RU95114370A - network controller for cable television system (variants), the network controller for remote control of the accounting information, the method of use of the equipment for digital signal processing (options), a method of using cable headend system for remote addressing advertising and method of remote control of the accounting information - Google Patents

network controller for cable television system (variants), the network controller for remote control of the accounting information, the method of use of the equipment for digital signal processing (options), a method of using cable headend system for remote addressing advertising and method of remote control of the accounting information

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RU95114370A
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1. Контроллер сети для использования в оборудовании для обработки цифровых сигналов на головной станции системы кабельного телевидения, выполненный с возможностью дистанционного контроля и управления множеством абонентских терминалов в кабельной системе телевизионного вещания с использованием данных управления сетью, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью приема множества информационных полей в потоке управляющей информации, причем поток управляющей информации создается с использованием сигнала информации 1. The network controller for use in equipment for processing digital signals to the headend cable television system adapted for remote monitoring and control of a plurality of subscriber terminals in the cable television broadcasting system using network control data, wherein each subscriber terminal is arranged to receive a plurality of information fields in the control information stream, said flow control information is generated using information signal правления программой, принимаемого от удаленного источника, отличающийся тем, что содержит: интерфейс, соединенный с оборудованием обработки цифровых сигналов, для приема и передачи управляющей информации, в котором сигнал информации управления программой принимается от оборудования обработки цифровых сигналов по расписанию, а поток управляющей информации, созданный с использованием сигнала информации управления программой, передается на оборудование обработки цифровых сигналов для распределения по системе кабельного телевидения Board program received from a remote source, characterized in that it comprises: an interface connected to the equipment of digital signal processing, for receiving and transmitting control information wherein the control information signal program is received from digital signal processing equipment according to schedule, and the flow control information, created using the program control information signal is transmitted to the digital signal processing equipment for distribution over the cable television system , средство для хранения данных управления сетью, где хранимые данные управления сетью содержат данные о телевизионных программах, средство для выборки хранимых данных управления сетью и средство генератора потока управляющей информации с использованием принятого сигнала информации управления программой и выбранных данных управления сетью, выполненное с возможностью генерирования информационных полей потока управляющей информации, при этом поток управляющей информации затем распределяется по множеству абонентских терминалов. Means for storing network control data, wherein the stored network control data includes data on television programs, means for sampling generator network stored control data, and means for flow control information using the program and the selected network management data of the received control information signal, configured to generate information field flux control information, wherein the flow control information is then distributed over a plurality of subscriber terminals.
2. Контроллер по п. 1, отличающийся тем, что содержит средство временного хранения для временного хранения сигнала информации управления программой. 2. The controller according to claim. 1, characterized in that it comprises temporary storage means for temporarily storing the program control information signal.
3. Контроллер по п. 1, отличающийся тем, что каждый из множества абонентских терминалов имеет идентификационный номер, индивидуально однозначный для конкретного абонента, и тем, что средство для хранения содержит по меньшей мере одну базу данных контроллера сети, в которой данные управления сетью организованы и поддерживаются по меньшей мере в одном файле базы данных, при этом файлы базы данных реляционно связаны друг с другом через идентификационные номера абонентских терминалов, и средство для обновления данных управления сетью, хранящ 3. The controller according to claim. 1, characterized in that each of the plurality of user terminals has an identification number individually unique to a particular subscriber, and in that the means for storing comprises at least one database of the network controller, in which network management data is organized and maintained in at least one database file, the database files relationally linked to each other through the identification numbers of user terminals, and means for updating the network control data that are stored хся в каждом файле базы данных. hsya in each database file.
4. Контроллер по п. 1 для использования в регионах, имеющих региональную информацию программ, отличающийся тем, что содержит средство для приема региональной информации программ и средство для передачи любой полученной региональной информации программ на средство генератора, где полученная региональная информация программ используется для формирования информационного поля сигнала информации управления программой для получения потока управляющей информации. 4. The controller according to Claim. 1 for use in regions having a regional program information, characterized in that it comprises means for receiving the regional programming information, and means for transmitting any program on the generator means received regional information, regional information obtained where programs used for forming information field program control information signal to produce the control information stream.
