KR20170087306A - Digital signage server, digital signage terminal for monitoring status of displaying contents in digital signage and method for controlling digital signage terminal - Google Patents

Digital signage server, digital signage terminal for monitoring status of displaying contents in digital signage and method for controlling digital signage terminal Download PDF

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KR20170087306A
KR20170087306A KR1020160007127A KR20160007127A KR20170087306A KR 20170087306 A KR20170087306 A KR 20170087306A KR 1020160007127 A KR1020160007127 A KR 1020160007127A KR 20160007127 A KR20160007127 A KR 20160007127A KR 20170087306 A KR20170087306 A KR 20170087306A
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A digital signage server, a digital signage terminal, and a terminal control method thereof are disclosed. A digital signage server according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a terminal connection unit connected to a digital signage terminal through a network to receive screen information currently being reproduced from a digital signage terminal through a display device, And an operation manager connection unit that receives the terminal monitoring request from the operation manager and provides the terminal monitoring result including the screen information processed through the terminal management unit to the operation manager.

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Technical Field [0001] The present invention relates to a digital signage server, a digital signage terminal, and a terminal control method thereof,
TECHNICAL FIELD The present invention relates to a digital image processing technique, and more particularly, to a digital signage technique.
Digital signage is an electronic signboard, a digital signboard, an electronic bulletin board, an electronic bulletin board, and the like, and a digital signage means a system that broadcasts digital contents at an intended time and in order. Digital signage is an integrated solution that combines hardware, software and content, and is positioned as a next-generation digital imaging medium. Digital signage requires a tool to manage contents displayed on a schedule in digital display devices installed in various places, and it must be managed in a systematic and effective manner.
According to one embodiment, a digital signage server, a digital signage terminal, and a terminal control method for confirming whether a desired content is normally displayed at a desired time on a digital display remote from an operation manager on a digital signage system do.
A digital signage server according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a terminal connection unit connected to a digital signage terminal through a network to receive screen information currently being reproduced from a digital signage terminal through a display device, And an operation manager connection unit that receives the terminal monitoring request from the operation manager and provides the terminal monitoring result including the screen information processed through the terminal management unit to the operation manager.
The terminal connection unit can receive the captured screen information from the digital signage terminal to the screen currently being reproduced in the display device of the digital signage terminal.
The terminal management unit may decode the screen information received through the terminal connection unit and restore the original screen information. The terminal management unit can reconstruct the reconstructed screen information so that the operation manager can grasp it. At this time, the terminal management unit can reconfigure the screen information to be represented by at least one of a graph, an indicator, a chart, and a visual current or in combination.
The digital signage server manages the content provided to the digital signage terminal, and upon receiving the setting information from the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit based on the screen information provided to the operation manager, And a content management unit for managing the content.
The digital signage server manages the schedule for the content provided to the digital signage terminal, and upon receiving the setup information from the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit based on the screen information provided to the operation manager, And may further include a content schedule management unit for managing the content schedule.
A digital signage terminal according to another embodiment of the present invention includes a management information processing unit for acquiring screen information of a screen currently being reproduced through a display device, a control unit for receiving a monitoring request from a digital signage server, And a server connection unit for transmitting the screen information obtained through the information processing unit to the digital signage server.
The management information processing unit may include a capture unit for capturing a display screen currently being reproduced through a display device, and an encoding unit for encoding the captured screen information through the capture unit and providing the encoded screen information to the server connection unit.
The digital signage terminal may further include a content reproducing unit that reproduces the target content under the control of the digital signage server and exposes the target content to a display device.
According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for controlling a terminal of a digital signage server, the method comprising: transmitting a monitoring request to the digital signage terminal to a digital signage terminal according to a request of an operation manager; Receiving a terminal monitoring result including screen information currently being reproduced on the display device from the terminal, and providing the received terminal monitoring result to the operation manager.
In the step of receiving the terminal monitoring result including the screen information, the digital signage server can receive the captured screen information from the digital signage terminal on the screen being reproduced in the display device of the digital signage terminal.
In the step of providing the terminal monitoring result to the operation manager, the digital signage server may decode the received screen information and restore the original screen information to the operation manager. At this time, the digital signage server can reconstruct the restored screen information so that the operation manager can grasp it.
The terminal control method includes: receiving setting information from an operation manager based on screen information provided to an operation manager by a digital signage server; managing contents provided to the digital signage terminal according to input setting information; As shown in FIG.
