WO2009153125A2 - Arrangement and method for displaying data relating to a hand-held appliance using an appliance console - Google Patents

Arrangement and method for displaying data relating to a hand-held appliance using an appliance console Download PDF

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WO2009153125A2
WO2009153125A2 PCT/EP2009/056167 EP2009056167W WO2009153125A2 WO 2009153125 A2 WO2009153125 A2 WO 2009153125A2 EP 2009056167 W EP2009056167 W EP 2009056167W WO 2009153125 A2 WO2009153125 A2 WO 2009153125A2
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Oliver Seitz
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Abstract

The invention relates to an arrangement for displaying data relating to a hand-held appliance using an appliance console and at least one hand-held appliance coupled to the appliance console by means of a holding device. The processing unit is designed to display a record of data relating to a hand-held appliance removed from the holding device. The processing unit of the appliance console is also designed to generate a protocol message by means of removal processes and to transmit said message to a central computer used to provide a new record of data relating to hand-held appliances on the appliance console, on the basis of the protocol messages. The appliance console is designed to replace the previous record contained in the memory of the appliance console with the new record of data relating to hand-held appliances.

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Arrangement and method for displaying data related to a handheld device with a data console devices

Description:

technical field

The invention relates to an arrangement for displaying on a

Handheld device-related data with a device console having a processing unit, a memory and a holding device for at least one handheld device and at least one via the retaining device coupled to the device console handheld device and connected to the equipment panel display device for displaying the data, wherein the processing unit of the device console is configured to detect whether the handheld device of the retaining device is removed and the processing unit is further formed, under the condition that the hand-held device is taken to retrieve a set of the extracted handheld device data from the memory and to the display means for displaying provide.

Background of the Invention

From the state of the art systems from different

known fields of application in which a hand-held tool or measuring or testing instrument, is used by a user and are thereby displayed on a display device of the tool, measuring or inspection system data on the currently used, respectively, in the handset and held its use are related. It is known to arrange shelves or holders for the respective tools or instruments to a device console. This has, for example, in the medical field the advantage that the individual tools can be selected by a handle and always are clearly available.

Furthermore, data processing components can be integrated into the console devices to process related to the respective in-use tool held in the hand or the operation of the tool data and display corresponding to the display device. Thus, for example, are processed in a device disposed in the console processing apparatus and be combined with existing data before they reach the display of an endoscopy derived image information. In this case, each of the powered tool-specific data if a plurality of different displays can operated in hand tools are used, are provided.

These systems have the advantage that the respectively necessary data can also be provided with a quick change of the operating in the hand tool without additional manipulation or control actions at a user interface and displayed. In this case, contamination of the control elements are also avoided, such as the

Pollution of a touch screen when using a measurement system with multiple operated in the hand tools in a garage. Such systems according to the prior art may also be used for information systems in museums or exhibitions. A museum, visitors can take an exhibit in his hand, and related information will be displayed on a display device to the taken in hand exhibit. In this way are barriers that can arise by providing a computerized user interface avoided. Such systems can also be advantageously applied in retail. Here, a customer can reach for a product of interest to him and look at them up close, and he gets without further action the goods available information relating to an information screen. Especially in the measuring tools it can happen, however, that this use of their properties change over their entire lifetime. Such wear or aging are not included in the aforementioned systems.

Object of the present invention is therefore to provide an arrangement for displaying data related to a handheld device data, which makes it possible to display the handheld device-specific data according to the actual use of intensity as well as a device console, a central computer and a method therefor.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This object is solved by the subject matter of claims 1, 18, 32 and 33rd

The invention of claim 1 teaches an arrangement for displaying data related to a handheld device data to a device console having a processing unit, a memory and a holding device for at least one handheld device and at least one with the

Equipment console on the holding means coupled handheld device and connected to the equipment panel display device for displaying the data, wherein the processing unit of the instrument console is configured to detect whether the handheld device of the retaining device is removed, the processing unit is further formed, under the condition that the handheld device is taken to retrieve a set of the extracted handheld device data from the memory and provide to the display means for displaying, characterized in that - a - the processing unit is further configured to generate at least one protocol message containing information about at least one unloading operation, and provide transmission to a central computer, the central computer is adapted bereitzust based on the at least one protocol message a new set handheld device data for transmission to the console devices Ellen, the processing unit is configured to receive the new set handheld device-related data and to replace the one set handheld device-specific data in the memory with the new set, corresponding to the new set.