5. Контроллер по п. 4 для использования оператором, отличающийся тем, что средство для приема содержит рабочую станцию оператора контроллера сети, выполненную с возможностью ввода оператором региональной информации программ. 5. The controller according to claim. 4 for use by an operator, characterized in that the means for receiving comprises operating the network operator station controller adapted to input information of the regional program operator.
6. Контроллер по п. 4, отличающийся тем, что средство для приема выполнено с возможностью приема уплотненных цифровыми методами сигналов программ от удаленного источника и содержит средство высокочастотного приема, выполненное с возможностью демодуляции сигналов программ, уплотненных цифровыми методами и по меньшей мере один демультиплексор, соединенный с высокочастотным приемником, выполненный с возможностью выделения информационного сигнала из каждого демодулированного сигнала, при этом информационный сигнал содержит информацию о 6. The controller according to claim. 4, wherein the means for receiving is configured to receive digitally compressed program signals from the remote source and the high-frequency receiving means comprises operable to demodulate the program signals, digitally compressed, and at least one demultiplexer, coupled to the high-frequency receiver configured to extract the information signal from each demodulated signal, wherein the information signal comprises information about б оцифрованных программах, предоставляемых на выбор абонента, при этом выход каждого демультиплексора соединен с интерфейсом. b digitized programs available on the subscriber's choice, and the output of each demultiplexer is connected to the interface.
7. Контроллер по п. 4, отличающийся тем, что средство для приема содержит телефонный модем, выполненный с возможностью приема региональной информации о программах от удаленного источника. 7. The controller according to claim. 4, wherein the means for receiving comprises a telephone modem adapted to receive regional program information from a remote source.
8. Контроллер по п. 4, отличающийся тем, что средство генератора далее содержит средство для интерпретации выбранных хранимых данных и выдачи интерпретированных данных, средство для обработки интерпретированных данных, средство для создания команд на обработку сигнала из обработанных интерпретированных данных, при этом созданные команды на обработку сигнала передаются на оборудование для обработки сигнала через интерфейс и являются руководством для оборудования для обработки сигнала по переформированию пакетов сигналов видео- и ауди 8. The controller according to claim. 4, characterized in that the generator means further comprises means for interpreting the selected stored data and outputting the interpreted data, means for processing the interpreted data, means for generating commands for processing the signal from the processed interpreted data, wherein the created command to processing the signal transmitted to the equipment for signal processing through the interface, and provide guidance for the equipment for signal processing for reorganization packet video and audio signals программ. programs.
9. Контроллер по п. 8, отличающийся тем, что средство обработки содержит интерфейс, выполненный с возможностью приема полученной региональной информации о программах от средства передачи, средство для корреляции принятой региональной информации о программах с интерпретированными данными с выдачей коррелированной информации и средство для посылки коррелированной информации на генератор, где коррелированная информация включается в генерируемую команду на обработку сигнала. 9. The controller according to claim. 8, characterized in that the processing means includes an interface, adapted to receive the obtained regional information about programs from the transmitting means, means for correlation of the received regional information about the programs with the interpreted data correlated with delivery of information and means for sending the correlated information to the generator, wherein the correlated information is included in the generated command to the signal processing.
10. Контроллер по п. 1, отличающийся тем, что генератор содержит средство для считывания сигнала информации управления программой для получения данных управления программой; . 10. The controller according to claim 1, characterized in that the generator comprises means for reading the program control information signal to obtain program control data; средство сравнения данных управления программой с выбранными данными управления сетью для получения результатов сравнения и средство для модификации данных управления программой на основе полученных результатов сравнения. means for comparing the network control program from the control data selected data to obtain results of comparison, and means for modifying the program control data based on comparison of the obtained results.
11. Контроллер по п. 1, отличающийся тем, что информационное поле потока управляющей информации является последовательностью пакетов и тем, что генератор содержит средство для структурирования выбранных данных управления сетью по пакетам так, что в информационном поле потока управляющей информации формируются структурированные пакеты. 11. The controller according to claim. 1, characterized in that the information field of the control information stream is a packet sequence, and in that the generator comprises means for structuring the selected network control data packets so that the structured packets are generated in the information field of the control information stream.
