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  The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus and a program.
  Conventionally, for example, when data stored in a file server is to be printed by a printer, data conversion between the file server and the printer is not regulated, and therefore data that cannot be processed by the printer may be printed. There was a problem that could not be done. A control system that solves such a problem is conventionally 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 terminal devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, and tablet terminals. In the form (system) in which these electronic devices and terminal devices are used, improvement of utility value is expected by cooperation between various electronic devices and terminal devices.
  However, conventionally, various services are provided by controlling one or more electronic devices in cooperation with a terminal device and an information storage device that inputs and outputs electronic data related to processing executed by the electronic device. There was no mechanism. Also, a user interface for easily specifying an electronic device to be controlled in such a mechanism has not been considered.
  The present invention has been made in view of the above, and an electronic device that is controlled in a mechanism that provides various services by controlling a terminal device and an information storage device to control one or more electronic devices. It is an object of the present invention to provide an information processing apparatus and a program that can provide a user interface for easily specifying the user ID.
In order to solve the above-described problems and achieve the object, the present invention provides an information processing apparatus, which differs according to a request for a service using an electronic device in cooperation with the information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus . First display control means for displaying one image and an input image input by the input device, and the first information is included in the input image displayed in a predetermined area of the first image. When the first determination unit and the first determination unit determine that the first information is included in the input image, from the first information a second determination means for determining whether it is possible identifying the electronic device providing the service in cooperation with said information storage device and the information processing apparatus, by the second determination means, the first from the information, and the information processing apparatus If serial is determined in cooperation with the information storage device can identify the electronic device that provides the service, it is possible to provide the service using the electronic device in cooperation with the information processing apparatus and the information storing device And a second display control means for displaying a second image indicating that the information processing apparatus.
  According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a UI of a terminal device specialized in a mechanism for providing various services by controlling a terminal device and an information storage device to control one or more electronic devices. .
FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of an example of an input / output system according to the embodiment. FIG. 2 is a hardware configuration diagram of an example of a computer system according to the embodiment. FIG. 3 is a processing block diagram of an example of the information storage device according to the embodiment. FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating a functional configuration example of the mobile terminal according to the embodiment. FIG. 5 is a sequence diagram illustrating an example of a processing procedure of the input / output system according to the embodiment. FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating an example of an upload screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating an example of a folder selection screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating an example of a reading setting screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code (registered trademark) reading screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 12 is a diagram illustrating an example of a main screen according to the embodiment. FIG. 13 is a flowchart illustrating an example of the processing operation of the mobile terminal according to the embodiment. FIG. 14 is a diagram illustrating an example of a main screen according to a modification. FIG. 15 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to a modification. FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating an example of a main screen according to a modification. FIG. 17 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to a modification. FIG. 18 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to a modification. FIG. 19 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to a modification. FIG. 20 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to a modification. FIG. 21 is a diagram illustrating an example of a QR code reading screen according to a modification.
  Hereinafter, embodiments of an information processing apparatus and a program according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.
  FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a configuration example of an input / output system according to the present embodiment. In the example of FIG. 1, the information storage device 10 is connected to a network N1 such as a LAN (Local Area Network). One or more smartphones 11 and one or more tablet terminals 12 are connected to the network N1. One or more MFPs (multifunction peripherals) 13 and one or more projectors 14 are connected to the network N1. Furthermore, a digital camera 15, a microphone 16, a speaker 17, or another information storage device 18 may be connected to the network N1. The input / output system 1 is an example of a service providing system.
  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 examples of portable terminals that are carried and operated by the user. The mobile terminal may be any device that can be carried and operated by the user, such as a mobile phone and a notebook PC, in addition to the smartphone 11 and the tablet terminal 12. In this example, the mobile terminal corresponds to the “information processing apparatus” in the claims.