By the processing unit of the instrument console logs the removal operations, it determines the adjustment of a handheld to display device-specific data necessary data. This data base may include a plurality of log entries which correspond to the sampling operations. The database thus makes it possible to determine the actual intensity of the use of the devices coupled to console handheld devices and can be transmitted by the processing unit via the communication interface to a central computer. Because the data are made available for transmission to a central computer, either via an online network connection or by

Data transport via removable media, it is possible that evaluated data base, ie the information about removal operations of one or more handheld devices, centrally evaluated. In this way, the provider of tools or instruments system, for example, process the data centrally collected and evaluated and quickly adjust accordingly in the home lessons learned.

For this purpose, the central computer is designed to select on the basis of the protocol message provided by the device console a new set handheld device-specific data from its database and provide to the device console. In this way, an information technology processable data packet is assembled by the central computer, which can be transmitted at a given time at the device console, without permanent communication flow (and thus a permanent network connection) needed, and it may be the data packet unpacked by the device console and installed locally. By the processing unit installed in accordance with the received new from the central computer set handheld device data in memory and replaces the corresponding old set, the new set can without causing further adjustments in the application software or the operating software of the device console, handheld device data easily instead of be used old set when the corresponding handheld device of the holding device of the console equipment is removed. This allows other data and software resources in the device console remain unaffected during an update of handheld device-related data, improving system stability, enables separate exchanges for the handheld device-related data and for example, application or platform software, allowing a larger part of

Application software, for example as ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) to implement.

Thus, the present system allows, depending on the intensity actually occurring use of handheld devices to change the handheld device-related data displayed by the system. Thus, for example, to display the data as such, but also the type of processing provided by the hand-held meter data are adjusted dynamically, without the system on site, such as the workshop would have to be serviced, and so incur downtime ,

Further embodiments of the invention according to claim 1 of the claims referring back to this claim dependent claims can be realized accordingly.

Thus, the arrangement may be further developed in that the central computer is adapted to evaluate the at least one protocol message according to the extracted device and / or on the frequency of sampling and / or the time of harvesting. In this way, the central computer, for example, the type of the removed device, or furthermore the series or even the individual identity of a handheld device to determine and, to adapt to the type of device, the range of a device type or the individual device that upon removal of the device by the device console adjust information to be provided. By the evaluation according to the frequency of removal, the information to be provided to on the one hand on the number of sampling actions up to a certain point in time or the other according to the use frequency, i.e., the density of the consecutive uses in terms of time, selected, customized and / or provided. Alternatively or simultaneously, the processing unit of the device console may be implemented to analyze a temporal sequence of sampling operations to the removed unit and / or the frequency of removal and / or the time of sampling and the result of evaluation in the protocol message to the central computer for transmission is provided, or is transmitted to the central computer to receive. In this way, any or all data analysis steps from the center can be decentralized away towards the installed base of equipment consoles. Through this decentralization, the reliability of the entire system on the one hand and on the other hand increased computing capacity from the central system away down to the individual devices consoles is displaced, which can improve the scalability of the overall system. Further, the amount of data to be evaluated prior to transmission is reduced to the central computer, when a data-intensive pre-processing in the device console is performed and a related handheld device for selecting the new set of data is carried out leading end processing in the central computer. The protocol message may include a sequence of entries on removal operations of handheld devices from the holder of the console equipment, wherein the sequence of entries may contain further information about the timing of the extraction and / or the removed device. In embodiments of the invention a plurality of different handheld devices may be coupled to the console devices and the information on the at least one unloading operation contain a type identification value for the respective involved in the removal process handheld device. The devices console can be coupled to the handheld device via a sensor, which may be located within a docking element of the holding device, and thereby so arranged and / or designed such that the sensor comprises a removal operation of a handheld device from the support device as a whole or in particular an individual handheld device out of its docking detected. The sensor can be sensitive to light and therefore detect the removal process by changing the lighting conditions. Alternative sensors can be the removal process also capacitively, inductively, by mechanical scanning, by detecting the change in conductivity, by sonic or electromagnetic waves (respectively (also including an individual identifier, such as by using radio frequency identification systems RFID)) detect distance measurement by triangulation, time period or interference.

