Apparatus and method for interactive request for content in networked computer jukebox

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: method involves providing a communication line between a user interface and a multimedia data management apparatus, providing a second communication line between the multimedia data management apparatus and a digital multimedia data processor connected to a memory device for storing and extracting digital multimedia data, wherein said digital multimedia data processor is connected with possibility of communication with at least one digital audio-visual player.

EFFECT: faster processing of user requests.

19 cl, 7 dwg

 

The level of technology

The present invention relates generally to musical machines, in particular to systems centralized management jukeboxes, formed from a network of musical machines and, more specifically, to the selection of particular content or multimedia data for output through the jukebox.

Production of jukeboxes began in 1887, when a salon owner Charlie glass was invented form of payment, "Nickel in the slot", giving rise to the entertainment industry, and facilitating this development of the recording industry. This event can also be considered the starting point of the business model of "micropayments" for personal customer service.

Now the music industry machine logs on to the stage, his third of the rise in economic and technological terms. The emergence of products corporate network jukeboxes made system monitoring, updating, maintenance and management services more cost-effective compared with usual operations jukebox. In addition, the user interface technology based on the sensing elements (sensors) and software, expanded search capabilities, artist, album and song for consumers, giving you the opportunity to view neogenic the frame number of choices of content with digital touch screen with extensive multimedia capabilities.

Recently developed digital jukeboxes to provide more choices of musical content compared to conventional jukeboxes with automatic change CDs. The emergence of systems networked digital jukeboxes have provided opportunities to combine the storage capacity of the hard disks that are in the entertainment devices with pay-per-play, providing a more efficient means to update the music of these entertainment devices over a communication network and systematically reducing local visits technician. Network digital jukeboxes use the system software, client-server, which mainly uses digital technology and the Internet to provide customers with the capabilities of the next generation and to provide operators with the jukebox features centralized management of their musical machines through a web portal. Multimedia storage device of each jukebox can be checked periodically when new digital multimedia data transmitted through the network server jukeboxes. As a result, network operators can remotely update the content, look use the th information and income information, to change pricing configuration or the configuration of the playback, and to test the statistical data on the degree of health jukebox.

And this technology provides customers with access to the contents and compositions, either stored on the local hard disk, or available for download from centralized and/or remote library mechanisms for playback output data on the local music machine.

However, some features were transferred from the earliest machines. One of these features includes the requirement to view the choices of songs and select one song to play through the physical impacts on the directory mechanism located exactly on the device for entertainment, representing the jukebox, and/or inside it. The main feature of modern jukeboxes includes a user interface technology based on the sensing elements (sensors) and software used directly in the device for entertainment, representing the jukebox, and/or inside it. This technology has expanded the possibilities of choice of artist, album and songs for consumers, providing an opportunity to view the virtually unlimited is th number of variants of elections directory using a digital touch screen. The device receiving payment for money, credit cards or pre-paid card billing, etc. is used to confirm any request jukebox with modern touchscreen devices. The query runs on the jukebox if the selected multimedia data stored in the jukebox. Otherwise, the request is passed from music machine on the network server jukeboxes, in which the choice of music, videos or other digital data is transmitted back to a certain jukebox.

Despite these improvements, critical issues management and targeted use related to both traditional and digital systems, remained unresolved. In addition, the network music products machines with touch screen, showing all the choices and content, have generated potentially adverse effects of scaling for network operators.

The choice of songs jukebox, location-based, not yet sufficiently effective, interactive or attractive as it "should" be when referring to a modern and competitive realities. A critical problem associated with conventional systems, and an exponentially (in geometry the systematic progression) more unpleasant for food network digital jukeboxes, is that such systems require that users have viewed, selected and ordered musical content linearly or according to the principle of "one person at a time, thus limiting the maximum number of transactions and potentially increasing the "delay" time for each user in each location jukebox. The design known systems due to the limitations of the products physical kiosks associated with the linear mechanism of choice and acceptance of payment (i.e., coins) at the point of sale. The client must first approach the kiosk, to directly face the music interface machine, select the desired content and pay to the module to activate the order. In addition, usage data may not be used for the purposes of demographic analysis, and no direct channel of communication at the present time cannot be set for models of personal service or cross-marketing related digital products for consumers (i.e., wireless downloads ("radio"), targeted ads or ads).

