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(11)EP 2 518 607 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
07.06.2017 Bulletin 2017/23

(21)Application number: 10839095.6

(22)Date of filing:  16.11.2010
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G06F 17/30  (2006.01)
G06F 3/0488  (2013.01)
G09B 29/00  (2006.01)
G06F 3/14  (2006.01)
G06T 3/40  (2006.01)
G01C 21/36  (2006.01)
G09B 29/10  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2010/070378
(87)International publication number:
WO 2011/077859 (30.06.2011 Gazette  2011/26)

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COORDINATED DISPLAY SYSTEM, COORDINATED DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM

KOORDINIERTES ANZEIGESYSTEM, KOORDINIERTES ANZEIGEVERFAHREN UND PROGRAMM DAFÜR

SYSTÈME, PROCÉDÉ ET PROGRAMME D'AFFICHAGE COORDONNÉ


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 25.12.2009 JP 2009296063

(43)Date of publication of application:
31.10.2012 Bulletin 2012/44

(73)Proprietor: Sony Corporation
Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • OHASHI, Yoshinori
    Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)
  • YAMADA, Eiju
    Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)
  • KINOSHITA, Akihiko
    Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)

(74)Representative: Witte, Weller & Partner Patentanwälte mbB 
Postfach 10 54 62
70047 Stuttgart
70047 Stuttgart (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2008/010365
JP-A- 2001 184 315
JP-A- 10 340 045
US-A1- 2001 004 254
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The present invention relates to a linked display system, a linked display method, and a program.

    Background Art



    [0002] Applications or services such as the map information display and program information display have been used through mobile terminals. The size of a display area in the mobile terminal is limited to guarantee portability of the apparatus. US 2001/004254 discloses a terminal operation apparatus that is used for an electronic conference, in which an operated terminal having a shared screen is remotely operated through a network, the amount of information flowing through the network is adjusted, and continuity of an operation between the operated terminal and the operating terminal is kept, whereby operability is enhanced. Timers or a point information detection counter are used to transmit detailed point information with a decreased thinning ratio to the operated terminal for a predetermined period of time after the point information is inputted. An operation area of a operated terminal is provided, a pointer is displayed at a relative position on a shared screen, and a pointer is prevented from being unintentionally positioned off an area by setting a particular operation and the like for retreating from the operation area of the operated terminal. An inlet area and an outlet area are provided on a display screen of the operating terminal and a shared screen, respectively, whereby a pointer operation target is automatically switched to ensure continuity of a pointer operation.

    Summary of Invention


    Technical Problem



    [0003] The user has, however, a desire to use overview information and detailed information having different scales and amounts of information at the same time such as wide-area and detailed map information and overview and detailed program information through the mobile terminal. However, depending on applications or services, information having different scales and amounts of information may not be available at the same time for reasons such as the limited size of the display area. In such a case, for example, the user have to search for desired information by switching the display of information having different scales and amounts of information like from detailed information to overview information and further from overview information to detailed information, leading to a complicated operation being forced.

    [0004] The present invention provides a linked display system capable of improving availability of information having different scales and amounts of information, a linked display method, and a program.

    Solution to Problem



    [0005] Aspects of the invention are defined by the appended claims.

    [0006] According to an example, a linked display system having first and second display apparatuses is provided. The first display apparatus includes a first display unit that displays operation display information, a range setting unit that sets a predetermined range containing a specified position in accordance with an operation to specify any position over the operation display information, and a first communication unit that transmits the predetermined range to the second display apparatus. The second display apparatus includes a second communication unit that receives the predetermined range from the first display unit, a display information selection unit that selects the reference display information capable of displaying information corresponding to the predetermined range from at least one piece of reference display information corresponding to the operation display information in accordance with display capacity of a local apparatus and having a different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information, and a second display unit that displays the information corresponding to the predetermined range of the selected reference display information.

    [0007] According to the above configuration, by specifying any position over the operation display information displayed in the first display apparatus, the user can use, together with the operation display information, the reference display information corresponding to the predetermined range containing the specified position and displayed in the second display apparatus as display information having a different scale and amount of information from those of the operation display information in an optimal state.

    [0008] The range setting unit may set a range that contains the specified position and is narrower than the operation display information displayed in the first display unit as the predetermined range.

    [0009] The first communication unit may receive a display range of the reference display information displayed in the second display unit from the second display unit and the first display unit may display a reference display frame indicating the display range of the reference display information by superimposing the reference display frame on the operation display information.

    [0010] The range setting unit may set a range indicated by the reference display frame after movement in accordance with the operation to move the reference display frame on the first display unit as the predetermined range.

    [0011] The range setting unit may set a range indicated by the reference display frame after a change in accordance with the operation to change a size of the reference display frame on the first display unit as the predetermined range and the display information selection unit may select the reference display information capable of displaying the information corresponding to the predetermined range from at least the one piece of the reference display information in accordance with the display capacity of the local apparatus and having the different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information.

    [0012] The range setting unit may set the predetermined range containing the specified position in accordance with the operation to change the scale of the operation display information on the first display unit and the display information selection unit may select the reference display information capable of displaying the information corresponding to the predetermined range from at least the one piece of the reference display information in accordance with the display capacity of the local apparatus and having the different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information.

    [0013] The range setting unit may set a range that contains the specified position and is wider than the operation display information displayed in the first display unit as the predetermined range.

    [0014] The second communication unit may receive a display range of the operation display information displayed in the first display unit from the first display unit and the second display unit may display an operation display frame indicating the display range of the operation display information by superimposing the operation display frame on the reference display information.

    [0015] The second communication unit may receive the predetermined range containing any position specified over the operation display information from each of a plurality of the first display apparatuses, the display information selection unit selects the reference display information capable of displaying the information containing the information corresponding to the plurality of predetermined ranges from at least the one piece of the reference display information corresponding to the operation display information in accordance with the display capacity of the local apparatus and having the different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information, and the second display unit may display the information containing the information corresponding to the plurality of predetermined ranges of the selected reference display information.

    [0016] The first display apparatus may request the second display apparatus to activate an application or start to use a service capable of displaying the reference display information and in response to the request of activation, the second display apparatus may activate the application or start to use the service capable of displaying the reference display information.

    [0017] According to another example, there is provided a linked display method including the steps of transmitting a predetermined range containing a specified position in accordance with an operation to specify any position over operation display information displayed on a local apparatus to a second display apparatus by a first display apparatus, selecting the reference display information capable of displaying information corresponding to the predetermined range from at least one piece of reference display information corresponding to the operation display information in accordance with display capacity of a local apparatus and having a different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information by the second display apparatus, and displaying the information corresponding to the predetermined range of the selected reference display information by the second display apparatus.