Embodiments of the invention may be characterized in that the processing unit of the instrument console is formed, system status information describing the system state of the equipment console and the connected and / or comprised by its system components to provide for transmission to the central computer. This not only the removal operations of handheld devices are provided as a database for an update of the device console system to the central computer, but also further

Information on the device console system such as version information of device console side system components, such as application or platform software components, or other diagnostic information. In this case, the central computer, in particular, the processing unit of the central computer, may be formed, based on the system status information contained in the information received from the device console data an application update, and / or a platform update provide for transmission to the console devices. Thus, the central computer via the update to handheld device-related data an update to the in the device console, in particular the processing unit, the application program being executed or the application program underlying operating software (platform) may transmit addition, further, which can be received by the device console and installed. This allows the

Device console system as a whole adjusted in the course of its life cycle and / or serviced without any service staff must act locally. In embodiments of the invention may be formed, the central computer, in particular its processing unit, to provide a configuration user interface for configuration of the coupled devices to the central computer console. Here, the central computer or its processing unit may be further configured to update the application and / or the platform on the basis of update in the operation of the configuration select user interface configuration commands generated. The configuration user interface can hereby be provided for example via the Internet, or it may be a configuration file containing the configuration commands are transmitted to the central computer. The invention may be developed to the effect further, that the processing unit of the instrument console is adapted to determine whether there is currently and a working network connection to the central computer, with the proviso that no functioning network connection to cache the mobilized to the central computer data. This cached data can then be copied to removable media, unless they are equal to the

Removable media is cached, and then transported to the central computer to be read there. Alternatively or simultaneously, the removable media can also be brought to a nearby computer console, the device and read there, this computer over a network to the central computer in

Connection is established so that the data are transmitted from the nearby of the instrument console computer to the central computer over the network. Accordingly, the processing unit of the console devices can be configured to transfer the to be provided to the central computer data to a removable medium, and accordingly read the data provided by the central computer from a removable medium.

The invention of claim 18 provides a device console for the arrangement according to claim 1 or one of its developments prepared with a processing unit, a memory, and a holding device for at least one positionable in the retaining device handheld device, wherein - the processing unit of the instrument console is designed to detect, whether a handheld device of the retaining device is removed,

the processing unit is further formed, under the condition that a handheld unit of the holding means is taken to retrieve a set of the extracted handheld device data from the memory and to a device connectable to the console

providing display means for displaying,

characterized, in that

the processing unit is further configured to at least one protocol message containing information to generate at least one unloading operation on, and for transmission to a

provide the central computer,

the processing unit is configured to receive the new set handheld device-related data and to replace the one set handheld device-specific data in the memory with the new set, corresponding to the new set.

This provides a suitable arrangement for the device panel having the features of the device console of the device already described and discussed accordingly. To avoid unnecessary repetitions and length, of the inventive features and effects of the instrument console and further developments of the device to the console as part of the overall arrangement of the top and in the following detailed embodiment is described and illustrated with respect to reference. Accordingly, the console devices can be continuously formed according to the claims referring back to claim 18 dependent claims.

The invention of claim 32 provides a central computer for an arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 17 prepared, which is formed corresponding to said in relation to the central computer of the arrangement features. Again, to avoid unnecessary length and repetitions, reference is also made here in the context of the arrangement above and in the embodiment relating to the characteristics and effects given descriptions and explanations.

The invention of claim 33 provides a method for an arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 17 prepared by the steps of:

Determine whether a handheld device is removed from a holder of an appliance console,

Selecting based on the extracted handheld device data from the memory of the instrument console,

Providing the data for display on a display device,

characterized by the steps of:

Generating a protocol message containing data on at least one withdrawal process and providing the protocol message to a central computer,

of the protocol message in the central computer, selecting a new set of evaluation handheld device-specific data based on the log message and providing the new set handheld device data for transmission to the device console, receive the new set handheld device-related data and replacement of that set handheld device-specific data corresponding to the new set, in the memory the device console.

In this way, a method of operation of the arrangement and / or the

Device console and / or of the central computer is provided which carries out with respect to the arrangement of the devices involved and the corresponding advantages, especially when the arrangement and its devices are operated according to the method. The method according to claim 33 can be realized according to the claims referring back to claim 33 and dependent claims deployed corresponding to the respective command and / or device features technical effects. In particular, the processing unit of the console device and / or the processing unit of the central computer may be configured by program technical set-up, by function-specific hardware components, or combinations thereof, to perform steps of the method as described herein.

