Apparatus and method for controlling and monitoring household appliances

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: apparatus with a network server computer and a programmable control unit for controlling a household appliance with several controllers, wherein the network server computer has memory for storing at least one website with at least one input means for actuating the control unit, and the control unit has at least one communication interface for establishing a network connection, through which a website can be accessed, wherein the network server computer is at least partially integrated into the control unit, and the control unit is adapted to launch an automatic installation process, wherein the control unit, through the communication interface, sends a controller list with controllers connected to the control unit to a central server installation computer and requests the website from the central server installation computer.

EFFECT: possibility of an automatic installation process for a household appliance with a plurality of user interfaces adapted under corresponding controllers.

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The invention relates to a device for controlling and monitoring at least one device for household appliances according to the generic concept of paragraph 1 of the claims and the method of management and control at least one device for household appliances according to the generic concept of paragraph 1 of the claims.

From DE 10109196 B4 known device and method for management and control at least one device for household appliances according to the generic concept of paragraph 1 of the claims, and the device provides control and monitoring via Internet or local network. Configuration data is managed or controlled devices home appliances are stored on the computer system, which, depending on the configuration data, generates commands that are over the Internet or local network are sent to your device home appliances. The control unit does not have any configurable user interface. The transmitted command signals converted by the Protocol Converter and through the system bus are transferred to the managed or controlled device for household appliances. Devices home appliances take the converted commands and perform the encoded commands depending on the pre-sales work program.

Therefore, in the again of the invention is the task to perform a device of the above type for control and monitoring at least one device for household appliances and method of the above type, designed to manage and control at least one device for household appliances more user-friendly and more flexible way, in particular, to simplify the installation of the work programme and/or, in particular graphical user interface on the device home appliances.

The invention proceeds from a device with a network server computer and a control unit to control the device, household appliances, and network server computer includes a storage device for storing at least one web site with at least one input means to enable a control unit and at least one communication interface for establishing a network connection through which can be called a web site.

Proposed that the network server computer, at least partially integrated in the control unit. Thus, communication via the Internet or via a local network can be controlled directly from the control unit, and the bypass path through the Central control computer, remote for many kilometers from the control unit placed in service center and made for switching communication with multiple control units for devices bytów the th equipment, maybe best way absent. Due to this being implemented especially flexible serviced by the control unit, which can be accessed through the Internet or through a local network, such as LAN or Ethernet. By integrating the functionality of a web server in the control unit can be improved convenience for the operator.

In the further development of the invention it is proposed that the control unit includes a first communication interface for establishing a local network connection and the second communication interface for establishing an Internet connection. Thus, services may be a more convenient way for the operator and more flexible, as there are various options open to establish communication connection and, if necessary, even the possibility of simultaneous access via the Internet and through the local network.

In addition, proposed that the first communication interface is designed as an Ethernet interface. Thereby, the control unit may be integrated in a flexible reconfigurable point-to-point network connections.

If the control unit includes a switching element for starting the automatic installation process, in which the control unit requests a web site through a communication interface with the Central server computer install the tion, installation may occur substantially automatically, without requiring user intervention is more complex than a simple press of the switch element. The switching element can be performed, for example, as a push button.

If the control unit includes a unit for determining the time and opportunity to start the installation process, when the operator actuates the switching element during a given duration of engagement, inadvertent initiation of the installation process because of the short pressing of the switching element can be excluded.

In addition, proposed that the control unit is provided in order to start the installation process to transmit at least one list of users on the LAN at the Central server computer installations. Thus it may be possible installations, consistent with the list of users. The concept of "user list" includes in this context, in particular, the list of controls of the heating installation, which communicate through a local network, for example, via the LON network, with the control unit of the heating installation.

In addition, the invention relates to a device for controlling and monitoring at least one device for household appliances, in particular otapi the compulsory installation which contains, in lesser measure, one server computer installations with a storage device for storing configuration data of the devices home appliances. The server computer the installation was carried out, in particular, with the opportunity to take over the Internet connection, at least identification data of the devices home appliances and read from the storage device configuration data of the devices home appliances depending on the identification data. The server computer installation produces at least one configuration parameter for the user interface devices home appliances depending on the configuration data and transmits at least one configuration parameter via the communication connection to the device home appliances.

As the configuration settings may, in particular, be considered sites for graphical user installation, which can depend, for example, language selection, initialization files, updating software or websites, particularly websites, graphical user interface or options that apply to the preferred Internet service provider.

To improve the method of the aforementioned type, the invention proceeds from a method for management and control at least the underwater devices, home appliances, in particular the heating installation, and to determine the configuration data, or list of controllers devices home appliances to the list of regulators called device, home appliances, and then at the configuration stage of user interfaces is formed of at least one configuration parameter for the user interface depending on the configuration data of the devices home appliances, and configuration settings of the user interface is transmitted via the communication connection to the device home appliances.

Proposed that the configuration stage of user interfaces is performed by a server computer installations, which at the stage of identification takes the identity of the devices home appliances through Internet connection and reads the configuration data of the devices home appliances, at least partially, depending on the identification data from the storage device.

Examples for the configuration parameters are, for example, initialization files, or web sites, in particular those in the HTML that is generated depending on the configuration data and the wishes of the operator or loaded from a directory.