  The MFP 13 and the projector 14 are examples of electronic devices that perform input / output (for example, printing, scanning, projection, etc.) of electronic data. The digital camera 15, the microphone 16, and the speaker 17 are also examples of electronic devices that input and output electronic data. The electronic device may be any device that inputs and outputs electronic data, 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 processing 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 MFP 13 has a Web browser function, draws HTML data in the information storage device 10 and displays a UI. Further, the MFP 13 can accept a request for printing, scanning, etc. from the user by operating a Java (registered trademark) script program on the UI. 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 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 cooperates with a terminal device such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12 to perform electronic data related to processing executed by an electronic device such as the MFP 13 or the projector 14 (in the “second information” in the claims). Input / output). The information storage device 10 may be configured to be distributed among a plurality of computers.
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The information storage device 10 is realized by, for example, a computer system having a hardware configuration shown in FIG. In addition, portable terminals, 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. Accordingly, the computer system 100 can perform data communication with other portable terminals, electronic devices, and the like via the communication I / F 107. In the hardware configuration of the mobile terminal, the input device 101 such as a keyboard and a mouse is not provided, and the display device 102 may be configured with a touch panel display device (for example, a touch panel liquid crystal display device). . As an example, as a hardware configuration of the mobile terminal in the present embodiment, the display device 102 is configured by a touch panel display device.
  The HDD 108 is a non-volatile storage device that stores programs and data. The stored programs and various types of 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 the stored programs and various data using 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.
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Next, the software configuration of the information storage device 10 according to the present embodiment will be described. The information storage device 10 according to the present embodiment is realized by processing blocks as shown in FIG. 3, for example. 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, a PC browser UI 24, an MFP UI 25, a WebApi 26, a shared folder 27, a document management unit 28, and a Web control unit 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 Apache Tomcat (registered trademark), IIS (registered trademark), or the like.
  The PC browser UI 24 displays a system setting screen on the portable terminal in response to the HTTP request. The user can change the setting from the system setting screen using a Web browser (not shown).
  The MFP 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. Further, the MFP UI 25 displays a print screen, a scan screen, and the like according to an HTTP request. The user can perform printing and scanning operations using the Web browser function of the MFP 13.
  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. WebApi 26 also generates a QR code.
  The WebApi 26 is a predefined interface provided for receiving a request from a mobile terminal 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 a developer of an application mounted on a portable terminal. 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 SDK can be installed in mobile terminals.
  By providing the WebApi of the information storage device 10 as an SDK, the mobile terminal 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 a mobile terminal such as the smartphone 11 or the tablet terminal 12.
  The document management unit 28 manages files placed in the shared folder 27 and performs data conversion processing in response to a request from the Web control unit 29. The file in this embodiment is a form of electronic data. The Web control unit 29 performs processing for controlling the document management unit 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, a PC browser UI 24, an MFP UI 25, and a WebApi 26. Another process includes a shared folder 27, a document management unit 28, and a Web control unit 29. Therefore, the WebApi 26 and the Web control unit 29 perform interprocess communication.
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Next, the software configuration of the mobile terminal according to the present embodiment will be described. FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating a functional configuration example of the mobile terminal according to the present embodiment. For convenience of explanation, FIG. 4 mainly illustrates the functions according to the present invention, but the functions of the mobile terminal are not limited to these. As illustrated in FIG. 4, the mobile terminal includes a communication unit 31, a reception unit 32, an upload screen display unit 33, a file list display unit 34, a setting information display unit 35, and a first display control unit 36. , A QR code reading unit 37, an analysis unit 38, a second display control unit 39, a request unit 40, a main screen display unit 41, and a preview display unit 42.
  The communication unit 31 has a function of communicating with the information storage device 10. For example, the upload screen display unit 33, the file list display unit 34, the setting information display unit 35, the request unit 40, the main screen display unit 41, etc. acquire information from the information storage device 10 using the communication unit 31. A request is made to the storage device 10 for processing.
  The accepting unit 32 accepts various inputs. In this example, the reception unit 32 receives an input corresponding to a user's touch operation on the touch panel.
