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Local Area Network Dispersement of Electronic Print Board Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103765D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 58K

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 use a white marker board that can print a reduced sized image of the board to paper. These devices reduce the need of individuals to copy, manually, white board material to paper. Often the material inscribed on these boards needs to be distributed to a plurality of users, many of which may not be currently within the meeting room.

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Local Area Network Dispersement of Electronic Print Board Information

      Within an office environment Electronic Print Boards (EPB) are
becoming more prevalent.  These devices allow users to use a white
marker board that can print a reduced sized image of the board to
paper.  These devices reduce the need of individuals to copy,
manually, white board material to paper.  Often the material
inscribed on these boards needs to be distributed to a plurality of
users, many of which may not be currently within the meeting room.

      Described is a methodology by which an enterprise can designate
Local Area Network (LAN) addresses for the distribution of EPB
images.  An Image Repository component allows for the intermediate
storage of electronic images from a particular meeting.  The Image
Presentation component allows for viewing of images and subsequent
printing at the user's leisure.

      A LAN Manager component is utilized to connect the EPB to an
electronic network.  The methodology entails a unidirectional
connection  by which the electronic messages (i.e., images) can be
directly sent from the EPB via conventional LAN hardware adapters.
At distribution time, the user can preview and select which images
should be distributed via the LAN.  This allows for images to be
printed and/or distributed.  Messages received by users from the EPB
would be designated in the appropriate file image format, e.g.,
Tagged Image File Format, thus allowing typical gra...