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Emulation of Data Processing Display Terminal Within Word Processing System - Operator Information Line on Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041651D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fountain, JW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the present-day text or word processing environment, the operator often requires access to a host data processor through a low cost data link for data processing and records capability. An original solution to this problem was to utilize both a text processor and a separate data display terminal, such as the IBM 3278, which was compatible with the data processor. However, with the integration of data processing and text processing capability into an overall office systems environment, the field is advancing in the direction of utilizing the display terminal associated with the text processing system as an output terminal for the host data processor.

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Emulation of Data Processing Display Terminal Within Word Processing System - Operator Information Line on Display

In the present-day text or word processing environment, the operator often requires access to a host data processor through a low cost data link for data processing and records capability. An original solution to this problem was to utilize both a text processor and a separate data display terminal, such as the IBM 3278, which was compatible with the data processor. However, with the integration of data processing and text processing capability into an overall office systems environment, the field is advancing in the direction of utilizing the display terminal associated with the text processing system as an output terminal for the host data processor. In such a system, operator interactive capability is provided for switching from a text processing session to a data processing session wherein the text processor emulates a data processing display terminal. Conventional data processing terminals are connected to the host processor through an intermediate control unit which multiplexes the host processor output to a plurality of I/O terminals. Thus, the emulation of a data processing terminal on a word processing system must have the capability of being readily compatible with alternate present or future control units which may replace the intermediate multiplexing control unit currently in use. With the expedient of the present invention, codes for pr...