In relation to networked digital systems, the above-mentioned inversely proportional negatively amplified due to the fact that: 1) structurally, the performance of known products has retained the requirement for spatial proximity of the user to the device for entertainment even if the user may not always place the order for the composition by viewing the current contents of the directory, 2) the design of the known products expanded search capabilities, selection and cataloguing, available to users, 3) the design of the known products focused on single-player linear access to an available directory even though the time for the execution of the order is unpredictable variable, 4) the design of the known products inefficiently uses the reception of the content, the update location and on-demand loading of architecture, 5) design known products require the installation of devices of choice of many kiosks for multi-zone entertainment and 6) methods of selection and output associated with the system(s) providing for the payment. This paradox of embodiment of the system potentially creates unfavorable economic conditions for operators of digital networks that acquire hardware jukebox, license the content directories, creating distributed relationships, share significant revenue streams with manufacturers and partners places of entertainment, control the routes of raising money, support a large number of devices and control comm is reskin performing critical system and network elements. In addition, the high cost associated with the production/Assembly of electronic devices for entertainment, representing a jukebox, and a total cost of exclusive use for operators, weakened the economies of scale, and reduced mass recognition, as well as contributed to the further fragmentation of the industry.

Solutions for the modern industry is partly related to the restriction of the use of above described operational factors through the creation of enhanced or additional features. Such features include search functionality and view on the touch screen, credit card or priority mechanisms play to attract customer orders and opportunities to increase income. Despite the fact that such opportunities offer new ways for consumers who can place the order after the previous orders of detention for a premium charge, they do not solve the problem of lost sales and reduce returns from the linear use of the kiosk as a whole.

Thus, it would be desirable to provide the simplest method of selecting content or multimedia data stored on the local music machine. Also it would be desirable will provide the local music machine with multi-user selects the content. It would be desirable to provide a method and apparatus that will provide multiple users with simultaneous access to the services offered by the music machine. It would be desirable to eliminate the need for the approach of users to the music machine and the implementation of their choice on computer music machine. And finally, it would be desirable to provide a way of placing the request for playback of digital content on computer music machine or multiple computer music machines remotely using another device.

Disclosure of inventions

Herein is disclosed a device and method for interactive queries of the content contained in the web digital audiovisual playback system or computer music machine that gives the user the ability to select playback of certain digital media data in a specified location of the playback device by means of wireless communication.

In one aspect is provided a device for selecting content in a digital audiovisual playback device, configured to play digital audio-visual multimedia data, means the management consisting in connection with a digital audio-visual playback device to control at least one transmission process digital multimedia data on a digital audio-visual playback device and to select the digital multimedia data in digital audiovisual playback device, the communication line and the user interface to send a request for a digital multimedia data, performing a selection of digital media data for playback using the selected digital audio-visual playback device.

In another aspect, a method of selecting content in a networked digital audiovisual playback device, includes the steps:

the preservation of digital multimedia data in the storage device;

make a request for the digital media content using the user interface remote from the digital audio-visual playback device, identifying a digital audio-visual playback device and the selected stored digital media data for playback using the identified digital audio-visual playback device;

request digital media content on the tool upravleniia communication line; and

transmitting the identified digital media using the controls on the digital audio-visual playback device for playback of the identified digital media using digital audio-visual playback device.

The present device and method of performing interactive query content provide the ability to play digital multimedia data using the playback device digital audio, such as digital jukebox, selected by the user remotely through means of wireless communication. This eliminates the need for proximity of the user to the location of the jukebox and input choices using a conventional keyboard, mouse and/or a display device of a touch screen provided in the music machines of the prior art. The apparatus and method also provide the user the ability to remotely view the available digital media content remotely from the jukebox. This can eliminate the monetary cost of providing a display device or monitor along with a keyboard, mouse, and costs on the touch screen, as the entire selection process digital multimedia data can bitmapand remotely through means of wireless communication through the user interface.

The apparatus and method also provide automatic billing for each user request by any of a variety of payment methods, which is transparent to the user, during the formation of the query. This eliminates the need to provide each physical digital music machine mechanism receiving payment and verification of payment of each choice.

Brief description of drawings

Various features, advantages and other uses of the present invention will become more apparent by reference to the following detailed description and drawings, which depict the following:

Figure 1-5 - block diagram of various aspects of the present device to request the digital media content;

6 is a detailed block diagram shown in any of Figures 1 to 5 of the device; and

7 is a detailed block diagram is depicted in figure 1-5 mobile device management.

The implementation of the invention

The present invention provides a system for performing interactive query jukebox located in the communication network for the implementation choices of content and/or compositions for the conclusion with the help of local digital audio-visual playback device, such as a computer jukebox device with the tion of mobile communication.

The term "audiovisual", as referred to herein, is used to cover the sound data such as music, spoken words, etc., visual data, such as movies, video games and other visual images, including text, and simultaneous output of the combination of audio and visual material on audio-visual playback device. Thus, although further mentions music and data identifying the music, it should be understood that this is done only as an example.

