JPH09102827A - Remote controller and communication equipment - Google Patents

Remote controller and communication equipment

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JPH09102827A
JPH09102827A JP25862195A JP25862195A JPH09102827A JP H09102827 A JPH09102827 A JP H09102827A JP 25862195 A JP25862195 A JP 25862195A JP 25862195 A JP25862195 A JP 25862195A JP H09102827 A JPH09102827 A JP H09102827A
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Takushi Kawamura
拓史 河村
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Sony Corp
ソニー株式会社
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(57) [Abstract] [PROBLEMS] To enable accurate remote control of electronic devices even from a remote location. SOLUTION: In a database 5, a program guide including, for example, a broadcast channel of a program and a broadcast start time is recorded as information necessary for making a recording reservation of a VTR 4. In the mobile terminal 1, communication is performed with the database 5 via the base station 2 and the network 3, and the program guide is received and displayed. The user refers to the program guide, confirms the broadcast channel, the broadcast start time, and the like of the program to be reserved for recording, and inputs it to the mobile terminal 1. This information is transmitted to the VTR 4 via the base station 2 and the network 3.
The video recording reservation is executed in the VTR 4.

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

TECHNICAL FIELD The present invention relates to a remote control device and a communication device. In particular, the present invention relates to a remote control device and a communication device that enable a user to confirm information necessary for controlling electronic equipment, for example, by displaying the information, and perform remote control of electronic equipment appropriately. .

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art For example, a television receiver or a VTR
Electronic devices such as a (video tape recorder) and an air conditioner can be remotely controlled by operating a remote commander (hereinafter appropriately referred to as a remote controller). That is, by operating the remote control,
For example, infrared rays corresponding to the operation are emitted, and the infrared rays are received by the television receiver, the VTR, and the air conditioner, so that the television receiver,
In the VTR and the air conditioner, processing corresponding to the operation of the remote controller is performed.

[0003]

However, in the above case, in order to remotely control the electronic devices, it is necessary to operate the remote controller at a relatively close position such as in a room where they are installed. . Therefore, it is difficult to control the electronic device from a relatively distant position such as a place where the user goes out.

Therefore, recently, an electronic device which can be remotely controlled via a public network (telephone line) has been realized. That is, for example, there is a VTR or the like that can make a recording reservation by transmitting a predetermined remote control signal via a public network.

However, in this case, the user is
Sometimes remote control of R could not be performed as desired. That is, as remote control, for example, when making a recording reservation from a destination, it is necessary to specify a channel of a program to be recorded, a recording start time, and a recording end time. It is rare for me to go out and remember the necessary information. For this reason, there is a problem that the wrong channel or start time is specified and the program desired by the user is not recorded.

The present invention has been made in view of such a situation, and makes it possible to accurately perform remote control of electronic equipment.

[0007]

A remote controller according to a first aspect of the invention communicates via a network with a database in which necessary information necessary for controlling electronic equipment is recorded, and receives the necessary information. It is characterized by comprising a receiving means and an output means for outputting the necessary information received by the receiving means.

A communication device according to a second aspect includes a remote control device for remotely controlling electronic equipment and a database in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic equipment is recorded, and the remote control device is a database. The present invention is characterized by having a receiving unit that communicates via a network and receives necessary information, and an output unit that outputs the necessary information received by the receiving unit.

According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a remote control device for reading necessary information from a recording medium in which necessary information necessary for controlling electronic equipment is recorded, and necessary information read by the reading means. And an output means for outputting.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a communication device including a remote control device for remotely controlling an electronic device, the remote control device being required from a recording medium in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded. It is characterized by having a reading means for reading information and an output means for outputting the necessary information read by the reading means.

In the remote control device according to the first aspect, the receiving means communicates with a database in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded via a network to receive the necessary information. Has been done. The output means outputs the necessary information received by the receiving means.

In the communication device according to the second aspect, the remote control device is configured to remotely control the electronic device, and the database records necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device. In the remote control device, the receiving means communicates with the database via the network to receive necessary information. The output means outputs the necessary information received by the receiving means.

In the remote control device according to the sixth aspect, the reading means reads the necessary information from the recording medium in which the necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded.
The output means outputs the necessary information read by the reading means.