A significant aspect of the invention is that the communication between the input terminal and the moustache is the other home appliances during the first installation is done through a Central server computer installations. The input terminal may be implemented as a portable computer or mobile phone with Internet connection, and the operator or maintenance personnel, who would like to manage or control devices home appliances should only be ready identification data such as a password and user name or device ID of household appliances, and enter it through the Internet connection on the server computer installations.

If the service and device management appliances constantly through the server computer installations and current configuration data or making changes permanently stored in the storage device, it is possible to avoid ambiguities regarding the current configuration of the device of household appliances. Management and control devices home appliances by multiple users, for example by the manufacturer, technical support and end user, may be performed by a simple method.

The server computer the installation was carried out, in particular, with the possibility of receiving identification data through the Internet connection, if it has a web server, for example Apache web server with the appropriate http-interfaces, and always available, in particular, a permanent Internet address. Server com is outer installation is configured to read data from the storage device, when the mass storage device driver installed on the server or when the server computer installation via a network, for example via a local area network (LAN)can access the storage device. The server computer the installation was carried out with the ability to transmit over the communication connection configuration option for the user interface on the device home appliances, if he has the appropriate interface. Such an interface may consist, for example, http or ftp interface.

In the further development of the invention it is proposed that the device comprises a block configuration program to configure the user interface and/or a work program or user interface device for home appliances based on configuration data of the devices home appliances. Thereby can be carried out not only to install and update working executable program or built-in programs via a computer server installation, but the installation and updating of the graphical user interface via the Internet.

According to another aspect of the invention, a server computer, the installation was carried out with the ability to install the generated depending on the data configuration graphical user interfaces on the lips is oiste home appliances. Due to this, the installation is additionally simplified.

Depending on place of installation and available at the place of installation of communication can be achieved with optimized communication connection, if the server computer, the installation was carried out with the ability to configure Internet access devices home appliances via the communication connection. To do this, the server computer installations may, for example, be stored in a storage device a list of local Internet service providers.

If the communication connection is a communication connection over the Internet, a preferable image can be used a single global standard and the communication link may essentially at any time be installed from a place of communication in a simple way. If the server computer, the installation was carried out so that the file forms through the Internet connection to transmit to the user terminal, so that the server computer installation provides an Internet portal, the wishes of the operator can be polled particularly simple way and easy way you can prevent users from entering data in the incorrect format. File forms can be performed, for example, as an html file-function form.

<> Management can be performed entirely on the basis of the Internet, if the server computer installations is provided in order supplemented by user-file form be received via an Internet connection or via a mobile network, for example via SMS messages and extract file form at least one parameter of the wishes of the user, and block configuration program configures a working program, depending on the setting of the wishes of the user. The parameters of the wishes of the user in this sense can represent, for example, the language for the installation work program or operating parameters, such as nominal room temperature in the case of the heating installation. If the device includes a backup server computer, which is designed with the ability to take over the function of the server computer installations, in case of refusal by the latter may be provided with reliable provision of management functions and can be avoided that the device home appliances in case of failure of the primary server computer, the installation is no longer available.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention the device comprises a computer monitor to control the functions of the server computer installations and backup server computer is RA.

If the server computer, the installation is designed in such a way that via the communication connection to query the diagnostic data from the device home appliances, in the case of incorrect functioning of the reason may be quickly and easily installed, in particular, via the Internet. Errors, based on diagnostic data, through the development of an appropriate command signal can be resolved remotely by the server computer installations without requiring the presence of maintenance personnel. Depending on the type of error may, for example, be remotely reconfiguring a work program or the built-in software update work program or a new installation of the work programme. A large amount of data configuration graphical user interface can be managed in a transparent manner, if the device has a data Bank containing the memory block. As a data Bank can be used, for example, the database type is MySQL.

Corresponding to the invention, the method of management and control at least one device for household appliances, in particular heating installation, comes from the way in which the stage configuration user interfaces generated, at least the configuration parameter for p is lovatelli interface depending on the configuration data of the devices home appliances, and during transmission parameter configuration or data file for the graphical user interface via the communication link is transmitted to the device home appliances.

Proposed that the stage configuration user interfaces running on the server computer installations, which on the stage and takes the identity of the devices home appliances through Internet connection and reads the configuration data of the devices home appliances, at least partially, depending on the identification data of the memory block or requests from the devices home appliances. At the relevant invention assignment stage configuration user interfaces the server computer; install necessary computational power and memory capacity can be provided in the server computer installation and maintenance, management and/or control may be a server computer installation be performed by each of any terminal input.

Other advantages of the invention ensue from the following description and the accompanying drawings. The drawings, the claims and the description contain numerous features in combination, which the specialist will examine and build in appropriate each is e combination.