The terminal control method further includes a step of receiving setting information from the operation manager based on the screen information provided to the operation manager, and managing the schedule of the contents provided to the digital signage terminal according to the inputted setting information can do.
According to one embodiment, since the operation manager can directly confirm the screen information currently being reproduced on the display device of the desired digital signage terminal, it is possible to directly display the screen output information of the display device, You can check the status. That is, it can be directly confirmed whether the desired content is displayed normally on the display device of the digital signage terminal at a desired reproduction time.
1 is a configuration diagram of a digital signage system according to an embodiment of the present invention;
2 is a configuration diagram of a digital signage server according to an embodiment of the present invention;
3 is a configuration diagram of a digital signage terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;
4 is a flowchart illustrating a method of controlling a terminal of a digital signage server according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the following description of the present invention, a detailed description of known functions and configurations incorporated herein will be omitted when it may make the subject matter of the present invention rather unclear. In addition, the terms described below are defined in consideration of the functions of the present invention, which may vary depending on the intention of the user, the operator, or the like. Therefore, the definition should be based on the contents throughout this specification.
1 is a block diagram of a digital signage system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Referring to Fig. 1, a digital signage system 1 includes a digital signage server 2, a digital signage terminal 3 and a network 4 connecting them. There may be a plurality of terminals 3 that are not digital terminals.
Digital signage is a digital media solution that provides a variety of information such as entertainment and advertisement by installing a digital display device 32 that can be remotely controlled through a network 4 in a public place or a commercial space, and is a digital media solution for a television, a personal computer, This is screen media. The digital signage can be used as a tool to display digital contents on a schedule by using the display device 32 of the digital signage terminal 3, to induce interest and interest of the people, and to enhance the corporate image or brand awareness have. Digital content that can be displayed as digital signage can be provided in various formats such as video, image, PowerPoint, Flash, web page, text, Silverlight, and streaming. Expression of information is expressed by displaying the image.
The digital signage server 2 manages and manages the terminal 3, which is not a digital company connected via the network 4. [ The digital signage terminal 3 displays the contents provided by the digital signage server 2 on the screen through the display device 32 in cooperation with the digital signage server 2. The digital signage terminal 3 according to one embodiment includes an agent 30 and a display device 32. [ The agent 30 controls and manages the digital signage terminal 3 and is connected to the display device 32 through a physical connection. The display device 32 displays the information displayed by the agent 30 so that the information can be viewed by the user. The network 4 for communication between the digital signage server 2 and the digital signage terminal 3 may be an Internet network based on TCP / IP.
The digital signage system 1 transmits various contents and messages to the digital signage terminal 3 remotely via the network 4 and displays it through the digital display device 32. [ The present invention monitors the digital signage terminal 3 to check whether the display device 32 of the remote digital signage terminal 3 normally displays the desired content, (3).
2 is a configuration diagram of a digital signage server according to an embodiment of the present invention.
1 and 2, the digital signage server 2 includes an operation manager connection unit 20, a terminal connection unit 22, a contents management unit 24, a contents schedule management unit 26, and a terminal management unit 28 do.
The operation manager connection unit 20 provides an interface so that the operation manager can access and manage the digital signage server 2. The operation manager connection unit 20 can receive various commands including setting information from the operation manager. The setting information may be information regarding the playback time or playback time zone allocated to the content, layout information applied to the content, size of the content unit, combination, and the like. The operation manager connection unit 20 according to an embodiment receives the terminal monitoring request from the operation manager and provides the terminal monitoring result received through the terminal connection unit 22 to the operation manager.
The terminal connection unit 22 provides an interface for network connection with the digital signage terminal 3. The terminal connection unit 22 according to an embodiment transmits a terminal monitoring request to the digital signage terminal 3 in response to the operation manager request and transmits the terminal monitoring request from the digital signage terminal 3 to the display device of the digital signage terminal 3 32 to receive the terminal monitoring result including the screen information currently being reproduced.
The content management unit 24 manages the content provided to the digital signage terminal 3. Content means an object to be reproduced and may be defined in various formats such as video, image, power point, flash, web page, text, silverlight, streaming and the like. The content may be created and registered by an operation manager of the server 2 or an external content provider. In the case of an operation manager, content creation and registration can be performed using a manager. Content can be registered in a designated repository, and a content list can be managed for this purpose. A field of the content list may be defined to include a name of a content, a file name, a file size, and a registration date, and the content list may include various contents as a recorder.