    [0018] According to still another example, there is provided a program causing a computer to execute the above linked display method. The program may be provided by using a computer readable recording medium or via a means of communications.

    Advantageous Effects of Invention



    [0019] According to the present invention, as described above, a linked display system capable of improving availability of information having different scales and amounts of information, a linked display method, and a program can be provided.

    Brief Description of Drawings



    [0020] 

    [Fig. 1] Fig. 1 is a diagram showing an overview of a linked display system according to the present invention.

    [Fig. 2] Fig. 2 is a block diagram showing a main functional configuration of the linked display system.

    [Fig. 3] Fig. 3 is a sequence diagram showing an operation of the linked display system.

    [Fig. 4A] Fig. 4A is a diagram (1/4) showing a map information display by the linked display system.

    [Fig. 4B] Fig. 4B is a diagram (2/4) showing the map information display by the linked display system.

    [Fig. 4C] Fig. 4C is a diagram (3/4) showing the map information display by the linked display system.

    [Fig. 4D] Fig. 4D is a diagram (4/4) showing the map information display by the linked display system.

    [Fig. 5] Fig. 5 is a diagram showing an example of a program information display by the linked display system.

    [Fig. 6] Fig. 6 is a sequence diagram showing a modification of the operation of the linked display system.

    [Fig. 7A] Fig. 7A is a diagram (1/2) showing a modification of the map information display by the linked display system.

    [Fig. 7B] Fig. 7B is a diagram (2/2) showing the modification of the map information display by the linked display system.


    Description of Embodiment



    [0021] Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the appended drawings. Note that, in this specification and the appended drawings, structural elements that have substantially the same function and structure are denoted with the same reference numerals, and repeated explanation of these structural elements is omitted.

    [1. Overview of Linked Display System]



    [0022] First, an overview of a linked display system according to the present invention will be provided with reference to Fig. 1.

    [0023] As shown in Fig. 1, the linked display system includes a mobile terminal 100, a TV set 200, and a service server 300.

    [0024] The mobile terminal 100 is a first display apparatus such as a commander having a touch panel function, mobile phone, or PDA. The TV set 200 is an example of a second display apparatus including a TV set, personal computer, projector, and car navigator. The service server 300 is an example of a server apparatus providing services such as provisioning of display information.

    [0025] The mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 perform two-way communication via a wire or wireless communication line. The mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 perform two-way communication via a network NW or without the aid of the network NW. The mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 perform two-way communication with the service server 300 via the network NW. The mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 link and display display information I1, I2 of the map information display and program information display. The mobile terminal 100 may be configured as a commander that remotely operates the TV set 200.

    [0026] The mobile terminal 100 receives and displays operation display information I1 (for example, map information on some scale) from the service server 300. If a user U specifies any position P over the operation display information I1 by a finger PO, stylus or the like, the mobile terminal 100 sends a predetermined range A containing the specified position to the TV set 200. Incidentally, the operation display information I1 may be received from the TV set 200 or held in the mobile terminal 100.

    [0027] The TV set 200 selects optimal reference display information I2 (for example, map information on another scale) from one or more pieces of the reference display information I2 corresponding to the operation display information I1. Then, the TV set 200 receives the selected reference display information 12 from the service server 300 and displays information corresponding to the predetermined range A of the received reference display information I2. Incidentally, the operation display information I2 may be received from the mobile terminal 100 or held in the TV set 200.

    [0028] The optimal reference display information I2 is selected as the reference display information 12 capable of displaying information corresponding to the predetermined range A in accordance with display capacity of the TV set 200 and having a different scale and amount of information from those of the operation display information I1. The mobile terminal 100 displays a reference display frame F indicating a display range of the reference display information 12 displayed in the TV set 200.

    [0029] Accordingly, by specifying any position P over the operation display information I1, the user U can use, together with the operation display information I1, the reference display information I2 corresponding to the predetermined range A containing the specified position P and displayed in the TV set 200 as display information having a different scale and amount of information from those of the operation display information I1 in an optimal state.

    [2. Configuration of Linked Display System]



    [0030] Next, the configuration of a linked display system will be described with reference to Fig. 2. Fig. 2 shows a main functional configuration of the linked display system.

    [0031] As shown in Fig. 2, the mobile terminal 100 includes a display unit 101, an operation input unit 103, a control unit 105, a storage unit 107, and a communication unit 109.

    [0032] The display unit 101 and the operation input unit 103 are configured, for example, as a touch panel display. The display unit 101 displays the operation display information I1 such as map information and program information. The operation input unit 103 detects operation input to a panel surface. The control unit 105 includes a CPU, RAM. and ROM and the CPU executes programs stored in the ROM by using the RAM as a work memory to control each unit of the mobile terminal 100. The control unit 105 also functions as a range setting unit. The storage unit 107 is a nonvolatile memory such as an EEPROM and stores device information of peripheral units, setting information of the predetermined range A, execution data/acquisition source information of applications, display data, and command information. The communication unit 109 transmits/receives various kinds of data/commands between peripheral units such as the TV set 200 and the service server 300.

    [0033] The control unit 105 controls the communication unit 109 and the display unit 101 so that the operation display information I1 is received and displayed. If operation input specifying any position P over the operation display information I1 is detected, the control unit 105 sets the predetermined range A containing the specified position P and controls the communication unit 109 so that the predetermined range A is transmitted to the TV set 200.

    [0034] As shown in Fig. 2, the TV set 200 includes a display unit 201, a control unit 205, a storage unit 207, and a communication unit 209.

    [0035] The display unit 201 displays the reference display information I2 such as map information and program information. The control unit 205 is configured in the same manner as the control unit 105 and executes programs to control each unit of the TV set 200. The control unit 205 also functions as a display information selection unit. The storage unit 207 is configured in the same manner as the storage unit 107 and stores display data, command information and the like. The communication unit 209 transmits/receives various kinds of data/commands between peripheral units such as the mobile terminal 100 and the service server 300.

    [0036] The control unit 205 controls the communication unit 209 so that information about at least one piece of the reference display information I2 corresponding to the operation display information I1 is received from the service server 300 and selects the optimal reference display information I2 based on the received information. Then, the control unit 205 receives the selected reference display information 12 and controls the communication unit 209 and the display unit 201 so that information corresponding to the predetermined range A of the reference display information I2 is displayed.

