Management system and management method for fee-based service as well as recording medium on which program therefor is recorded

  • US 20020065770A1
  • Filed: 11/27/2001
  • Published: 05/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2000
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A management system for a fee-based service wherein a particular equipment of a business unit provided at a predetermined service providing place is used with payment of a charge by a user who comes to the service providing place at which the equipment is provided, comprising:

  • a user side communication terminal;

    a business unit side communication terminal connectable to said user side communication terminal over a communication line; and

    control and management means for communicating with said user side communication terminal through said business unit side communication terminal, controlling the particular equipment and managing a service by which the particular equipment is utilized;

    said control and management means being operable to start the service in which the particular equipment is utilized when the user inputs at least address information of said user side communication terminal and pays a predetermined charge for the service and issue, when an event of the service comes to an end, a notification of the end of the event to said user side communication terminal, through which the address information has been inputted, through said business unit side communication terminal.

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