KR101002009B1 - Coupon management terminal and coupon service system and method thereof - Google Patents

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KR101002009B1
KR101002009B1 KR1020100003484A KR20100003484A KR101002009B1 KR 101002009 B1 KR101002009 B1 KR 101002009B1 KR 1020100003484 A KR1020100003484 A KR 1020100003484A KR 20100003484 A KR20100003484 A KR 20100003484A KR 101002009 B1 KR101002009 B1 KR 101002009B1
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a coupon management terminal, a coupon service providing system, and a method thereof, and more particularly, to a coupon management terminal, which is not dependent on a mobile communication network, using a short range wireless communication between a coupon management terminal installed at an affiliated store in a local area and a user's mobile terminal. The present invention relates to a machine to machine (M2M) coupon providing system capable of providing a service.
The present invention can be integrated into various platforms such as Zigbee, RFID, NFC, infrared communication, Bluetooth, UWB (Wireless Personal Area Network) technology and various mobile terminal platforms such as WIPI, GNEX, SKVM, and Window Mobile. That produces an excellent effect.

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Coupon management terminal and coupon service providing system and method thereof {Coupon Management Terminal And Coupon Service System And Method Thereof}

The present invention relates to a coupon management terminal, a coupon service providing system, and a method thereof, and more particularly, to a coupon management terminal that is not dependent on a mobile communication network by using short-range wireless communication between a coupon management terminal installed at an affiliated store in a local area and a mobile terminal of a customer. The present invention relates to a machine to machine (M2M) coupon providing system capable of providing a service.

In general, a coupon service uses a method in which an operator who issues a coupon transmits an electronic coupon provided through a mobile communication network to a mobile terminal of a customer.

Therefore, since the conventional coupon service uses a mobile communication network, it is dependent on legacy systems such as a mobile carrier, a terminal manufacturer, a content provider (CP), a service provider (SP), etc., and thus, the cost of the coupon is greatly increased. There was.

In addition, in order to provide coupons to unspecified customers who are subscribed to a plurality of mobile carriers, a coupon service must be concluded for each mobile carrier, and thus a procedure for providing a coupon has been very cumbersome.

In the customer's point of view, if the affiliated carrier and the affiliated store are not affiliated with each other, the coupon cannot be provided to the affiliated store, so there is a problem in that the coupon service is disproportionately provided according to the subscribed mobile carrier, causing inconvenience to the customer.

In order to solve the above problems, an object of the present invention is to provide a coupon through machine-to-machine (M2M) using short-range wireless communication based on WPAN (Wirelss Personal Area Network) without using a mobile communication network. The present invention provides a coupon management terminal and a coupon service providing system capable of reducing coupon issuance costs and a method thereof.

In addition, a coupon management terminal that can be integrated in various WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) technologies such as Zigbee, RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, UWB and various mobile terminal platforms such as WIPI, GNEX, SKVM, and Window Moble. And a coupon providing system and a method thereof.

In order to achieve the above object, the coupon management terminal according to the present invention performs the communication by the short-range wireless communication with the mobile terminal and the mobile terminal of the customer and the mobile terminal and the coupon management program for each platform of the mobile terminal to transmit and receive the coupon And a coupon management control unit for extracting and providing a coupon management program to be applied to a short range wireless communication method and a platform of the mobile terminal determined through the short range wireless communication unit and the short range wireless communication unit.

And the coupon service providing system according to the present invention is a memory for storing the coupon and the coupon management program for each platform of the mobile terminal and a short-range wireless communication unit for transmitting and receiving a coupon by performing a short-range wireless communication with the mobile terminal of the customer and the short-range The coupon management terminal including a coupon management control unit for extracting and providing a coupon management program to be applied to the short-range wireless communication method and platform of the mobile terminal determined through a wireless communication unit by transmitting and receiving the coupon through the short-range wireless communication with the coupon management terminal It characterized in that it comprises a mobile terminal of the customer to store and use.

