The demand in FSI FIIO: 2011103839/005307 from 10.04.2012 Docking station for tablets
The essence of the given invention is in installing a hard disc of stored data, a DVD or Blu-ray optical disc drive, a USB hub, a Card Reader, a Wi-Fi router, a network card and a fax-modem into the docking station of the tablet with already included keyboard and a battery charger. In addition, it is possible to install an acoustic processor with a 5+1 or 7+1 output for a “Home theater with surround sound”.
Nowadays there are several kinds of tablets which come with a keyboard and a battery charger as a docking station, for example, Acer Iconia 500. You can find more detailed information at www.acer.com.
The technical purpose of the invention is to partially compensate mentioned disadvantages by placing in the docking station the following elements that are missing in the tablets:
1.a DVD or Blu-ray disc drive;
Thi main technical achievement of the invention is a possibility to save and store the system pattern on the hard disc of the docking station for a fast and convenient restoration of both the operation system and the user’s files.
If there is an Internet line on the premises, then, by placing a network card and a Wi-Fi router in the docking station it will be possible to turn this docking station into a spot of a wireless Internet access.
To achieve our aim we create and install a program on the tablet; the purpose of the program is to synchronize the data between the tablet and the storage device located in the docking station. In the settings of this program there will be a possibility of choosing either the option of scheduling tasks or completing them upon accessing the tablet (combining the tablet and the docking station), and also set a synchronization route:
1. Time of creating files (the new files are the priority);
This way the necessary files will not be lost or damaged. With the help of this program it will be possible to automatically restore the system according to its pattern previously recorded on the hard disc of the docking station. It can be useful after hackers’ attacks in the Internet, viruses or after damaging some blocks of memory of the tablet. The storage disc in the docking station will be used to keep the data of large sizes, such as multimedia files that due to the tablet’s mall size cannot be kept in the tablet’s memory blocks. The hard disc itself, Winchester, can be of any type: with any memory size, with any working purpose – HDD or SSD. Everything depends on the user’s preferences and abilities.
To those who intend to keep confidential information in the tablet and is not able to protect the access to the data from strangers in the places where the docking station is located, for instance, an office, should be given an opportunity to not overpay for an unnecessary option and let them obtain the docking station without a storage disc and without data synchronization.
The combination of the tablet and the docking station together become one well-equipped laptop with a high capacity hard disc – Winchester.
The USB hub – the splitter of the USB slots for connecting to the USB port installed into the docking station will allow connecting many peripheral devices to the tablet, such as external data discs, sound cards, video capture cards, communicators, printers, scanners, photo and video cameras and so on.
To access the Internet through an existing line and the ability to combine the tablet and other devices with the help of Wi-Fi connection, it is necessary to insert the network card and the Wi-Fi router into the docking station.
The mentioned combination of the functions of the invented docking station will allow using fully the potential of the tablet, it will reduce the risk of losing data, simplify the data exchange between devices and installation of operating systems.
The Formula of the invention
The docking station with the keyboard and a battery charger for the tablet with an installed hard disc, a DVD or Blu-ray disc drive, a Card Reader, a Wi-Fi router, a network card.
To install OS from the disc onto the tablet it is required to have a PC with a disc drive and a USB flash drive and an emulator program. Moreover, the user, if he wants to proceed with it, must have a lot of experience in working with a PC. The tablets need external disc drives for recording files on discs.
The problem of losing important files and system restoration can be solved by installing an information storage disc into the docking station. When the tablet is on charge, the synchronized files will be recorded in the direction pointed out in the settings of the synchronization program. This way there will be no danger of losing important files or of the tablet’s malfunctioning.
The fax-modem will make the tablet a fax or a wireless home phone connected to the base(the docking station)in accordance with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth protocol.
The multimedia devices such as sound cards, video inputs and outputs will let us project the images on the projectors or big TV panels. If we provide the storage disc with a digital processor, then audio and video inputs, upon connecting a video camera or a microphone, will add a function of a video recorder to the docking station.
The users who spend a lot of time in their offices or working at home will start buying the docking stations. They will not need to use different computers.
This device is for the users who use the tablet in the car as a navigator, in the office – as a working tool, at home – as an Internet access provider and a multimedia center.