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Dynamic Graphic Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080237D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Riley, RL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A dynamic remote monitoring system for graphics programs is shown. Two users at graphics monitors 10 and 11 at different locations may view the same graphics presentation. The graphics entries are all made at one of the locations 10 and a one-way communication 12 of the graphics is made to the other location 11. Feedback from the user at the other location is accomplished vocally via telephone 13.

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Dynamic Graphic Monitor

A dynamic remote monitoring system for graphics programs is shown. Two users at graphics monitors 10 and 11 at different locations may view the same graphics presentation. The graphics entries are all made at one of the locations 10 and a one-way communication 12 of the graphics is made to the other location 11. Feedback from the user at the other location is accomplished vocally via telephone 13.

Graphic application programs that require the remote monitoring facility will be modified to create a copy of the graphic orders for each frame. The copy will be prefixed with a control header record 14 by the application program which indicates the following: A. Sequence Number (sequential numbering of each frame)

B. Basic Load Point (Display Buffer Load Point)

C. Dynamic Flag (Depicts concurrent or nonconcurrent monitoring)

D. Data Set Length (total number of bytes to transmit)

E. Cursor Position (points to location of impending text entry)

F. Function Key Code (lights function keyboard at monitor to match lights at transmitting station)

G. Spares.

The transmitting program 15 would monitor a data set 16, shared with the application program, on a timed interval. Each time this program finds data in the data set, with the next highest sequence number, it would transmit the data set to the receiving CPU 17.

The receiving program 18 will: A) Start the display monitor 11;

B) Modify 19 graphic branch commands per the basic load point; and

C) Change t...