    [0037] As shown in Fig. 2, the service server 300 manages display information I (the operation display information I1 and the reference display information 12) having different scales and amounts of information. The display information I may be prepared separately for an operation use and a reference use or prepared to be usable for both uses. The service server 300 provides the specified display information I to the mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 in response to a transmission request of the display information I.

    [3. Operation of Linked Display System]



    [0038] Next, the operation of a linked display system will be described with reference to FIGS. 3, 4A to 4D, and 5.

    [0039] Fig. 3 shows a sequence diagram showing the operation of the linked display system. It is assumed here that the mobile terminal 100 has an application capable of executing a linked display function with the TV set 200 activated thereon.

    [0040] As shown in Fig. 3, if the user U instructs the display by specifying the operation display information I1 (step S101), the mobile terminal 100 requests the transmission of the specified operation display information I1 from the service server 300 (S103). The service server 300 selects and transmits the specified operation display information I1 to the mobile terminal 100 in response to the transmission request (S105) and the mobile terminal 100 displays the received operation display information I1 (S107).

    [0041] If the user U instructs the execution of the linked display function (S109), the mobile terminal 100 determines whether the TV set 200 can execute the same application or a corresponding application (S111). Whether the application is executable is determined based on device information received from the TV set 200 or the service server 300 and/or device information held in the mobile terminal 100.

    [0042] If an affirmative determination result is obtained, the mobile terminal 100 requests the TV set 200 to activate the application (S113). The mobile terminal 100 may transmit executable data of the application or make a notification of address in a network NW from which the application can be acquired. The TV set 200 activates the same application or a corresponding application in response to the activation request (S115) and notifies the mobile terminal 100 of the completion of activation (S117).

    [0043] If the user U specifies any position P over the operation display information I1 on the touch panel (S119), the mobile terminal 100 sets the predetermined range A containing the specified position P(S121). The specified position P indicates, for example, the longitude/latitude (reference position) corresponding to the contact position on the touch panel regarding map information or the channel/time (reference position) corresponding to the contact position on the touch panel regarding program information.

    [0044] The predetermined range A is set as a range around the specified position P. The predetermined range A is set, for example, as a range having predetermined longitude/latitude differences around the reference position regarding map information or as a range having predetermined channel/time differences around the reference position regarding program information. The predetermined range A may be set by making adjustments in accordance with the scale and amount of information of the operation display information I1 displayed in the mobile terminal 100 or fixedly regardless of the scale and amount of information of the operation display information I1.

    [0045] The predetermined range A contains the specified position P and is set as a range narrower than the operation display information I1 displayed in the mobile terminal 100. Incidentally, the predetermined range A is set as a range wider than the operation display information I1 displayed in the mobile terminal 100 in a modification described later.

    [0046] After the predetermined range A being set, the mobile terminal 100 requests the TV set 200 to display the reference display information I2 (S123). The display request involves identification information of the operation display information I1 and the predetermined range A.

    [0047] In response to the display request, the TV set 200 requests the transmission of information about the reference display information I2 from the service server 300 (S125). In response to the transmission request, the service server 300 selects at least one piece of the reference display information I2 corresponding to the operation display information I1 based on information accompanying the display request and transmits information about the selected reference display information I2 to the TV set 200 (S127).

    [0048] In response to reception of information, the TV set 200 selects the optimal reference display information I2 from at least one piece of the reference display information I2 corresponding to the operation display information I1 (S129). Then, the TV set 200 specifies the selected reference display information I2 and request the transmission of the reference display information I2 from the service server 300 (S131). The service server 300 selects and transmits the specified reference display information I2 to the TV set 200 (S133) and the TV set 200 displays information corresponding to the predetermined range A of the received reference display information I2 (S135). The information corresponding to the predetermined range A contains at least information about the predetermined range A and may also contain information about a periphery thereof or may be, in some cases, partial information of information about the predetermined range A.

    [0049] The availability of the reference display information I2 having mutually different scales or amounts of information depends on the application or service. The display capacity of the TV set 200 also depends on performance of each apparatus. Thus, the optimal reference display information I2 is selected as the reference display information 12 capable of displaying information corresponding to the predetermined range A in accordance with display capacity of the TV set 200 and having a different scale and amount of information from those of the operation display information I1.

    [0050] When the reference display information I2 is displayed, the TV set 200 transmits the display range of the reference display information I2 to the mobile terminal 100 (S137) and the mobile terminal 100 superimposes and displays a reference display frame F showing the display range of the reference display information I2 on the operation display information I1 (S 139).

    [0051] Figs. 4A to 4D show examples of the map information display by a linked display system. A case when map information on scales of 1/25000, 1/10000, 1/5000, and 1/2500 is available as the operation display information I1 and the reference display information I2 is assumed below.

    [0052] In the example shown in Fig. 4A, map information on a scale of 1/10000 is displayed as the operation display information I1. Then, a predetermined range A1 containing a position P1 specified by a tap operation is set in accordance with the tap operation by a finger PO over the operation display information I1.

    [0053] The specified position (reference position) P1 is (Lng0: longitude, Lat0: latitude) and the predetermined range A1 is set as (Lng0 ± ΔLng0/2, Lat0 ± ΔLat0/2). The predetermined range A is set here as a range narrower than the operation display information I1 displayed in the mobile terminal 100. ΔLng0 and ΔLat0 denote longitude/latitude differences used to set the predetermined range A1 around the reference position P1.

    [0054] It is assumed here that information corresponding to the predetermined range A1 can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity defined by the resolution or screen size of the TV set 200 using map information on a scale of 1/2500, but cannot appropriately be displayed using map information on a scale of 1/5000. In this case, map information on a scale of 1/2500 is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, information corresponding to the predetermined range A1 and a periphery thereof of the reference display information I2 is displayed. In the mobile terminal 100, a reference display frame F1 indicating the display range of the reference display information I2 is displayed by being superimposed on the operation display information I1.

    [0055] In the example shown in Fig. 4B, the reference display frame F1 is moved in accordance with a drag operation by the finger PO specifying the whole reference display frame F1 and the range indicated by a reference display frame F2 after the movement is set as a predetermined range A2. The predetermined range A2 is set as (Lng1 ± ΔLng0/2, Lat1 ± ΔLat0/2) in accordance with the change from the reference position P1 (Lng0, Lat0) to a reference position P2 (Lng1, Lat1).