In the communication device according to the seventh aspect, the remote control device is configured to remotely control the electronic equipment. In this remote control device, the reading means reads the necessary information from the recording medium in which the necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded, and the output means
The necessary information read by the reading means is output.

[0015]

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Embodiments of the present invention will be described below, but before that, in order to clarify the correspondence between each means of the invention described in the claims and the following embodiments. The features of the present invention are described as follows by adding a corresponding embodiment (however, an example) in parentheses after each means.

That is, the remote controller according to claim 1 is
A remote control device for remotely controlling an electronic device (for example, the VTR 4 shown in FIG. 1), which is a database (for example, FIG. 1) in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded.
(Eg, the database 5 shown in FIG. 3) and a receiving unit (eg, communication I / F (interface) unit 12 shown in FIG. 3) that receives necessary information by communicating via a network (eg, the network 3 shown in FIG. Etc.), output means (for example, the display 18 or speaker 19 shown in FIG. 3) for outputting the necessary information received by the receiving means, and operation means (for example, FIG. 3) operated when controlling the electronic device. Keyboard 15 and tablet 1 shown in
6 and the input pen 17), and a transmission unit (for example, the communication I / F unit 12 shown in FIG. 3) for transmitting the operation information corresponding to the operation of the operation unit to the electronic device via the network. Is characterized by.

A communication apparatus according to a second aspect of the present invention is an electronic device (for example, the VTR 4 shown in FIG. 1) that performs a predetermined process.
, A remote control device (for example, the mobile terminal 1 shown in FIG. 1) for remotely controlling the electronic device, and a database (for example, FIG. 1) in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded.
And a database shown in FIG. 1), and a communication device in which an electronic device, a remote control device, and a database are connected via a network (for example, the network 3 shown in FIG. 1), and the remote control device is a database. And a receiving unit (for example, the communication I / F unit 12 shown in FIG. 3) that communicates via a network and receives necessary information, and an output unit that outputs the necessary information received by the receiving unit (for example, The display 18 and the speaker 19 shown in FIG. 3), and operating means (for example, the keyboard 15 shown in FIG. 3) operated when controlling the electronic device,
A transmitting means (for example, the communication I shown in FIG. 3) for transmitting the operation information corresponding to the operation of the operating means, such as the tablet 16 and the input pen 17, via the network.
/ F section 12 and the like).

The communication device according to a third aspect is characterized by further comprising an updating means (for example, the database control unit 6 shown in FIG. 1) for updating the recorded contents of the database.

In the communication device according to the fifth aspect, the operation information is received by the communication terminal (for example, the telephone 31 shown in FIG. 10 or the telephone 41 shown in FIG. 11) capable of communicating via the network. Electronic device (eg, FIG. 10).
And the VTR 36 shown in FIG. 11).

A remote control device according to a sixth aspect is a remote control device for remotely controlling an electronic device (for example, the VTR 4 shown in FIG. 12), in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded. A reading unit (for example, the driving unit 61 illustrated in FIG. 13) that reads necessary information from the existing recording medium (for example, the recording medium 52 illustrated in FIG. 12) and an output that outputs the necessary information read by the reading unit. Means (for example, the display 18 and the speaker 19 shown in FIG. 13), and operating means (for example, the keyboard 15, the tablet 16 and the input pen 17 shown in FIG. 13) that are operated when controlling the electronic device. , Transmitting means for transmitting the operation information corresponding to the operation of the operating means to the electronic device via the network (for example, the communication I shown in FIG. 13).
/ F portion 12) and the like.

A communication device according to a seventh aspect of the present invention is an electronic device for performing a predetermined process (for example, VTR4 shown in FIG. 12).
And a remote control device (for example, the mobile terminal 51 shown in FIG. 12) for remotely controlling the electronic device, and the electronic device and the remote control device are connected via a network (for example, the network 3 shown in FIG. 12). In the communication device, the remote control device reads out the necessary information from the recording medium (for example, the recording medium 52 shown in FIG. 12) in which the necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded. For example, when controlling the drive unit 61 shown in FIG. 13), the output unit that outputs the necessary information read by the reading unit (for example, the display 18 and the speaker 19 shown in FIG. 13), and the electronic device. Operation means (for example, the keyboard 15, the tablet 16 and the input pen 17 shown in FIG. 13) to be operated on, and an operation corresponding to the operation of the operation means. The multi-address transmission means for transmitting to the electronic device via a network (e.g., the communication shown in FIG. 13 I /
F section 12) and the like.