In addition, it should be understood that the use of the term "digital media data comprises audio and visual data, as well as audible and/or visual identifying data such as name of artist, title, duration, type of multimedia data, etc.

In addition, there may be used any digital audio-visual playback device. It should be understood that the following description of one of such devices as digital jukebox is given as an example.

In one aspect, depicted in figure 1, the centralized management system manages the communication with mobile stations in a network of computer jukeboxes, and transmits the packets in the form of useful the load SMS, MMS or Internet messages containing certain choices of content generated by a mobile user located remotely from the jukebox. Central mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM), implemented as a possible line 22 due, for example, the primary communication network, which can be done as a center 22 of the transmission of short messages (SMSC) and equipment for service send multimedia messages (MMSE) or the Internet, manages concurrent mobile transmission, representing a mobile user selected content or multimedia data, for example, the choices of songs that are defined for public performance from one of the many computer jukeboxes 14.

At least part of the core network 22 may include wireless communications devices. Central mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) accesses the host server network jukeboxes, for example, through the HTTP Protocol, which supports a basic set of compressed digital data or multimedia data representing, for example, many songs, image data relating to the composition, the identity information of the composition and the codes used to identify the location of the jukebox. Mo is strong multimedia device 24 management (MMM) receives information about the mobile choice from the core network 22 communication and polls the server 10 network jukeboxes, connected with many digital jukeboxes 14 and executed with the opportunity to preserve a subset of the basic set of digital multimedia data, to obtain the updated list of registered jukeboxes 14 to determine the availability of content in the contents list or music that resides on the server 10 network jukeboxes and/or musical machines 14, and authenticates the user's request.

Certain choices of content initiated by the mobile user 16, 18, 20, which includes the identity of the content or composition, the register location and priority of service, standing in the queue for a certain computer device 14 music machine, taken in the Central mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) for providing audio or video output service, location or music machine 14, in which a mobile user initiated selection. Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM), establishes a connection with a core network 22 and the server 10 network jukeboxes, operates on a scheduled interval equal session for user authentication, determine the value of the billing and maintenance is of the view descriptor requests jukebox 14. Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) differentiates the value of the query jukebox located in the core network connection, to the object of billing. Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) is associated with a core network 22 communication, and the mobile user, that is, the mobile operator, SMSC, etc. shall be billed only after the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) has verified that the appropriate music machine 14 operates, the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) checked that the main or subset of the primary set of digital multimedia data is available, as well as the fact that the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) has donated a custom query, denoted as "standard" or "priority" request, and that it is placed in the queue server 10 network jukeboxes.

In figure 1, in the example illustrated, a network of digital jukeboxes, which includes a server 10 network jukeboxes containing the main processor, which communicates via HTTP or other formats of data transfer using a wireless communication system, for example, the network 12 is the Internet, a wired communication line, etc. at least with one or many digital audiovisual what's playback devices, for example, with digital jukeboxes 14. The format of the connection with each jukebox 14 can occur through any transport Protocol, such as ADSL, cable modem, WCDMA, UMTS, or LMDS, or other data transfer protocols.

According to this aspect, the mobile communication device or a user interface, a conventional mobile wireless communication device, such as a cellular telephone 16, a pocket computer 18 (PDA), or computer 20, only as non-limiting examples, exchange information with a network of 22 links. Communication line or a network of 22 links may be any type of wired or wireless communication, for example, but without limitation, WiFi, Internet, direct cable connection, Ethernet, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, EDGE, network Token Ring ("token ring"), etc. Such a network 22 may also contain, as a subset, center for short message (SMSC), made with the possibility of sending short text messages, the Internet Protocol, which has rendered the drop-down menu that allows the user to enter options, or a multimedia service (MMS)representing sound and image data.

Although the following example wireless request content belongs to the transfer service short message using a subset of the SMSC core network 22 wireless, it is the duty to regulate to understand that can also be used similar protocols input data or multimedia data, for example, via a drop-down menu.

Corresponding address by SMS, for example, "1414" is entered by the user through the device 16, 18 or 20 due to the identification of a mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM). Then a text message is generated from the Unicode or ASCII input by the user through the user interface 16, 18 or 20 to identify a range of digital multimedia data and other opportunities associated with reproduction, for example, the primary playback, fast playback, etc. for Example, a text message "S AB123" can be commanded by the user through the device 16, 18 or 20 links. The first character "S", only as an example, is the type of the multimedia content. The "S"symbol, just as an example, identifies the composition. The symbol "V" identifies the video. The symbol "PS" identify priority playback of the selected song. The symbol "PM" identify priority replay video. The characters "AB" identify the location of a local jukebox 14. Alphanumeric characters "123" identify a specific choice of multimedia data, for example, defined the second composition. This information is available from the list provided to the user in the local music machine 14.