In this case, the service provider may process a service subscription according to a subscription request of the affiliated store, and further include a coupon management server configured to provide a coupon management terminal of a coupon and an updated coupon management program produced according to the request of the affiliated merchant. .

The coupon may include a coupon identifier, an affiliated store ID, a coupon expiration date, and location information (GPS) of the affiliated store.

The coupon management program may further include a coupon according to an input UI control module for providing an interface related to storage and use of a coupon, such as a desired coupon selection, a list of held coupons, in conjunction with a key input unit of a mobile terminal, and a short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal. It includes a short range wireless communication control module for controlling the wireless communication connection with the management terminal and a memory management module for managing the storage and deletion of the coupon.

The coupon management program may further include a LBS module that performs a navigation function by connecting the current location information of the mobile terminal and the location information of the affiliate store included in the coupon or provides the location information of the affiliate store in a map form. It is done.

In the above case, the mobile terminal has the LBS application storing the map data, and the case where the mobile terminal does not have the LBS application, the LBS module includes the map data in the module and the current location information of the mobile terminal. Connect the location information of the merchant included in the coupon to perform a direct navigation function, or using an external LBS application that stores the map data without including the map data, the current location information of the mobile terminal and the merchant included in the coupon By connecting the location information of the may be configured to perform a navigation function through the external LBS application.

The short range wireless communication unit includes a wireless communication module of each short range wireless communication method (including Zigbee, RFID, NFC, infrared communication, Bluetooth, UWB), and supports a short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal among the wireless communication modules. It characterized in that it comprises a decoder for extracting a wireless communication module.

In addition, the coupon management control unit controls each part of the coupon management UI module and coupon management terminal that provides an interface for coupon selection, coupon use and deletion, and provides a coupon management program for the wireless communication method and platform format of the mobile terminal And a coupon authentication module for verifying whether the coupon management control module and the received coupon are the coupons normally issued, and verifying the validity period of the coupon.

The coupon management terminal may further include a server communication unit which transmits and receives data by performing communication with the coupon management server through a wired / wireless internet network.

In addition, the coupon management control module is characterized in that for transmitting the used coupon delete command to the mobile terminal when the coupon is received through the mobile terminal of the customer is used.

The customer's mobile terminal may be provided with a coupon management program that is provided from the coupon management terminal according to a short range wireless communication scheme and a platform format of the mobile terminal.

On the other hand, the coupon service providing method according to the present invention includes the steps of (a) the coupon management terminal to recognize the mobile terminal of the customer to search the short-range wireless communication scheme and platform of the mobile terminal and (b) the short-range of the mobile terminal Issuing a coupon by communicating with the mobile terminal through the extracted wireless communication module according to a wireless communication method, and (c) transmitting and storing the issued coupon to the mobile terminal.

In the step (a), the coupon management control unit of the coupon management terminal requests a search for a mobile terminal to the short range wireless communication unit and the decoder of the short range wireless communication unit is one of the mobile communication modules provided in the short range wireless communication unit. And extracting a wireless communication module capable of communicating with the mobile terminal and identifying a short-range communication method of the mobile terminal and a platform of the terminal through the extracted wireless communication module and providing the coupon to the coupon management controller.

In the step (b), the coupon management controller checks whether the mobile terminal includes a coupon management program, and when the coupon management program is provided, connects short-range wireless communication through the extracted wireless communication module. And confirming the coupon information provided by the coupon management terminal through the coupon management program of the mobile terminal.

In the step of designating the available coupon, all available coupons issued by the coupon management terminal may be unilaterally designated, or the available coupon data may be provided to the mobile terminal, and only the coupon desired by the customer may be selected and designated.

Herein, when the mobile terminal does not have a coupon management program, the coupon management controller extracts a coupon management program suitable for a platform of the mobile terminal from a memory and transmits the coupon management program to the mobile terminal through short-range wireless communication. And receiving and installing the coupon management program.