While in the drawings is shown next:

Fig. 1 - schematic representation of the device to control multiple installations of appliances;

Fig. 2 is a schematic structure of a server computer of the installation corresponding to the invention of the device;

Fig. 3 is a flow chart of the normal life cycle of a control unit of the heating installation;

Fig. 4 - diagram of possible transitions initialized to the first state of the control unit of the heating installation;

Fig. 5 - diagram of possible transitions to a second activated state of the control unit of the heating installation;

Fig. 6 is a diagram of possible transitions to the third state of the control unit of the heating installation in which the installation is in readiness;

Fig. 7 is a diagram of possible transitions to the fifth state of the control unit of the heating installation in which the heating installation commissioned;

Fig. 8 is a sequence chart of the normal life cycle of a control unit of the heating installation;

Fig. 9 is a sequence chart for uploading software and activate the software of the control unit of the heating installation;

Fig. 10 is a sequence chart of the complete installation process for installation of the working p is ogramme on the control unit of the heating unit;

Fig. 11 is a sequence chart of control for testing portal installation on the server computer installation according to Fig. 2;

Fig. 12 is a device for management and control of the heating installation according to an alternative implementation of the invention;

Fig. 13 is a process diagram for installation of the work program and the user interface with the web sites of the control unit of the heating installation according to Fig. 12;

Fig. 14 is a chart for process monitoring and control of the control unit of the heating installation according to Fig. 12 and 13;

Fig. 15 is a diagram for alternative installation for the operating program in the control unit of the heating installation according to Fig. 12 and 14, and

Fig. 16 - web website, saved to a network server computer to actuate the devices home appliances.

In Fig. 1 is a schematic representation of a device for control and monitoring of multiple installations of appliances 10A-10C, which in the example of execution executed as a heating system with programmable control units. The device includes first performed as a valid server the server computer 14 installation and the second, made as a backup server computer the server computer 16 installation, configuration which is a mirror image of the server computer is tera 14 installation, and a computer control for controlling the operation of the server computer 14 installation and backup computer 16.

Devices 10A-10C household appliances, the server computer 14 installation, backup server computers 16 and the computer 18 controls communicate via the Internet 20 and for this purpose is equipped with the necessary modems or interfaces, which are further described in more detail. The server computer 14 installation and the computer 18 controls, respectively, through the firewall 22A-22p are connected to the Internet 20 and protected. Via the Internet 20, the server computer 14 installation communicates with the system administrator 24 through a secure connection 26, which in the present exemplary embodiment is a secure shell (SSH for secure file sharing in the network), and the SSH interface is used to administer described below in more detail portal installation by system administrator-level shell. Through the SSH interface or a communication connection 26 system administrator 24 in the portal installation can install software or add-ons and software updates. This can include software components that are close to the work programme and software components to provide the ia portal installation. In addition, the system administrator 24 may, through the communication link 26 to control the control system, which controls the functionality of the portal installation. The system administrator can use controls in the server computer 14 of the installation, such as using scripts to control, to check the selected workflows portal installation or server computer 14 installation on their performance. In addition, the system administrator can manage the mail server 28. Port server 28 of the server computer 14 of the installation is, for example, in order to inform the installer through the exit program installation of the operating software on the devices 10A-10C appliances via e-mail. In addition, the system administrator 24 may be provided through the communication link 26, in the event of an accident or maintenance of the server computer 14 installation, activate the backup server computer 16, to restore the functionality of the portal installation. In addition, the system administrator 24 may be provided through a communication connection 26 either manually or automatically, to protect against data loss in the event of an accident, make a backup of the configuration data, master data and current data portal instal is acii.

In addition, the server computer 14 installation communicates via the interface 30 of the Protocol of file transfer (ftp) with suppliers of unit 10A-10C appliances. the ftp interface 28 is used to transfer a file that contains information about the devices from the service provider 30 hardware on the server computer 14 of the installation. Through the ftp interface 28 provider 30 hardware can transmit the information necessary for the installation of the operating software or operating program, such as a serial number or code on and the device type, the server computer 14 of the installation. In addition, the supplier 30 hardware may be based, for example, the serial number to see the status of manufactured hardware. Through the provided web interface 34, which in this example is designed as an ftp interface, other groups of persons, such as the system administrator 24, supplier 32 hardware provider 36 software installer 38 service 40 support, and end user 42 can access the web surfaces portal 44 installation on the server computer 14 of the installation. With each of the devices 10A-10C appliances the server computer 14 installation communicates via the Internet 20 and, respectively, the http interface 46 for exchanging commands between the devices 10A-10C appliances and portals 44 installation and through the ftp interface 48 to transfer files from the server computer 14 of the installation to the device 10A-10C appliances. the http interface 46 and the ftp interface is shown in Fig. 1 only as an example on the first device 10A of household appliances, but likewise also be found on other devices 10b and 10C household appliances.

The server computer 14 installation and backup server computer 16 communicate through the interface 50 secure shell to protect backup data portal 44 installation in up to 44' portal installation. Portal 44 installation communicates via the smtp interface 52 with the mail server 28.

Similarly copy 44' portal installation on the backup server computer 16 communicates through another smtp interface 54 with the mail server 56 backup server computer 16.

The control computer 18 communicates over the http interface 58 controller of the availability of the web server copy 44' portal installation with the backup server computer 16, via the ftp interface 60, the computer 18 controls the exchange of data by executing the following script control. Through TCP interface 62, the computer 18 controls the access to Bank data copies 44' portal installation, the snmp interface 64 is used for system control (for example, CPU utilization, hard disk capacity, and so on) backup server computer 16 copies 44' portal installation, and icmp interface 66 serves to control to whom Timoti backup server 16 in the copy 44' portal installation. the http interface 68 of the computer 18 of the control corresponds to the http interface 58 and serves to control the reachability of the web server 44 portal installation by running the script control. the ftp interface 70 is used to control data exchange via script control, transmitted from the computer 18 controls at the server computer 14 of the installation. TCP interface 72 corresponds to the TCP interface 62 and serves to control access to Bank data portal 44 installation, the snmp interface is used for controlling the load of the CPU and the hard disk capacity of the server computer 14 installation, and icmp interface is used to control the reachability of the server computer 14 installation portal 44 installation. ssh interface 76 is used to control the access sheath to a backup server computer 16 copies 44' portal installation, and ssh interface 76 is used to control shell access to the server computer 14 installation of the portal installation. In addition, the computer control includes a mail server 80 with POP3 interface 82 to receive e-mail through tests initiated by the script control.