    [0056] Because information corresponding to the range indicated by the reference display frame F2 after the movement can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity of the TV set 200 using map information on a scale of 1/2500, the map information on a scale of 1/2500 is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, information of the range indicated by the reference display frame F2 after the movement of the reference display information I2 is displayed.

    [0057] In the example shown in Fig. 4C, the reference display frame F1 is enlarged in accordance with a drag operation by the finger PO specifying a corner of the reference display frame F1 and the range indicated by a reference display frame F3 after the enlargement is set as a predetermined range A3. The predetermined range A3 is set as (Lng0 ± ΔLng1/2, Lat0 ± ΔLat1/2) in accordance with the enlargement from the reference display frame F1 to the reference display frame F3. ΔLng1 and ΔLat1 are used to set the range indicated by the reference display frame F3 around the reference position P1 (Lng0, Lat0).

    [0058] It is assumed here that information corresponding to the range indicated by the reference display frame F3 after the enlargement can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity of the TV set 200 using map information on a scale of 1/5000, but cannot appropriately be displayed using map information on a scale of 1/2500. In this case, map information on a scale of 1/5000 is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, information of the range indicated by the reference display frame F3 after the enlargement of the reference display information I2 is displayed.

    [0059] In the example shown in Fig. 4D, the scale of the operation display information I1 is changed in accordance with an option operation over the operation display information I1 and map information on a scale of 1/25000 is displayed as the operation display information I1. In this case, a predetermined range A4 containing the position P1 of information specified by a previous tap operation is set. The predetermined range A4 is set as (Lng0 ± ΔLng2/2, Lat0 ± ΔLat2/2) in accordance with the change of scale of the operation display information I1. ΔLng2 and ΔLat2 are used to set the range indicated by the reference display frame F4 around the reference position P1 (Lng0, Lat0).

    [0060] It is assumed here that information corresponding to the predetermined range A4 after the scale change can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity of the TV set 200 using map information on a scale of 1/5000, but cannot appropriately be displayed using map information on a scale of 1/2500. In this case, map information on a scale of 1/5000 is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, information corresponding to the predetermined range A4 and a periphery thereof of the reference display information I2 is displayed. The reference display frame F4 indicating the display range of the reference display information I2 is displayed by being superimposed on the operation display information.

    [0061] Fig. 5 shows an example of a program information display by the linked display system. It is assumed below that overview program information and detailed program information exist as the operation display information I1 and the reference display information I2. The overview program information is list information showing program information of a plurality of channels and the detailed program information is information obtained by adding information such as a program description to the overview program information.

    [0062] In the example shown in Fig. 5, overview program information is displayed as the operation display information I1. Then, a predetermined range A5 containing a position P5 specified by a tap operation is set in accordance with the tap operation by the finger PO over the operation display information I1. The reference position P5 is (channel 2, November 26, 1000 hours) and the predetermined range A5 is set as (channel 2 ± one channel, November 26, 1000 hours ± one hour). ± one channel and ± one hour denote channel and time differences used to set the predetermined range A5 around the reference position P5 (channel 2, November 26, 1000 hours).

    [0063] It is assumed here that information corresponding to the predetermined range A5 can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity of the TV set 200 using detailed program information. In this case, the detailed program information is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, information corresponding to the predetermined range A5 and a periphery thereof of the reference display information I2 is displayed. In the mobile terminal 100, a reference display frame F5 indicating the display range of the reference display information I2 is displayed by being superimposed on the operation display information I1.

    [4. Modification of Operation of Linked Display System]



    [0064] Next, a modification of the operation of the linked display system will be described with reference to Figs. 6, 7A, and 7B. A repeated description of the operation of the above linked display system is omitted.

    [0065] Fig. 6 shows a sequence diagram showing the operation of the linked display system. It is assumed here that an application capable of executing a linked display function with the TV set 200 is activated in mobile terminals 100a, 100b of users Ua, Ub and operation display information I1a, I1b is displayed in the mobile terminals 100a, 100b respectively.

    [0066] If, as shown in Fig. 6, the user Ua specifies any position Pa over the operation display information I1a on the touch panel (step S201), the mobile terminal 100a sets a predetermined range Aa containing the specified position Pa (S203). The predetermined range Aa is set here as a range wider than the operation display information I1a displayed in the mobile terminal 100a. After the predetermined range Aa being set, the mobile terminal 100a requests the TV set 200 to display the reference display information I2 together with the display range of the operation display information I1a displayed in the local apparatus (S205, S207).

    [0067] In response to the display request from the mobile terminal 100a, the TV set 200 receives information about the reference display information I2 from the service server 300 (S209) and selects the optimal reference display information I2 from at least one piece of the reference display information I2 corresponding to the operation display information I1a (S211). Then, the TV set 200 receives the selected reference display information I2 from the service server 300 (S213) and displays information corresponding to the predetermined range Aa of the received reference display information 12 (S215). The TV set 200 displays a reference display frame Fa indicating the display range of the operation display information I1a by superimposing the reference display frame Fa on the reference display information I2 (S217).

    [0068] Next, if the user Ub specifies any position Pb over the operation display information I1b on the touch panel (S221), the mobile terminal 100b sets a predetermined range Ab containing the specified position Pb (S223). After the predetermined range Ab being set, the mobile terminal 100b requests the TV set 200 to display the reference display information I2 together with the display range of the operation display information I1b displayed in the local apparatus (S225, S227).

    [0069] In response to the display request from the mobile terminal 100b, the TV set 200 receives information about the reference display information I2 from the service server 300 (S229) and selects the optimal reference display information I2 from at least one piece of the reference display information I2 corresponding to the operation display information I1b (S231). Then, the TV set 200 determines whether the display ranges of the operation display information I1b, I1b can appropriately be displayed over the common reference display information I2 (S233).

    [0070] If the display ranges can be displayed over the reference display information I2 displayed in the local apparatus or the display ranges can be displayed in an appropriate size by using the reference display information I2 wider than the displayed reference display information I2, the TV set 200 obtains an affirmative determination result.

    [0071] If an affirmative determination result is obtained, the TV set 200 receives the reference display information I2 again to update the display if necessary (S235, S237) and then, displays the reference display frames Fa, Fb indicating the display ranges of the operation display information I1a, I1b by superimposing the reference display frames Fa, Fb on the reference display information I2 (S239). On the other hand, if a negative determination result is obtained, the TV set 200 notifies the mobile terminal 100b that the display range of the operation display information I1b cannot be displayed.

    [0072] Figs. 7A and 7B show a modification of the map information display by the linked display system.