On the other hand, the coupon service providing method according to another embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of (a) the coupon management terminal to recognize the mobile terminal of the customer to search the short-range wireless communication method and the platform of the mobile terminal and (b) Receiving the available coupon held by the mobile terminal through a wireless communication module extracted according to the short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal; and (c) processing the coupon use for the available coupon, and using the available coupon to the mobile terminal. And transmitting a delete command.

Here, in the step (b), the coupon management control unit of the coupon management terminal requests an available coupon including an affiliate store ID according to the coupon use request of the mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal activates the coupon management program so that the affiliate store ID and And extracting the available coupon from the memory and transmitting the extracted coupon to the coupon management terminal.

The step (c) includes a step of performing a certification on the available coupon transmitted by the coupon management control unit of the coupon management terminal, performing the coupon use process by selecting the available coupon upon successful authentication, and a coupon identifier. And transmitting, to the mobile terminal, a delete command of the used available coupon, and deleting, from the memory, the used available coupon corresponding to the coupon identifier by the mobile terminal according to the transmitted delete command. .

As described above, the coupon service providing method according to the present invention can provide a coupon through a machine to machine (M2M) using near field wireless communication based on WPAN (Wirelss Personal Area Network) without using a mobile communication network. The outstanding effect is to reduce the issuance cost.

In addition, it can be integrated into various WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) technologies such as Zigbee, RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, UWB, and various mobile terminal platforms such as WIPI, GNEX, SKVM, and Window Moble. An excellent effect occurs that can be maximized.

1 is a block diagram of a coupon providing system according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, Figure 2a is a detailed block diagram of the coupon management terminal of Figure 1, Figure 2b is a detailed block diagram of a mobile terminal installed coupon management program 2C is a detailed block diagram of the coupon management server of FIG. 1.
3 is a view schematically illustrating that a coupon management terminal according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention supports a short-range wireless communication scheme for each platform of a mobile terminal.
4 illustrates an interface screen of a coupon management program installed in a mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.
5 is a flowchart schematically showing a coupon issuing method according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
6 is a flowchart schematically showing a coupon using method according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

Hereinafter, specific embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

1 is a block diagram of a coupon providing system according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, Figure 2a is a detailed block diagram of the coupon management terminal of Figure 1, Figure 2b is a detailed block diagram of a mobile terminal installed coupon management program 2C is a detailed block diagram of the coupon management server of FIG. 1.

1 and 2, the coupon providing system according to the present invention may be configured to include a coupon management terminal 20, the customer's mobile terminal 10 and the coupon management server 30.

The coupons used in the present invention include not only tickets for movies, plays, etc., but also vouchers for purchasing various items, discount coupons and vouchers for use in restaurants, etc., and all tickets capable of acting as currency. Means.

The coupon may be produced and distributed at the coupon management server at the request of a merchant, and the format of the coupon may be produced in various formats such as text, image, text + image, and the like.

The data included in the coupon may be divided into exposure data displayed to the customer and non-exposure data not displayed to the customer.

The exposure data may include an affiliate store ID, a service provided by the coupon (1 free gas station wash, a restaurant 20% discount, etc.), an expiration date of the coupon, a location map of the affiliate store, and the non-exposed data may include a coupon identifier (a serial number and Checksum, etc.), location information (latitude and longitude, etc.).

The coupon management terminal 20 is a memory 230 for storing the coupon data and coupon management program for each platform of the mobile terminal and a short-range wireless communication unit for transmitting and receiving coupon data by performing a communication by a short-range wireless communication with the mobile terminal of the customer And a coupon management controller 210 which extracts and provides a coupon management program to be applied to the near field wireless communication scheme and platform of the mobile terminal determined through the short range wireless communication unit.

