US 9,813,604 B2
Management method for network system and network device, network device and control method therefor, and management system
Kotaro Matsuda, Kawasaki (JP)
Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Sep. 30, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/501,597.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-218674 (JP), filed on Oct. 21, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0109438 A1, Apr. 23, 2015
Int. Cl. H04N 7/18 (2006.01); H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/76 (2006.01); H04N 9/82 (2006.01); H04N 21/2187 (2011.01); H04N 21/472 (2011.01); H04N 21/482 (2011.01); H04N 21/6587 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 5/23206 (2013.01) [H04N 5/23216 (2013.01); H04N 5/76 (2013.01); H04N 7/181 (2013.01); H04N 9/8205 (2013.01); H04N 21/2187 (2013.01); H04N 21/47202 (2013.01); H04N 21/482 (2013.01); H04N 21/6587 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A network system comprising:
a network device;
a management system for managing the network device;
a client; and
a camera system,
wherein the network device includes a memory storing first instructions and a processor which is capable of executing the first instructions causing the network device to:
provide a setup screen for a network camera to the client by a redirecting based on a uniform resource locator (URL) corresponding to a service of the network device in response to an instruction to a screen in the client concerning the network device provided by the management system;
obtain connection information for connecting to the camera system from the management system;
obtain camera identification information of a network camera that is included in the camera system from the camera system that is connected using the connection information;
transmit the obtained camera identification information to the client connecting to a web service of the network device by the redirecting;
obtain settings from the camera system, wherein the settings are, via the setup screen provided by the network device, by accessing the camera system using the camera identification information in the client, and the settings are based on an image captured by the network camera specified by the camera identification information; and
transmit the camera identification information and the settings to the management system, and
wherein the management system includes a memory storing second instructions and a processor which is capable of executing the second instructions causing the management system to:
transmit screen data concerning the network device to the client, the screen data including a link of a URL corresponding to a web service of the network device;
receive the camera identification information and the settings from the network device; and
manage the camera identification information and the settings in association with device identification information of the network device.