WO1995022863A1 - Communication system - Google Patents

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WO1995022863A1
WO1995022863A1 PCT/DE1995/000192 DE9500192W WO9522863A1 WO 1995022863 A1 WO1995022863 A1 WO 1995022863A1 DE 9500192 W DE9500192 W DE 9500192W WO 9522863 A1 WO9522863 A1 WO 9522863A1
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communication system
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Armin Frank
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Nsm Aktiengesellschaft
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M11/00Telephonic communication systems adapted for combination with other electrical systems
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M17/00Prepayment of wireline communication systems, wireless communication systems or telephone systems

Abstract

The object of the invention is thus an open communication system comprising an exchange with central computer to which the telephone or data transmission lines are connected. The exchange is linked to the user stations via these lines. At each user station there are a computer with an input unit, a display and a printer, a telephone or modem connection and a cash or card processing unit.

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communication system

DESCRIPTION

The invention relates to an open communication system, um¬ collectively with a central host computer, with ange¬ it closed telephone or remote data transmission lines, and with the central office associated user stations.

With increasing acceptance of modern communications and ever improving Übertragungsmδglichkeiten the interest and at the same time the need of consumers increases and for advanced communication equipment. The is through the use of fax machines, which enable the quasi-simultane- ous reading abgeschickter documents, and for example, supported by video conferencing systems account that make tat¬ neuter arrivals of people to meetings always stär¬ ker superfluous.

On the other hand, such means are not yet necessarily for private use and the cost in terms of the frequency of use are too high. Therefore are still often the show, or personal conversation, jeden¬ if indispensable to the private sector.

With increasing use of modern equipment as well as PCs and television viewing interpersonal Kommunika¬ takes tion from increasing. Because of this deficit, the need increases to exchange ideas and information, with a considerable number of people Schwierig¬ opportunities with the contact or with finding geeig¬ neter interlocutor.

It is a PC-controlled mailbox system from Hamburg loading known, accessible everyone. The communication is open and can be any einwäh¬ by phone or modem len.

According to a process known from EP-A-0477627 A method of joining associated with Kommunikationsanschlßssen terminally devices is determined whether the terminal device in question is adapted to perform the desired service. If this is not the case, it is checked whether circuit on the relevant An¬ another device exists, can realize the same service. In this way, connections can be built aufge¬ as far as this is possible at all from the gerseite on the existing hardware Empfän¬ ago.

The invention has for its object to provide a Kommunikati¬ onssystem that will allow users to communicate with paid communication partners in other locations, without the user must own an¬ create a device.

This object is inventively achieved in a communica iσns- system having the features of claim 1. Vorteil¬ refinements of the communica ions- system according to the invention are the subject of the dependent claims.

The invention is thus an open Kommunikati¬ onssystem comprising a central station with the central computer, angeschlos¬ to the telephone or remote data transmission lines are sen. about these lines, the center with the Be¬ is user stations connected. be¬ at each user station is a computer with input unit, display and printer, a telephone or Modemanschl.uß and a Geld¬ or card processing unit.

In the inventive communication system thus a central computer (host) manages the communication between the host and user stations and among the user stations. Da¬ in the use of the communication system is gebühren¬ subject, as th well as telephoning or Sich¬ or retrieving data from databases is the case.

The communication can be similar to the phone via a telephone line take place, ie the communication system then provides practically a teleconference system, by means of which the various participants can communicate like a conversation in a room in the case of more than two participants. The number of participants is not limited, and it is only for practical reasons by the central computer control vorge see such that usually no more than one user comes at the same time to speak.

Alternatively, or in addition to the acoustic Telefonver¬ connection, the communication may also be carried out using a modem connection via remote data transmission line. A Kommuni¬ cation several subscribers to one another is then Tasta¬ structure or the like and screen, optionally in addition aku¬ cally possible via the loudspeaker and microphone.

For establishing a communication between at least two users, the calling Be¬, ie active Kommunikationsteilneh¬ mer provide a certain amount of money available must. This can be done by entering of coins, banknotes or Abbu¬ deviation from a card, wherein the processing and debiting by means of an opening provided at the respective user station cash or card processing unit. It is also possible that- the amounts required to be deducted from a managed at the head office account and the validity of the account is also trolled kon¬ by the switchboard. not sufficient funds, so can mit¬ be given means of an appropriate ad to the user station an indication to that. Is provided fest¬ through the center or the intelligent user terminal a payment or Validitätsbestätigung of the user, the user may then by means of the onsrechners Stati¬ select the particular desired compound, wo¬ raufhin this is then constructed. For this purpose a Eingabe¬ unit in the form of a keyboard, a mouse, switches from Berührungs¬, etc. provided.

In order to enable targeted information gathering or topical specific communication may be prepared by the spectral Zen¬ parallel multiple communication channels available to wer¬, each selectable by the users. This may for example be the topics sports, music, Litera¬ tur, politics, etc.. It is also possible channels for playing certain games (in teams), discontinuously kussionsrunden to provide.

To increase the versatility of the invention Kommunnikationssystems and to increase the utility value, namely, the incentive and enjoyment in use, one or more user stations are expediently provided with a standard CD-ROM drive or even with a video camera or CCD camera. Users can therefore lie online and access a variety of data on site, anderer¬ hand itself over the camera visually bring to the Kommunika¬ tion.

a data input by the Benutzerstatio¬ are advantageous nen and a storage device for such input there are suitable munikationsdaten provided. In this way, data for storage on a permanent or transmitted temporarily to pass on to other communications participants from each Teilneh¬ numbers.

The communication system according to the invention is suitable for use in private households. Alternatively, the user can Be¬ stations, however, are very useful also set up at public zu¬-reach places, so that a much larger number of users of the communication system can fitieren pro¬.

Thus, the user stations can be provided, for example in hotels or restaurants. one or more user stations are functional then as a wall unit ausge¬ leads. Particularly in this field of application with possibly not quite as experienced users with a display of the remaining available balance of the user is then preferably provided to the user stations.

The invention has been currently Aus¬ reference to preferred exemplary embodiments described above. This should, however, he find not limit, but only to explain.

Claims

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1. Open communication system comprising a central station with the central computer, with angeschlosse¬ thereto NEN telephone or data transmission lines through which the control panel is connected to the user stations, and at each user station includes a computer with input unit, display, and printer, a telephone or modem, a cash or card processing unit.
2. Communication system according to claim 1, characterized ge ¬ indicates that one or more Benutzer¬ stations are provided with a CD-ROM drive.
3. Communication system according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that one or more Benut¬ zerstationen with a video camera or CCD camera are provided.
4. Communication system according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that one or meh¬ eral user stations are provided with a microphone and speaker.
5. Communication system according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that a gleich¬ term and two-way communication between a plurality of user stations is provided.
6. Communication system according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that a plurality Kommu¬ are provided nikationskanäle that give vorge from the central office and are each selectable by the user stations.
7. Communication system according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that a Datenein¬ handover by said user stations and a Speichereinrich¬ are provided for processing such input communication data.
8. Communication system according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that one or meh¬ eral user stations are designed as a wall unit.
9. Communication system according to one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that an indication of the currently available credit of the user is provided in the user stations.
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