Of course, this description does not mean that each means is limited to those described above.

FIG. 1 shows the configuration of an embodiment of a remote control system to which the present invention is applied. In this remote control system, when the user operates the mobile terminal 1,
For example, the user can remotely control the VTR 4 installed at home.

That is, the portable terminal 1 is, for example, an information portable terminal (PCS) for individuals, and communicates with the base station 2.
It can be done wirelessly. The base station 2 receives the signal from the mobile terminal 1, transmits the signal via the network 3 to a predetermined communicable device, and receives the signal transmitted via the network 3, The signal is transmitted to the mobile terminal 1. The network 3 is composed of, for example, a public network. Therefore, the portable terminal 1 is connected to the network 3 via the base station 2, and thereby can communicate with a communicable device via the base station 2 and the network 3.

The network 3 can also be configured by a wire line other than the public network, or a wireless line.

The VTR 4 is a VTR having recording reservation and other functions, and is installed, for example, in the home (each home) of the user who owns the portable terminal 1. Also, this VT
The R4 is connected to the network 3 so that by supplying a predetermined signal through the network 3, the remote control can be performed.

The center station has a database 5 and a database control unit 6. The database 5 has V
As necessary information necessary for controlling TR4 (in this embodiment, for example, recording reservation, etc.), for example, a program guide of programs by television broadcasting and information on the contents of each program (hereinafter, appropriately referred to as program information) Etc. are recorded. The database 5 is connected to the network 3, and by accessing via the network 3, the program guide and the program information as described above can be obtained from the database 5. The program guide and the program information as necessary information can be composed of image (still image, moving image) data, displayable data such as character data, and audio data.

The database control unit 6 includes the database 5
It is designed to update the recorded contents of. That is, the database control unit 6 is operated, for example, by the operator of the center station as necessary, so that the program table and the program information regarding the latest program are recorded in the database 5 in response to the operation. Has been done.

The database control unit 6 can be installed separately from the database 5. In this case, the database control unit 6 is connected to the network 3 and the recorded contents of the database 5 are updated by the database control unit 6. It may be performed via the network 3. Further, a plurality of databases in which necessary information is recorded can be provided in addition to the database 5, and in this case, the updating of the plurality of databases is simultaneously performed via the network 3. Furthermore, in this case the database update would be
In this embodiment, in addition to the network 3 which is a wired line, it is also possible to carry out via a wireless line such as a satellite line or a terrestrial wave.

Next, with reference to FIG. 2, a description will be given of a remote control of the VTR 4, for example, a process when a recording reservation is made. For example, a user who wants to make a recording reservation for a program in the VTR 4 at a place where he / she is out, when he / she does not know the channel or start time of the program, operates the mobile terminal 1 to access the database 5 (1) .

Here, the access from the portable terminal 1 to the database 5 is performed via the base station 2 and the network 3. The communication between the mobile terminal 1 and the base station 2 is performed wirelessly as described above, and thus these constitute a wireless communication system. As the wireless communication system, for example, a microcell system is used. (For example, a simple mobile phone system (PHS) or the like can be used.

After accessing the database 5, the user operates the mobile terminal 1 to transmit the program guide and program information recorded in the database 5 to the mobile terminal 1. As a result, the program guide and program information are transmitted from the database 5 to the mobile terminal 1 via the network 3 and the base station 2 (2). The mobile terminal 1 receives the program guide and program information transmitted from the database 5,
It is displayed (output) as needed. The user refers to the displayed program guide and program information and confirms information necessary for recording reservation such as a broadcast channel of a desired program and a start time.

After that, the user operates the portable terminal 1 to transmit the VT via the base station 2 and the network 3.
Access R4 (3). Then, the user transmits the confirmed broadcast channel, start time, and the like to the VTR 4 via the base station 2 and the network 3 to make a recording reservation of a desired program (4).