More specifically, the coupon management controller 210 controls the coupon management UI module and each part of the coupon management terminal to provide an interface for coupon selection, coupon use and deletion in conjunction with the coupon management program of the mobile terminal, the movement Including a coupon management control module for extracting and providing a coupon management program according to the wireless communication method and platform format of the terminal and a coupon authentication module that verifies whether the received coupon is a coupon issued normally, and authenticates the expiration date of the coupon; Can be configured.

The short-range wireless communication unit 220 is a hardware, software all WPAN technology to support all short-range wireless communication methods such as ZigBee, RFID, NFC, infrared communication, Bluetooth, UWB to which WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) technology can be applied All wireless communication modules of each short-range wireless communication system compatible with the system should be provided.

Since the coupon providing system according to the present invention is a service for an unspecified number of customers, the coupon management terminal of an affiliated store needs to include a wireless communication module supporting all short-range wireless communication methods that can be mounted in a mobile terminal. It is necessary to further include a decoder 221 for selecting a wireless communication module that supports a short-range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal of the wireless communication module.

The memory 210 is provided with a coupon management program produced for each issued coupon and platform of the mobile terminal.

In general, in order to install an application on a mobile terminal, only an application manufactured based on a platform of the mobile terminal can be installed.

In other platforms than the mobile terminal, it may be downloaded to the memory but cannot be used, so manufacturers of the mobile terminal sell contents or applications designed for the platform to the mobile terminal on which the platform is installed.

For mobile terminals, there are various platforms such as J2ME, BREW, GVM, SK-VM, Symbian, Android, KVM, WITOP, WIPI, GNEX, and Window Mobile. Coupon management program should be provided.

As a result, the coupon management program provided by the coupon management terminal should not only support each platform, but also support both short-range wireless communication methods for each platform.

The coupon management terminal 20 may be installed in the affiliate store where the coupon is directly used, but may be installed in combination with a POS system installed in a subway station, a bus station, etc. to provide affiliate store information in a specific region.

Here, the affiliated store is defined as a concept including all businesses that provide various goods or services such as restaurants, pubs, gas stations, marts, beauty salons, health clubs, and the like.

3 is a view schematically illustrating that a coupon management terminal according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention supports a short-range wireless communication scheme for each platform of a mobile terminal.

Referring to FIG. 3, when the short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal 10 is Bluetooth, the short range wireless communication unit 220 of the coupon management terminal communicates with the mobile terminal 10 and the decoder 221 of the short range wireless communication unit ) Extracts a wireless communication module supporting Bluetooth capable of short-range wireless communication with the mobile terminal and obtains platform information of the mobile terminal through communication between the wireless communication module and the mobile terminal. Provide a coupon management program for the mobile terminal 10 is installed.

The coupon management program is responsible for managing the coupon, such as storage and deletion of the coupon. The coupon management program provides a convenient access to the user as a widget or a standby screen program, and the program is dependent on the platform of the mobile terminal, so a program suitable for the platform may be transmitted and installed from the coupon management terminal.

The coupon management program 111 installed in the mobile terminal is a short-range wireless communication method of an input UI control module and a mobile terminal that provide an interface related to storage and use of a coupon, such as a desired coupon selection, a list of held coupons, in conjunction with a key input unit. Accordingly, the wireless communication device may include a short range wireless communication control module for controlling a wireless communication connection with the coupon management terminal and a memory management module for managing storage and deletion of the coupon. The method may further include an LBS module that acquires location information of the affiliate store and performs a navigation function by using the GPS function of the mobile terminal.

The input UI control module is interlocked with the key input unit of the mobile terminal, the short range wireless communication control module is interlocked with the short range wireless communication unit of the mobile terminal, and the memory management module is operated in conjunction with the memory of the mobile terminal.

The LBS module may perform a navigation function by extracting location information of an affiliate store included in a coupon through a GPS function of the mobile terminal, or provide location information of the affiliate store in a map form when the mobile terminal does not have a GPS function. have.

More specifically, when the mobile terminal supports the LBS application function and has map data, the LBS module connects the current location information of the mobile terminal with the location information of the affiliated store stored in the coupon and displays the map data on the map data. It can provide a navigation function.