12. Контроллер по п. 1, отличающийся тем, что генератор содержит средство для считывания сигнала информации управления программой для получения данных управления программой; . 12. The controller according to claim 1, characterized in that the generator comprises means for reading the program control information signal to obtain program control data; средство для сравнения данных управления программой с выбранными данными управления сетью для получения результатов сравнения; means for comparing the program control data with the selected network control data to produce comparison results; средство для интегрирования части данных управления программой и выбранных данных управления сетью на основе результатов сравнения для получения интегрированных управляющих данных и средство для введения интегрированных управляющих данных в информационное поле потока управляющей информации. means for comparing the network part of the integration of program management data and selected control data on the basis of results for the integrated control data, and means for introducing the integrated control data in the information field of the control information flow.
13. Контроллер сети для использования в оборудовании для обработки цифровых сигналов на головной станции системы кабельного телевидения, выполненный с возможностью дистанционного контроля и управления множеством абонентских терминалов в кабельной системе телевизионного вещания с использованием данных управления сетью, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью передачи отчета о статусе и приема потока управляющей информации, полученного с использованием сигнала информации управления программой, несущего данные в 13. The network controller for use in equipment for processing digital signals to the headend cable television system adapted for remote monitoring and control of a plurality of subscriber terminals in the cable television broadcasting system using network control data, wherein each subscriber terminal is configured to transmit the report receiving the status and flow control information obtained using the program control information signal carrying data from информационном поле, содержащий интерфейс, соединенный с оборудованием обработки цифровых сигналов, для приема и передачи управляющей информации, в котором сигнал информации управления программой принимается от оборудования обработки цифровых сигналов по расписанию, а поток управляющей информации, созданный с использованием сигнала информации управления программой, передается на оборудование обработки цифровых сигналов для распределения по системе кабельного телевидения, средство для приема отчетов о статусе абонентских термина information field comprising an interface coupled to the equipment of digital signal processing, for receiving and transmitting control information wherein the control information signal program is received from digital signal processing equipment according to schedule, and the flow control information generated by using the program control information signal is transmitted to the digital signal processing equipment for distribution over cable television system, means for receiving a user about the status of term reports ов, где принятые отчеты о статусе абонентских терминалов дают возможность абонентским терминалам передавать данные на станцию; s, where the adoption of the report on the status of the subscriber terminals allow the user terminals to transmit data to the station; средство для хранения данных управления сетью, где данные управления сетью содержат данные о программах, и содержания принятых отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов; means for storing network management data, which network management data contains data about programs and content received on the status of the subscriber terminal reports; средство для выборки хранимых данных управления сетью и средство генератора потока управляющей информации с использованием принятого сигнала информации управления программой и выбранных данных управления сетью, в котором генерируют информационные поля потока управляющей информации, и поток управляющей информации затем распределяется по множеству абонентских терминалов. means for sampling the stored network control data and means for the control information stream generator by using the received program control information signal and the selected network control data, wherein information fields generated flow control information, and the flow of control information is then distributed over a plurality of subscriber terminals.
14. Контроллер по п. 13, отличающийся тем, что генератор содержит: средство для извлечения данных из информационного поля сигнала информации управления программой, где извлеченные данные включают распределение каналов программ и коды меню; . 14. The controller according to claim 13, characterized in that the generator comprises: means for extracting data from the information field of the program control information signal, wherein the extracted data includes program channel distribution and menu codes; средство для формирования сообщения об опросе, выполненное с возможностью выдачи команды каждому абонентскому терминалу и передачи отчета о статусе абонентского терминала; means for generating reports about the survey, arranged to issue commands to each subscriber terminal and the transmission of the status report, the user terminal; средство для обработки принятых отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов для получения данных ответа на опрос; means for processing the received status of the user terminal reports to get the data response to the survey; средство для интеграции данных ответа на опрос с извлеченными данными из информационного поля сигнала информации управления программой и получения потока управляющей информации. means for integrating the data with a poll response to the extracted data of the information field of the program stream and receiving the control information control information signal.
15. Контроллер по п. 14, отличающийся тем, что средство формирования содержит средство для считывания по меньшей мере одного файла базы данных с использованием средства выборки, при этом файлы базы данных реляционно связаны друг с другом через множество идентификационных номеров абонентских терминалов, индивидуально однозначных для абонентских терминалов каждого конкретного абонента; 15. The controller according to claim. 14, characterized in that the generating means comprises means for reading at least one database file using the selecting means, wherein the database files relationally linked to each other through a plurality of subscriber terminal identification numbers individually to unambiguous user terminals each subscriber; средство для форматирования сообщения запроса на опрос, при этом форматированное сообщение содержит по меньшей мере один идентификационный номер абонентского терминала; means for formatting the polling request message, wherein the formatted message comprises at least one subscriber terminal identification number; средство для установки по меньшей мере одного бита команды на опрос в форматированном сообщении запроса на опрос, при этом установленный бит команды на опрос задает передачу отчета о статусе абонентского терминала. means for setting at least one bit of command to poll in the formatted polling request message, wherein a set bit to poll command sets the transmission status report of the subscriber terminal.