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Fig. 1 is a schematic overview of an embodiment of the

Arrangement, Fig. 2 is a schematic overview of a first portion of

Embodiment of the method, Fig. 3 is a schematic overview of a second part of the

Embodiment of the method, and

Fig. 4 is a schematic overview of a third part of the embodiment of the method. 1 shows a schematic overview of the arrangement according to an embodiment. The devices panel 1 is connected via a network 5 to a central computer 2 and further via the connecting line 4 to the display device 3. At the console device is a retaining device 6 is arranged, having six juxtaposed docking. The two leftmost docking elements 62 and 62a are shown herein without positioned therein handheld device, while in the four located to the right thereof depending docking a handheld device 7, 7a, 7b, 7c is positioned. The devices panel 1 has, in addition the holding device 6 is a

Processing unit 12, a processing unit connected to the memory 14 and a processing unit connected to the communication interface or communication module 16. The processing unit 12 is described below according to the program technology with reference to the embodiment of the method functions illustrated and / or includes function-specific integrated circuits on; in particular the processing unit is configured to perform the device-side console steps of the present method. The memory 14 contains, for each type of device positioned in the holding device 6 device 7 to 7c each have a specific set of data, which is displayed on the display device 3, when the associated to the record device, such as 7b from which the storage position of the handheld device defining docking the holding device is removed. 6 The memory 14 may further have additional applications or software platform.

In the docking member 62 (as well as in all other docking elements) a light-sensitive sensor 64 is arranged which determines due to the different lighting conditions, whether presently a handheld device is inserted into the docking member 62 (or placed thereon), or whether the handheld device to the docking member 62 and thus, the holding device is removed. 6 In a corresponding way in the docking element 62a, a sensor 64a is disposed. In the case of four right docking, in which the handheld device 7 are used to 7c, the handheld device obscures the light sensor, which is arranged as in the cases 64 and 64a, as far as possible or completely, so that the light is here significantly lower than with the presently free docking elements 62 and 62a shown.

The sensors 64 and 64a, as well as the other sensors of the four docking right are respectively connected in a manner not shown to the processing unit 12th Here, also a not-shown driver module can be interposed with which all sensors are connected on the one hand, and which is connected on the other side to the processing unit through a serial interface. This makes sensor-specific configurations of the implementation of the processing unit can be decoupled 12th Embodiments may also provide interface to be used instead of the serial interface between the driver module and processing unit, a parallel interface or a Universal Serial Bus (USB). In embodiments, the holding device can be realized 6 in a separate from the device console housing, and the sensors may be connected via a between the holding means 6 and the devices panel 1 extending connecting to the processing unit 12, wherein the driver stage in the holding device or in the device console can be located.

The processing device 12 is further connected via the connection 4 to the display device. 3 Here, the processing device 12 accepts the rendering of the retrieved from the memory 14 data pertaining to the respective currently sampled handheld device, for example 7b, and converts them by means of suitable software driver and, where appropriate graphics hardware into image signals that are sent via the line 4 and through the display device 3, for example, a TFT monitor, are presented. In alternative embodiments, the

Processing unit 12 is not graphically rendered digital information via the line 4, which is then provided as a digital data line, ready to a display unit 3, which can have their own processing unit and performs rendering and display locally. Via the connected to the processing unit 12 of the console equipment 1 communication interface 16, the devices console is connected to a computer network. 5 The computer network 5 can be a wired or wireless local area network (LAN), metropolitan area network (MAN), a Wide Area Network (WAN), an intranet or the Internet. Via the network 5, the communication interface 16 of the device console 1 communicates with the communication interface 26 of the host computer 2. For this purpose, implemented 16 and 26 corresponding protocol stacks in the communication modules. The processing unit 22 of the central computer 2 is programmatically set up to receive the 16 sent by the processing unit 12 of the device console 1 via its communication interface and received by the communication interface 26 of the central computer 2, data, process, and in particular according to the method of evaluating by the central computer-side steps of the present method performs. The processing unit 22 accesses to turn provide in response to the information provided by the device console 1 data a new record for the device console, the memory (and / or database) to 24. In the database 24 are stored a plurality of sets of handheld device-related data for different types of handheld devices. Further, the database 24 includes software update packages for application software and platform for software running on the device console 1 and the processing module is executed 12th Here can be maintained for different types of equipment consoles different application updates or platform updates. The processing unit 22 of the host computer 2 is further formed to provide a configuration user interface via the network 5 or another network. In the present example, a web server is implemented by the processing unit 22, which receives configuration commands on the Internet and stores it in the memory 24th

Figure 2 shows a schematic overview over a first part of an embodiment for the procedure. In step 100, checks the

Processing unit 12 of the console equipment 1, whether one of the handheld units is 7 to 7c taken from the docking elements of the holding device. 6 For this purpose, the processing unit checks the status of the sensors (as for the two leftmost docking elements 62 and 62a shown with the sensors 64 and 64a and corresponding claims for the remaining four right Andocksensoren).