Fig. 2 schematically shows the structure of the server computer 14 installation with portal 44 installation. The backup server computer 16 is made identical to the server computer 14 of the installation. Portal 44 installation soteitis three essential parts, namely, from a set of html-pages from the set of applications 44b implementing dynamic business logic, and data from the Bank s. In the proposed example of performing all three parts 44a-s portal 44 installation implemented in a single server computer 14 installation, which is executed under control of an operating system 84, such as Linux. html sites 44a portal 44 installation supported by executed as Apache server the web server 86 server computer 14 installation, application, 44b portal 44 installation executed by the server 88 applications, which, for its part, operates in the specified environment 90, for example in the environment of JAVA programs JRE. Bank s data portal 44 installation integrated into the program 92 Bank programs, such as MySQL. Periodically returned cron tasks and scripts control is performed in a batch program 94. Fig. 3 shows the normal life cycle of the unit 10A-10C appliances. At the first stage 96, the control unit is initialized and thereby transferred to the first state 98. On the basis of the first state 98, the control unit is activated at step 100 and thereby translated into the second state 102. On the basis of the second state 102, the control unit at step 104, the preparation is prepared for installation, and thus translated in the third state 106. At step 108 inst is LaCie operating program installed in the control unit, and the control unit is thereby transferred to the fourth state 110. In the next step 112, the control unit enters the work and thereby translated into a working state 114.

At the first stage 98 supplier 32 hardware downloads through ftp interface 30 (see Fig. 1) file for portal 44 installations, which are important data control unit. Therefore, in the state of 98 there is a data block with the serial number, code switching, device type and other additional data unit 10A-10C appliances in the Bank s data portal 44 installation. Status code of the control unit in the Bank s data is set to "initialized".

In the second stage 100, the installer is registered via the http interface 34 portal 44 installation using a serial number attached in the bundled unit 10C household appliances, and the switch code. After successful registration, he can enter or configure all data relevant to the installation process, such as language software, standard control unit (country of installation), independently a specific Internet service provider, email address, etc. For the web server 86 provides the appropriate html sites from a set of html-pages 44a, which are made as files forms install the Torah and transmitted via the http interface 34 to the user terminal of the installer. The user, in this example, the installer 38 may enter the desired information into the fields of the form file and pass it through the http interface 34 to the server computer 14 of the installation. Alternatively, the installer 38 can pass the required data through the mobile network, for example via SMS, to the server computer 14 of the installation. Passed, filled with files form the server computer installations can extract the desired user settings and, as described below, to configure the operating program of the control unit of the device 10A-10C appliances depending on user settings. The desired user settings may include, in particular, language, location, device, home appliances, independently of a particular Internet service provider, email addresses, mobile radio or telephone number, etc. In the second state 102 all data required to install the software on the unit 10A-10C appliances are stored in the Bank s data portal 44 installation on the server computer 14 installation or unit 116 controls the server computer installations. The status parameter control unit corresponding device for household appliances "activated" in the Bank s data portal 44 inst is LaCie.

At step 104 training unit home appliances is in a state in which all controllers are connected, and communication interfaces 46, 48 devices 10A-10C appliances connected to the Internet. Using actuation is not shown here key maintenance by the installer 38 the installation process starts on the control unit of the respective devices 10A-10C appliances. The control unit or device 10A-10C appliances is registered via the http interface 46 on the portal 44 installation and downloads all of the data relevant to the installation process (for example, related to Internet access), via the ftp interface 48 portal 44 installation. After a successful download, the data control unit is registered in the portal 44 installation and establishes a connection.

In the third state 106 the state of the control unit or the respective device 10A-10C appliances in the Bank s data portal 44 installation is set to "installation prepared."

At step 108 the installation of the control unit of the respective devices 10A-10C household appliances sets the current list of regulators, in which it checks to see what the regulators were connected. Then, the control unit independently connects to the Internet in accordance with its configuration and registriruetsya through the http interface 46 in the portal 44 installation. After the transfer of the list of all connected controllers via the ftp interface 48 to the portal 44 installation portal 44 installation in accordance with the established for the device configuration data, such as language, the connected controller, and device type, as well as other configuration data that is loaded into the Bank s data manufacturer 32 hardware to assemble all of the required software components and prepared for loading. The unit 10A-10C appliances sends cyclic queries about the status or the presence of the generated list of ftp commands that are addressed to upload all the necessary files. After the portal 44 installation've put together all the components of the software and the task list is generated, the control unit of the device 10A-10C appliances loads the task list via the ftp interface portal 44 installation.

