Environment programme control for environment creation systems

FIELD: physics, control.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to environment programme control and specifically lighting, audio, video, odour scenes or any combination thereof via a user interface for easy selection of an environment programme. An environment programme control system (10) comprises a remotely accessed server (12) which stores an environment programme and a client controller (16) of an environment creation system for providing a user interface for selecting an environment programme. The environment programme control system comprises a remote control client (14) for providing a user interface for controlling the environment programmes stored by the server. The server (12) is configured to execute an environment control programme which is configured to remotely display on the remote control client available environment programmes stored by the server, and enable remote control of access to the available environment programmes for loading by client controllers of the environment creation system.

EFFECT: providing centralised environment programme control along with the capacity to interactively select an environment programme to be activated locally using an environment creation system.

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The technical field of the INVENTION

The present invention relates to program management environment for creating the environment, in particular to user interface for easy program selection environment, which must be activated by the system for creating the environment.

The prior art INVENTIONS

System create the environment to allow you to control lighting, audio, video, smell, or their combinations, in particular in rooms or buildings in order to create the desired environment. The configuration program of the environment in the system creating the environment controls the creation of the environment and contain sets of control for devices involved in creating the environment, such as a set of management for lamps in the lighting system, the command generator smell for generating a desired smell, commands for audio/video equipment for playback of a particular video and audio file. An example of the creation of the conditions is a lighting system if it allows only lighting control.

Modern lighting systems provide the ability for users to exercise choice among different scenes OS�of edenia. Stage lighting is a configuration of the lamps of the lighting system to create a specific lighting environment. Lighting scenes are often used in professional equipment, for example, for a chain of retail stores in order to create a uniform lighting environment in all stores. Many branded chain of retail stores are very demanding to the image of their brand and try to keep it the same for all stores. Part of the brand image is the lighting environment in the store. At present, the use of scenes lighting in stores is associated with many difficulties, for example with the complexity of decisions on the basis of controllers, inflexible and awkward user interfaces, a significant time of installation and commissioning, to the high labor input for Troubleshooting, complex and time consuming process, creating scenes and high prices of lamps. Authoring system environment are more complex than the lighting system, as the number of controllable and adjustable options they have is great. Thus, there is a need for a simple method of controlling the program environment.

From WO 2008/038188 A2 is known a system of programme management environment containing the server which is remotely accessible by joining the exchange of data and which stores the program of the environment, the remote control client that accesses the server and has a user interface for managing the environment stored on the server, and at least one client system controller create the environment with the user interface.

Summary of the INVENTION

The object of the present invention is to provide a system and method for managing the environment for creating the environment that will simplify and make more convenient control and use of the software environment.

Management system software environment according to the present invention is characterized in that it comprises a system controller create the environment that is arranged to load a list of such programs to the surrounding environment, which becomes available to the client system controller create the environment as a result of programme management environment by using the remote control client, and display the list in its user interface for local selection by the user from sleep�ka software environment, which should be created by the system for creating the environment.

The present invention also provides a method of programme management environment using the system of programme management environment according to independent claim 8 of the invention. Additional variations to the embodiment shown in the dependent claims.

The basic idea of the invention is to provide a Central programme management of the environment, in particular, simultaneously with the ability to interactively select a programme environment, such as lighting scenes, which should be created locally by the system for creating the environment, such as lighting system. This is in particular useful for large networks of retail stores for which there is a need for a uniform environment in all our stores and in which store employees need to provide a convenient way of choosing among a given set of programs the environment. The invention, in particular, allows you to remotely control the software environment available for systems create the environment, for example, in the stores.

Program control of environmental conditions may be further performed�and with the ability to download and remote display image, associated with the program environment, when choosing a program. This helps users to quickly identify the environment and contributes to a more convenient choice of the environment.

In addition, the program control of environmental conditions can be performed with the additional ability

- remotely display the installed system to create an environment and

- allow to assign the program environment of one or more installed systems create the environment of the operation "drag". Thus, users can easily assign program environment with different installations of systems create the environment in different stores.

In addition, the program control of environmental conditions can be performed with the additional ability

- to receive video data from a webcam that tracks the installed systems create the environment, and

- remotely to display received video data. This may facilitate more convenient to use a program, control of environmental conditions, since users can immediately see the environment that is assigned to the local system, create the environment, in particular the stage lighting system-generated about�illumination, as an example authoring system environment.

Program control of environmental conditions can be performed with the additional ability to allow control of the web camera. It can help users to better monitor the environment created by the system for creating the environment.

