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Authorized Scheduling of Multimedia Events on Remote Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110810D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article provides users, who have the required authorization, with the capability to schedule television (TV) broadcast programs in a manner which will interrupt the current session on remote machines and force the presentation to be played on remote machines at the prescribed time.

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Authorized Scheduling of Multimedia Events on Remote Machines

      This article provides users, who have the required
authorization, with the capability to schedule television (TV)
broadcast programs in a manner which will interrupt the current
session on remote machines and force the presentation to be played on
remote machines at the prescribed time.

      This capability is associated with a scheduled calendar event
used to schedule the program.  In effect, this system allows the
authorized user to program and control a remote machine equipped with
television play.  If the machine to be programmed is not properly
equipped, an error status will be sent back to the requester.

      The system interrupts the work at the remote machine.  A
control block is sent to the machine accompanying a meeting notice of
sorts.  The meeting notice is placed on the user's calendar
automatically with no user intervention and it remains in the user's
inbasket as a priority mail delivery with an assigned completion date
attribute.  The inbasket item indicates to the user it has been added
to the user's calendar and that the presentation will play regardless
of what the user may be doing on the workstation at that programmed
time.  The presentation is played, and the user is forced to watch it
rather than to carry on other activities.  When completed, the system
restores the desktop configuration to its original status before the
interrupt occurred.  This system is for ...