After a successful download task list unit 10A-10C appliances starts processing the task list, whereby all necessary software components are loaded by the portal 44 installation. After a successful download of all software components of the device 10A-10C appliances is registered via the http interface 46 in the portal installation.

In the fourth state 110 processing of all of th the sequences of the installation is completed. The state of the corresponding device 10A-10C appliances installed in the Bank s data on "installed".

At step 112, the control unit of the device 10A-10C appliances that have downloaded the software components according to the list of tasks, independently performs a new start. After a successful and fulfilled in order for a new start with installed and configured software unit 10A-10C appliances is registered via the http interface 46 in the portal 44 installation and reports that he started. On the basis of this message, the successful operation of the device 10A-10C appliances portal 44 installation sends to all pre-configured e-mail addresses or mobile Radiocommunication installer 38 introduced through a file form, e-mail or SMS. To do this, it uses the smtp interface 52 and the mail server 28 or GPS or GPRS modem. Alternatively, the control unit may also contain a GPRS modem and, thereby, to send messages to a successful operation on the portal installation or pre-configured receiver.

In working condition 114 portal 44 installation received confirmation of a successful new start device 10A-10C appliances and, depending on what Alicia configured e-mail addresses, sending one or more e-mail messages stored by the installer 38 addresses.

The Bank s data portal 44 installation status of the respective devices 10A-10C appliances is set to "in process". Unlike described with reference to Fig. 3 normal life cycle of the unit 10A-10C household appliances, there are transitions between States 98, 102, 106, 110, 114, which are hereinafter described with reference to Fig. 4-7.

In Fig. 4 illustrates various features when the unit 10A-10C appliances installed in the first state 98. First, the supplier 32 hardware via the ftp interface 30 can transmit the updated data block management program 44 installation. Already existing data block of the control unit is erased in the storage device 116 or Bank s data portal 44 installation, and a new data block for the corresponding control unit or the respective device 10A-10C appliances is stored at step 116. Such updating may be due to the fact that the control unit after the subsequent initialization takes place again in the scan path by the product hardware.

If the update data is performed by the supplier 32 hardware, while the device 10A-10C domestic technical and is in the second state 102, in the third state 106, in the fourth state 110 or the fifth state 114, already registered in the Bank s data under the serial number data from all reference data is logically deleted, and writes the new data block. The control unit or device 10A-10C appliances is initialized at stages 118-124 similar to step 96. Such initialization may, for example, be carried out when the unit 10A-10C appliances after a failed operation in the operation again gets on the production of hardware and after a successful repair is returned to the circulation.

If the control unit is already activated, the installer 38 shall, if necessary, again to enter configuration data (for example, the installation language, email address, Internet service provider, configuration data, and so on).

Fig. 5 shows the possible transitions to the second state 102, which may occur as a deviation from the normal life cycle. If the control unit or if the device 10A of household appliances is already in the active state 102, and the installer 38 is registered via the http interface 46 in the portal 44 installation, it may take changes in the existing configuration data. Already stored in the Bank s data in the storage device 116, the configuration data control unit l is cally erased, and the new data control block is stored at step 126, which checks the status of 98 as such. This case may, for example, occur when the installer 38 incorrectly entered configuration data (for example, you have chosen the wrong language, or chose the incorrect information Internet provider service etc), so that required adjustments to the configuration data.

Fig. 6 shows the possible transitions to the third state 106, which renders the installation, which may occur when the deviation from the normal life cycle of the unit 10A-10C appliances. In state 106, all controllers are connected, and the control unit through the respective communication interfaces 46, 48 is connected to the Internet 20. If, for example, during flow of the sequence of the installation device 10A-10C household appliances has been a power failure or if the installer 38 separated the control unit or device 10A-10C appliances from the power supply and then re-used key maintenance in order to initiate a new sequence of installation, the control unit at step 128, which checks the status 106 as such, is translated into a state 106 training, or if the device 10A-10C appliances has already been able to 110 or in working condition 114, it returns to step 130 or V state 106.

Fig. 7 shows the possibility of how the control unit, deviating from step 112 shown in Fig. 3 normal life cycle, can be translated into a working state 114. If the control unit via the installer 98 was disconnected from the current network, or there is a power failure, the control unit after disconnecting from the network starts working again and again restores on stage 134 working condition 114. Fig. 8 shows a chart of the normal sequence depicted in Fig. 3 the life cycle of the unit 10A household appliances and interaction manufacturer 32 hardware installer 38 and device 10A household appliances, which in the example depicted for all managed through the portal installation devices, home appliances, with portal 44 installation. The manufacturer of the hardware initializes the first stage 136 unit 10A home appliances not accessible via html website 44a performed in the background portion 44b portal 44 installation. In the executable in Fig. 8 vertically down the process the installer 38 activates at step 138, which corresponds to the step 100 in Fig. 3, the unit 10A controls and has access via an html website 44a portal installation. Then the installer 38 includes at step 140 key maintenance unit at the management device 10A household appliances and thereby initiates automatically executed step 142, which corresponds to the step 104 in Fig. 3 and which is prepared installation. At step 144, the control unit devices home appliances loads a list of possible Internet service providers, is logged at step 146 in the portal installation and downloads through ftp interface 48 at step 148 the necessary software components depending on the configuration data of the device 10A appliances saved in the Bank s data. At step 150, the device 10A household appliances run again and tells on stage 152 of the successful commissioning of the portal 44 installation. Portal 44 installation transmits a notification about the successful commissioning through the mail server 28 to the installer 38.

