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Architecture for System Storage, Display, and Processing of NCI Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041722D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bluethman, RG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The complexity of processing Non-Coded Information (NCI) data is highly dependent upon several following factors. These factors include such things as the resolution in pels (picture elements)/vertical inch of the input device (scanner, facsimile); the resolution in pels/vertical inch of the output device (display, printer, facsimile); and the form of compression utilized for storage, i.e., single dimension, two dimension. The resolutions afforded by technology for these devices are as varied as the devices themselves. In addition, the nature of NCI data in its raw form comprises a significant amount of data which, if left in that form, requires a large amount of storage and a long time for communication from one device to another. The trend then is to compress the data for storage and transmission.

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Architecture for System Storage, Display, and Processing of NCI Data

The complexity of processing Non-Coded Information (NCI) data is highly dependent upon several following factors. These factors include such things as the resolution in pels (picture elements)/vertical inch of the input device (scanner, facsimile); the resolution in pels/vertical inch of the output device (display, printer, facsimile); and the form of compression utilized for storage, i.e., single dimension, two dimension. The resolutions afforded by technology for these devices are as varied as the devices themselves. In addition, the nature of NCI data in its raw form comprises a significant amount of data which, if left in that form, requires a large amount of storage and a long time for communication from one device to another. The trend then is to compress the data for storage and transmission. As a result, the data input to a system can exist in several forms of compression and several degrees of resolution. The illustrated system embodies an architecture which converts all input NCI data from various forms to a common compressed form for storage which is the most optimum form for the output devices. The figure shows a block diagram of a central processor, a storage medium, output devices consisting of display(s), printer(s), communication link, and a facsimile link. It also contains input devices consisting of scanner(s), a facsimile link, and communications link. Facsimile is treated sep...