As described above, in the portable terminal 1, the VTR4
The database 5 in which necessary information such as a program guide and program information necessary for the recording reservation is recorded is communicated via the network 3 to receive the program guide and program information. Then, the program guide and the program information are displayed (output), whereby the user can confirm the information necessary for recording reservation of the desired program. Therefore, the user can accurately control the VTR 4 remotely from any place at any time. That is, in this case, the user can accurately make a recording reservation of a desired program from, for example, the place where he / she goes.

Next, FIG. 3 shows a configuration example of the mobile terminal 1. The antenna 11 receives a radio wave from the base station 2, outputs the received signal to the communication I / F unit 12, and outputs a signal from the communication I / F unit 12 as a radio wave. The communication I / F unit 12 is an interface for performing communication (data communication) with the base station 2, and, for example, establishes a link with the base station 2 or with the base station 2. It is designed to disconnect the link established in. The control unit 13 includes a CPU and RO
It is composed of M, RAM, etc., and controls the entire apparatus. The user I / F unit 14 includes, for example, a keyboard 15, a tablet 16, an input pen 17, a display 18, a speaker 19, and the like, receives information input from the user, and presents the information to the user. ing.

That is, the keyboard 15 and the tablet 16
The input pen 17 is operated, for example, when necessary information is read from the database 5, when the VTR 4 is remotely controlled, or when it is necessary to input information. The display 18 is configured to display information that can be displayed (images, characters, etc.) among the information supplied from the control unit 13. The speaker 19 is configured to output, of the information supplied from the control unit 13, information that can be output as voice.

The user I / F unit 14 is designed to provide the user with a graphical user interface (GUI), for example.

FIG. 4 shows a configuration example of the VTR 4.
In this embodiment, the VTR 4 is composed of a reservation control unit 21 and a VTR block 25. The reservation control unit 21 includes a communication I / F unit 22, a control unit 23, and a VT
The R block I / F unit 24 is configured to receive a signal for remote control transmitted via the network 3 and perform control corresponding to the received signal. That is, the communication I / F unit 22 uses the network 3
It is an interface for performing communication via the communication control unit according to a predetermined communication procedure. The control unit 23 includes, for example, a CPU, ROM, RAM
It is configured to control the entire reservation control unit 21. The VTR block I / F unit 24 is designed to exchange data with the VTR block 25, instead of the control unit 23. VTR block 2
Reference numeral 5 has an original function as a VTR, and is configured to perform recording and reproduction on a video tape (note that in this embodiment, the VTR block 25 also has a function for performing reserved recording). Assumed).

Next, the procedure of communication performed by the mobile terminal 1 will be described with reference to FIGS. 5 and 6. First, FIG.
Shows a communication procedure between the mobile terminal 1 and the database 5. When the user operates the tablet 15 using the keyboard 15 or the input pen 17 to access the database 5, an operation signal (hereinafter, appropriately referred to as a database access signal) corresponding to the operation is transmitted to the user I / I. It is output from the F section 14 to the control section 13. Upon receiving the database access signal, the control unit 13 controls the communication I / F unit 12 so as to establish a communication link with the database 5. Communication I / F unit 12
Under the control of the control unit 13, accesses the base station 2 via the antenna 11 and establishes a communication link with the base station 2. After that, the communication I / F unit 12 requests the base station 2 to access the database 5, and upon receiving this request, the base station 2 establishes a communication link with the database 5 via the network 3. As a result, a communication link is established between the mobile terminal 1 (communication I / F unit 22) and the database 5 via the base station 2 and the network 3.

In the communication I / F unit 22, when the communication link with the database 5 is established as described above and the communication becomes possible by this, the database 5 communicates with the base station 2 and the network 3. , Request program listings and program information. When the database 5 receives this request, the program guide and the program information are transmitted to the mobile terminal 1. This program guide and program information is
In the mobile terminal 1, the communication I /
The signal is received by the F unit 12 and supplied to the control unit 13.

Upon receiving the program guide and the program information, the control unit 13 stores the program guide and program information in the built-in RAM. And
Read the program guide and program information stored in RAM,
It is supplied to the display 18 for display, or is supplied to the speaker 19 for output.