  The upload screen display unit 33 displays a menu for uploading a file to the information storage device 10 in accordance with a user operation (in this example, a user touch operation on the touch panel), and uploads to the information storage device 10. As an upload method to the information storage device 10, for example, there is a method of reading a QR code on the MFP 13, scanning the MFP 13, and uploading to the information storage device 10. Moreover, as an uploading method to the information storage device 10, for example, there is a method of uploading data of a portable terminal to the information storage device 10. Furthermore, as an uploading method to the information storage device 10, there is a method of uploading, for example, data captured by a camera function of a mobile terminal to the information storage device 10.
  The file list display unit 34 displays a list of files in the information storage device 10 in response to an operation by the user, and accepts a file selection from the user. The setting information display unit 35 performs connection setting with the information storage device 10 or displays setting information of the mobile terminal according to an operation by the user.
  The first display control unit 36 displays a different first image and an input image input by the input device according to a service request using an electronic device from a user. Here, the input device is a small camera mounted on a portable terminal, and the input image is an image captured by the camera. In this specification, “imaging” refers to converting an image of a subject (imaging target) imaged by an optical system such as a lens into an electrical signal. As will be described later, in this example, the input image is displayed in a predetermined area of the first image. Detailed functions of the first display control unit 36 will be described later.
  Whether the QR code reading unit 37 includes a QR code (a QR code that can be read by the mobile terminal) in an image captured by a camera mounted on the mobile terminal (hereinafter also referred to as “input image”). When it is determined whether or not (the image is reflected) and it is determined that the QR code is included in the input image, it has a function of reading the QR code. The QR code readable by the mobile terminal may be registered in advance in a memory (not shown). In this example, the QR code reading unit 37 corresponds to “first determination unit” in the claims, and the QR code corresponds to “first information” in the claims. The QR code read by the QR code reading unit 37 includes a QR code for registration for connecting the portable terminal to the information storage device 10, a QR code for specifying the MFP 13 that performs printing and scanning, and a projector 14 that performs projection. There is a QR code or the like for specifying.
  When the QR code reading unit 37 determines that the QR code is included in the input image (that is, when the QR code is read by the QR code reading unit 37), the analysis unit 38 is the QR code reading unit 37. Is analyzed to determine whether an electronic device that provides the service requested by the user can be identified. Detailed functions of the analysis unit 38 will be described later. In this example, the “analysis unit 38” corresponds to “second determination unit” in the claims.
  If the analysis unit 38 determines that the electronic device that provides the service requested by the user can be specified from the QR code read by the QR code reading unit 37, the second display control unit 39 uses the electronic device. A second image indicating that the service can be provided is displayed. Detailed functions of the second display control unit 39 will be described later.
  When the analyzing unit 38 determines that the electronic device that provides the service requested by the user can be specified from the QR code read by the QR code reading unit 37, the request unit 40 checks the information storage device 10. , Request execution of processing related to the service requested by the user. Detailed functions of the request unit 40 will be described later.
  The main screen display unit 41 performs control to display the main screen in accordance with a user operation. Detailed functions of the main screen display unit 41 will be described later. When the user selects a file from the file list displayed by the file list display unit 34, the preview display unit 42 displays a preview of the selected file.
  Functions of each part of the portable terminal described above (communication part 31, reception part 32, upload screen display part 33, file list display part 34, setting information display part 35, first display control part 36, QR code reading part 37 2, the analysis unit 38, the second display control unit 39, the request unit 40, the main screen display unit 41, and the preview display unit 42, the CPU 106 shown in FIG. 2 uses the ROM 105 or the RAM 105 as a work area (work area). This is realized by executing a program stored in the HDD 108 or the like. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, at least a part of the functions of the respective units is realized by a dedicated hardware circuit (for example, a semiconductor integrated circuit). Also good.
(Details of processing)
Below, the detail of the process of the input / output system 1 which concerns on this embodiment is demonstrated. Here, as an example, a description will be given of processing when the MFP 13 performs scanning via the smartphone 11 (when the service requested by the user (service using the electronic device) is scanning processing using the MFP 13). To do. FIG. 5 is a sequence diagram showing an example of the processing procedure of the input / output system 1 in this case.