16. Контроллер по п. 14, отличающийся тем, что для обработки содержит средство управляющего приемника для демодуляции принятых отчетов о статусе абонентского терминала; . 16. The controller according to claim 14, characterized in that the processing comprises means for controlling the receiver to demodulate the received status of the subscriber terminal reports; средство для считывания по меньшей мере одного информационного поля в принятых отчетах о статусе абонентского терминала, при этом каждое информационное поле содержит данные о просмотренных программах, собранных абонентскими терминалами; means for reading at least one information field in the received reports about the status of the user terminal, wherein each information field includes data on programs viewed collected user terminals; средство для сортировки каждого информационного поля в принятых отчетах о статусе абонентских терминалов по идентификационному номеру каждого абонентского терминала; means for sorting each information field in the received reports about the status of the subscriber terminals by the identification number of each user terminal; средство временной памяти для накопления отсортированных информационных полей для каждого абонентского терминала, где накопленные отсортированные информационные поля образуют данные ответа на опрос. temporary memory means for accumulating the sorted information fields for each user terminal, wherein the accumulated sorted information fields form a data response to the poll.
17. Контроллер по п. 16, далее содержащий соединительное средство для связи средства обработки со средством хранения, отличающийся тем, что данные ответа на опрос хранятся в средстве для хранения, обновляя данные управления сетью. 17. The controller according to claim. 16, further comprising coupling means for connection with processing means of the storage means, characterized in that the response data to the survey stored in the storage means, updating the network control data.
18. Контроллер по п. 16, отличающийся тем, что средство управляющего приемника содержит высокочастотный демодулятор для приема приходящих по кабельной трансляционной сети данных от абонентских терминалов. 18. The controller according to claim. 16, characterized in that the control means comprises a receiver for receiving a high-frequency demodulator for cable translational incoming data from the network user terminals.
19. Контроллер по п. 16, отличающийся тем, что средство управляющего приемника содержит телефон для приема передач данных от абонентских терминалов по телефонным линиям. 19. The controller according to claim. 16, characterized in that the control means comprises a telephone receiver for receiving data transmissions from the user terminals over telephone lines.
20. Контроллер по п. 13, отличающийся тем, что средство для приема содержит высокочастотный демодулятор и демультиплексор, выполненный с возможностью обработки принятых отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов, приходящих по кабельной трансляционной сети. 20. The controller according to claim. 13, characterized in that the means for receiving comprises a high frequency demodulator and a demultiplexer operable to process received reports on the status of the subscriber terminal arriving at the cable broadcast network.
21. Контроллер сети для использования с головной станции системы кабельного телевидения, выполненный с возможностью дистанционной адресации категорий рекламы на группы абонентских терминалов в кабельной системе трансляции телевизионных программ, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью генерирования данных о просмотренных программах, отличающийся тем, что содержит: средство для сбора данных о просмотренных программах по каждому абонентскому терминалу в кабельной системе трансляции телевизионных программ; 21. The network controller for use with a headend cable television system adapted for remote addressing categories of advertisements to groups of subscriber terminals in the cable television broadcast system, wherein each subscriber terminal is adapted to generate browsing data programs, characterized in that it comprises : a tool to collect data on programs viewed by each user terminal in the cable television broadcasting system; средство для хранения собранных данных о просмотренных программах по меньшей мере в одной базе данных управления сетью; means for storing the collected data on programs viewed by at least one base network control data; средство для выбора хранимых данных о просмотренных программах; means for selecting the stored browsing data programs; средство для подсчета данных о просмотренных программах для определения частоты просмотра программ на каждом абонентском терминале в кабельной системе трансляции телевизионных программ, где учет просмотренных программ организован по меньшей мере в одной матрице просмотренных программ по категориям программ и временному интервалу; means for counting data on programs viewed to determine the frequency of viewing programs on each user terminal in the cable television broadcasting system, wherein allowance viewed programs organized in at least one matrix programs viewed by program category and time slot; средство для создания информации о группе абонентских терминалов, указывающей на принадлежность каждого абонентского терминала к группе путем корреляции учетных данных о просмотренных программах с категориями рекламы, где каждая категория рекламы содержит рекламу, которая может быть адресована на абонентские терминалы, и средство для передачи информации о группах абонентских терминалов на абонентский терминал в потоке управляющей информации, который управляет абонентским терминалом при выборе адресной рекламы для показа во время п means for creating information about a group of subscriber terminals indicating belonging of each subscriber terminal to the group by correlating the credential browsing programs with categories of advertising, wherein each category of advertisements includes advertisement that may be addressed to the subscriber terminals, and means for transmitting information about the group subscriber terminals in the subscriber terminal in the stream management information that manages the user terminal in selecting targeted advertisements for display during n росмотра программ. ck programs.