Here, the current location information of the mobile terminal may be obtained from the GPS coordinates when the mobile terminal has a GPS function, and may be obtained by using a base station signal to which the mobile terminal belongs when the mobile terminal does not have a GPS function. If the mobile terminal cannot obtain its current location information, the mobile terminal may be provided in the form of displaying location information of the affiliate store on the map data.

When the mobile terminal does not have map data, one of the following two methods may be applied.

In the first method, the LBS module includes map data, and the LBS module directly connects the current location information of the mobile terminal with the location information of the affiliated store stored in the coupon and displays the map data on the map data to directly support the navigation function.

The second method is to use an external LBS application having map data, which can be downloaded from an external API server or connected to the external API server using a widget to use an LBS application provided by the server. Through this, the location information of the affiliate store included in the coupon may be extracted to perform a navigation function through the LBS application.

The API server refers to a server for providing an LBS application, a coupon management server or a mobile communication server according to the present invention can play a role of the API server, it can be a server that independently services the LBS application.

For example, when the customer selects the holding coupon view function of the coupon management program of the mobile terminal as shown in FIG. 4, the coupon management program checks whether the LBS application is installed in the memory of the mobile terminal through a memory management module. If the LBS application is installed, the navigation may be performed by activating the LBS application and transmitting location information of the coupon using the stored map data.

If the LBS application is not installed, the location of the affiliate store may be checked through the map data provided in the LBS module, or the LBS application may be downloaded from an external API server to perform navigation.

And the coupon management server 30 is responsible for recruiting merchants who want to subscribe to the coupon providing service to manage the affiliated merchants, producing, distributing and managing coupons according to the request for each merchant.

More specifically, the coupon management server 30 allows the access of the server, processing the service subscription in accordance with the request to join the merchant, merchant UI unit 310 to provide an interface for the coupon request and transmission of the affiliated merchants ) And a coupon generation unit 320 for generating a coupon according to the coupon production request of the merchant and a coupon transmission unit 330 for controlling the transmission of the generated coupons to the merchant and the affiliated merchant information, generated and distributed coupon information It may be configured to include a database 340 to manage the storage.

Hereinafter, a process of issuing and using a coupon according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention will be described.

5 is a flowchart schematically showing a coupon issuing method according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

 The coupon issuing method according to the present invention may first include a preparation process of receiving a coupon to be provided by the coupon management terminal of the merchant from the coupon management server and storing it in a memory. If the coupon management terminal is provided with a program for generating a coupon, it is also possible to generate and manage a coupon directly.

Hereinafter, referring to FIG. 5, when a customer wants to receive a coupon from a coupon management terminal through his mobile terminal, the coupon management controller of the coupon management terminal requests a search of the mobile terminal to a short range wireless communication unit. (S110)

Subsequently, the short range wireless communication unit communicates with the mobile terminal to check a short range wireless communication scheme (WPAN technology) of the mobile terminal, receives platform information of the mobile terminal, and transmits a search result to the coupon management control module. . (S120)

Thereafter, communication is connected through a wireless communication module of the short range wireless communication unit matching the short range wireless communication scheme of the mobile terminal.

For example, when the mobile terminal is a Bluetooth method, the short range wireless communication unit extracts a wireless communication module supporting Bluetooth to connect communication.

If the mobile terminal supports two or more short-range wireless communication schemes, it is possible to use the first search scheme or to select the fastest transmission rate.

Subsequently, the mobile terminal checks whether a coupon management program is installed.

If the coupon management program is not installed, the coupon management control module requests a coupon management program suitable for the platform in a memory in order to provide a coupon management program according to the platform of the mobile terminal searched through the short range wireless communication unit to the mobile terminal, The coupon management program is received from a memory and provided to the mobile terminal through a short range wireless communication unit (S150).

The mobile terminal installs the coupon management program in the terminal and transmits the installation result to the coupon management terminal (S160).