The content schedule management unit 26 manages the schedule for the content provided to the digital signage terminal 3. The schedule may include content related to the schedule for reproducing the content. The schedule can be created and registered by the operation manager. The operation manager can perform the creation and registration of the schedule using the manager. The schedule can be registered and managed in the schedule list. The fields of the schedule list may be defined to include a name of a schedule, a file name, a file size, and a registration date, and the schedule list may be composed of a simple text text file.
The terminal management unit 28 manages the state of the digital signage terminal 3. The status of the digital signage terminal 3 may be information such as the resolution or size of the display device, information on specifications such as the number of channels or volume of speakers, information on the place where the display device is installed, have.
The present invention uses the terminal management unit 28 to check whether a desired content is normally displayed at a desired time in a digital display device 32 remote from the operation manager on the digital signage system. To this end, when the terminal connection unit 22 receives the encoded display screen information from the digital signage terminal 3, the terminal management unit 28 decodes the display screen information and restores the original screen information. The restored screen information is provided to the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit 20. The terminal management unit 28 can reconstruct the restored screen information so that the operation manager can easily grasp it. For example, the terminal management unit 28 can reconfigure screen information to be expressed by combining at least one of a graph, an indicator, a chart, and a visual current state.
The operation manager can manage the contents and the contents schedule by checking the screen information. For example, when receiving the setting information from the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit 20 based on the screen information provided to the operation manager, the contents management unit 24 manages the contents according to the setting information. As another example, when the setting information is inputted from the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit 20 based on the screen information provided to the operation manager, the contents schedule managing unit 26 manages the contents schedule according to the setting information. The setting information may be information regarding the playback time or playback time zone allocated to the content, layout information applied to the content, size of the content unit, combination, and the like.
3 is a configuration diagram of a digital signage terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Referring to FIGS. 1 and 3, the digital signage terminal 3 includes an agent 30 and a display device 32. The agent 30 may include a server connection unit 300, a control unit 302, a content representation unit 304, and a management information processing unit 306.
The server connection unit 300 communicates with the digital signage server 2 via a network. The server connection unit 300 receives a terminal monitoring request including a screen information request for a screen being reproduced through the display device 32 from the digital signage server 2 and displays the screen obtained through the management information processing unit 306 The terminal monitoring result including the information can be transmitted to the digital signage server 2.
The control unit 302 processes and executes a command for controlling and managing the digital signage terminal 3 in cooperation with the digital signage server 2. The content reproduction unit 304 reproduces the target content under the control of the digital signage server 2 and displays it on the display device 32. [ The control of the digital signage server 2 can be performed by the operation manager based on screen information transmitted to the digital signage server 2 through the server connection unit 300. [
The management information processing unit 306 processes the management information of the digital signage terminal 3 and transmits the management information to the digital signage server 2 through the server connection unit 300. The management information processing unit 306 according to an embodiment acquires screen information of a screen being reproduced through the display device 32 and provides the obtained screen information to the server connection unit 300. [ The management information processing unit 306 may include a capture unit 3060 and an encoding unit 3062. [ The capture unit 3060 captures the screen information of the content being displayed on the display device 32 while being reproduced at the content reproduction unit 304. [ For example, image data is acquired by referring to a screen on which a content is reproduced. The encoding unit 3062 encodes the captured screen information to transmit the captured screen information to the digital signage server 2 through the capture unit 3060. [ The encoded screen information is transmitted to the digital signage server through the server connection unit 300.
4 is a flowchart illustrating a method of controlling a terminal of a digital signage server according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Referring to FIG. 4, the digital signage server 2 receives a monitoring request for the digital signage terminal from the operation manager 5 (400). The digital signage server 2 transmits the monitoring request to the digital signage terminal 3 410 and the digital signage terminal 3 transmits the monitoring information to the display device of the digital signage terminal 3, And transmits the terminal monitoring result to the digital signage server 2 (440). For example, the digital signage terminal 3 captures display screen information currently being reproduced 420, encodes the captured screen information 430, and transmits it to the digital signage server 2 440).
After receiving the screen information of the display device, the digital signage server 2 processes, e.g., decrypts 450 the received screen information so that the operation manager 5 can confirm the screen information, and then sends the screen information to the operation manager 5 (460). At this time, restored screen information can be reconstructed so that the operation manager can grasp it. For example, screen information can be reconfigured to be represented in at least one of, or in combination with, a graph, an indicator, a chart, and a visual presence.
According to the above description, the operation manager 5 can check whether or not a desired content is normally displayed at a desired time in the digital display device of the digital signage terminal 3 remote.