22. Контроллер по п. 21, отличающийся тем, что выполнен с возможностью опроса каждого абонентского терминала, и тем, что средство сбора данных содержит средство для генерирования сообщения запроса на опрос, предписывающего каждому абонентскому терминалу начать передачу отчета о статусе абонентского терминала; . 22. The controller according to claim 21, characterized in that is adapted to poll each user terminal, and in that the data acquisition means comprises means for generating a polling request message directing each subscriber terminal to start the transmission of the status report of the subscriber terminal; средство для приема отчетов о статусе абонентского терминала, где отчеты о статусе абонентских терминалов содержат информацию о просмотренных программах; means for receiving user terminal status reports, which reports on the status of the subscriber terminals contain information about the viewed programs; средство для обработки полученных отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов для получения данных ответа на опрос и средство для временного хранения данных ответа на опрос. means for processing the received subscriber terminal status reports to produce polling response data to, and means for temporarily storing response data to Poll.
23. Контроллер по п. 22, отличающийся тем, что средство обработки содержит средство для демодуляции принятых отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов, для получения демодулированных данных об абонентских терминалах; . 23. The controller according to claim 22, characterized in that the processing means comprises means for demodulating the received status reports to the subscriber terminals, for receiving demodulated data of subscriber terminals; средство для считывания по меньшей мере одного информационного поля в демодулированных данных об абонентских терминалах, где каждое информационное поле привязано к полю идентификационного номера абонентского терминала; means for reading at least one information field in the demodulated data of subscriber terminals, wherein each information field is attracted to the field identification number of the subscriber terminal; средство для сортировки каждого информационного поля в принятых отчетах о статусе абонентского терминала по идентификационному номеру абонентского терминала и средство временной памяти для накопления отсортированных информационных полей для каждого абонентского терминала, где накопленные отсортированные информационные поля дают данные ответа на опрос. means for sorting each information field in the adoption of the report on the status of the user terminal by the identification number of the user terminal and the temporary storage means for storing the sorted information fields for each user terminal, where the accumulated sorted information fields provide the response data to the survey.
24. Контроллер по п. 22, отличающийся тем, что далее содержит средство обновления данных о просмотренных программах в средстве запоминания данными ответа на опрос. 24. The controller according to claim. 22, characterized in that further comprises means for updating data on programs viewed in the data storage means an answer to a poll.
25. Контроллер по п. 22, отличающийся тем, что средство для подсчета содержит средство для считывания числа просмотренных программ, где для различных временных интервалов для каждой категории программ ведется отдельный счет просмотренных программ; . 25. The controller according to claim 22, characterized in that the means for counting comprises means for reading the number of viewed programs, where for different time intervals for each category of program being viewed by a separate account programs; средство сортировки счета просмотренных программ от наибольшего к наименьшему; sorting means counting viewed programs from the largest to smallest; средство согласования отсортированного счета просмотренных программ с категориями рекламы, что дает счет категорий рекламы. means matching the sorted bills viewed programs with the categories of advertising, which gives account of the categories of advertising.