In step 110, the processing unit 12 determined by a pre-preserved in the memory allocation of device types and docking elements, which type is the extracted device. Then, the processing means 12 runs the one hand continues to select the device type associated in the memory 14 handheld device-related display data and to retrieve and render the data graphically, which in the case of audio-visual data including a representation of an image sequence, and to bring these data in step 130 for display. On the other hand, a current corresponding to the removal operation log entry in a log message or log file generated by the processing unit (step 140), which has in addition to information on the time and date of the sampling operation including information on the determined in step 110, device type subsequent to step 110th In embodiments of the invention can be determined by the processing unit 22 further, when the extracted handheld device was placed back in the docking device, from which the duration of the extraction can be determined. This too can be received in a corresponding log entry and be included in the later evaluation. After a certain number of log entries or removal operations, the processing unit combines the

Log entry (or the log entries) containing log file (or protocol message) having system information which the processing unit has collected in step 145, and 12 representing the current state of the device console system 1 and its subsystems. In step 150, the processing unit 12 checks in connection with the communication interface 16 whether there is currently a working network connection to the central computer. If this is not the case, the protocol message is cached by the processing unit 12 in the memory 14 in step 152, to be later transferred in step 154 ​​to removable media. Is a functioning network connection to the central computer is present, the protocol message to the central computer in step 160 by the processing unit 12 and the communication interface 16 is transmitted via the network 5 to the central computer. 2 The process then proceeds to step 200th In embodiments of the system step 145 may also be carried out regardless of the number to date of removal operations or create log entries, such as when a predetermined time period has elapsed. In this way, the processing unit 22 may be formed to determine system information according to step 145 periodically after a specified period of time (for example, every 300 seconds), or at a specific time (for example, every day at 14:00), when a network connection consists, as in step 150 is determined, and to forward them according to step 160, to the central computer. The transfer to removable media in step 154 ​​by the processing unit 22 takes place in the event that the device console one does not have its own or working network connection, for the purpose that the removable media is placed in a nearby of the instrument console computer, which a can accommodate working network connection to the central computer, is read from that in the vicinity of the instrument console computer and the readout data are then transmitted over the network to the central computer.

In this case, a log message with a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) call implemented (eg HTTP GET). The processing unit of the instrument console invokes an up-to central computer script via a connection in the HTTP protocol. 123456 & connection = 1 \ time of day 60 //server/action.php serial number = = 200805081000 & duration =: In this call, the processing unit of the device console transfers the transferred in the log message to data as a parameter of the HTTP call: http?

Here is told that was taken at the device console with the serial number 123456 the equipment to port 1 (ie holding device 1) on 08 May 2008 for 60 seconds. This sample message may be necessary, extended by further similar items on removal operations by being attached formatted accordingly.

It may further include additional fields, for instance for further use of data or information on used functions of the handheld device during the removal process, be included.

In embodiments, if in a certain period of temporarily not working network connection exists, and therefore caching is done, the processing unit perform instead of transferring to removable media, a transmission of the buffered data over the network, once again there is a working network connection. These latched data are then transmitted by the processing unit as a log file in which the data on the removal or handling operations not line by line in HTTP G ET syntax, but as a package in a comma-separated table (comma separated values ​​csv,) are transmitted. This is then read out by the processing unit of the central computer, line by line, and the data processed as described below. Figure 3 shows a schematic overview of a second part of the embodiment of the method. In step 200, the communication interface 26 of the central computer 2 receives the transmitted data from the device console 1 with protocol message and system information. The processing unit 22 of the central computer 2 then evaluates the log message and the log entries in the log forwarded message via removal operations. This evaluation can be made on the type of the extracted handheld device, the time and the duration of the removal, or, when a device console side preprocessing of the removal operations is done, the information on the number of the removal of a device type are evaluated.

In step 220, the processing unit 22 selects the central computer 2, a display data update from, ie a set handheld device-specific data which is to completely or at least partially replace the previously located in the memory 14 of the instrument console 1 handheld device-specific data for a specific handheld device type, so that next at the removal of the device of that type, the updated this type handheld device-related data can be included in the display or the rendering of the representation.

If, the processing device is as already described 22 formed of the central computer 2, providing a configuration interface (step 222), it is then checked in step 224 by the processing unit whether been for the individual device console from which sends the protocol message and received in step 200 , configuration commands are present.

