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a service model in ISP using user and device subscription procedure through appliance control servers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015350D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a unified management system of consumers' data in an internet service provider or an application service provider (ISP/ASP). Abstract: When someone registers data on him/herself or data on products(*) he/she bought to the product's supplier(**), the data goes through a mediation server prepared by each product maker. User(***)'s or product's data is submitted from some electrical equipment in home or from a terminal in a retail store. In a mediation server, some product's characteristics can be added to the data and finally stored in the database managed by ISP/ASP. : products can be services or rights. : the product's supplier includes product maker, service provider, and distributor in various industries.