26. Контроллер сети для использования с головной станцией системы кабельного телевидения, выполненный с возможностью дистанционной адресации индивидуальной рекламы на группы абонентских терминалов в кабельной системе трансляции телевизионных программ, при этом для адресации используется информация о просмотренных программах, принятая головной станцией, отличающийся тем, что содержит средства сбора информации о просмотренных программах; 26. The network controller for use with a cable headend system capable of remotely addressing individual advertising on the group of subscriber terminals in the cable television program broadcasting system, and it is used for addressing the information browsing program adopted by the headend, characterized in that it contains means of collecting information about browsing programs; средство хранения собранной информации о просмотренных программах и индивидуальной рекламы, распределенной по категориям рекламы; means for storing information collected browsing programs and individual advertising distributed by categories of advertising; средство сортировки хранимой информации о просмотренных программах по множеству категорий программ; sorting means stored information browsing programs for a variety of program categories; средство для ранжирования множества категорий программ по частоте просмотра программ в каждой категории, где категории программ с наибольшим просмотром получают более высокой ранг, чем категории с меньшим просмотром программ; means for ranking the plurality of program categories by frequency of viewing programs in each category, wherein program categories with the highest viewing ranked higher than categories with less viewing programs; средство ранжирования хранимых категорий рекламы, где ранжированные категории программ коррелируются с хранимыми категориями рекламы; means the ranking of stored categories of advertising, which ranked category programs are correlated with stored categories of advertising; средство для отбора набора категорий рекламы наивысших рангов; means for selecting a set of categories of advertising the highest rank; средство для выбора отдельных реклам из комплекта категорий рекламы наивысших рангов; means for selecting a specific set of commercials advertising categories of the highest rank; средство формирования пакетов выбранных индивидуальных реклам для передачи на абонентские терминалы для показа, что дает пакеты адресованной рекламы, и средство передачи пакетов адресованной рекламы на абонентские терминалы по кабельной трансляционной сети. means for generating packets of the selected individual advertisements for transmission to the subscriber terminals to display, which gives the packets addressed to the advertising, and the packet addressed to the agent advertisement to the subscriber terminals via cable broadcast network.
27. Контроллер по п. 26, отличающийся тем, что каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью приема сообщения о запросе на опрос и передачи ответов на опрос по кабельной системе трансляции телевизионных программ, при этом ответ на опрос включает информацию о просмотренных программах, и тем, что средство сбора содержит: средство для генерирования сообщений запроса на опрос, где каждое сообщение передается на абонентские терминалы, запрашивая абонентские терминалы передать ответы на опрос по кабельной трансляционной сети; 27. The controller according to claim. 26, characterized in that each subscriber terminal is adapted to receive a request message and transmitting the survey responses to a poll by the cable television broadcasting system, the response to the survey includes information browsing programs, and in that means the collection includes: means for generating a request message to the survey, where each message is transmitted to the subscriber terminals requesting user terminals to transmit the answers to a survey by the cable broadcast network; средство для приема ответов на опрос от абонентских терминалов и средство для обработки полученных ответов на опрос, где данные об информации о просмотренных программах по абонентским терминалам извлекаются и используются для адресации. means for receiving survey responses from subscriber terminals and means for processing the received responses to a survey where the data on the information browsing programs to user terminals are extracted and used for addressing.
28. Контроллер по п. 26, отличающийся тем, что собранная информация о просмотренных программах ранее хранилась в средстве для хранения, и тем, что средство сбора содержит средство для обновления информации о просмотренных программах в средстве хранения с использованием извлеченных данных. 28. The controller according to claim. 26, characterized in that the collected information browsing programs previously stored in the storage means, and in that the collection means comprises means for updating information about viewed programs from the storage means using the extracted data.