An additional variant embodiment of the invention relates to a client system controller create the environment, adapted for use in the system of the invention, as described above.

The client controller create the environment can be a mobile wireless device, the program configured to:

providing a user interface for selecting a program environment that should be created by the system for creating the environment, the managed client system controller create the environment, and

- management of the system creating the environment for creating the environment in accordance with the loaded program environment. For example, the controller may be a smartphone or PDA (personal digital Secretary) running the program. The user interface provided by the program may be a web interface, custom int�RFAS can be dynamically updated for example, at periodic connection to the server and check whether you have updated the web page with the software environment. Thus, the user can only see the current program environment. Moreover, the controller can be configured by software to access the server and download the selected program environment from the server.

Another additional embodiment of the invention relates to a method of programme management environment consisting of the steps:

- remote display available programs environment stored on the server, and

- provide remote control access to available programs of the environment of the client system controllers create the environment.

The method may further comprise one or more of the following steps:

- download and remote display of the image associated with the program environment, based on the selection of the program;

- remote display installed systems creating the environment; and

- remote destination program environment of one or more installed systems create the environment of the operation "drag";

- primaview data from the webcam, a tracking system installed create the environment, and

- remote display of received video data;

- ensure management tracking webcam installed systems creating the environment;

- enable remote activation of available programs environment on the client system controllers create the environment.

Variant of the invention provides a computer program enabling the processor to perform the method according to the invention, as described above.

According to an additional embodiment of the invention can be provided a storage medium storing a computer program according to the invention, such as a CD-ROM, DVD, memory card, floppy disk, storage device, the Internet or similar storage media suitable for storing computer program for optical or electronic access.

An additional variant of the invention provides a computer programmed to perform the method according to the invention, for example a PC (personal computer). The computer can be used as a Central control server environment according to the invention.

These and other aspects of the invention will become� obvious and will be explained with reference to implementation options, described below.

The invention will be described in more detail with reference to an exemplary implementation options. However, the invention is not limited to these exemplary embodiments of the implementation.

BRIEF description of the DRAWINGS

Fig.1 shows the embodiment of the control system lighting scenes as an example of a control system environment according to the invention.

Fig.2 shows a variant implementation of the user interface management program lighting scenes performed by a server system to control lighting scenes Fig.1.

Fig.3 shows a variant implementation of the local user interface of the mobile device serving as a client controller of the lighting system.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION of embodiments of the

In the following description similar functionality or identical elements have the same reference position. In the following description, the terms "lighting", "lighting unit" and "lamp" has the same meaning. In the subsequent description of embodiments of the invention described exemplary control system of lighting scenes for a chain of retail stores that provides centralized and easy management of lighting scenes that can be created by the systems covered�Oia, established in various stores. This allows you to create lighting brand in each store with minimum effort and cost, but with maximum convenience for the user. Even if embodiments of the invention, as described below, relate to lighting systems and to control lighting scenes, the invention is not limited to this application and can be applied to various types of systems create the environment, for example to multi-function systems that are able to create lighting scenes, audio, video, odors, or to systems for creating lighting scenes together with audio, or to systems for creating lighting scenes together with smells, or to systems for creating lighting scenes together with the video.

Fig.1 shows a system 10 for managing scenes lighting for shops, which contains the server 12, client 14 remote management, client controller 16 of the lighting system and the lighting system 18, the managed client controller 16 of the lighting system. As the example shows only one system 18 lighting, but typically you can control multiple lighting systems of different stores.

Devices 12, 14 and 16 are connected to the network 24 of the packet data, for example to the Internet, and can exchange packet data through suitably� Protocol, for example, TCP/IP (transmission control Protocol/Protocol of the Internet). A local controller 26 of the lighting system, which is installed in the store for local management of lamps 28, also connected to the network 24 of the packet data.

The server 12 can be implemented in a standard personal computer (PC) that is running the web server software. The server 12 executes the program database 30 that stores lighting scenes, i.e. representing information about the lamps of the lighting system to create lighting scenes. The server 12 also executes the control program lighting scenes, which can be implemented as a dynamic website or a special program that is hosted in a web server program and allows access from any computer running a web browser. Management system lighting scenes has access to the database 30 of the data and allows reading and saving lighting scenes from or to the base 30 of the data through a user interface that may be generated dynamically by the web site. Dynamic website also allows client computers to remotely manage client access controllers lighting system for lighting scenes.