If the coupon management program is installed in the mobile terminal, the coupon management program is activated and the desired coupon is selected through the coupon information viewing provided through the coupon management UI module of the coupon management terminal. (S170)

The coupon may include a coupon content, a coupon identifier, usable merchant ID information, and a coupon expiration date.

When the coupon is selected, the coupon management UI module notifies the coupon selection to the coupon management control module, and the coupon management control module requests the selected coupon in a memory and transmits the coupon to the mobile terminal through a short range wireless communication unit (S180).

The mobile terminal stores the transmitted coupon and the coupon issuing process ends (S190).

6 is a flowchart schematically showing a coupon using method according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 6, when a customer wants to use a coupon from a coupon management terminal through his mobile terminal, the coupon management control module of the coupon management terminal requests a search of the mobile terminal to a short range wireless communication unit. (S210)

Subsequently, the short range wireless communication unit communicates with the mobile terminal to check a short range wireless communication scheme (WPAN technology) of the mobile terminal, receives platform information of the mobile terminal, and transmits a search result to the coupon management control module. . (S220)

Thereafter, communication is connected through a wireless communication module of the short range wireless communication unit matching the short range wireless communication scheme of the mobile terminal.

When the use of the coupon is selected through the coupon management UI module, a coupon use request (including a merchant ID) is transmitted to the coupon management control module, and the coupon management control module requests an available coupon to the mobile terminal through a short range wireless communication unit. (S240)

The mobile terminal activates the coupon management program, searches for available coupons matching the merchant ID included in the coupon use request from the memory, and transmits the available coupons to the coupon management terminal. (S250)

The coupon management control module requests a certification for the available available coupon to the coupon authentication module (S260).

The coupon authentication module verifies whether the available coupon is a coupon of the affiliated store that is normally issued (check sum of identifier, etc.), performs authentication on the coupon through whether the validity period of the coupon has been exceeded, and recognizes the authentication result. Send to the coupon management control module (S270).

If authentication is successful, output the available coupon and the coupon management control module performs the coupon use process. Here, the coupon use processing means that the coupon contents are reflected in the service or the price. For example, if the coupon is a 10% discount coupon, the price is calculated by subtracting 10% from the price. If the coupon is a free gift payment, a free gift is paid.

If the available coupon is 2 or more, one coupon is selected from the customer of the mobile terminal. Alternatively, a coupon having a shorter coupon expiration date may be automatically selected.

When the coupon is used as described above, the coupon management control module transmits the used coupon deleting command (including the coupon identifier) to the mobile terminal (S300).

The mobile terminal deletes the used coupon from the memory according to the coupon deletion command to terminate the use of the coupon.

Although the detailed description of the present invention described above has been described with reference to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the protection scope of the present invention is not limited to the above embodiment, and those skilled in the art will appreciate It will be understood that various modifications and changes can be made in the present invention without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