    [0073] In the example shown in Figs. 7A and 7B, map information on a scale of 1/2500 is displayed as the operation display information I1a, I1b. First, as shown in Fig. 7A, the mobile terminal 100a sets the predetermined range Aa containing the position Pa specified by a tap operation in accordance with the tap operation over the operation display information I1a. The predetermined range Aa is set as (LngA ± ΔLngA/2, LatA ± ΔLatA/2). The predetermined range Aa is set here as a range wider than the operation display information I1a displayed in the mobile terminal 100.

    [0074] It is assumed here that information corresponding to the predetermined range Aa can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity of the TV set 200 using map information on a scale of 1/5000. In this case, map information on a scale of 1/5000 is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, information corresponding to the predetermined range Aa and a periphery thereof of the reference display information I2 is displayed. In addition, the reference display frame Fa indicating the display range of the operation display information I1a displayed in the mobile terminal 100a is displayed by being superimposed on the reference display information I2.

    [0075] Next, as shown in Fig. 7B, the mobile terminal 100b sets the predetermined range Ab containing the position Pb specified by a tap operation in accordance with the tap operation over the operation display information I1b. The predetermined range Ab is set as (LngB ± ΔLngB/2, LatB ± ΔLatB/2).

    [0076] It is assumed here that information corresponding to the predetermined range Ab can appropriately be displayed by the display capacity of the TV set 200 using map information on a scale of 1/5000, but the display ranges of both pieces of the operation display information I1a, I1b cannot be displayed on the map information on a scale of 1/5000. In this case, map information on a scale of 1/10000 is selected as the reference display information I2. Then, after the display of the reference display information I2 being updated, the reference display frames Fa, Fb indicating the display ranges of the operation display information I1a, I1b are displayed by being superimposed on the reference display information I2.

    [5. Summary]



    [0077] According to a linked display system in the embodiments of the present invention, as described above, by specifying any position P over the operation display information I1 displayed in the mobile terminal 100, the user U can use, together with the operation display information I1, the reference display information I2 corresponding to the predetermined range A containing the specified position P and displayed in the TV set 200 as display information having a different scale and amount of information from those of the operation display information I1 in an optimal state.

    [0078] The preferred embodiments of the present invention have been described above with reference to the accompanying drawings, whilst the present invention is not limited to the above examples, of course. A person skilled in the art may find various alternations and modifications within the scope of the appended claims, and it should be understood that they will naturally come under the technical scope of the present invention.

    [0079] In the above description, for example, a case when information such as an activation request of an application, a display request of the reference display information I2, and a display range of the reference display information I2 is transmitted and received between the mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 is described. However, such information may be transmitted and received between the mobile terminal 100 and the TV set 200 via the service server 300.

    [0080] Also in the above description, a case when the mobile terminal 100 receives the operation display information I1 from the service server 300 and the TV set 200 receives the reference display information I2 from the service server 300 is described. However, the mobile terminal 100 may receive the operation display information I1 from the TV set 200 or hold the operation display information I1 in the local apparatus. Similarly, the TV set 200 may receive the operation display information I2 from the mobile terminal 100 or hold the operation display information I2 in the local apparatus.

    [0081] Also in the above description, a case when the operation display information I1 is map information is described. However, the operation display information I1 may be image information representing any location over map information.

    [0082] Also in the above description, a case when the predetermined range A is set as a rectangular range around the position (reference position) P specified over the operation display information I1 is described. However, the predetermined range A may be set as a rectangular range with the reference position P as a vertex thereof or as a circular, elliptic, or polygonal range around the reference position P.

    [0083] Also in the above description, a case when a user operation such as specifying any position P over the operation display information I1 is input through a touch panel is described. However, such a user operation may be input through an input device other than the touch panel such as a hardware button or jog dial.

    [0084] The second display apparatus may be a portable display apparatus such as the portable TV set 200 and a car navigator. In this case, by carrying the mobile terminal 100 and the portable display apparatus, the user U can use the operation display information I1 and the reference display information I2 while moving.

    Reference Signs List



    [0085] 
    100, 100a, 100b
    Mobile terminal
    200
    TV set
    300
    Service server
    101, 201
    Display unit
    103
    Operation input unit
    105, 205
    Control unit
    107, 207
    Storage unit
    109, 209
    Communication unit
    I1
    Operation display information
    I2
    Reference display information
    F
    Operation/reference display frame



    Claims

    1. A linked display system comprising first and second display apparatuses (100, 200),
    wherein the first display apparatus (100) includes:

    a first display unit (101) configured to display operation display information (I1); an operation input unit (103) for detecting a position on the operation display information (I1) specified by an user operation input;

    a range setting unit (105) configured to set, upon detection of the user operation input, a predetermined range (A) containing the specified position, the range (A) being narrower than the displayed operation display information (I1); and

    a first communication unit (109) configured to transmit the predetermined range (A) to the second display apparatus, and

    the second display apparatus (200) includes:

    a second communication unit (209) configured to receive the predetermined range (A) from the first display unit;

    a display information selection unit (205) configured to select optimal reference display information (I2) from information about at least one piece of reference display information received from a service server (300), the optimal display information (I2), which has a different scale and amount of information than the operation display information (I1), is determined according to the predetermined range (A) and the display capacity of the second display apparatus (200); and

    a second display unit (201) configured to display the optimal reference display information (I2); wherein the first communication unit (109) is configured to receive from the second display unit a display range of the optimal reference display information (I2) displayed in the second display unit and the first display unit is configured to display a reference display frame (F) indicating the display range of the optimal reference display information (I2) by superimposing the reference display frame (F) on the operation display information (I1); wherein the range setting unit is further configured to set the reference display frame (F) after movement corresponding to a move operation by the user of the reference display frame (F) on the first display unit (101) as the predetermined range (A).


     
    2. The linked display system according to claim 1,
    wherein the range setting unit is configured to set a range (A3) indicated by the reference display frame (F1) after a change in accordance with the operation to change a size of the reference display frame (F3) range (A3), on the first display unit as the predetermined range (A3), and
    the display information selection unit is configured to select the optimal reference display information capable of displaying the information corresponding to the predetermined range from at least the one piece of the reference display information in accordance with the display capacity and having the different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information.
     
    3. The linked display system according to claim 1,
    wherein the range setting unit is configured to set the predetermined range containing the specified position in accordance with the operation to change the scale of the operation display information on the first display unit, and
    the display information selection unit is configured to select the optimal reference display information capable of displaying the information corresponding to the predetermined range from at least the one piece of the reference display information in accordance with the display capacity and having the different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information.
     