Fig. 9 shows the interaction of 36 manufacturer software portal 44 installation via the http interface 34. At step 154 the manufacturer 36 software is logged on the portal 44 installation and gets on stage 156 reverse notification of successful registration. At step 158 manufacturer 36 software through software http unloading to boot to the portal 44 installation. Portal 44 installation saves on stage 160 loaded software components in the storage device 116 of the server computer 14 of the installation. If this is the portal 44 installation prepares the received files to prepare for the installation.

At step 162 portal 44 installation confirms the manufacturer 36 software successful file upload.

At step 164 manufacturer 36 software selects to activate the software version in the form and sends the form to the portal 44 installation. Portal 44 installation updates the database, so that the boot may be provided with an activated version of the software. At step 166 the portal installation confirms the manufacturer 36 software successful activation. At step 168 36 manufacturer software cancels the registration on the portal 44 installation and 170 confirmed by the successful cancellation of the registration.

In Fig. 10 shows a sequence chart of the entire installation process, which corresponds to step 108 in Fig. 3. The installation process includes the preparatory part 172 and the actual installation part 174. At the preparatory part 172 unit 10A appliances is logged at step 176 via the http interface on the portal 44 installation. Portal 44 installation returns to step 178 successful registration unit 10A household appliances. At step 180 the portal 44 installation loads the configuration data from the control unit of the device 10A bytów the th equipment via the ftp interface 48 and confirms successful transmission of the data at step 182. At step 184, the control unit of the device 10A of household appliances is registered on the portal 44 installation, which confirms the successful registration at step 186.

For proper installation of the unit 10A appliances is logged at step 188 portal 44 installation, which confirms the successful registration at step 190. At step 192, the control unit of the device 10A appliances unloads the list of regulators, which contains the number and type connected to the control unit controls and, thus, the configuration data on the portal 44 installation. When unloading the list of controllers is completed, the control unit of the device 10A appliances notifies at step 194 to the portal 44 installation, which confirms the input of the full list of regulators to step 196.

At step 198, the device 10A appliances asks whether there is a task list on the portal 44 installation, and at the stage 200 receives a positive or negative response. If the task list is available, the device 10A appliances asks him to step 202, and the portal 44 installation passes to step 204 the task list on the device 10A of household appliances. In cycle step 206 208 on which the device 10A appliances requests a file according to the list of tasks, and the stage 210 on which the portal 44 installation through ftp interface 48 transfers the file to ustroystvo household appliances, repeat until the task list will not be processed. At step 212, the device 10A appliances cancels the registration on the portal 44 installation and portal 44 installation confirms the successful deregistration at step 214.

Sequence chart of control is performed on the computer control. At the first stage 216 computer control runs through the ssh interface 78 the script to control the server computer 14 of the installation. To do this, the server 18 of the control registers as a user 218 control over http interface 68 at step 220, the server computer 14 of the installation. The latter confirms the registration at step 222. At step 224, the user 218 control transmits an activation request to the server computer 14 of the installation. The latter confirms at step 226 activation. At step 228, the user 218 control registers on the inner part of the portal 44 installation. The registration is confirmed at step 230. At step 232, the user 218 control transmits a request for the configuration file on the internal part of the portal installation. The configuration file is loaded at step 234.

At step 236, the user control unregisters on the inside or the business logic part 44b of the portal installation, and cancellation of registration is confirmed at step 238. For testing the function of unloading the user control at step 240 snowrelated on the inner portion 44b portal 44 installation, and the registration is confirmed at step 242. At step 244, the user control transmits a command to the ftp upload to the portal 44 installation and confirms at step 246 completed unloading the list of controllers. At step 248 portal 44 installation checks the list of controls and evaluates it. If the list of controllers is incorrect, then at step 250 the relevant sort. In this case, the portal installation generates at step 252 error message and sends it via smtp interface 52 through the mail server 28, the mail server 80 and smtp interface 82 at step 254 back to the control computer 18, which mimics the installer. At the same time the portal installation via the http interface 68 produces at step 256 the error signal. At step 258, the user 218 control calls e-mails from the mail server 80 and receives via the smtp interface 82 at step 260 e-mail from the portal 44 installation, if the list of regulators was wrong. At step 262, the computer control as the user 218 control estimates adopted by the e-mail and transmits the monitoring report on the control computer 18. If an error occurs, the control computer 18 generates an e-mail message and forwards it to step 264 to the mail server 18, and the latter delivers it to the stage 266 system administrator 24.

Fig. 12 shows the alternative is passive implementation of the invention with a device 10d of household appliances, which includes block 276 management, and individual regulators 278-286. Block 276 control communicates with a separate regulators through the system 274 Fieldbus type LON (local operating network).

Block 276 control includes an integrated, implemented as software, network server computer 277, which is equipped with a storage device 279 for storing web sites. Websites form the portal operator with HTML forms, which contains at least one means of input, such as button, select list, text input field, and so the Operator through the input means to specify, for example, the nominal room temperature for heated areas, which are placed in the individual controllers 278-286.