These signals are transmitted to the SMSC, which confirmed the ID of the user. Location data of the digital playback device or jukebox 14, a variant of the multimedia data and the possibilities of play are transmitted from the SMSC to the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) by means of a wired and/or wireless communication. Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) receives information about option selection from the SMSC and communicates with the server 10 network jukeboxes to determine the availability of the selected jukebox 14. If the server 10 has verified (confirmed) that the music machine 14 is open and is available for playback of the selected digital multimedia data, the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) transmits a signal to the SMSC for billing the user in exchange for the message, including billing for any primary playback. Then the SMSC may request a third party, for example, but without limitation, a Bank, a credit card, a mobile operator, etc., to debit the user account in the amount of PR who receive services. Other payment methods may include m-wallet (mobile wallet), debit card, etc.

At the same time mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) passes the user query along with the criteria playback, such as a request for a standard, recommendation, or priority, to the server 10. Then, the server 10 communicates through the network 12 is the Internet with the selected jukebox 14 to select the digital multimedia data stored in any priority or standard list.

It should be noted that the signal transmission range of digital multimedia data from the server 10 to the selected music machine 14 can also include all the selected digital multimedia data or just the signal for the music machine 14 to play certain digital multimedia data stored in a storage device of the selected jukebox 14.

Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM), you can use the SMSC to send a message to the user 16, expressing gratitude made the choice to the user. This confirms that the choice was made. At the same time sent a message to the user 16 may include other messages, such as an offer to purchase the selected song or video on opredelennosti or the ability to purchase or download as a "Wallpaper" images from the contractor, the user 16, commit select a song or making a selection of a video.

Figure 2 shows another aspect of the device shown in figure 1. In this aspect, the processor 30 is implemented by the remote user selects the content may exchange information via a global communications network, for example, the network 12 is the Internet, a mobile multimedia device 24 controls. This gives the remote user the ability to transfer assignments, choices of digital multimedia data, etc. to other users that are in spatial proximity to a specific playback device or music machine 14.

As shown in figure 3, the device 30 is implemented by the remote user selects the content additionally modified to provide communication through the network 12 and the Internet as a mobile multimedia device 24 and control the music server 10 separately and with both of them. Devices 16, 18, 20, etc. wireless communication can also be contacted through the network 12 and the Internet from a mobile multimedia device 24 and control the music server 10 separately or both of them to provide the selection of digital media content and playback of other users that are in spatial proximity to the selected music is th machine 14.

Shown in Figure 4 the aspect of remote devices 16, 18 or 20 of the user interface can communicate with the wireless devices communicate directly with jukebox 14 using Bluetooth, WiFi, infrared radiation, radio frequency signal, a light signal, a laser, etc. within a range of signal connection devices 16, 18 or 20 of the user interface. Device 16, 18, or 20 of the user interface can query the directory update digital media content to jukebox 14. Jukebox 14 requests a directory with music server 10 network jukeboxes and passes it to a specific device 16, 18, or 20 of the user interface. If communication with the server 10 network jukeboxes for any reason not set (broken), then the jukebox 14 passes their catalogues of digital media content on the device 16, 18, or 20 of the user interface.

When using the user selects a specific digital media data for playback. Device 16, 18 or 20 of the user interface passes the request to the digital media content to jukebox 14 in the vicinity. If identification jukebox or "ID" (ID) lack the t in the user query, it is assumed that the target jukebox 14 to play is a musical machine 14, which adopted the custom query.

Then the jukebox 14 connects to the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) for user confirmation. If successful, the jukebox 14 tries to accept a user request for playback of the selected content. If the play is successful, then the jukebox 14 connects to the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) through music server 10 network jukeboxes to indicate that the user need to set the account, and informs the user about the completion of the selection. If this occurs any error process, the jukebox 14 directly notifies the user about the error.

If the request is an identifier (ID) music machine (different than the one that received the request for the digital media content), then this request is sent to the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM), which treats it as if it is receiving from any other source. Then the selected digital multimedia data is displayed on the jukebox 14 with its storage device or via download from the network 12 is the Internet and sr the EPA 10 jukeboxes.

In another aspect of digital audio-visual device or "solid" jukebox 40 is provided in one or more locations. Some or all solid machines 40 may include a device 42 submission video output to the video output device, such as a TV, monitor or projector 44. Audio output 46 can also be supplied from each solid jukebox 40 on the playback device audio output, such as one or more speakers 48.