  As shown in FIG. 5, in step S1, the user operates the MFP 13 to request display of a QR code screen. When there is a QR code screen display request from the user, the MFP 13 requests the QR code screen from the information storage device 10 in step S2, and acquires the QR code screen. In step S3, the MFP 13 requests the information storage apparatus 10 for a QR code, and acquires the QR code. The MFP 13 displays a QR code screen including the QR code. The information storage device 10 has a function of generating a QR code screen and a QR code corresponding to each electronic device such as the MFP 13 and the projector 14.
  The QR code displayed on the QR code screen includes the IP address of the information storage device 10 that generated the QR code, the IP address of the electronic device (MFP 13 in this example) displaying the QR code, and the capability of the electronic device. And information. The capability information of the electronic device is information indicating processing that can be executed by the electronic device, such as whether printing is possible, projection is possible, and scanning is possible. For example, when the MFP 13 displaying the QR code has a scan function, the QR code includes capability information indicating a scan process as a process executable by the MFP 13.
  In step S4, the user operates the smartphone 11 and requests display of the upload screen. In response to the operation by the user, the smartphone 11 (upload screen display unit 33) displays the upload screen on the touch panel. FIG. 6 is an image diagram showing an example of an upload screen. In step S5, when the upload destination setting button 1001 on the upload screen is pressed, the smartphone 11 (file list display unit 34) requests a list of folders that can be uploaded to the information storage device 10, and acquires the folder list. The smartphone 11 (file list display unit 34) displays, for example, a folder selection screen as shown in FIG. 7 on the touch panel. FIG. 7 is an image diagram of an example of a folder selection screen.
  In step S6, the user operates the smartphone 11 to select an upload destination folder from the folder list on the folder selection screen in FIG. In step S <b> 7, the user presses a “read setting” button 1002 on the upload screen in FIG. 6. When the “read setting” button 1002 is pressed, the smartphone 11 (setting information display unit 35) displays a read setting screen as shown in FIG.
  FIG. 8 is an image diagram of an example of a reading setting screen. The user operates the smartphone 11 to set scan conditions on the reading setting screen in FIG. In the reading setting screen of FIG. 8, the document type, resolution, document surface, document setting direction, blank page removal, document setting direction, file format, double-sided document last page, etc. can be set as examples of scanning conditions.
  While displaying the QR code screen including the QR code, the MFP 13 polls the information storage device 10 to inquire whether there is a scan request using the QR code. The process for inquiring the scan request to the information storage device 10 is a background process. In step S <b> 8, the MFP 13 inquires the information storage device 10 about a scan request, but the information storage device 10 returns no scan request.
  The order of the process of displaying the QR code screen in steps S1 to S3 shown in the sequence diagram of FIG. 5, the process of selecting the upload destination folder in steps S4 to S6, and the process of setting the scan condition in step S7 is as follows. It is an example, and the order may be changed.
  In step S <b> 9, the user operates the smartphone 11 and presses the “designate MFP with QR code” button 1003 on the upload screen in FIG. 6 to select a scan using the QR code. In other words, the smartphone 11 can be regarded as receiving a request for a scan service using an electronic device (in this case, the MFP 13) from the user.
  When the “designate MFP by QR code” button 1003 is pressed, the smartphone 11 (first display control unit 36) displays a QR code reading screen as shown in FIG. FIG. 9 is an image diagram of an example of a QR code reading screen. On the QR code reading screen, a first image 1100 that is different for each service using an electronic device requested by the user and an input image 1101 captured by a camera mounted on the mobile terminal are displayed. In this example, the input image 1101 can be regarded as being displayed in a predetermined area of the first image 1100. For example, the first image 1100 may be superimposed on the input image 1101 and a part (for example, a central portion) of the input image 1101 may be exposed and displayed from a predetermined area of the first image 1100. .