If the program guide and program information stored in the RAM cannot be displayed on the display 18 at one time, the control unit 13 stores the program guide or program information in the RAM as much as it can be displayed. It is read out from the device and supplied to the display 18 for display. In this case, when the tablet 16 is operated using the keyboard 15 or the input pen 17, the control unit 13 is configured to scroll the screen of the display 18, for example, and thereby, the program guide or the program information. The part that was not displayed is displayed.

When the transmitted program guide and program information cannot be stored in the RAM at once, the control unit 13 receives the program guide and program information of a predetermined data amount. The communication I / F unit 12 is made to suspend the reception of data. In this case, the communication I / F unit 12 transmits the information of the program list and the program information that could not be received to the database 5 when it is necessary to output them from the display 18 or the speaker 19. It is designed to demand.

The user refers to the program guide and the program information output from the display 18 or the speaker 19 as described above, and confirms the information necessary to schedule the recording of the desired program. After making the confirmation, the user disconnects the communication link with the database 5,
The user I / F unit 14 (keyboard 15, or tablet 16 and input pen 17) is operated. Then, from the user I / F unit 14, an operation signal corresponding to the operation (hereinafter, appropriately referred to as a database link release signal).
Is output from the user I / F unit 14 to the control unit 13.
Upon receiving the database link release signal, the control unit 13 controls the communication I / F unit 12 to disconnect (release) the communication link with the database 5. Communication I / F section 1
2 disconnects the communication link with the base station 2 via the antenna 11 under the control of the control unit 13. The base station 2
When the communication link with the mobile terminal 1 is disconnected, the communication link with the database 5 established via the network 3 is disconnected.

Next, FIG. 6 shows a communication procedure between the portable terminal 1 and the VTR 4. The mobile terminal 1 and the VTR
The communication with the base station 2 is the same as that in the communication between the mobile terminal 1 and the database 5 described in FIG.
And the network 3, but in FIG. 6, the illustration of the part related to the base station 2 is omitted.

The user confirms the information necessary for recording reservation as described with reference to FIG. 5 when the information necessary for recording reservation is stored or not. After that, when it is desired to make a recording reservation, the user I / F unit 14 is operated so as to establish a communication link with the VTR 4. Then, the user I / F unit 14
From the operation signal corresponding to the operation (hereinafter referred to as V
A TR access signal) is output from the user I / F unit 14 to the control unit 13, and the communication link with the VTR 4 is established in the same manner as in FIG.

After that, the user operates the user I / F unit 14 to input the information (hereinafter referred to as reservation information) (operation information) necessary for recording reservation of a desired program. This reservation information is stored in the control unit 13 and the communication I / F unit 1.
It is output from the antenna 11 via 2 and is further transmitted to the VTR 4 via the base station 2 and the network 3.

In the VTR 4, the reservation information from the mobile terminal 1 is received by the communication I / F unit 22 and output to the control unit 23. In the control unit 23, the reservation information is converted into a format suitable for making a recording reservation with respect to the VTR block 25, and is output to the VTR block 24 via the VTR block I / F unit 24. VTR block 24
Then, when the reservation information is received, the recording reservation is executed according to the reservation information.

Then, if necessary, the VTR block 25
From this, information for confirming the program reserved for recording (for example, the channel of the program to be recorded, its start time, etc.) (hereinafter, appropriately referred to as a confirmation message) is output to the reservation control unit 21. The confirmation message is transmitted to the mobile terminal 1 via the network 3 and the base station 2. When the mobile terminal 1 receives the confirmation message, the confirmation message is displayed on the display 18, for example.

The user sees the confirmation message and determines whether the recording reservation is correctly made. If the recording reservation is not correctly made, the user cancels the recording reservation and inputs the reservation information again. Start over. Also,
If the recording reservation is correctly made, the user can
User I / F unit 1 so as to disconnect the communication link with
Operate 4. Then, the user I / F unit 14 outputs an operation signal corresponding to the operation (hereinafter, appropriately referred to as a VTR link release signal) from the user I / F unit 14 to the control unit 1.
3 is output to the VTR in the same manner as in FIG.
The communication link with 4 is disconnected (released).