Is then selected in step 230 by the processing unit 22 for the individual device console basis of the transmitted with or in the protocol message current system information, a system update, the existing configuration commands for selecting the matching system updates may also be used in step 230th In this way, users can take from the outside to the configuration of the instrument console influence without having to make direct adjustments to the device console, and it can easily be determined features or incompatibilities between different software packages by the central computer. In step 240, the processing device 22 determines using the communications interface 26, whether currently a working network connection to the device console present. If this is not the case, then the updates which have been selected in steps 220 and 230 of the processing device, transferred to a removable medium in step 242 by the processing device 22nd Is a working network connection before present, the processing device 22 transmits the host computer 2 via the communication interface 26 and the network 5, the updates to the device console. The transferred to the removable media updates can be spent on equipment console spatially so that the device console can read the updates. The process then proceeds to step 300th

If the central computer to transfer any updates to the device console (this is determined by a corresponding verification step of the processing unit), the central computer is an "OK" - Message to the device console back with the reception of the OK message is the transfer process for the equipment console. ended. the OK message can here from a string around the string "OK", or a numerical or other code exist.

However one or to be transmitted after reception and verification of the data transmitted from the device console in this way multiple updates to the device console, as described above, the central computer, the central computer to the device console, instead of the OK message transmits a data sequence update the contains.

In a non-illustrated alternative, the central computer transmits a string that contains a file path or link to the update to be transmitted (or additional data or commands). The processing unit of the instrument console then loads according to the data, the file path or link following, from the central computer.

In both cases, sent by the central computer to the device console response contains a checksum. This checksum is from the processing unit of the instrument console (in step 300) is compared with the checksum is calculated, the processing unit of the equipment console itself from the update data included in the response or referenced. If the checksums match, the transfer process is completed for the device console, otherwise called on the equipment console the data again from the central computer.

In step 300, the communication interface 16 of the instrument console 1 receives the transmitted updates from the central computer 2 via the network 5 or by reading from the removable medium, in which case the communication interface may be embodied by a removable-disk drive, and performs the checksum already described by. If the examination by the processor 12 in step 310, that at present there is no network connection is established, the updates were so read from removable media such as a USB flash drive, so, the processing device 12 between the last create a log message with caching or network transmission accrued to the central computer and the current time

Log entries on removal operations and saves this log data back to the removable media from which it has read the updates in step 300th In step 330, the processing device 12 continues to install the received updates in memory fourteenth In this way, displayed or when a removal operation to be included in the generation of presentation handheld device-related data is brought up to date. Likewise, application programs platform programs or parts thereof are brought to new state, as it has provided the appropriately furnished processing device 22 of the central computer 2 for the previously transmitted system information or how to specify the configuration commands determined in steps 222 and 224th

In the case of application of a tool or measuring system operated in a plurality of hand tools of various types can thus be provided 7 to 7c by the holding device of the console device for quick access. Engages an operator according to one of the tools, the processing means of the device console retrieves the same as the related to the specific tool set of data from the memory, and adjusts the display accordingly, by displaying the retrieved data and / or realizes a corresponding screen layout and / or uses the retrieved data to further process provided by the measurement tool data, such as image information. So one of the aging and wear appropriate correction function can be applied to the data supplied by the measuring tool as to ensure accurate and correct messages about the overall life of the unit. Here, the handheld device-related information can by the central computer according to the detected usage intensity as the

Processing unit of the console devices are provided such that the console devices can indicate the wear of the respective tool in accordance with this always. In the case of application of a display system for retail a plurality of can to be taken in the hand in a corresponding manner

Merchandise offered by the fixture to the customer for approval. A customer removes one of the merchandise of the holder, the processing means of the device console gets equal to the concrete goods (eg an MP3 player, a mobile phone, or a toy) related set of data from memory, and adjusts the display accordingly by displaying the retrieved data, realizes an appropriate screen layout and / or used the retrieved data, further processing data from the user's interaction with the merchandise (such as a small electronic apparatus) as submitted. Such data may be about audiovisual data, moving or still images, sounds, movies, etc. Thus, essential information for the sale of equipment, such as on the changing technical characteristics and performance of ongoing further developments of a proposed technical device, or price changes to customers always are currently available. Here, the handheld device-related information may be provided by the central computer according to the detected intensity of use as to the processing unit of the instrument console. Further evaluation scenarios such as the detection of certain device data, or data on the use of the apparatus during the handling process, such as the reaching speed of a drilling tool, or the use of certain functions of the handled handheld device, such as the use of a zoom function of a digital camera, include.

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1 Device Console

2 central computer display device 3

4 connecting to the display device

5 network connection (Internet)

6 retainer

7, 7a-c handheld device 12 Processing unit

14 memory

16 Communication Interface

22 processing unit

24 memory, database 26 communications interface

62, 62a docking

64, 64a light sensor

taken 100 handheld device?