The client computer with access through the security system (for example, through the use of the http Protocol) to the control functions of the control program lighting scenes is the client 14 remote control which can be implemented by a PC running the web browser. Alternatively, the client 14 can perform a specialized remote access program for the implementation of the access management program stage lighting, executed by the server 12. When granting access, the client 14 remote control receives from the program control scene lighting data for displaying user interface that allows you to remotely control lighting scenes stored in the database 30 of the data on the server 12.

Fig.2 shows an example user interface displayed locally on the server monitor 12 or remotely displayed on the client 14 remote control. The user interface is displayed in the window 32 graphical user interface of the operating system executed by the client 14 remote control, for example in the window of the web browser executed by the client 14 remote control. Box 32 contains a list of 34 available lighting scenes (called topics) that allows you to select the desired scene lighting. Management program lighting scenes is arranged to load and display the image associated with the scene lighting on the basis of the scene selection window 36 under the list 34. The image may be an icon-a symbol (for example, "red CE�dam" for Valentine's day) or, for example, a photograph of the store with this scene so that the user can immediately get an idea about the selected scene lighting or subject. The second list 38 shows all the stores belonging to the chain of retail stores. Shops, are shown in the list of 38, may have access to the lighting scenes stored in the database 30 data server 12. Managing the provision of access can be exercised from the server 12 or client 14 with a remote control, as described below: due to the use of 38 list you can determine which scenes are available for each local store, and each scene can be activated. Remote access provision may be made by appointment shopping scenes due to the fact that they dragged from the list of 32 "Available themes" in the list of 38 Shops in the appropriate store and released in this location. It is also possible to assign a theme to all the shops due to dragging it into the string "Local shops" at the top of the list 38. If the subject is under the store from the list of 38, is dragged back into a list of 32 "Available themes", it may be removed from the list of 38 available themes for this store ("delete"). The same thing can happen if the user clicks on the delete button (not shown) after selecting a topic from one of the shops in the list 38. List 2 "Available themes" is not changed, because scenes are available for all stores. Scenes typically are activated by means of a double click (or select the enter button) on the scene in the 38 list of available scenes. The user interface may also request confirmation before activating any of the scenes in order to prevent accidental change of lighting in the store, which is where the people in the store, you may experience discomfort. The scene displayed in the window 38, is not necessarily limited to scenes loaded or scenes that can be downloaded from the server, the list can also display scenes that are only available for this store, such scenes can be stored on the local controller of the lighting system, and the server, in this case, such a scene can be given special honors (for example, through the symbol, different font or color, text) in list 38 so that it will be clear that these scenes are available only for this store.

In one possible implementation, all lighting scenes can be already known locally in the illumination system 18, for example, locally stored in the local controller 26 lighting, but will not be available until the access will not be provided by the centralized server 12. Another possible implementation is that all the scenes are stored centrally in the database 30 of the data on the CE�faith 12 and transmitted to the local controller 26 lighting, when they will be resolved.

Management program lighting scenes also offers the possibility of tracing the effect of changing the scene on the webcam that is installed in the store and keeps track of the light produced by the lamps 28 system 18 store lighting. The window 32 of the user interface includes a window 40 that displays video data 20 received from the local controller 26 store lighting, which transmits video data 20 through the network 24 packet data to the server 12, which executes the control program lighting scenes. Additional window 42 provides total control of the web camera 42 in the store, for example the rotation of a web camera or a zoom. Thus, it is possible to remotely monitor the stage lighting of the store. Alternatively, the camera 22 may also be directly connected to the server 12 via the network 24 packet data.

Fig.3 shows an example of a local user interface to activate the scene on a mobile device such as a smartphone or PDA, which serves as a client of the controller 16 of the lighting system. The local user interface may be implemented as a program that executes on the mobile device and provides access to the server 12. It contains a list�to 44 scenes with their associated images 46, available management program lighting scenes in the user interface shown in Fig.2. Local user interface can be dynamically updated. In the implementation, it can be a user interface accessible via a network, wherein the management program lighting scenes on the server can update the user interface. The user interface is accessible through the network, can be implemented in such a way that it can be connected to the server 12 via the Internet 24 or local WLAN (wireless data network) and can check, for example, every 2 seconds whether you have updated the web page with the available scenes.

If the user selects a row in the list user interface 44 of the controller 15 of the client system lighting controller 16 may send a command, for example, via a local WLAN in the store local to the controller 26 of the lighting system, which will instruct the local controller 26 of the lighting system to load the selected scene lighting from the server 12 via the Internet and configuration of the lighting in the store according to the loaded scene lighting by controlling the lamps 28 in accordance with the specified settings of the loaded scene lighting. Alternatively, the client controller 6 of the lighting system based on the selection of the row in the list 44 may load the scene lighting from the server 12 via the Internet, and then transfer the downloaded scene lighting to the local controller 26 of the lighting system. Alternatively, the client controller 16 of the lighting system based on the selection of the row in the list 44 may instruct the local controller 26 of the lighting system to activate already locally available stage lighting selected by the user.

