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Coding for Insertion of Feature Cards in a Computer System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061004D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 121K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lasky, TA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Coding aids installation of features such as memory, workstation adapter, and communications in a computer system. The coding indicates where to insert the feature card, the orientation of the card, and the type of card. Orientation is coded in a redundant fashion since this is a very important variable. The locks on each card are coded. The top and bottom locks are white and black, respectively. The customer merely matches the locks with other locks in the card rack. The IBM Customer Service Representative also has this code on noncustomer logic cards. The orientation is further coded by symbol labels placed at the top of each card. The size of the label placement slot helps in labeling the card with the proper label orientation. The label is placed at the top.

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Coding for Insertion of Feature Cards in a Computer System

Coding aids installation of features such as memory, workstation adapter, and communications in a computer system. The coding indicates where to insert the feature card, the orientation of the card, and the type of card. Orientation is coded in a redundant fashion since this is a very important variable. The locks on each card are coded. The top and bottom locks are white and black, respectively. The customer merely matches the locks with other locks in the card rack. The IBM Customer Service Representative also has this code on noncustomer logic cards. The orientation is further coded by symbol labels placed at the top of each card. The size of the label placement slot helps in labeling the card with the proper label orientation. The label is placed at the top. Position of the cards is indicated by a combination of shape, color, and numerics. Orange squares are set aside for memory with the customer matching a card with an orange square on the card rack. The card rack orange squares are numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4. The customer inserts the orange square cards in the lowest rack number available. The workstation adapter card is associated with six-sided blue symbols. The card rack has two blue symbols: one with a 1 and the other with a 2. The computer system is shipped with a logic card with one blue hexagon in the slot with a blue hexagon having the numeral 2. The customer, upon receiving the workstation ada...