Further, the digital signage server 2 receives the setting information from the operation manager 5 based on the screen information provided to the operation manager 5, receives the setting information from the operation manager 5, and transmits the setting information to the digital signage terminal 3 It is possible to manage the provided content. Further, the digital signage server 2 receives the setting information from the operation manager 5 based on the screen information provided to the operation manager 5, receives the setting information from the operation manager 5, and transmits the setting information to the digital signage terminal 3 It is possible to manage the schedule of the provided content.
The embodiments of the present invention have been described above. It will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes in form and details may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims. Therefore, the disclosed embodiments should be considered in an illustrative rather than a restrictive sense. The scope of the present invention is defined by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description, and all differences within the scope of equivalents thereof should be construed as being included in the present invention.
1: Digital signage system 2: Digital signage server
3: Digital signage terminal 4: Network
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  1. A terminal connection unit connected to the digital signage terminal through a network to receive screen information currently being reproduced from the digital signage terminal through a display device;
    A terminal management unit for managing the status of the digital signage terminal and processing the screen information received through the terminal connection unit; And
    An operation manager connection unit that receives a terminal monitoring request from the operation manager and provides the terminal monitoring result including the screen information processed through the terminal management unit to the operation manager;
    The digital signage server comprising:
  2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the terminal connection unit
    Wherein the digital signage server receives the captured screen information from the digital signage terminal to a screen currently being reproduced by the display apparatus of the digital signage terminal.
  3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the terminal management unit
    And decodes the screen information received through the terminal connection unit to restore the original screen information.
  4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the terminal management unit
    And reconstructs the reconstructed screen information so that the operation manager can grasp it.
  5. 5. The apparatus of claim 4, wherein the terminal management unit
    And reconfigures the screen information to be expressed in at least one of a graph, an indicator, a chart, and a visual current or in combination.
  6. The digital signage server according to claim 1, wherein the digital signage server
    The content management server manages contents provided to the digital signage terminal and receives setting information from the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit on the basis of the screen information provided to the operation manager, Management;
    The digital signature server further comprising:
  7. The digital signage server according to claim 1, wherein the digital signage server
    Wherein the schedule management unit manages a schedule for content provided to the digital signage terminal and receives setting information from the operation manager through the operation manager connection unit on the basis of screen information provided to the operation manager, A content schedule management unit for managing the content schedule;
    The digital signature server further comprising:
  8. A management information processing unit for acquiring screen information of a screen currently being reproduced through a display device; And
    A server connection unit connected to the digital signage server through a network to receive a monitoring request from the digital signage server and transmit the screen information obtained through the management information processing unit to the digital signage server;
    The digital signage terminal comprising:
  9. 9. The apparatus according to claim 8, wherein the management information processing unit
    A capturing unit capturing a display screen currently being reproduced through a display device; And
    An encoding unit for encoding the screen information captured through the capture unit and providing the encoded screen information to the server connection unit;
    The digital signage terminal comprising:
  10. The method of claim 8, wherein the digital signage terminal
    A content reproducing unit reproducing the target content under the control of the digital signage server and displaying the target content on a display device;
    Further comprising: means for receiving the digital signature from the digital signage terminal.
  11. A terminal control method of a digital signage server, the digital signage server comprising:
    Transmitting a monitoring request for the digital signage terminal to the digital signage terminal at the request of the operation manager;
    Receiving a terminal monitoring result including screen information currently being reproduced from a digital signage terminal on a display device; And
    Providing a monitoring result of the received terminal to the operation manager;
    The terminal control method comprising the steps of:
  12. 12. The method of claim 11, wherein receiving the terminal monitoring result including the screen information comprises:
    And receiving the captured screen information from the digital signage terminal on a screen being reproduced in a display device of the digital signage terminal.
  13. 12. The method of claim 11, wherein receiving the terminal monitoring result including the screen information comprises:
    And decodes the received screen information to restore the original screen information to the operation manager.
  14. 14. The method of claim 13, wherein providing the terminal monitoring result to an operational manager comprises:
    And restructuring the reconstructed screen information so that the operation manager can grasp it.
  15. The method of claim 11, wherein the terminal control method comprises:
    Receiving setting information from an operation manager based on screen information provided to the operation manager; And
    Managing contents provided to the digital signage terminal according to input setting information;
    Further comprising the step of:
  16. The method of claim 11, wherein the terminal control method comprises:
    Receiving setting information from an operation manager based on screen information provided to the operation manager; And
    Managing a schedule of content provided to the digital signage terminal according to input setting information;
    Further comprising the step of:
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