The invention can be applied to all systems create the environment that is capable of creating settings, such as lighting scenes. In particular, the invention can be used for centralized control and management to create the environment to create the environment, for example, in several shops or commercial premises network of retail stores.

The invention can be particularly applied to the environment in the store, in which music, sound and aroma is handled in the same manner as for the above-described lighting. Such a program environment may include a program for the light (as described above), to music (in the form of songs or playlists audio), video (in the form of videos or video playlists) and fragrances (in the form of specific odor or playlist odors).

At least some frequent� functionality of the invention may be implemented through hardware or software means. If implemented in software may be used one or more standard microprocessors or microcontrollers to process one or more algorithms that implement the invention.

It should be noted that the term "containing" does not exclude other elements or steps, and references in the singular does not exclude a plurality. In addition, any character references in the claims should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention.

1. The system (10) of programme management environment that contains:
- the server (12), which is remotely accessible via a communication connection, and stores the program environment, and
at least one client controller (16) of the system creating the environment for access to the server and providing a user interface for program selection environment to create the environment with the help of (18) creating the environment, the managed client system controller create the environment, and the client system controller create the environment is arranged to load the list of available programs to the surrounding environment from the server and display a list of loaded program is available�and environment in its user interface for program selection environment to create the environment through a system of creating the environment,
characterized in that the system of programme management environment further comprises:
client (14) remote control to access the server and providing the user interface for managing the environment saved by the server, and the server (12) is arranged to perform the program management environment, which is made with the ability to remotely display on the client remote management available programs of the environment saved by the server and allow remote control access to available programs environment to download the client system controllers create the environment.

2. A system according to claim 1, in which the program control of environmental conditions is additionally arranged to remotely download and display the image associated with the program environment, the choice of the programme.

3. A system according to claim 1, in which the program control of environmental conditions is additionally configured to:
- remotely display the installed system to create an environment and
- allow to remotely schedule the program environment of one or more installed systems create environmental obstructionists operation "drag".

4. A system according to claim 1, in which the program control of environmental conditions is additionally configured to:
- take video (20) from the webcam (22) that tracks the installed system will create the environment, and
- remotely to display received video data.

5. A system according to claim 4, in which the program control of environmental conditions is additionally arranged to allow control of the web camera (22).

6. System according to any one of the preceding paragraphs, wherein the client controller of the system of creation of the environment is a mobile wireless device, the program configured to:
providing a user interface for selecting a program environment that should be created by the system (18) creating the environment, the managed client system controller create the environment, and
- control system (18) creating an environment to activate the downloaded software environment.

7. Method of programme management environment, using a system of programme management environment that contains the server (12), which is remotely accessible via a communication connection, and which stores the program environment, the client (14) remote control�t, having a user interface, and a client controller (16) authoring system environment having a user interface and is arranged to control the environment with the help of (18) creating an environment, the method includes the steps in which:
- access to the server (12), using the client (14) remote control, and
- displays a list of programs environment in the user interface client controller (16) of the system creating the environment for the local choice program environment from the list by the user,
characterized in that the method further comprises a step in which control of the remote control client access to the programs of the environment saved by the server (12), so that the client controller (16) of the system creating the environment can only load a list of programs the environment from the server (12), which were made available to the client controller (16) authoring system environment.

8. A method according to claim 7, further comprising one or more of the following stages, which are:
- download and remotely display the image associated with the program environment, the choice of the mentioned programs�s;
- remotely mounted display system creating the environment; and
- allow users to remotely schedule the program environment of one or more installed systems create the environment through the operation "drag".

9. A method according to claim 8, further comprising one or more of the following stages, which are:
- take video (20) from the webcam (22), a tracking system installed creating the environment;
- remotely display the video taken;
- allow you to control the web Cam (22), a tracking system installed creating the environment;
- allow users to remotely activate the available programs of the environment on the client system controllers create the environment.

10. A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a computer program, wherein the computer program enables the processor to perform a method according to any one of claims. 7-9.