Fig. 16 shows as an example a web site for device control home appliances through the block 276 management. The website contains three performed as pick lists tools 306-310 input parameters for the regulation of a particular regulator 278-286. In addition, there are three performed as buttons means 312-316 enter to save and return back the selected control parameters or to select operating systems.

The collection of web sites divided into a group that relate to the core functions, a group that regard is seeking to advanced functions, the group, which refers to the configuration data, and the group, which refers to the alarm handler.

The group, which refers to the data configuration enables, in particular, input settings WAN (wide area network) and LAN (local area network), e-mail providers, user management, date and time.

In addition, the block 276 management has three communication interface 281, 283, 285 for establishing a network connection through which can be called web sites.

First performed as an Ethernet card or Ethernet interface communication interface 281 is designed to establish a local network connection (LAN) and allows easy integration into intranet.

The second communication interface 283, intended to establish an Internet connection or a shared connection to a wide area network (WAN), can be performed as a serial connection with 115200 baud with hardware handshake signals RTS, CTS, DTR and DSR. A possible implementation of the invention include connected to an internal analog modem 56k, ISDN adapter, terminal without channel bonding, or GSM/GPRS modem with 9600 bit/s for GSM or GPRS class 2.

The user may, through the communication interface 283 Protocol PPP (point-to-point transmission) to register and must authenticate yourself by the name of Paul is the user and password. Authentication via PAP or CHAP. This authentication simultaneously serves as basic authentication to access web sites. Thus possible remote access through telephone room unit 276 of the control.

Both communication interface 281, 283 open the possibility of simultaneous access through a telephone line and through local network (LAN).

Instead of the Ethernet interface 281 may also be prescribed a different interface, such as W-LAN interface with a corresponding Converter, analog modem, ISDN adapter, terminal, GSM modem or GPRS modem, etc. for maintenance of the unit 276 remote control.

The third communication interface 285 is used for communication with regulators 278-286 via the LON bus system according to the ANSI/EIA-709.x and EIA-852, also according EN14908. It provides a neutral exchange of information between regulators 278-286 and block 276 management. Communication interface 285 available neural microcontroller. As neural microcontroller connected TP/FT-10 times transceiver. The transceiver accepts all tasks LON communication.

Block 276, the control assumes the functionality of a networked server computer, which is thus fully integrated in block 276 management. Due to this, it can bar dstone be communication through the Internet and via LAN with block 276 management and the bypass path through the Central, i.e. remote for many kilometers from the control unit and executed for switching communication with multiple control units for devices home appliances server computer installations, may be the preferred way to be unnecessary. Due to this being implemented especially flexible serviced block 276 control that can be operated either via the Internet or through a local network, such as LAN or Ethernet. By integrating the functionality of a web server in block 276 management can be improved convenience for the operator of the entire installation.

The control unit also has a switching element or press 294 maintenance to run automatically during installation and/or maintenance, in which the control unit requests a web site through a communication interface with the Central server computer installations and, for example, loads via FTP. Installation user portal, which formed the download web sites, and then proceeds largely automatically, without requiring the user more complex than a simple keystroke 294 maintenance.

In addition, proposed that the control unit to start the installation process transmits, m is Nisha least one list of members of the local network to the Central server computer installations. This enables installations, consistent with the list of participants. The concept of "list of participants" includes in this context, in particular, the list of controls of the heating installation, which communicate through a local network, such as the LON network with the control unit of the heating installation.

The installation process block 276 control Fig. 12 schematically depicted in Fig. 13. At step 288, the serial number and access code of the device 10d appliances or block 276 management of completion is recorded in the Bank s data portal 44 installation. In the second stage 290 block 276 management for admission to the installer 38 must be registered on the portal 44 installation. For this to block 276 control attached packing list that has the name of the portal or the web address of the portal 44 installation and data access. The installer 38 is logged on the portal 44 installation and registers block 276 control device 10d of household appliances. This registration includes the choice of language, the country in which the block 276 control is installed, as well as some of the data to establish the connection and the type of block 276 management. To access the block 276 control installer 38 also can enter the phone the first number block 276 management. The installer 38, in addition, has the possibility after registration unit 276 of the control to set its own access to the Internet, which operates in parallel with the serial number and access code.

In the third stage block 292 276 management electrically installed and associated with the telecommunication network. To start the installation key 294 maintenance pressed within ten seconds. For measuring the time interval during which the pressed key maintenance unit 276 includes a unit for determining the time and opportunity to start the installation process, when the operator actuates the switching element, at least within a given length of engagement, and may preclude inadvertent initiation of the installation process due to the short press of the switch element or key 294 maintenance.

In the fourth stage 296 block 276 control registers through the set before this installer 38 Internet service provider on the Internet 20 and registered in the portal 44 installation. Portal 44 installation immediately passes to block 276 management on the basis of the serial numbers of the choice of the local Internet service provider. Connection after the minimum possible time again Zack is neveda.

Fig. 14 shows a further flow of the installation process. In the fifth stage 298 block 276 control registers through a local provider on the Internet 20 and establishes a connection with the portal 44 installation. Portal 44 installation supplies block 276 to manage all the necessary files and introduces a new start. In the next step 290 block 276 management in recent times is logged after a new start on the Internet 20 and informs the portal 44 installation successful installation.