    4. The linked display system according to claim 1,
    wherein the range setting unit is configured to set a range that contains the specified position (Pa) being wider than the operation display information (I1a) displayed in the first display unit (100) as the predetermined range.
     
    5. The linked display system according to claim 4,
    wherein the second communication unit is configured to receive a display range of the operation display information (I2) displayed in the first display unit from the first display unit, and
    the second display unit is configured to display an operation display frame (Fa) indicating the display range of the operation display information by superimposing the operation display frame on the optimal reference display information.
     
    6. The linked display system according to claim 4,
    wherein the second communication unit is configured to receive the predetermined range containing any position specified over the operation display information from each of a plurality of the first display apparatuses, the display information selection unit is configured to select the optimal reference display information capable of displaying the information containing the information corresponding to the plurality of predetermined ranges from at least the one piece of the reference display information corresponding to the operation display information in accordance with the display capacity and having the different scale and amount of information from the scale and amount of information of the operation display information, and
    the second display unit is configured to display the information containing the information corresponding to the plurality of predetermined ranges of the selected reference display information.
     
    7. The linked display system according to claim 1,
    wherein the first display apparatus is configured to request the second display apparatus to activate an application or start to use a service capable of displaying the reference display information, and
    the second display apparatus is configured to activate the application or starts to use the service capable of displaying the optimal reference display information in response to the request of activation.
     
    8. A linked display method, comprising:

    displaying operation display information (I1) on a first display unit (101) of a first display apparatus (100);

    specifying a position (P) over the operation display information (I1) in accordance with an user operation input;

    setting a predetermined range (A) upon detection of the user operation input containing the specified position (P); transmitting the predetermined range to a second display apparatus (200);

    selecting the optimal reference display information (I2) from information about at least one piece of reference display information received from a service server (300), the optimal display information (I2), having a different scale and amount of information than the operation display information (I1), and being determined according to the predetermined range (A) and the display capacity of the second display apparatus (200); and

    displaying the information different from the predetermined range (A) of the selected optimal reference display information (I2) in accordance with display capacity by the second display apparatus (200); wherein the method further comprises:

    setting a range that contains the specified position (P) being narrower than the operation display information (I1) displayed in the first display unit as the predetermined range (A); receiving a display range of the reference display information displayed in the second display unit from the second display unit, and

    displaying a reference display frame (F) indicating the display range of the optimal reference display information by superimposing the reference display frame on the operation display information (I1); wherein the method further comprises setting the reference display frame (F) after movement corresponding to a move operation by the user of the reference display frame (F) on the first display unit (101) as the predetermined range (A).


     
    9. A program causing a computer to execute the linked display method of claim 8.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem mit einer ersten und einer zweiten Anzeigevorrichtung (100,200),
    wobei die erste Anzeigevorrichtung (100) umfasst:

    eine erste Anzeigeeinheit (101), die dazu ausgestaltet ist, Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1) anzuzeigen;

    eine Betätigungseingabeeinheit (103) zum Erfassen einer Position auf der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1), die durch eine Benutzer-Betätigungseingabe spezifiziert ist;

    eine Bereichseinstelleinheit (105), die dazu ausgestaltet ist, bei Erfassung der Benutzer-Betätigungseingabe einen vorbestimmten Bereich (A) einzustellen, der die spezifizierte Position enthält, wobei der Bereich (A) enger ist als die angezeigte Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1);

    eine erste Kommunikationseinheit (109), die dazu ausgestaltet ist, den vorbestimmten Bereich (A) zu der zweiten Anzeigevorrichtung zu übertragen, und

    wobei die zweite Anzeigevorrichtung (200) umfasst:

    eine zweite Kommunikationseinheit (209), die dazu ausgestaltet ist, den vorbestimmten Bereich (A) von der ersten Anzeigeeinheit zu empfangen;

    eine Anzeigeinformationsauswahleinheit (205), die dazu ausgestaltet ist, optimale Referenzanzeigeinformation (I2) aus Information über zumindest einen Teil von Referenzanzeigeinformation, die von einem Serviceserver (300) empfangen wird, auszuwählen, wobei die optimale Anzeigeinformation (I2), die einen anderen Maßstab und eine andere Menge an Information als die Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1) aufweist, gemäß dem vorbestimmten Bereich (A) und der Anzeigekapazität der zweiten Anzeigevorrichtung (200) bestimmt wird;

    eine zweite Anzeigeeinheit (201), die dazu ausgestaltet ist, die optimale Referenzanzeigeinformation (I2) anzuzeigen;

    wobei die erste Kommunikationseinheit (109) dazu ausgestaltet ist, von der zweiten Anzeigeeinheit einen Anzeigebereich der optimalen Referenzanzeigeinformation zu empfangen, die in der zweiten Anzeigeeinheit angezeigt wird, und

    die erste Anzeigeeinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, einen Referenzanzeigerahmen (F) anzuzeigen, der den Anzeigebereich der optimalen Referenzanzeigeinformation (I) angibt, durch Überlagern des Referenzanzeigerahmens (F) auf der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1);

    wobei die Bereichseinstelleinheit weiterhin dazu ausgestaltet ist, den Referenzanzeigerahmen (F) nach einer Bewegung des Referenzanzeigerahmens (F), die einer Bewegungsbetätigung durch den Benutzer entspricht, auf der ersten Anzeigeeinheit (101) als den vorbestimmten Bereich (A) einzustellen.


     
    2. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem nach Anspruch 1,
    wobei die Bereichseinstelleinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, einen Bereich (A3), der durch den Referenzanzeigerahmen (F1) angegeben ist, nach einer Änderung in Übereinstimmung mit der Betätigung, eine Größe des Referenzanzeigerahmens (F3) auf der ersten Anzeigeeinheit zu ändern, als den vorbestimmten Bereich (A3) einzustellen, und
    die Anzeigeinformationsauswahleinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, die optimale Referenzanzeigeinformation, die in der Lage ist, die Information entsprechend dem vorbestimmten Bereich anzuzeigen, aus dem zumindest einen Teil der Referenzanzeigeinformation in Übereinstimmung mit der Anzeigekapazität auszuwählen, und die den anderen Maßstab und die andere Menge an Information als der Maßstab und die Menge an Information der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation aufweist.
     