In the above case, the portable terminal 1 and VTR 4
The VTR 4 is made to execute the recording reservation while the communication link between the portable terminal 1 and the VTR 4 is immediately transmitted after the reservation information is transmitted from the portable terminal 1. Disconnect the communication link between and then
It is also possible to make the VTR 4 execute the recording reservation. However, in this case, the above-described confirmation (reception of the confirmation message) cannot be performed.

Further, the control section 13 has registered in advance the numbers of the telephone lines to which the VTR 4 and the database 5 are connected, and the VTR 4 and the database 5 can be accessed by referring to those numbers. Has been done.

Next, the processing performed by the portable terminal 1 will be further described with reference to FIGS. 7 to 9. FIG.
It shows how the program guide is displayed on the mobile terminal 1. In the mobile terminal 1, if possible, the program guide is 1 for all channels of receivable broadcasting stations.
A program consisting of program columns for the day is displayed. In this case, each program column is displayed in different colors for each genre such as sports, music, drama, etc.
The user can immediately recognize the genre of the program.

When the user finds a desired program in the program list and wants to confirm the content, he or she selects the program column corresponding to the program by operating the user I / F unit 14. An operation signal corresponding to this selection operation is received by the control unit 13. Then, the control unit 13 outputs the program information corresponding to the selected program to the user I / F unit 14
Output to As a result, as shown in FIG.
Displayable program information (moving images, still images, characters) is displayed on the display 18 of the / F unit 14, and speaker 19 outputs program information (sound) that can be output by voice. Therefore, in this case, the user can confirm the content of the program.

The program information can be referred to by operating the program section by the user I / F unit 14 or by operating the user I / F unit 14 in a predetermined manner. There is.

When the user wishes to reserve the recording of the program, the user I / F section 14 is set to the VTR 4 as described above.
Recording reservations can be made by operating to establish a communication link with and entering reservation information. However, recording reservations can also be made as follows, for example. ing.

That is, in the state where the program guide is displayed, the program section of the program to be reserved for recording is changed to the user I / F unit 14
When it is selected by operating, the control unit 13 recognizes the channel of the selected program, the reservation information necessary for the recording reservation such as the start time and the end time, by referring to the program table, and thereafter. , VTR4 is established. Then, the recording reservation is made as described below with reference to FIG.

When the user I / F unit 14 is operated to make a recording reservation while the program information is being output, the control unit 13 causes the program corresponding to the output program information. The reservation information required for the recording reservation is recognized by referring to the program table, and the recording reservation is made in the same manner as in the above case.

In this case, the user does not have to input the reservation information, so that the recording reservation can be made by a simpler operation.

When it is desired to confirm the reservation information, the user I / F unit 14 is operated in a predetermined manner to display the reservation information as shown in FIG.

In the above case, the program channel,
Although the start time and the end time are used as the reservation information, other than this, for example, a so-called G code may be included in the program table and the G code may be used as the reservation information. It is possible.

Furthermore, the portable terminal 1 can be made to perform the following processing. That is, for example, the user operates the user I / F unit 14 to register his / her favorite genre, actor, etc. in the mobile terminal 1. In this case, the mobile terminal 1 regularly or irregularly accesses the database 5 to receive the program guide and the program information. And
By referring to them, a program of a registered genre or a program in which an actor appears is searched, and if there is such a program, that effect is output by voice or image.

In this case, the user can easily recognize that the favorite program is broadcast, and as a result, for example, it becomes possible to make a recording reservation of the program without forgetting.

Next, the VTR 4 shown in FIG. 4 was designed to be able to communicate with the portable terminal 1 itself, but the electronic equipment to be remote controlled is
Some do not have such a communication function. That is, for example, some VTRs include only the VTR block 25. Therefore, an example of a system configuration in each home (user's home) when such VTR is remotely controlled will be described with reference to FIGS. 10 and 11.

In the embodiment shown in FIG. 10, a telephone 31 as a communication terminal capable of communicating via the network 3 is used.
And a VTR 36 consisting of only the VTR block 25. The telephone 32 is a telephone block 32, as shown in FIG.
The control unit 34 has a function similar to that of the control unit 23, and an information transfer unit 35 that controls data exchange between the control unit 34 and the VTR 36.