Audio-visual device or solid jukebox 40 simply contains music server connected to the network 12 is the Internet and the device 48 or 46 audio or video output, respectively, that can generate the sounds and/or visual images as if the Internet is loaded.

In this aspect within the communication range of the user does not have a physical jukebox 14.

In this aspect of the digital media content stored in the storage device or the base 50 of the data and is called by the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) in response to a user request received through the core network 22 communication for mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM). Then the selected digital multimedia data is e or content transmitted using a mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) through a global communication network or the network 12 is the Internet to the specified jukebox 40 to display them to the user.

The user can view a catalog of digital media content only through the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM). This aspect eliminates the requirement to have a physical jukebox at a specific location along with an associated touch screen, a keyboard, a trackball, a mouse, etc. After removing physical jukebox 14 from a specific location you need to process the exchange or money to implement each selection is also eliminated, thus simplifying and automating the process of selecting digital media content.

6 and 7 depict flowcharts main components management tools or mobile multimedia device 24 controls used with any of the above aspects, depicted in figure 1 - 5. Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) includes the so-called m-Venue server 61, which is connected to a music server 10, any of the solid jukeboxes 40, as well as with other devices 60 audio and video playback.

7 also depicts the transmission or message selection signals digital media data from the user interfaces or devices 16, 18 and 20 through the carrier network 22 communication, as described above with reference to Figure 1, through the CE is 12 Internet, as shown with reference to Figure 3, or directly on a digital jukebox 14 or 40, as shown in Figure 4 or 5. Mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM), as described above, can take remote content or signal select digital multimedia data from any source. Then the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) examines the choice to confirm, processes it, stores it in the database and transmits the request to the server 10 to the network depicted in figure 1 aspect or directly on jukebox 14 in other aspects.

The server 10 or the jukebox 14, 40 receive the signal from the mobile media device 24 management (MMM) and try to place the request on the jukebox 14, 40, etc. If it is successful, the server 10 then responds with a success message waiting mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM). If for any reason the request process has failed, for example, a music machine 14 does not respond, the network connection is not working, etc., the server 10 responds to the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) with a message about a failed execution along with the reason for the failure. After the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) received response to the remote signal selecting content, mobile is Noah multimedia device 24 management (MMM) records the answer in the database and informs the user about the result of its request.

Custom query with any of the mobile devices 16, 18 and 20 of the user interface is transmitted through the network 22 communication on the mobile device 62 management requests. Then the user request is transmitted to the m-Venue server 61 to select digital content in a digital audiovisual playback device or the jukebox 14, 40, etc. or to the server 10 jukeboxes, which transmits choice of digital multimedia data of the individual musical machines 14, 40, etc. or from the content database 50 data, which is then transmitted by the mobile multimedia device 24 management (MMM) directly on jukeboxes 14, 40, etc.

And each user request is transmitted to the module 64 reporting, which is in communication with m-Venue server 61 to register every user request and verify digital choice. Module 64 statements connected with the module 66 billing, which provides payment for each user request.

1. The selection method of the digital multimedia data stored in a storage device connected to the processor of the digital multimedia data and reproduced on a digital audiovisual playback device, the content is of ASI stages, are:
provide the first line of communication between the user interface and management tool for multimedia data, comprising a processor;
provide a second line of communication between management tool multimedia data and digital media processor data connected with the storage device for storing and retrieving digital multimedia data, and the above-mentioned processor digital multimedia data is connected with the possibility of communication with at least one digital audio-visual playback device;
transmit only one message from the user interface remote from the said playback device through the first communication line to the processor in the management tool, multimedia data, and one mentioned the communication message includes the ID of the digital media data as a query of the content of digital multimedia data, the ID of the access control multimedia data and at least one device identifier playback of digital multimedia data;
in response to a request from the digital media content data from the user interface tool for managing multimedia data through the second communication line, refers to the digital processor the x multimedia data associated with said at least one digital audio-visual playback device, identified in a single message communication through at least the following stages:
establish communication between the said means to control the multimedia data processor of the digital media data to determine the availability of the playback device specified in the request content of the digital media data from the user interface;
determine whether the requested digital media data at the location mentioned playback device through the controls of the multimedia data during the user's request;
identify means of managing multimedia data operability of at least one of the identified playback device for playback of the requested media data;
notify the user through the user interface using the management tools multimedia data acceptance/rejection of request contents of the digital multimedia data; and
initiate transmission of the selected digital multimedia data by the processor of the digital media data in at least one of the identified digital audio-visual playback device to reproduce the selected digital multimedia data mentioned in Maine is our least one of the identified digital audio-visual playback device.