    3. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem nach Anspruch 1,
    wobei die Bereichseinstelleinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, den vorbestimmten Bereich, der die spezifizierte Position enthält, in Übereinstimmung mit der Betätigung, den Maßstab der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation auf der ersten Anzeigeeinheit zu ändern, einzustellen, und
    die Anzeigeinformationsauswahleinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, die optimale Referenzanzeigeinformation, die in der Lage ist, die Information entsprechend dem vorbestimmten Bereich anzuzeigen, aus dem zumindest einen Teil der Referenzanzeigeinformation in Übereinstimmung mit der Anzeigekapazität auszuwählen, und die den anderen Maßstab und die andere Menge an Information als der Maßstab und die Menge an Information der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation aufweist.
     
    4. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem nach Anspruch 1,
    wobei die Bereichseinstelleinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, einen Bereich, der die spezifizierte Position (Pa) enthält, und der weiter ist als die Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1a), die in der ersten Anzeigeeinheit (100) angezeigt wird, als den vorbestimmten Bereich einzustellen.
     
    5. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem nach Anspruch 4,
    wobei die zweite Kommunikationseinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, einen Anzeigebereich der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I2) von der ersten Anzeigeeinheit zu empfangen, die in der ersten Anzeigeeinheit angezeigt wird, und
    die zweite Anzeigeeinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, einen Betätigungsanzeigerahmen (Fa) anzuzeigen, der den Anzeigebereich der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation angibt, durch Überlagerung des Betätigungsanzeigerahmens auf der optimalen Referenzanzeigeinformation.
     
    6. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem nach Anspruch 4,
    wobei die zweite Kommunikationseinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, den vorbestimmten Bereich, der irgendeine Position enthält, die über die Betätigungsanzeigeinformation spezifiziert ist, von jeder einer Mehrzahl von ersten Anzeigevorrichtungen zu empfangen, wobei die Anzeigeinformationsauswahleinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, die optimale Referenzanzeigeinformation, die in der Lage ist, die Information anzuzeigen, die die Information entsprechend der Mehrzahl an vorbestimmten Bereichen enthält, aus dem zumindest einen Teil der Referenzanzeigeinformation, die der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation entspricht, in Übereinstimmung mit der Anzeigekapazität auszuwählen, und die den anderen Maßstab und die andere Menge an Information als der Maßstab und die Menge an Information der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation aufweist, und
    die zweite Anzeigeeinheit dazu ausgestaltet ist, die Information, die die Information entsprechend der Mehrzahl an vorbestimmten Bereichen der ausgewählten Referenzanzeigeinformation enthält, anzuzeigen.
     
    7. Verknüpftes Anzeigesystem nach Anspruch 1,
    wobei die erste Anzeigevorrichtung dazu ausgestaltet ist, die zweite Anzeigevorrichtung aufzufordern, eine Anwendung oder einen Start zu aktivieren, einen Service zu benutzen, der in der Lage ist, die Referenzanzeigeinformation anzuzeigen, und
    die zweite Anzeigevorrichtung dazu ausgestaltet ist, die Anwendung zu aktivieren oder beginnt, den Service zu benutzen, der in der Lage ist, die optimale Referenzanzeigeinformation im Ansprechen auf die Aufforderung der Aktivierung anzuzeigen.
     
    8. Verknüpfte-Anzeige-Verfahren, mit:

    Anzeigen von Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1) auf einer ersten Anzeigeeinheit (101) einer ersten Anzeigevorrichtung (100);

    Spezifizieren einer Position (P) auf der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1) in Übereinstimmung mit einer Benutzer-Betätigungseingabe;

    Einstellen eines vorbestimmten Bereichs (A) beim Erfassen der Benutzer-Betätigungseingabe, der die spezifizierte Position (P) enthält;

    Übertragen des vorbestimmten Bereichs auf eine zweite Anzeigevorrichtung (200);

    Auswählen der optimalen Referenzanzeigeinformation (I2) aus Information über zumindest einen Teil von Referenzanzeigeinformation, die von einem Serviceserver (300) empfangen wird, wobei die optimale Anzeigeinformation (I2) einen anderen Maßstab und eine andere Menge an Information als die Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1) aufweist, und gemäß dem vorbestimmten Bereich (A) und der Anzeigekapazität der zweiten Anzeigevorrichtung (200) bestimmt wird;

    Anzeigen der Information, die von dem vorbestimmten Bereich (A) verschieden ist, der ausgewählten optimalen Referenzanzeigeinformation (I2) in Übereinstimmung mit der Anzeigekapazität durch die zweite Anzeigevorrichtung (200);

    wobei das Verfahren weiterhin aufweist:

    Einstellen eines Bereichs, der die spezifizierte Position (P) enthält, und der enger ist als die Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1), die in der ersten Anzeigeeinheit angezeigt wird, als den vorbestimmten Bereich (A);

    Empfangen eines Anzeigebereichs der Referenzanzeigeinformation, die in der zweiten Anzeigeeinheit angezeigt wird, von der zweiten Anzeigeeinheit, und

    Anzeigen eines Referenzanzeigerahmens (F), der den Anzeigebereich der optimalen Referenzanzeigeinformation angibt, durch Überlagern des Referenzanzeigerahmens auf der Betätigungsanzeigeinformation (I1);

    wobei das Verfahren weiterhin aufweist: Einstellen des Referenzanzeigerahmens (F) nach einer Bewegung des Referenzanzeigerahmens (F), die einer Bewegungsbetätigung durch den Benutzer entspricht, auf der ersten Anzeigeeinheit (101) als den vorbestimmten Bereich (A).


     
    9. Programm, das einen Computer veranlasst, das Verknüpfte-Anzeige-Verfahren nach Anspruch 8 auszuführen.
     


    Revendications

    1. Système d'affichage en liaison comprenant des premier et second appareils d'affichage (100, 200), dans lequel le premier appareil d'affichage (100) comprend :

    une première unité d'affichage (10) conçue pour afficher des informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) ;

    une unité d'entrée d'opération (103) pour détecter une position sur les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) spécifiées par une entrée d'opération d'utilisateur ;

    une unité de définition de plage (105) conçue pour définir, lors de la détection d'une entrée d'opération d'utilisateur, une plage prédéterminée (A) comprenant la position spécifiée, la plage (A) étant plus étroite que les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) affichées ;

    une première unité de communication (109) conçue pour transmettre la plage prédéterminée (A) au second appareil d'affichage ; et

    le second appareil d'affichage (200) comprend :

    une seconde unité de communication (209) conçue pour recevoir la plage prédéterminée (A) depuis la première unité d'affichage ;

