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Workstation-Emulated Terminal Interface with Host Using Terminate and Stay Resident Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111707D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Leyba, G: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes the use of a Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) program to capture characters which are displayed in a pre-specified location on the workstation screen and to transmit those characters in a 3270 terminal emulation mode to a host computer.

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Workstation-Emulated Terminal Interface with Host Using Terminate
and Stay Resident Program

      This article describes the use of a Terminate and Stay Resident
(TSR) program to capture characters which are displayed in a
pre-specified location on the workstation screen and to transmit
those characters in a 3270 terminal emulation mode to a host
computer.

      In a manual environment, characters such as identification
characters obtained from character recognition were displayed on a
workstation screen operating at a terminal emulation mode and the
user had to respond by typing in on the keyboard the character being
displayed from the character recognition operation, in order to input
those characters in a 3270 Session with the host computer.

      The invention disclosed here is a memory resident program to
monitor the host screen for the appearance of the alphanumeric
characters in a pre-specified field on the screen.  When the
characters appear on the screen, the memory resident program captures
the character screen and automatically initiates a terminal emulation
session, where the characters are transmitted in a 3270 Session to
the host computer.

      In this manner, it is no longer necessary for the user to
visually identify the appearance of the character screen in the
pre-specified field on the screen, and then respond to that
identification by typing in the characters for transmission to the
host.