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Multimedia Integrated Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111095D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Coffman, DJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a multimedia display integrated to existing Personal Computers (PCs) without the need to change mechanical or electrical attributes.

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Multimedia Integrated Display

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a multimedia
display integrated to existing Personal Computers (PCs) without the
need to change mechanical or electrical attributes.

      Typically, multimedia display systems enable a computer to
manage audio, video, image, text, and graphic objects.  In prior art,
a standard PC could not accommodate audio and video Input and Output
(I/O) requirements.  Generally, the desired audio inputs include a
microphone input for voice capture and a line in for music capture
from an outline device Compact Disk Read Only Memory (CDROM), VCR,
stereo receiver, etc.  Audio outputs included driving external
speakers for better sound quality and headphone support.  Video input
was desired from a separate CD or VCR device.  Existing equipment
required a change to the mechanical design of the computer, or the
use of external equipment.  The audio section was placed in a box
which might not be desirable if the box is under a desk or hidden
from view.  Prior art solutions included external "boom boxes", which
contained speakers and audio I/Os.  The disadvantage with the
external approach was desk space limitations and the requirement for
another unit to house the various units.

      The concept described herein integrates better speakers, audio
I/Os video and in/out into the display console.  The display operates
with all existing PCs and does not require changes to the mechanical
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