If the fourth step 296 unsuccessful, then this is indicated to the operator or installer 38 by an appropriate flashing code. For this block 276 control contains signal lamp 300. Depending on the flashing code, the operator can recognize, what was the cause of the error. The reason may be, for example, that the block 276, the control is not registered in the portal 44 installation that block 276 management was able to establish a telephone connection or that the block 276 management was not able to conduct successful negotiations with the ISP, saved by the installer 38.

The whole installation procedure can also be run remotely. For this step 292 in Fig. 13, on which the installer 38 takes the logical unit 206 controls may be replaced by step 292' (see Fig. 13), on which logical OS installation is done through a remote procedure call (RPC). Through RPC may be a message that the key 294 maintenance has been pressed for 10 seconds, and thus should be a call to the portal 44 installation. The control unit should send all possible messages of success or failure in the computer 302 (see Fig. 13)that sent the remote procedure call.

Such simplified installation schematically shown in Fig. 15. At the first stage 288, as before, block 276, the control is hosted in a portal 44 installation. The logical setup installer 38 and pressing 294 maintenance on stage 292 are replaced by a single call 304 remote procedure with the computer 302, and at step 296 block 276 control device 10d of household appliances is registered via the Internet 20 in the portal 44 installation on a remote server computer 14 of the installation.

1. A device with a network server computer (277) and a programmable control unit (276) for device control home appliances with multiple controllers (10A-10C), and a network server computer (277) contains a storage device (279) for storing at least one web site with at least one input means (306-316) to enable the control unit (276), and the control unit (276) contains at least one communication interface (281,283, 285) to establish a network connection through which can be invoked web site,
wherein the network server computer (277) at least partially integrated in the control unit (276),
moreover, the control unit (276) made with the possibility of starting the automatic installation process, in which the control unit (276) through the communication interface transmits the list of controllers connected to the control unit (276) regulators at the Central server computer (14) installation and asks for a web site with a Central server computer (14) installation.

2. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the control unit (276) includes a first communication interface (281) to establish a local network connection and the second communication interface (283) to establish Internet connection or telephone connection.

3. The device according to claim 2, characterized in that the first communication interface (281) implemented as an Ethernet interface.

4. Device according to any one of the preceding paragraphs, characterized in that the control unit (276) contains a switching element (294) to start the automatic installation process.

5. The device according to claim 4, characterized in that the control unit includes a unit for determining the time and opportunity to start the installation process, when erator actuates the switching element at least during a given duration of the engagement.

6. Device for controlling and monitoring at least one device for household appliances, which contains a control unit (276) and more connected to the control unit (276) regulators (278-286), in particular, to control a heating installation comprising a
at least one server computer (14) installation with the storage device (116) for storing configuration data of the devices home appliances
characterized in that the server computer (14) the installation was carried out with the possibility of
to generate at least one configuration parameter for the user interface devices home appliances depending on the configuration data, which contains the list of controllers connected to the control unit (276) regulators (278-286),
to transmit at least one configuration parameter of the user interface via the communication connection (46, 48) on the device home appliances and
query via the communication connection (46, 48) diagnostic data from the device home appliances.

7. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains means for establishing a communication connection (46, 48) between the server computer (14) installation and at least one of the devices home appliances.

8. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains means to set the population of the Internet connection between the server computer installation and user terminal.

9. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains a block of programming (44) to configure the user interface for devices home appliances depending on configuration data of the devices home appliances.

10. The device according to claim 9, characterized in that the server computer (14) the installation was carried out with the ability to install the user interface is generated based on configuration information on the device home appliances.

11. The device according to claim 9, characterized in that the block programming (44) is provided in order via a communication connection (46, 48) to configure Internet access devices home appliances.

12. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that the communication connection (46, 48) is an Internet connection or a mobile radio connection.

13. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that the server computer (14) the installation was carried out with the ability to generate a file of the form and upload file form through an Internet connection or a mobile radio connection to the user terminal.

14. The device according to item 13, wherein the server computer (14) installation is provided in order supplemented the file that the user of the form to take over the Internet connection, and to extract from f is La form at least one parameter of the wishes of the user, the unit software configuration configures a working program, depending on the setting of the wishes of the user.

15. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains a backup server computer (16), which is designed with the ability to take over the function of the server computer (14) installation, in case of failure of the latter.

16. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains a computer (18) control for controlling functions of the server computer (14) installation and backup of the server computer (16).

17. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains data Bank (s), which includes a storage device (116).

18. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that it contains at least one web server (86) to provide online forms for data entry configuration.

19. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that the server computer (14) the installation was carried out with the transmission at least one web site accessible through the network user interface via the communication connection (46, 48)on the device home appliances.

20. Control method and control at least one device for household appliances with multiple controllers (10A-10C), in particular, the heating plant comprising the following steps:
providing the configuration data of the devices the home appliances in the server computer (14) installation,
start the automatic installation process, in which the control unit (276) devices home appliances via the communication interface transmits the list of controllers connected to the control unit (276) regulators at the Central server computer (14) installation and requests a web site from the Central server computer (14) installation,
the production of at least one configuration parameter by the server computer (14) installations for the user interface devices home appliances depending on configuration data;
transmitting at least one configuration parameter via the communication connection to the device home appliances and
the requesting diagnostic data from the device home appliances via the communication connection (46, 48),
moreover, the configuration data contain a list of controllers connected to the control unit (276) regulators (278-286).



 

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