    une unité de sélection d'informations d'affichage (205) conçue pour choisir des informations d'affichage de référence optimales (I2) à partir des informations concernant au moins une information d'affichage de référence reçue d'un serveur de service (300), les informations d'affichage optimales (I2), qui ont une échelle et une quantité d'informations différentes des informations d'affichage d'opération (I1), étant déterminées en fonction de la plage prédéterminée (A) et de la capacité d'affichage du second appareil d'affichage (200) ;

    une seconde unité d'affichage (201) conçue pour afficher les informations d'affichage de référence optimales (I2) ;

    dans lequel la première unité de communication (109) est conçue pour recevoir de la seconde unité d'affichage une seconde plage d'affichage des informations d'affichage de référence optimales (I2) affichées dans la seconde unité d'affichage, et la première unité d'affichage est conçue pour afficher une trame d'affichage de référence (F) indiquant la plage d'affichage des informations d'affichage de référence optimales (12) en superposant la trame d'affichage de référence (F) sur les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1);

    dans lequel l'unité de définition de plage est en outre conçue pour définir la trame d'affichage de référence F après un mouvement correspondant à une opération de mouvement par l'utilisateur de la trame d'affichage de référence (F) sur la première unité d'affichage (101) en tant que plage prédéterminée (A).


     
    2. Système d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 1, dans lequel :

    l'unité de définition de plage est conçue pour définir une plage (A3) indiquée par la trame d'affichage de référence (F1) après un changement en fonction de l'opération pour changer une taille de la trame d'affichage de référence (F3) sur la première unité d'affichage comme la plage prédéterminée (A3) ; et

    l'unité de sélection d'informations d'affichage est conçue pour choisir les informations d'affichage de référence optimales capables d'afficher les informations correspondant à la plage prédéterminée à partir de ladite au moins une information d'affichage de référence en fonction de la capacité d'affichage et ayant une échelle et une quantité d'informations différentes par rapport à l'échelle et à la quantité d'informations des informations d'affichage d'opération.


     
    3. Système d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 1, dans lequel :

    l'unité de définition de plage est conçue pour définir la plage prédéterminée contenant la position spécifiée en fonction de l'opération pour changer l'échelle des informations d'affichage d'opération sur la première unité d'affichage ; et

    l'unité de sélection d'informations d'affichage est conçue pour choisir les informations d'affichage de référence optimales capables d'afficher les informations correspondant à la plage prédéterminée à partir de ladite au moins une information d'affichage de référence en fonction de la capacité d'affichage et ayant une échelle et une quantité d'informations différentes par rapport à l'échelle et à la quantité d'informations des informations d'affichage d'opération.


     
    4. Système d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'unité de définition de plage est conçue pour définir une plage qui contient la position spécifiée (Pa) qui est plus large que les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1a) affichées dans la première unité d'affichage (100) comme la plage prédéterminée.
     
    5. Système d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 4, dans lequel :

    la seconde unité de communication est conçue pour recevoir une plage d'affichage des informations d'affichage d'opération (I2) affichée dans la première unité d'affichage depuis la première unité d'affichage ; et

    la seconde unité d'affichage est conçue pour afficher une trame d'affichage d'opérations (Fa) indiquant la plage d'affichage des informations d'affichage d'opération en superposant la trame d'affichage des opérations sur les informations d'affichage de référence optimales.


     
    6. Système d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 4, dans lequel :

    la seconde unité de communication est conçue pour recevoir la plage prédéterminée contenant toute position spécifiée sur les informations d'affichage d'opération à partir de chacun de plusieurs premiers appareils d'affichage, l'unité de sélection d'informations d'affichage est conçue pour choisir les informations d'affichage de référence optimales capables d'afficher les informations contenant les informations correspondant auxdites plusieurs plages prédéterminées à partir d'au moins une information d'affichage de référence correspondant aux informations d'affichage d'opération en fonction de la capacité d'affichage et ayant l'échelle et la quantité d'informations différentes de l'échelle et de la quantité d'informations des informations d'affichage d'opération ; et

    la seconde unité d'affichage est conçue pour afficher les informations contenant les informations correspondant auxdites plusieurs plages prédéterminées des informations d'affichage de référence choisies.


     
    7. Système d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 1, dans lequel :

    le premier appareil d'affichage est conçu pour demander au second appareil d'affichage d'activer une application ou de commencer à utiliser un service capable d'afficher les informations d'affichage de référence ; et

    le second appareil d'affichage est conçu pour activer l'application ou commercer le à utiliser service capable d'afficher les informations d'affichage de référence optimales en réponse à la demande d'activation.


     
    8. Procédé d'affichage en liaison consistant à :

    afficher des informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) sur une première unité d'affichage (101) d'un premier appareil d'affichage (100) ;

    spécifier une position (P) sur les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) en fonction d'une entrée d'opération d'utilisateur ;

    définir une plage prédéterminée (A) lors de la détection d'une entrée d'opération d'utilisateur, comprenant la position spécifiée (P) ;

    transmettre la plage prédéterminée à un second appareil d'affichage (200);

    choisir les informations d'affichage de référence optimales (I2) à partir des informations concernant au moins une information d'affichage de référence reçue d'un serveur de service (300), les informations d'affichage optimales (I2), qui ont une échelle et une quantité d'informations différentes des informations d'affichage d'opération (I1), étant déterminées en fonction de la plage prédéterminée (A) et de la capacité d'affichage du second appareil d'affichage (200) ; et

    afficher les informations différentes de la plage prédéterminée (A) des informations d'affichage de référence optimales (I2) choisies en fonction de la capacité d'affichage par le second appareil d'affichage (200) ;

    lequel procédé consiste en outre à :

    définir une plage qui contient la position spécifiée (P) qui est plus étroite que les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) affichées dans la première unité d'affichage comme étant la plage prédéterminée (A) ;

    recevoir une plage d'affichage des informations d'affichage de référence affichées dans la seconde unité d'affichage depuis la seconde unité d'affichage ; et

    afficher une trame d'affichage de référence (F) indiquant la plage d'affichage des informations d'affichage de référence optimales en superposant la trame d'affichage de référence sur les informations d'affichage d'opération (I1) ;

    lequel procédé consiste en outre à définir la trame d'affichage de référence (F) après un mouvement correspondant à une opération de mouvement par l'utilisateur de la trame d'affichage de référence (F) sur la première unité d'affichage (101) en tant que plage prédéterminée (A).


     
    9. Programme contraignant à un ordinateur d'exécuter le procédé d'affichage en liaison selon la revendication 8.
     




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