The telephone block 32 has a communication I / F shown in FIG.
It is configured to include a communication I / F unit 33 having the same function as the unit 22, and has a function as an original telephone.

In this case, data is exchanged with the portable terminal 1 by the communication I / F section 33, and the reservation information received there is supplied to the information transfer section 35 via the control section 34. When the information transfer unit 35 receives the reservation information, it transfers it (remote transfer) to the VTR block 25, whereby the VTR block 25 executes the recording reservation.

In this case, the telephone 31 needs to be provided with a control unit 34 and an information transfer unit 35 in addition to the telephone block 32 having a function as an original telephone.

Next, the embodiment of FIG. 11 functions as an interface between the telephone 41 and the remote controller 34 attached to the VTR 36 and the telephone 41 as a communication terminal which can also communicate via the network 3. It is composed of an adapter 42, a remote controller 34, and a VTR 36. Note that, in the figure, parts corresponding to those in FIG. 10 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof will be omitted below as appropriate.

The telephone set 41 is composed of only a telephone block 32 having the function of the original telephone set. The adapter 42 includes a control unit 43 having the same function as the control unit 23 in FIG. 4, and a remote control I / F unit 44 that controls the remote control 44 under the control of the control unit 43.

In this case, the reservation information received by the communication I / F unit 33 of the telephone block 32 of the telephone 41 is
Remote control I via the control unit 34 in the adapter 42
It is supplied to the / F section 44. The remote control I / F unit 44
When the reservation information is received, the remote controller 45 is controlled according to the reservation information. Then, according to the control of the remote control I / F unit 44, the remote controller 45 emits infrared rays corresponding to the reservation information to the VTR 36, which is V
The recording reservation is executed by the reception at TR36.

In the above case, the usability of the VTR (VTR 36) having no communication function can be improved.

Next, FIG. 12 shows the configuration of another embodiment of the remote control system to which the present invention is applied. In the figure, parts corresponding to those in FIG. 1 are designated by the same reference numerals, and description thereof will be omitted below as appropriate.

The portable terminal 51 is, for example, a magnetic disk (floppy disk), a CD-ROM, an optical card, an IC.
The portable terminal 1 has the same configuration as that of the portable terminal 1 except that the recording medium 52 such as a card can be attached and detached and the recorded contents can be read.

That is, FIG. 13 shows a configuration example of the portable terminal 51. In the figure, the same reference numerals are given to the portions corresponding to those in FIG. That is, the mobile terminal 51 is configured in the same manner as the mobile terminal 1 of FIG. 3 except that a drive unit 61 that drives the recording medium 52 and reads the recorded contents is provided.

Returning to FIG. 12, the recording medium 52 records the same information as the necessary information such as the program guide and the program information recorded in the database 5 of FIG.

In the remote control system configured as described above, the user mounts the recording medium 52 on the portable terminal 51 and operates the user I / F section 14 to reproduce the recording medium 52. As a result, in the drive unit 61, the recording medium 52
Necessary information recorded in is read. This necessary information is supplied to the user I / F unit 14 via the control unit 13 and output.

Therefore, also in this case, as in the case of FIG. 1, the user can confirm the information necessary for making the recording reservation of the desired program, so that the VTR 4 can be recorded from any place at any time. The remote control of can be performed accurately.

In this embodiment, the recording medium 5
When the broadcasting of all the programs corresponding to the necessary information recorded in No. 2 is completed, the recording medium 52 becomes obsolete. In this case, the user is required to record the necessary information regarding the latest program. It is necessary to obtain the medium and replace it with the recording medium 52.

The case where the present invention is applied to the remote control of the VTR has been described above.
Besides, it is applicable to the case of remotely controlling all electronic devices such as a television receiver and an air conditioner.

In this embodiment, the case where the recording reservation is made as the remote control has been described, but other remote control can be made.

Further, in the present embodiment, the device for remote control is the portable terminal 1 (or 51) which is portable,
The remote control device does not necessarily have to be portable.