  The first image 1100 illustrated in FIG. 9 is scanned by the MFP 13 when the user presses the “designate MFP with QR code” button 1003 on the upload screen in FIG. 6, that is, as a service using an electronic device. It is an image corresponding to a case where a service for performing the request is requested. This first image is different depending on the service requested by the user (service using an electronic device). In the example of FIG. 9, the first image 1100 is an image showing the procedure of the scan service using the MFP 13. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the form of the first image corresponding to each service is arbitrary.
  In step S10 in FIG. 5, the user displays the smartphone 11 on the QR displayed on the MFP 13 so that the QR code on the QR code screen displayed on the MFP 13 is reflected in the input image on the QR code reading screen. Hold it over the QR code on the code screen.
  If the smartphone 11 (QR code reading unit 37) determines that the QR code reflected in the input image is a QR code that can be read by the smartphone 11, the smartphone 11 reads the QR code displayed on the input image. As described above, the read QR code includes the IP address of the information storage device 10 that is the transmission destination of the scan data (hereinafter may be referred to as “second IP address”), the scan data transmission source, and so on. IP address of the MFP 13 (hereinafter, may be referred to as “first IP address”) and capability information of the MFP 13 are included. In this example, the first IP address corresponds to “first address information” in the claims, and the second IP address corresponds to “second address information” in the claims.
  When the QR code is read, the smartphone 11 superimposes and displays the third image 1102 informing that the reading of the QR code is completed, on the input image 1101 as shown in FIG. Note that the aspect of the third image 1102 is not limited to the example of FIG. The third image 1102 may be an image that can be used to notify that the reading of the QR code is completed.
  The smartphone 11 (analysis unit 38) performs the scan process (user selected) in step S9 among one or more processes (one or more processes executable by the MFP 13) indicated by the capability information included in the QR code. It is determined whether an example of a process related to the service requested from is included.
  If it is determined that the scan process is included in one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the QR code, the smartphone 11 (analysis unit 38) determines that the first code included in the QR code is included in the first code. It is determined that the MFP 13 specified by the IP address can be specified as an electronic device that provides the service requested by the user, and the processing is continued. If it is determined that the scan process is not included in one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the QR code, the smartphone 11 displays an error and ends. In addition, after displaying the error, the smartphone 11 displays the QR code reading screen again, and the scanning process is included in one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the QR code read after that. The display of the QR code reading screen may be continued until it is determined that it has been.
  Hereinafter, the process after step S10 when it is determined that the scan process is included in one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the QR code will be described. In step S11, the smartphone 11 (second display control unit 39) displays a second image 1103 indicating that a scan service using the MFP 13 can be provided, as shown in FIG. In the example of FIG. 11, the second image 1103 has a color different from that of FIGS. 9 and 10 in the area 1110 on the QR code reading screen where an image indicating that the start of the scan service is displayed. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the mode of the second image is arbitrary. In short, the second image may be an image indicating that a scan service using the MFP 13 can be provided.
  In step S12, the smartphone 11 (requesting unit 40) uses the IP address (second IP address included in the QR code) of the information storage device 10 that is the transmission destination of the scan data, and uploads the folder and scan conditions. Is sent to the information storage device 10. In the scan request, the first IP address included in the QR code may be included as information for specifying an electronic device that performs the service requested by the user.
  In step S13, as in step S8, the MFP 13 polls the information storage apparatus 10 to inquire whether there is a scan request using a QR code. The MFP 13 inquires of the information storage device 10 about the scan request, and the information storage device 10 returns a scan request together with the upload destination folder and the scan condition. In step S14, the MFP 13 executes scanning according to the scanning conditions. In step S <b> 15, the MFP 13 stores the scan data in the upload destination folder of the information storage device 10.
  Steps S14 and S15 are repeated for the number of pages of the document to be scanned. The scan data is either JPEG format or TIFF format depending on whether it is color or black and white. When scanning of all pages of the document is completed, the MFP 13 sends a scan data conversion request to the information storage device 10 in step S16.
  In step S <b> 17, the information storage device 10 combines the scan data for each page sent from the MFP 13 into one and converts it into a PDF format scan file. The data format converted in step S17 is not limited to the PDF format. The data format converted in step S <b> 17 includes a data format that combines scan data into one, a data format that can be displayed on the smartphone 11, and the like.