110 determining the type of device 120 selecting the display data

130 Viewing the display data

140 Creating the log entry

145 Determining System Information

150 network connection is present? 152 Caching

154 transfer data to removable media

160 transmitting the data to the central computer

200 receiving the protocol message to the central computer

210 evaluating the protocol message 220 selecting the display data updates

222 providing the configuration interface

224 Check if the configuration commands available

230 Selecting the system updates 240-functioning network connection available?

242 transferring the updates on removable media

250 communicating the updates to the device console

300 receiving the updates to the device console

310 functioning network connection available?

320 Rear storing the log data to removable media

330 install the updates on the device console

Claims

claims:
1. An arrangement (1, 2, 3) to display on a handheld device (7 - 7c) related data, with a device console (1) comprising a processing unit (12), a memory (14) and a holding means (6, 62 , 62a) for at least one handheld device and at least one via the retaining device coupled to the device console handheld device and connected to the console devices display device (3) for displaying the data, wherein
to detect the processing unit (12) of the console equipment is formed, if the handheld device (7 - 7c) of the retaining device (6) is removed,
the processing unit (12) is further formed under the condition that the handheld device - is taken to retrieve a set of the extracted handheld device data from the memory (14) and to provide to the display means (3) for displaying (7 7c)
characterized, in that
the processing unit (12) is further configured to at least one protocol message containing information to generate at least one unloading operation on, and for transmission to a central computer (2) provide,
the central computer (2, 22) is formed, on the basis of at least one protocol message a new set handheld device data for transmission to the console equipment (1, 12) provide,
the processing unit (12) is designed to receive the new set handheld device data and replace those set handheld device-specific data in the memory (14) with the new set, corresponding to the new set.
2. Arrangement according to claim 1, characterized in that the central computer (2, 22) adapted to evaluate the at least one protocol message according to the extracted device and / or the frequency of removal and / or the time of harvesting.
3. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the processing unit (12) is formed, a temporal sequence of sampling operations in accordance with the extracted device (7 - 7c) and / or the frequency of removal and / or the time of evaluate taking and record the result of the evaluation to the log message.
4. Arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the protocol message includes a sequence of entries on removal operations.
5. An arrangement according to claim 4, characterized in that the sequence of entries of information on the time of extraction and / or the removed unit included.
6. Arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that a plurality of different handheld devices (7 - 7c) with the power console (1) is coupled, and the information about the at least one removal operation includes a type ID value for the party to the respective withdrawal process handheld device ,
7. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the device console (1) to the handheld device (7) via a sensor (64, 64a) is coupled, which is arranged and / or designed that the sensor is a detects removal operation of a handheld device.
8. An arrangement according to claim 7, characterized in that the sensor (64, 64a) is photosensitive.
9. An arrangement according to one of claims 7 or 8, characterized in that the sensor is connected via a driver stage to the console.
10. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the device console (1, 16) with the central computer (2, 26) is coupled via a network (5), the processing unit (12) is formed, the log message to is forwarded to the central computer (2) via the network (5) and the central computer (2, 22) configured to transmit the new set handheldgerätebezogenener data over the network to the device console.
11. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that the processing unit (12) is formed, system status information for transmission to the central computer (2, 22) provide.
12. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that the central computer (2, 22) is formed, an application update, and / or a platform update for transmission to the console equipment (1, 12) provide.
13. An arrangement according to claim 12, characterized in that the central computer (2) is implemented to analyze the protocol message according to system status information and to select the application update and / or the platform on the basis of the update of system status information.
14. An arrangement according to claim 12 or 13, characterized in that the central computer is designed to provide a configuration user interface for configuration of the coupled to the central computer device console and select the application update and / or the platform update on the basis of configuration commands.
15. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 14, characterized in that, to determine if currently a working network connection to the central computer is made, and, under the condition that no functioning network connection, the to be provided to the central computer data processing unit is adapted caches.
16. An arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 15, characterized in that the processing unit is adapted to transfer the to be provided to the central computer data to a removable medium.
17. The arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 16, characterized in that the processing unit is adapted to read the data provided by the central computer from a removable medium.
18. Device bracket (1) for an arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 17, comprising a processing unit (12), a memory (14) and a holding means (6) for at least one positionable in the retaining device handheld device (7 - 7c), wherein
is formed, the processing unit (12) of the instrument console (1), to detect whether a handheld device (7 - 7c) of the retaining device (6) is removed,
the processing unit (12) is further configured to provide, under the condition that a handheld unit of the holding means is taken to retrieve a set of the extracted handheld device data from the memory (14) and a connectable to the device console display means (3) for displaying .