2. The method according to claim 1, in which the phase of the transmission request of the content of digital multimedia data through the first communication line further comprises a stage on which:
form the first line of communication to include at least the local area for wireless communication.

3. The method according to claim 1, in which the phase of the transmission request of the content of digital multimedia data through the first communication line further comprises a stage on which:
form at least a part of the first line to include the Internet.

4. The method according to claim 1, additionally containing a stage, on which:
form using controls multimedia data signals request for content identified by the digital multimedia data from a query of the content of digital media for access to the contents of the identified digital media data stored in the storage device.

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of initiating transmission of the request for content identified by the digital multimedia data contains a stage, on which:
transmit the content of the digital media data to a digital audiovisual playback device.

6. The method according to claim 5, in which the step of transmitting the identified digital media data to a digital audiovisual playback device which contains additional stage, where:
transmit the identified digital multimedia data on the Internet digital audiovisual playback device.

7. The method according to claim 1, additionally containing a phase in which the means to control multimedia data transmits data related to the request content of the digital media data and to reproduce the selected digital multimedia data through the above-mentioned playback device, referred to the UI.

8. The method according to claim 1, additionally containing a phase in which the means to control multimedia data processor polls the digital multimedia data to obtain the updated list of available playback devices and available digital multimedia data in response to a request from the digital media content data from the user interface.

9. The method according to claim 1, wherein the stage control execution and method for performing digital multimedia data further comprises the steps are:
notify the user of acceptance of the request; and
process billing for this query to the user.

10. The method according to claim 1, additionally containing phase, which permit a choice of the standard playback time sequence of user requests received among the CTB management of multimedia data and exceptional play outside temporary order custom queries, accepted means of managing multimedia data.

11. The method according to claim 1, further comprising stages, which provide a distinctive identifier for at least one of: processor digital multimedia data and at least one digital audio-visual playback device connected to the processor of the digital multimedia data; and
include one location ID in the user request through the first communication line.

12. The device for selecting the contents of the digital multimedia data, comprising:
at least one digital audio-visual playback device, configured to play digital audio-visual media data, in this case referred to the playback device has a distinctive location ID;
the processor of the digital multimedia data having discrete digital audio-visual multimedia data stored in the storage device, and the above-mentioned digital media processor data connected with the said at least one playback device;
the user interface is separate from the digital audio-visual playback device, and referred to the user interface passes the request to the digital is ultimately data identifying the content of a digital audio-visual media data, and the said request includes only a single message communication, at least the identifier of the access to digital media data;
the first connection line connecting the user interface and management tool multimedia data;
management tool multimedia data associated with the data processor of the digital multimedia data using a second communication line and accessing your digital media and digital audiovisual playback device you are using:
means for determining the availability of the requested multimedia data through at least one playback device by using the multimedia data during the user's request;
means for determining the operability of at least one playback device to play a custom query using the controls multimedia data in response to a user request;
means to control the order of playback requests the contents of the digital multimedia data from many different users using the organization about what prednosti priority services;
the transmission line connecting the processor to digital media and digital audio-visual playback device for transmitting signals with respect to the selected content digital audiovisual media to digital audiovisual playback device to reproduce the selected digital multimedia data.

13. The device according to item 12, in which:
management tool multimedia data associated with the transmission line.

14. The device according to item 13, in which the processor of the digital multimedia data contains:
server jukeboxes connected to the transmission line.

15. The device according to item 12, in which:
at least a portion of the first communication line includes a wireless communications network.

16. The device according to item 12, in which the transmission line contains:
at least one of Internet Protocol and wireless application Protocol.

17. The device according to item 12, further comprising:
the billing tool that operates using the controls multimedia data for billing the user for the query digital media data.

18. The device according to item 12, further comprising:
the tool that communicates with a user interface to allow the user a means to select the location one is about a specific digital audio-visual playback device.

19. The device according to item 12, in which the first line of communication and management tool multimedia data made with the possibility of information transfer SMS.



 

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14 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: it is identified, whether periodical information that indicates periodical transfer of program in broadcast mode is contained in received broadcasting signal; program is registered in information on programs preview, if at the stage of identification it has been identified that periodical information on the program is contained in broadcast signal; and user is notified on time of program broadcast before time of program broadcast on the basis of information on program preview.

EFFECT: provides for the possibility to receive broadcast and to automatically notify user about broadcast, which user always or periodically reviews.