  In step S18, the user operates the smartphone 11 and requests display of a main screen as shown in FIG. 12, for example, in order to select a scan file. In response to the operation by the user, the main screen display unit 41 performs control to display the main screen on the touch panel. FIG. 12 is an image diagram of an example of the main screen.
  When the display of the main screen is requested by the user, the smartphone 11 (file list display unit 34) requests the file list from the information storage device 10 in step S19, and acquires the file list. In step S19, the smartphone 11 (main screen display unit 41) displays a main screen including a file list 1201 as shown in FIG. 12, for example.
  In step S20, the user operates the smartphone 11 to select a file (scan file here) from the file list 1201 in FIG. In step S <b> 21, the smartphone 11 requests the information storage device 10 to download the file selected by the user, and acquires a scan file. The smartphone 11 (preview display unit 42) displays a preview of the downloaded scan file.
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Next, the processing operation of the mobile terminal will be described. Here, the processing operation of the smartphone 11 will be described as an example. FIG. 13 is a flowchart illustrating an operation example of the smartphone 11 when the user selects a scan using a QR code (when a scan service using the MFP 13 is requested). For convenience of explanation, description will be made on the assumption that processing for displaying a QR code screen, processing for selecting an upload destination folder, and processing for setting scan conditions have been completed.
  First, when the user presses the “designate MFP with QR code” button 1003 on the upload screen in FIG. 6, the smartphone 11 (first display control unit 36) displays a QR code reading screen as shown in FIG. 9. (Step S101). Next, the user places the smartphone 11 on the QR code screen displayed on the MFP 13 so that the QR code on the QR code screen displayed on the MFP 13 is reflected in the input image on the QR code reading screen. Hold it over the QR code. Then, the smartphone 11 (QR code reading unit 37) determines whether or not the input image includes a QR code (a QR code that can be read by the smartphone 11) (step S102).
  In step S102, when it is determined that the QR code is included in the input image (step S102: YES), the smartphone 11 (QR code reading unit 37) reads the QR code included in the input image (step S103). ). Next, the smartphone 11 (analysis unit 38) includes a scan process in one or more processes (one or more processes executable by the MFP 13) indicated by the capability information included in the QR code read in step S103. It is determined whether or not (step S104). If it is determined that the scan process is not included in one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the QR code read in step S103 (step S104: NO), the process ends. On the other hand, when it is determined that the scan process is included in one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the QR code read in step S103 (step S104: YES), the smartphone 11 (second display control) As shown in FIG. 11, the unit 39) displays a second image 1103 indicating that the scan service using the MFP 13 can be provided (step S105).
  Then, the smartphone 11 (request unit 40) uses the IP address (first IP address included in the QR code) of the information storage device 10 that is the transmission destination of the scan data, and includes the upload destination folder and the scan condition. A scan request is sent to the information storage device 10 (step S106).
  As described above, in this embodiment, for example, a user who requests a scan service using the MFP 13 operates the smartphone 11 and presses the “designate MFP with QR code” button 1003 on the upload screen in FIG. In this case, as shown in FIG. 9, a QR code reading screen including the first image 1100 corresponding to the scan service using the MFP 13 and the input image 1101 is displayed. When the user holds the smartphone 11 over the MFP 13 so that the QR code displayed on the MFP 13 appears in the input image 1101 displayed on the smartphone 11, the MFP 13 displaying the QR code has a scan function. If it is, the second image 1103 indicating that the scan service using the MFP 13 can be provided is displayed as shown in FIG. 11, and at the same time, the scan service using the MFP 13 is started. That is, according to the present embodiment, a UI of a mobile terminal specialized in a mechanism for providing various services by controlling one or more electronic devices by linking the mobile terminal and the information storage device 10 is provided. It becomes possible to do.
