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Distributed Operator Interface for Controlling a Bindery System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104496D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bale, RE: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

Described is a distributed operator interface for operator interaction with the Bindery Control System to allow the operations to such as stop and start the job, notification of and recovery from error conditions, observation of the line's operating status and statistics and modification of the job parameters to be performed in parallel at various locations around the bindery line.

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Distributed Operator Interface for Controlling a Bindery System

      Described is a distributed operator interface for operator
interaction with the Bindery Control System to allow the operations
to such as stop and start the job, notification of and recovery from
error conditions, observation of the line's operating status and
statistics and modification of the job parameters to be performed in
parallel at various locations around the bindery line.

      The Operator Interface system consists of multiple instances of
the operator interface application (Production Interface) running on
multiple computers.  All Bindery hardware configuration data and Job
data is stored in a centralized database accessed via network
communications.  The centralized database provides data access to all
Operator Interface applications while preserving data integrity by
locking logical records for read and write activities.

      The Production Interface provides the operator with a user
friendly interface for defining the size and type of job to be run.
The Production Interface also provides an interface for associating
tape data volumes with a job and determining the sequence in which
the volumes are to be built.  The Production Interface also provides
an interface for starting and stopping the jobs defined.  Jobs can be
edited, started and stopped from any of the Production Interfaces
running on any of the computers in the Bindery Control System.

      The Production I...