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Method for Confidential Inscription from Electronic Print Boards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103764D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Irby, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Within an office environment Electronic Print Boards (EPB) are becoming more prevalent. These devices allow users to utilize a white marker board that can subsequently print a reduced image of the board to paper. These devices significantly reduce the need of individuals to copy, manually, white board material to paper. Often the material inscribed on these boards is of a confidential nature. Many organizations have security procedures by which confidential material must have security classifications designated on the material, e.g., every page needs a CONFIDENTIAL footer or header. Using current methods would require the user to write, manually, the word Confidential on each image drawn on the board and the author's name. This technique burdens the user with inscribing redundant information.

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Method for Confidential Inscription from Electronic Print Boards

      Within an office environment Electronic Print Boards (EPB) are
becoming more prevalent.  These devices allow users to utilize a
white marker board that can subsequently print a reduced image of the
board to paper.  These devices significantly reduce the need of
individuals to copy, manually, white board material to paper.  Often
the material inscribed on these boards is of a confidential nature.
Many organizations have security procedures by which confidential
material must have security classifications designated on the
material, e.g., every page needs a CONFIDENTIAL footer or header.
Using current methods would require the user to write, manually, the
word Confidential on each image drawn on the board and the author's
name.  This technique burdens the user with inscribing redundant
information.

      A methodology is described by which a user can create an
electronic sensitivity value that can be transposed to images from an
EPB.  A Transcriber allows users to assign sensitivity attributes to
all subsequent printed images.  Current EPB technology primarily
utilizes electrostatic differences to determine which areas on the
board are user markings.  This method allows a particular area of the
printed page to be reserved for sensitivity reporting.  This
essentially allows the word CONFIDENTIAL to appear at the footing of
each page.  Image reduction size can be determined by the amount of...