11. A computer programmed to perform the method according to any one of claims. 7-9.



 

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18 cl, 20 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: acoustic sensing device contains the substrate capable to propagate surface acoustic waves, containing front, back surfaces and the curved connecting surface formed between the front and back surfaces; and at least one acoustic wave converter and at least one reflecting structure, and the acoustic wave converter and the reflecting structure are located behind the named back surface, meanwhile the acoustic wave converter is capable to transfer surface acoustic waves to the reflecting structure or to accept surface acoustic waves from the reflecting structure, and the reflecting structure is capable to scatter the surface acoustic waves on the named back surface for distribution of the named scattered surface acoustic waves between the named back surface and the named front surface through the named curved connecting surface.

EFFECT: making of the acoustic sensing device as frameless, possessing additional tactile functionality besides that is available in active sensing area.

20 cl, 38 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a display device and a display method. Disclosed is a display device, having an operation input area through which a user inputs operation information. The display also has a selection area which selects a given region on a display screen based on the operation information and has a scrolling area which performs scrolling of the display screen in a state when the position of the selected region is maintained in a given position.

EFFECT: simple recognition of a selected region of a screen when performing scrolling of the screen by maintaining the selected region in a given position.

10 cl, 23 dwg

FIELD: measurement equipment.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to equipment of optical systems for sensor panels construction. The optical sensor device with measurement of dynamic impact comprises a sensor surface, a reflector, covering some perimeter of the sensor surface, the following components optically coupled with the reflector - a photodetector, a lens, two spatially distanced emitters, and also a calculator, besides, the output of the photodetector is connected to the input of the calculator, and the first and second emitters are connected to appropriate outputs of the calculator, additionally a cylindrical lens is added, optically coupled with the lens, and the photodetector is made as linear and installed in parallel to the sensor surface, besides, third and fourth emitters are added, which are optically coupled with the first and second emitters accordingly and are connected to additional outputs of the calculator, and the reflector is made in the form of the first and second segments separated by a non-reflecting gap, at the same time the calculating device determines dynamic impact of an operator's finger at the sensor panel, measuring the interval of time between appearance of the shadow on the first and second segments.

EFFECT: increased efficiency and accuracy of detection of coordinates of sensor surface touch, and also expansion of functional capabilities of a device by possibility of measurement of dynamic impact at a device sensor surface.

5 cl, 10 dwg

Optical sensor // 2542947

FIELD: physics, optics.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to optical systems for constructing touch panels. An optical sensor comprises a touch-sensitive surface, a reflector which covers part of the periphery of the touch-sensitive surface, a photodetector, an objective lens, two spaced-apart emitters, all optically coupled with the reflector, and a computer, wherein the output of the photodetector is connected to the input of the computer and the outputs of the computer are connected to the first and second emitters; the sensor further includes a cylindrical lens which is optically coupled with the objective lens, and the photodetector has a linear shape and placed in parallel to the touch-sensitive surface.

EFFECT: faster and more accurate determination of touch coordinates on a touch-sensitive surface.

4 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: group of inventions relates to controlling a technological process using a handheld communicator. Disclosed is a handheld communicator for use in a technological process control system which comprises a controller connected to a field device having a processor; computer-readable memory having instructions read by a computer and executed in the processor; a touch screen and software stored in the computer-readable memory and configured to provide in the processor a user interface on the touch screen, having a portion for data transfer and placement, including a set of input fields scrolled by a mechanism for data transfer and placement; and a selection portion which includes at least one value associated with a corresponding input field from the set of input fields and displayed simultaneously with the data transfer and placement portion, wherein the selection portion is capable of scrolling through the data transfer and placement portion and is configured to receive from a user a selected separate value for a separate input field from the set of input fields in the data transfer and placement portion, and a scrolling operation associated with the data transfer and placement portion, is separated from a selection operation associated with the selection portion.

EFFECT: designing a handheld communicator with a sensor control interface with broad functional capabilities.

21 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: ATMs.

SUBSTANCE: methods for inputting data into ATM include following steps: forming an input signal when function key or auxiliary keyboard key is pressed at ATM panel, at the same time data inputted into ATM are assigned to pressed key, conversion of input signal from key to input signal, matching coordinate data of point of a point on screen of ATM, previously matched with pressed key, redirection of coordinate data input signal into computer data flow, meant for data input from mouse. Method for data input may have additional steps: forming of signal by pressing key of auxiliary keyboard, conversion of input signal from auxiliary keyboard key to input signal, matching key on standard letter-digit keyboard, previously matched with pressed key; redirection of received input into data flow of computer, meant for inputting data from standard keyboard. ATMs have computer and at least one device for performing financial operations in response to data input in computer, performed in accordance to methods for inputting data into ATM. Devices for storing software have software, providing for control of ATM in accordance to methods for inputting data in ATM.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

6 cl

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