10: mobile terminal 20: coupon management terminal
30: coupon management server

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  1. delete
  2. Memory for storing the coupon management program for each platform of the coupon and the mobile terminal and the near field wireless communication unit for transmitting and receiving coupons by performing a short-range wireless communication with the mobile terminal of the customer and the short range of the mobile terminal determined through the short-range wireless communication unit A coupon management terminal including a coupon management controller for extracting a coupon management program to be applied to a wireless communication scheme and a platform;
    A mobile terminal of a customer for transmitting, receiving and storing the coupon through short-range wireless communication with the coupon management terminal;
    Providing a coupon service comprising a coupon management server that handles service subscriptions according to the affiliated store's subscription request, and provides coupons and updated coupon management program to the coupon management terminal of the merchant produced according to the request of the affiliated merchants system.
  3. delete
  4. The method of claim 2,
    The coupon
    Coupon service providing system comprising a coupon identifier, merchant ID, coupon expiration date, the location information (GPS) of the merchant.
  5. The method of claim 2,
    The coupon management program
    An input UI control module for providing an interface related to storing and using a coupon, such as selecting a desired coupon and a list of held coupons, in association with a key input unit of a mobile terminal;
    A short range wireless communication control module controlling a wireless communication connection with a coupon management terminal according to a short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal;
    Coupon service providing system comprising a memory management module for managing the storage and deletion of the coupon.
  6. 6. The method of claim 5,
    The coupon management program
    Coupon service providing system further comprising a LBS module for performing a navigation function by connecting the current location information of the mobile terminal and the location information of the affiliated stores included in the coupon, or providing the location information of the affiliated stores in the form of a map. .
  7. The method of claim 6,
    The LBS module is
    When performing the navigation function
    Perform direct navigation by connecting the current location information of the mobile terminal with the location information of the affiliated store included in the coupon including map data to provide a location tracking function;
    Control to perform a navigation function through the external LBS application by connecting the current location information of the mobile terminal and the location information of the affiliated store included in the coupon using an external LBS application in which the map data is stored without including the map data. Coupon service providing system, characterized in that.
  8. The method of claim 2,
    The short range wireless communication unit
    A wireless communication module of each short range wireless communication method (including Zigbee, RFID, NFC, infrared communication, Bluetooth, UWB);
    And a decoder for extracting a wireless communication module supporting a short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal among the wireless communication modules.
  9. The method of claim 2,
    The coupon management control unit
    A coupon management UI module providing an interface for coupon selection, coupon use and deletion;
    A coupon management control module which controls each unit of the coupon management terminal and extracts and provides a coupon management program suitable for a wireless communication scheme and a platform format of the mobile terminal;
    And a coupon authentication module for verifying whether the received coupon is a normally issued coupon, and validating a validity period of the coupon.
  10. The method of claim 2,
    The coupon management terminal
    Coupon service providing system, characterized in that it further comprises a server communication unit for transmitting and receiving data by performing communication through the coupon management server and a wired or wireless Internet network.
  11. The method of claim 9,
    The coupon management control module
    The coupon service providing system, characterized in that for transmitting the used coupon delete command to the mobile terminal when the coupon is received through the customer's mobile terminal.
  12. The method of claim 2,
    The mobile terminal of the customer
    Coupon service providing system, characterized in that for receiving from the coupon management terminal and install a coupon management program according to the format of the near field communication and the platform of the mobile terminal.
  13. (a) a coupon management terminal recognizing a mobile terminal of a customer and searching for a short range wireless communication scheme and a platform of the mobile terminal;
    (b) the coupon management terminal communicating with the mobile terminal through a wireless communication module extracted according to the short range wireless communication method of the mobile terminal to issue a coupon;
    (c) receiving and storing the issued coupon by the mobile terminal,
    Step (a) is
    Requesting a search for a mobile terminal from a short range wireless communication unit by a coupon management controller of the coupon management terminal;
    Extracting, by the decoder of the short range wireless communication unit, a wireless communication module capable of communicating with the mobile terminal among wireless communication modules provided in the short range wireless communication unit;
    The short-range wireless communication unit comprises a step of providing a coupon management control unit by identifying the short-range communication method and the platform of the mobile terminal through the extracted wireless communication module.
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  15. The method of claim 13,
    Step (b) is
    Checking, by the coupon management controller, whether the mobile terminal has a coupon management program;
    Connecting short-range wireless communication through the extracted wireless communication module when the short-range wireless communication unit is provided with a coupon management program;
    Coupon service providing method comprising the step of specifying the available coupon provided by the coupon management terminal through the coupon management program of the mobile terminal.
  16. 16. The method of claim 15,
    If the mobile terminal does not have a coupon management program
    Extracting, by the coupon management controller, a coupon management program suitable for a platform of the mobile terminal from a memory, and transmitting the extracted coupon management program to the mobile terminal through short-range wireless communication;
    The mobile terminal further comprises the step of receiving and installing the coupon management program coupon service providing method.
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