19 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: mobile terminal for performance of operations with broadcast content comprises controller able to control client application. Client application may perform operations including work in recording mode. In recording mode client application may record content for selected channel and save recorded content in data base. In response to changing channel from selected channel to another channel, client application may initiate time-out of recording for selected channel. Client application may reset time-out of recording for selected channel at each subsequent event of changing channels back to selected channel. However, if time-out of recording expires before its reset at the following event of changing channels back to selected channel, client application may terminate recording of content for selected channel.

EFFECT: reduction of delay related to switching of channels.

27 cl, 30 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: presentation associatively related to a basic service and an additional presentation associatively related to an additional service are received. Also the devices and methods include provision for a channel set up in the device, where the set up channel is based on the combination of at least part of the basic service with at least part of the additional service.

EFFECT: possibility of content distributors customising content presented to their subscribers when on service is offered by several content distributors.

51 cl, 21 dwg

FIELD: physics, image processing.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to television. The result is achieved due to that the device for generating an electronic program schedule (EPS) has an information reception unit, a first calculation unit, a second calculation unit and a display controller designed for controlling display on display devices, an electronic program schedule based on sizes of the first and second display areas defined by the first and second calculation units. The display controller aligns a first button based on the first display area, and a second button based on the second display area in the direction of the time axis of the electronic program schedule, arranges the first and second button next to each other, and caused display of the electronic program schedule for each channel which transmits the program. The second calculation unit determines that the size of the second display area of each program in each channel which transmits the program must be equal.

EFFECT: display of program time intervals in accordance with duration of broadcast time, and information regarding the program can be shown without restrictions on broadcast time duration.

22 cl, 19 dwg

FIELD: physics, communications.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to mobile broadcast systems. A method for providing a notification message on the transmitter of a mobile broadcast system which supports an interaction channel is proposed. When a notification event occurs, a first device generates a notification message and generates at least one delivery request message which contains a destination address based on subscription information of the corresponding terminal using the generated notification message. A second device determines the channel over which it will deliver the notification message to the corresponding terminal based on the destination address, and delivers the notification message over the defined channel.

EFFECT: possibility of delivering a notification message in a mobile broadcast system which supports an interaction channel.

27 cl, 23 dwg, 31 tbl

FIELD: physics; communication.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to digital video broadcasting systems using an electronic service guide (ESG). A device is proposed for handling errors in ESG transmission in a digital video broadcasting system, which includes a service application (SA) component for receiving a request message for file restoration from a communication terminal after transmitting ESG from a service management (SM) component to a terminal and, if the request message for file restoration is an ESG request, providing the SM component with a request message for file restoration and a terminal address; a logic device for compiling ESG for generating ESG within a SM component which interprets the request message and determines whether to resend the ESG to the terminal, and if a decision is made to resend the ESG, the logic device for compiling the ESG sends ESG metadata and terminal address to an interactive server for transmitting ESG within the SM component, and the interactive server sends ESG metadata to the terminal.

EFFECT: design of a video broadcasting system capable of sending a restoration request to a network and receiving a repeatedly transmitted ESG when an error occurs during transmission of the ESG.

33 cl, 14 dwg

Data compression // 2377670

FIELD: physics; computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to data compression. A network system is made with possibility of setting up data compression and comprises a network, a client and a server which provides the client with a terminal service. The server can compress data and has at least one look-aside buffer. One or more parametres of the compression procedure can be set up in accordance with feedback information which indicates availability of resources for transferring data in the said look-aside buffer of compressed data over the network from the terminal service to the client, and obtained based on amount of time spent on transferring all data from the said look-aside buffer. Methods describe operation of the said system.

EFFECT: wider functional capabilities.

45 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: terminals for processing digital audio-video and multimedia data.

SUBSTANCE: device has decoder for receiving transmitted data, data-processing system and memory, while data-processing system stores data of user profiles, related to parameters or preferences of multiple users of terminal. Also, user profiles match terminal operation modes, and profiles data include data about priorities, pointing out rights of each user for using terminal resources.

EFFECT: higher efficiency, broader functional capabilities.

2 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: cable television.

SUBSTANCE: system is made with possible reversed transfer of signals to local networks, included in system, back to main station of system in preset range of carrying frequencies, system has means for controlling interference, which include detection means, which are made with possible comparison of signals power level to one preset control level, and with possible generation of logic signals, memory devices, and also means in main station of system, using which information stored in memory means of local networks can be queried for transfer to main station for estimating this information at main station.

EFFECT: higher efficiency, broader functional capabilities.

10 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: cabletelecasting.

