US 10,893,166 B2
Management system, method, and program storage medium
Shohei Baba, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jul. 24, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/520,863.
Claims priority of application No. 2018-160374 (JP), filed on Aug. 29, 2018; and application No. 2019-076235 (JP), filed on Apr. 12, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0076982 A1, Mar. 5, 2020
Int. Cl. H04N 1/32 (2006.01); H04N 1/327 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/32545 (2013.01) [H04N 1/32085 (2013.01); H04N 1/32096 (2013.01); H04N 1/32713 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A management system comprising:
a client configured to communicate with a plurality of network devices; and
a manager configured to manage the client,
wherein the manager includes
a first memory storing first instructions, and
a first processor executing the first instructions to cause the manager to:
manage a destination list set including a plurality of destination lists, each of which includes one or more destinations and
generate a task in which the destination list set and a network device to be distributed are set,
wherein the client includes
a second memory storing second instructions, and
a second processor executing the second instructions to cause the client to:
execute a first determination to determine whether the network device to be distributed is able to manage the plurality of destination lists included in the destination list set, based on the task generated by the manager,
execute a second determination to determine whether the number of destinations included in the plurality of destination lists included in the destination list set is within the number of destinations manageable by the network device to be distributed,
distribute distribution data including a plurality of destination lists of the destination list set to the network device to be distributed when it is determined in the first determination that the network device to be distributed is able to manage the plurality of destination lists and it is determined in the second determination that the number of destinations included in the plurality of destination lists of the destination list set is within the number of manageable destinations, and
generate one destination list manageable by the network device to be distributed using the destinations included in the plurality of destination lists of the destination list set when it is determined in the first determination that the network device to be distributed is not able to manage the plurality of destination lists and it is determined in the second determination that the number of destinations included in the plurality of destination lists of the destination list set is within the number of destinations in which the number of manageable destinations, and
wherein the distribution data including the generated destination lists is distributed to the network device to be distributed.