  Although the embodiments according to the present invention have been described above, the present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments as they are, and can be embodied by modifying the constituent elements without departing from the scope of the invention in the implementation stage. Various inventions can be formed by appropriately combining a plurality of constituent elements disclosed in the above-described embodiments. For example, some components may be deleted from all the components shown in the embodiment. Furthermore, constituent elements over different embodiments may be appropriately combined.
(Modification)
Hereinafter, modifications will be described. The following modifications can be arbitrarily combined. Moreover, the following modified examples can be arbitrarily combined with the above-described embodiment.
・ Modification 1
For example, when a print service using the MFP 13 or a projection service using the projector 14 is requested as a service using an electronic device, it can be considered as in the above-described embodiment.
  For example, when the MFP 13 performs printing via the smartphone 11 (when the user requests a print service using the MFP 13), the user operates the smartphone 11 and the print target held in the information storage device 10 is displayed. In order to select a file, for example, display of the main screen shown in FIG. 12 is requested. Next, the user operates the smartphone 11 to select a file from the file list 1201 in FIG. Next, the user operates the smartphone 11 and selects MFP printing by pressing a “designate printer with QR code” button 1210 on the main screen shown in FIG. When the “designate printer by QR code” button 1210 is pressed, the smartphone 11 displays a QR code reading screen as shown in FIG. On the QR code reading screen, a first image 1211 corresponding to a print service using the MFP 13 and an input image 1212 are displayed.
  Further, for example, when the projector 14 performs projection via the smartphone 11 (when the user requests a projection service using the projector 14), the user operates the smartphone 11 and is held in the information storage device 10. In order to select a file to be projected, for example, a display of the main screen shown in FIG. Next, the user operates the smartphone 11 to select a file from the file list 1201 in FIG. Next, the user operates the smartphone 11 and selects a projector projection by pressing a “designate projector with QR code” button 1300 on the main screen of FIG. When the “designate projector by QR code” button 1300 is pressed, the smartphone 11 displays a QR code reading screen as shown in FIG. On this QR code reading screen, a first image 1301 corresponding to a projection service using the projector 14 and an input image 1302 are displayed.
・ Modification 2
Since a small portable terminal such as the smartphone 11 has a limit on the size of a display display, the above QR code reading screen may be divided and displayed on such a small portable terminal. For example, when the user presses the “designate MFP with QR code” button 1003 on the upload screen in FIG. 6, the smartphone 11 prompts the user to display “QR code” on the operation panel of the MFP 13 as shown in FIG. 18. An image 1400 (which can also be regarded as a first image corresponding to a scan service using the MFP 13) is displayed. Next, when the user presses a button 1401 for instructing the transition to the next screen, the smartphone 11 matches the QR code displayed on the MFP 13 with the frame in which the input image is displayed as shown in FIG. An image 1402 (which can be regarded as the first image) and an input image 1403 are displayed.
  Next, the user holds the smartphone 11 over the QR code on the QR code screen displayed on the MFP 13 so that the QR code on the QR code screen displayed on the MFP 13 appears in the input image 1403. When the reading of the QR code displayed on the MFP 13 is completed, the smartphone 11 displays a third image 1404 informing that the reading of the QR code is completed on the input image 1403 as shown in FIG. To do. When it is determined from the read QR code that the MFP 13 that provides the service requested by the user can be specified, the smartphone 11 can provide a scan service using the MFP 13 as shown in FIG. A second image 1405 is displayed.
(program)
The program executed in the input / output system 1 of the above-described embodiment is a file in an installable format or an executable format, and is a CD-ROM, flexible disk (FD), CD-R, DVD (Digital Versatile Disk), USB. (Universal Serial Bus) or the like may be recorded and provided on a computer-readable recording medium, or may be provided or distributed via a network such as the Internet. Various programs may be provided by being incorporated in advance in a ROM or the like.