29. Контроллер сети для дистанционного управления бухгалтерской информацией по кабельной сети телевизионного вещания для множества абонентских терминалов, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью передачи отчета о статусе абонентского терминала в ответ на сообщение запроса на опрос, полученное с использованием сигнала информации управления программой, отличающийся тем, что содержит средство для создания сообщения запроса на опрос; 29. The network controller for remote control of the accounting information on the cable television network for a plurality of subscriber terminals, each subscriber terminal is configured to transmit a status report of the subscriber terminal in response to the polling request message received using the program control signal information, wherein in that it comprises means for creating a request message to the survey; средство для передачи сообщения запроса на опрос на абонентские терминалы, где сообщение запроса на опрос предписывает каждому абонентскому терминалу начать передачу отчета о статусе абонентского терминала по кабельной сети телевизионного вещания; means for transmitting a request message to a survey on user terminals, where the request message to the survey requires each user terminal to start transmitting the report on the status of the user terminal on the cable television network; средство для приема отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов, где отчеты о статусе абонентских терминалов содержат данные о просмотренных программах; means for receiving a status report of subscriber terminals, which reports on the status of the subscriber terminals include browsing data programs; средство для хранения данных управления сетью, где хранимые данные управления сетью содержат данные о просмотренных программах и данные о ценовой категории; means for storing network management information where the stored network control data includes browsing data programs and data on the price category; средство для корреляции данных о просмотренных программах с данными о ценовой категории для выработки ценовых корреляций, средство для генерирования по меньшей мере одного отчета о выставленных счетах на базе полученных ценовых корреляций и средство для передачи отчетов о выставленных счетах на абонентские терминалы для отображения на телевизионном экране. means for correlating the data browsing programs with the data on the price category for generating price correlations, means for generating at least one report on the billing based on the obtained price correlations and means for transmitting reports of billing to the subscriber terminals for display on a television screen.
30. Способ использования оборудования для обработки цифровых сигналов в головной станции системы кабельного телевидения для дистанционного контроля и управления множеством абонентских терминалов в кабельной системе телевизионного вещания, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью приема множества информационных полей в потоке управляющей информации, и поток управляющей информации получают, используя сигнал информации управления программой, отличающийся тем, что создают интерфейс с оборудованием для обработки ци 30. Method of using equipment for processing digital signals in a cable headend station system for remote monitoring and control of a plurality of subscriber terminals in the cable television broadcasting system, wherein each subscriber terminal is arranged to receive a plurality of information fields in the control information stream and the stream management information was prepared by using the program control information signal, characterized in that to create an interface with the processing equipment qi фровых сигналов, где сигнал информации управления программой принимают от оборудования для обработки цифрового сигнала по расписанию, и поток управляющей информации, полученный с использованием сигнала информации управления программой, возвращают на оборудование для обработки сигнала для трансляции по системе кабельного телевидения; Frova signals, wherein the program control information signal is received from the equipment for digital signal processing on a schedule, and the flow control information prepared using the program control information signal is returned to the equipment for processing the signal for broadcast over the cable television system; запоминают данные управления сетью, где хранимые данные управления сетью содержат данные о программах; store data network management, network management where the stored data includes program data; выбирают хранимые данные управления сетью и генерируют поток управляющей информации, используя принятый сигнал информации управления программой и выбранные данные управления сетью, где формируют информационные поля потока управляющей информации и, затем распределяют поток управляющей информации по множеству абонентских терминалов. selected stored network control data and generating control information stream using the received program control information signal and the selected network control data, wherein information fields form the flow control information, and then distribute the flow control information over a plurality of subscriber terminals.
31. Способ использования оборудования для обработки цифровых сигналов в головной станции системы кабельного телевидения для дистанционного контроля и управления множеством абонентских терминалов в кабельной системе телевизионного вещания, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью передачи отчета о статусе абонентского терминала и приема потока управляющей информации, полученного из сигнала информации управления программой, который передает данные в информационном поле, отличающийся тем, что создают интерфейс с о 31. Method of using equipment for processing digital signals in a cable headend of the system for remote monitoring and control of a plurality of subscriber terminals in the cable television broadcasting system, wherein each subscriber terminal is configured to transmit the report on the status of the subscriber terminal and receiving flow control information obtained information from the program control signal which transmits data in the information field, characterized in that the interface to create a борудованием для обработки цифровых сигналов, где сигнал информации управления программой принимают от оборудования для обработки цифрового сигнала по расписанию, и поток управляющей информации, полученный с использованием сигнала информации управления программой возвращают на оборудование для обработки сигнала для трансляции по системе кабельного телевидения; borudovaniya for processing digital signals, wherein the program control information signal received from the equipment for digital signal processing on a schedule, and the flow control information prepared using the program control information signal is returned to the equipment for processing the signal for broadcast over the cable television system; принимают отчеты о статусе абонентских терминалов, где принятые отчеты о статусе абонентских терминалов обеспечивают абонентским терминалам возможность передачи данных на головную станцию; receive reports on the status of the subscriber terminals, which received reports on the status of the subscriber terminals provide the user terminals to transmit data to the headend; запоминают данные управления сетью, где хранимые данные управления сетью содержат данные о программах и содержание принятых отчетов о статусе абонентских терминалов; store data network management, where the stored network control data contains data on programs and content received on the status of the subscriber terminal reports; выбирают хранимые данные управления сетью и генерируют поток управляющей информации, используя принятый сигнал информации управления программой и выбранные данные управления сетью, где формируют информационные поля потока управляющей информации и, затем распределяют поток управляющей информации по множеству абонентских терминалов. selected stored network control data and generating control information stream using the received program control information signal and the selected network control data, wherein information fields form the flow control information, and then distribute the flow control information over a plurality of subscriber terminals.