Further, in this embodiment, the portable terminal 1
Although (or 51) is set to be capable of wireless communication, the mobile terminal 1 may be set to be capable of wired communication. However, in this case, the place where the remote control is performed is limited.

[0084]

According to the remote control device of the first aspect and the communication device of the second aspect, it is possible to communicate via a network with a database in which necessary information necessary for controlling electronic equipment is recorded. The required information is received and output. Therefore, it is possible to accurately control the electronic device based on the necessary information.

According to the remote control device of the sixth aspect and the communication device of the seventh aspect, the necessary information is read from the recording medium in which the necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic equipment is recorded. Is output. Therefore, again, it becomes possible to precisely control the electronic device.

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FIG. 1 is a diagram showing the configuration of a first embodiment of a remote control system to which the present invention is applied.

FIG. 2 is a diagram for explaining the operation of the embodiment of FIG. 1;

3 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a mobile terminal 1 of FIG.

4 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a VTR 4 in FIG.

5 is a diagram for explaining a communication procedure between the mobile terminal 1 and the database 5. FIG.

FIG. 6 is a diagram for explaining a communication procedure between the mobile terminal 1 and the VTR 4.

FIG. 7 is a diagram for explaining the operation of the mobile terminal 1.

FIG. 8 is a diagram for explaining the operation of the mobile terminal 1.

FIG. 9 is a diagram for explaining the operation of the mobile terminal 1.

10 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a telephone 31 and a VTR 36. FIG.

FIG. 11 is a telephone set 41, an adapter 42, and a VTR 3.
6 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of No. 6; FIG.

FIG. 12 is a diagram showing a configuration of a second embodiment of a remote control system to which the present invention has been applied.

13 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of the mobile terminal 51 of FIG.

[Explanation of symbols]

 1 Mobile Terminal 3 Network 4 VTR 5 Database 6 Database Control Section 12 Communication I / F Section 13 Control Section 14 User I / F Section 15 Keyboard 16 Tablet 17 Input Pen 18 Display 19 Speaker 31, 41 Telephone 42 Adapter 51 Mobile Terminal 52 Recording Medium 61 Drive unit

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1. A remote control device for remotely controlling an electronic device, which communicates via a network with a database in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded, and receives the necessary information. Receiving means, output means for outputting the necessary information received by the receiving means, operating means operated when controlling the electronic device, and operation information corresponding to the operation of the operating means, the network A remote control device comprising: a transmission unit that transmits the data to the electronic device via the remote control device.
2. An electronic device, comprising: an electronic device that performs a predetermined process; a remote control device that remotely controls the electronic device; and a database in which necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded. A remote control device, and a communication device in which a database is connected via a network, wherein the remote control device communicates with the database via the network, and a receiving unit that receives the necessary information, Output means for outputting the necessary information received by the receiving means, operation means operated when controlling the electronic device, and operation information corresponding to the operation of the operation means, the electronic means via the network. A communication device, comprising: a transmitting unit that transmits to a device.
3. The communication device according to claim 2, further comprising update means for updating the recorded contents of the database.
4. The necessary information is information about a program by television broadcasting, the electronic device is a video tape recorder, and the operation information is information for making a recording reservation with respect to the video tape recorder. The communication device according to claim 2, wherein
5. The communication device according to claim 2, wherein the operation information is transferred to the electronic device after being received by a communication terminal capable of communication via the network.
6. A remote control device for remotely controlling an electronic device, comprising: a reading unit for reading the necessary information from a recording medium in which the necessary information necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded; and the reading unit. Output means for outputting the read out necessary information, operation means operated when controlling the electronic device, and operation information corresponding to the operation of the operation means, transmitted to the electronic device via a network A remote control device comprising:
7. A communication device comprising: an electronic device that performs a predetermined process; and a remote control device that remotely controls the electronic device, wherein the electronic device and the remote control device are connected via a network. The remote control device includes a reading unit that reads the necessary information from a recording medium in which the necessary information that is necessary for controlling the electronic device is recorded, and an output unit that outputs the necessary information read by the reading unit. A communication comprising: an operating unit operated when controlling the electronic device; and a transmitting unit transmitting operation information corresponding to an operation of the operating unit to the electronic device via the network. apparatus.
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