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Input / output system 10 Information storage apparatus 11 Smartphone 12 Tablet terminal 14 Projector 31 Communication part 32 Reception part 33 Upload screen display part 34 File list display part 35 Setting information display part 36 First display control part 37 QR code reading part 38 Analysis Unit 39 second display control unit 40 request unit 41 main screen display unit 42 preview display unit 100 computer system
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  1. An information processing apparatus,
    First display control means for displaying a first image that differs according to a request for a service using an electronic device in cooperation with the information processing device and the information storage device, and an input image input by the input device;
    First determination means for determining whether or not first information is included in the input image displayed in a predetermined area of the first image;
    When it is determined by the first determination means that the first information is included in the input image, the information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus are linked from the first information. a second determination means for determining whether or not identifiable said electronic device for providing the service,
    By said second determination means, from the first information, the case where it is determined that the electronic device can be identified that provides the service in cooperation with said information storage device and the information processing apparatus, said information processing apparatus Second display control means for displaying a second image indicating that the service using the electronic device can be provided in cooperation with an information storage device ;
    An information processing apparatus characterized by that.
  2. The first information includes first address information indicating an address of the electronic device, and capability information indicating one or more processes executable by the electronic device.
    The information processing apparatus according to claim 1.
  3. The second determination unit is configured to link the requested electronic device with the requested information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus during one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the first information. To determine whether or not processing related to the service using is included,
    The information processing apparatus according to claim 2.
  4. The second determination unit is configured to link the requested electronic device with the requested information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus during one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the first information. If it is determined to contain a process related to the service using, the electronic device specified by the first address information included in the first information, is requested from the User chromatography the said It is determined that the information processing device and the information storage device can be identified as the electronic device that provides the service using the electronic device in cooperation with the information storage device .
    The information processing apparatus according to claim 3.
  5. The first information further includes second address information indicating an address of an information storage device that inputs and outputs second information related to processing executed by the electronic device.
    The information processing apparatus according to claim 3, wherein the information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus.
  6. In the one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the first information by the second determination unit, the electronic device is linked with the requested information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus. If it is determined to contain a process related to the service using said, that to the second address information wherein the information storage device specified by, requested by User chromatography the, with the information processing apparatus Further comprising request means for requesting execution of processing related to the service using the electronic device in cooperation with an information storage device ;
    The information processing apparatus according to claim 5.
  7. On the computer,
    A first image that is displayed in response to a request for a service using an electronic device in cooperation with an information processing device equipped with the computer and an information storage device, and an input image that is input by the input device. Display control steps of
    A first determination step of determining whether or not first information is included in the input image displayed in a predetermined area of the first image;
    When it is determined by the first determination step that the first information is included in the input image, from the first information, the information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus cooperate with each other. a second judgment step of judging whether it is possible to identify the electronic device that provides the service,
    By said second determination step, from the first information, the case where it is determined that the electronic device can be identified that provides the service in cooperation with said information storage device and the information processing apparatus, said information processing apparatus A program for executing a second display control step of displaying a second image indicating that the service using the electronic device can be provided in cooperation with the information storage device .
  8. The first information includes first address information indicating an address of the electronic device, and capability information indicating one or more processes executable by the electronic device.
    The program according to claim 7.
  9. In the second determination step, the electronic device is linked with the requested information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus during one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the first information. To determine whether or not processing related to the service using is included,
    The program according to claim 8.
  10. In the second determination step, the electronic device is linked with the requested information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus during one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the first information. If it is determined to contain a process related to the service using, the electronic device specified by the first address information included in the first information, is requested from the User chromatography the said It is determined that the information processing device and the information storage device can be identified as the electronic device that provides the service using the electronic device in cooperation with the information storage device .
    The program according to claim 9.
  11. The first information further includes second address information indicating an address of an information storage device that inputs and outputs second information related to processing executed by the electronic device.
    The program according to claim 9 or 10, characterized by the above.
  12. In the one or more processes indicated by the capability information included in the first information by the second determination step, the requested electronic device is linked with the requested information processing apparatus and the information storage apparatus. If it is determined to contain a process related to the service using said, that to the second address information wherein the information storage device specified by, requested by User chromatography the, with the information processing apparatus A requesting step for requesting execution of processing related to the service using the electronic device in cooperation with an information storage device ;
    The program according to claim 11.
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