32. Способ использования головной станции системы кабельного телевидения для дистанционной адресации рекламы на множество абонентских терминалов в системе кабельного телевидения, отличающийся тем, что собирают данные о просмотренных программах с каждого абонентского терминала в кабельной системе телевизионного вещания; 32. A method of using a cable television headend system for remote addressing of advertising to a plurality of subscriber terminals in a cable television system, characterized in that the collected data on programs viewed to each user terminal in the cable television broadcasting system; хранят собранные данные о просмотренных программах по меньшей мере в одной базе данных управления сетью; Store collected browsing data programs in at least one base network management data; выбирают данные о просмотренных программах; selected browsing data programs; рассчитывают выбранные данные о просмотренных программах для определения частоты просмотра программ на каждом абонентском терминале в кабельной системе телевизионного вещания, где числа просмотренных программ организованы в по меньшей мере одну матрицу просмотренных программ по категориям программ и временному интервалу; counting selected data browsing program for determining the frequency of viewing of programs on each user terminal in the cable television broadcasting system, wherein the number of viewed programs are organized in at least one matrix of programs viewed by the program category and time slot; создают информацию о группах абонентских терминалов, указывая групповую принадлежность каждого абонентского терминала, коррелируя числа просмотренных программ с категориями рекламы, где каждая категория рекламы содержит рекламу, которая может быть адресована на абонентские терминалы и передают групповую информацию об абонентских терминалах на абонентский терминал в потоке управляющей информации, который предписывает абонентскому терминалу выбирать адресную рекламу для показа во время просмотра программ. provide information about the groups of subscriber terminals pointing group affiliation of each subscriber terminal by correlating the number of viewed programs, categories of advertising, wherein each category of advertisements includes advertisement that may be addressed to the subscriber terminals and transmitting the group information of the subscriber terminals to the subscriber terminal in the flow control information that instructs the user terminal to select targeted advertising to display while watching programs.
33. Способ дистанционного управления бухгалтерской информацией по кабельной сети телевизионного вещания для множества абонентских терминалов, при этом каждый абонентский терминал выполнен с возможностью передачи отчета о статусе абонентского терминала в ответ на сообщение запроса на опрос, подученное с использованием сигнала информации управления программой, отличающийся тем, что создают сообщение запроса на опрос; 33. A method of remote control of the accounting information on the cable television network for a plurality of subscriber terminals, each subscriber terminal is configured to transmit a status report of the subscriber terminal in response to the polling request message, poduchennoe using the program control information signal, wherein that create a request message to the survey; передают сообщение запроса на опрос на абонентские терминалы, где сообщение запроса на опрос предписывает каждому абонентскому терминалу начать передачу отчета о статусе по кабельной сети на головную станцию; transmitting a request message to a survey on user terminals, where the request message to the survey requires each user terminal to start transmitting the report on the status of the cable network headend; принимают отчеты о статусе абонентских терминалов, где отчет о статусе содержит данные о просмотренных программах; receive reports on the status of the subscriber terminals, where a status report contains data on programs viewed; запоминают данные управления сетью, где данные управления сетью содержат данные о просмотренных программах и более чем одну ценовую категорию; stored network control data which network management data contains data on programs viewed, and more than one price category; коррелируют данные о просмотренных программах с ценовыми категориями, где получают ценовые корреляции; correlate data browsing programs with price categories, which are price correlations; генерируют по меньшей мере один отчет о выставленных счетах на базе полученных ценовых корреляций и передают отчет о выставленных счетах на абонентский терминал для демонстрации на экране телевизора. generating at least one report on exposed on the basis of the accounts received price correlations and sends the billing to the subscriber terminal for a demonstration on the TV screen.
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