SUBSTANCE: proposed local network 10 has subscriber leads 21 coupled with cabletelecasting head station 11 in desired carrier band. Network 10 also has noise suppression unit 21 whose input 24 is connected to leads 21 and output, to station 11. Unit 23 has band filters 28 - 31 connected to input 24 and using different passbands and transducers 32 - 35 designed for comparing output signal level of respective filter 28 - 31 with preset reference level and for feeding comparison result dependent logic signals to logic control unit 36 that functions to find out if these signals comply with conditions stored in unit 36 so as to convey control signal to unitized interlocking circuit 26 inserted in separate line 25 used to transfer signals from input 24 to output 27. Circuit 26 passes signals when logic signals received by unit 36 meet conditions stored therein.

EFFECT: provision for integrating interlocking means of noise-suppression unit in unitized interlocking circuit common for all carrier passbands.

9 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: television.

SUBSTANCE: device has scaling block, two delay registers, block for forming pixel blocks, buffer register, block for calculating movement vectors, two subtracters, demultiplexer, enlargement block, pulsation filtering block, mathematical detectors block, multiplexer, reverse scaling block, as a result of interaction of which it is possible to detect and remove some series of TV frames from programs, which cause harmful effect to viewer, specifically pulsations of brightness signals and color signals with frequency 6-13 Hz.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

1 dwg

FIELD: television.

SUBSTANCE: device has blocks: first interface block, providing receipt of data about switching of programs by subscriber, electronic watch block, first memory block for archiving data about time of viewing of each selected program, second memory block, containing electronic addresses of broadcast companies, block for rearranging data about viewing time, processor, forming packet of data about which TV program and time of its viewing, third interface block, providing output along phone network of data about viewing time of each TV program to server of company, which broadcast current TV program.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

1 dwg

FIELD: communication systems.

SUBSTANCE: transfer system for transfer of transport flow of MPEG-2 standard from transmitter 10 to receiver 14, having check channel 16, along which receiver 14 can transfer selection criterion for selection of information blocks of MPEG-2 standard to transmitter 10, transmitter 10 has selector 38, which receivers required criteria and then filters information blocks in accordance to these criteria prior to transfer.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

4 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: technology for broadcast transmissions of digital television, relayed together with multimedia applications.

SUBSTANCE: method includes transmission of digital signal, having additional data flow, appropriate for compressed video images and data flow, appropriate for at least multimedia application, and also service signals, meant for controlling aforementioned data flows, service signals is determined, appropriate for series of synchronization signal, including series, meant for assignment of multimedia signal, meant for recording execution parameters of aforementioned assigned multimedia application, after that multimedia application is loaded and multimedia application is initialized with aforementioned execution parameters.

EFFECT: possible interactive operation of multimedia application with user.

2 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: engineering of receivers-decoders used in broadcasting systems such as television broadcasting system, radio broadcasting system, cell phone communication system or other similar systems.

SUBSTANCE: method includes performing transmission to receiver-decoders through broadcasting system of a command, ordering receiver-decoders to perform an action; when command is receiver, identifier of command stored in current command is compared to identifiers of commands stored in memory of current decoder-receiver; aforementioned action is only executed in case when command identifier is not stored in memory.

EFFECT: transmitted commands are only executed once and information related to each receiver-decoder malfunction and may be useful for detecting and repairing malfunction is extracted remotely.

2 cl, 10 dwg

FIELD: technology for providing centralized remote control over digital television systems.

SUBSTANCE: interface of global WAN network is emulated for IP datagram over original remote interface of adapter and simple IP datagram transfer function is added between global WAN network interface and original Ethernet network interface in accordance to protocols stack. Therefore, system for controlling local network of digital television system performs IP connection to systems for controlling local area networks LANs of other digital television systems, then datagram is transformed to transport packets and transferred jointly with other transport packets via one and the same channel.

EFFECT: possible exchange of control data via network without mounting an additional commutation network.

9 cl, 8 dwg

FIELD: computer science, technology for dynamic control over volume of video data, sent to terminal from server, on basis of data transfer speed in the network.

SUBSTANCE: in the method for providing video data stream transfer service, server determines, whether filling is less than threshold value, or not less, than second threshold value of service, while filling represents amount of data, filling queue generation buffer in a terminal, while first threshold value is less than second threshold value. If the filling is less than first threshold value, than server provides data stream transfer service at predetermined bit transfer speed of service, which is less than current bit transfer speed of service. If the filling is equal to or greater than second threshold value, then server provides service of data stream transfer at predetermined service data transfer speed, which is greater than current bit transfer speed of service.

EFFECT: prevented sudden interruption or delay of data reproduction in the terminal.

6 cl, 3 dwg

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