characterized in that the processing unit (12) is further configured to generate at least one protocol message containing information about at least one withdrawal process and to provide for transmission to a central computer,
the processing unit (12) is designed to receive the new set handheld device data and replace those set handheld device-specific data in the memory with the new set, corresponding to the new set.
19. Equipment panel according to claim 18, characterized in that the processing unit (12) is implemented to analyze a temporal sequence of sampling operations in accordance with the extracted handheld device and / or the frequency of removal and / or the time of sampling and the result of evaluation in the receive protocol message.
20. Equipment panel according to claim 18 or 19, characterized in that the protocol message includes a sequence of entries on removal operations.
21. Equipment panel according to claim 20, characterized in that the sequence of entries of information on the time of extraction and / or the removed unit included.
22. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 21, characterized in that a plurality of different handheld devices with the device console (1) are coupled and the information about the at least one removal operation includes a type ID value for the party to the respective withdrawal process handheld device.
23. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 22, characterized in that the device console (1) with a sensor (62, 62a) is connected, which is arranged and / or designed such that the sensor comprises a removal operation of a handheld device (7 - 7c) detected.
24. Equipment panel according to claim 23, characterized in that the sensor is sensitive to light.
25. Equipment panel according to one of claims 23 or 24, characterized in that the sensor is connected via a driver stage to the device console.
26. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 25, characterized in that the device console can be coupled via a network to a central computer, the processing unit is adapted to forward the protocol message to the central computer via the network and the new set handheld device-specific data over the network to receive from the central computer.
27. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 26, characterized in that the processing unit is configured to provide system status information for transmission to the central computer.
28. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 27, characterized in that the processing unit is configured to receive an application update, and / or a platform update and install.
29. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 28, characterized in that the processing unit is configured to determine whether there is currently a working network connection to the central computer, and, under the condition that no functioning network connection, the to be provided to the central computer data caches.
30. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 29, characterized in that the processing unit is adapted to transfer the to be provided to the central computer data to a removable medium.
31. Equipment panel according to one of claims 18 to 30, characterized in that the processing unit is adapted to read the data provided by the central computer from a removable medium.
32. Central Computer (2) for an arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 17, formed in accordance with said in relation to the central computer features.
33. Method for an arrangement according to one of claims 1 to 17, comprising the steps of:
Determining (100) whether a handheld device is removed from a holder of an appliance console,
Selecting (120) data related to the extracted handheld device data from the memory of the instrument console,
Providing (130) the data for display on a display device,
characterized by the steps of:
Generating (140) a protocol message containing data on at least one extraction operation, and providing (152, 160) of the protocol message to a central computer,
Evaluating (210) of the protocol message in the host computer, selecting (220) a new set handheld device-specific data based on the log message and providing (242, 250) of the new set handheld device data for transmission to the device console, receiving (300) the new set handheld device-specific data, and replacing (330) of that set handheld device-specific data corresponding to the new set, in the memory of the instrument console.
34. A method according to claim 33, characterized in that the at least one protocol message according to the extracted device and / or the frequency of removal and / or the time of the extraction is evaluated.
35. A method according to claim 34, characterized in that the result of the evaluation is recorded in the log message.
36. A method according to any one of claims 33 to 35, characterized in that a plurality of different handheld devices coupled to the device console, the type of the extracted handheld device determined is (110) and included in the data on the at least one extraction operation, a type of corresponding type identification value is (140).
37. A method according to any one of claims 33 to 36, characterized in that the protocol message is transmitted to the central computer via a network (160) and the new record is transmitted handheldgerätebezogenener data over the network to the device console.
38. The method according to any one of claims 33 to 37, characterized in that system status information of the instrument console are provided for transmission to the central computer (145, 152, 160).
39. A method according to claim 38, characterized in that in the central computer, the protocol message is evaluated on the status information (210) and an application update, and / or a platform update is selected based on the system status information (230) and provided for transmission to the equipment console (242, 250).
40. The method according to claim 39, characterized in that a configuration user interface for configuration of the coupled to the central computer device console is provided (222) and the application update and / or the platform update is selected on the basis of configuration commands (230).
41. The method according to any one of claims 33 to 40, characterized in that it is determined if currently a working network connection between device console and central computer is (150), and, under the condition that there is no working network connection, the to be provided to the central computer data be temporarily stored in the console equipment (152).
42. The method according to any one of claims 33 to 41, characterized in that the central computer to be provided to the data to be transferred to a removable medium (154) and / or the data provided by the central computer can be read from a removable medium.
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