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Providing the Ability for PS/2 Users to View Photo Images Through the Intersite Line Comparison System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122165D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chernock, R: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

PS/2* Photo Image Viewing capability is represented by a series of control programs that need to be loaded onto a PS/2. By bundling these programs and having them reside within ILC allows for the distribution of this package to any user with a PS/2 that requests it. The request is issued in the form of a command within ILC. This permits the ILC system to download the photo-image package onto the user's "A" disk. One of the files is a user guide to further instruct the requester on how to load these programs into his PS/2. This is possible at any of the locations supported by ILC. From that point on, upon loading photos into ILC, they are immediately available to all locations on the ILC network. Also, it does not matter where they originate.

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Providing the Ability for PS/2 Users to View Photo Images Through
the Intersite Line Comparison System

      PS/2* Photo Image Viewing capability is represented by a
series of control programs that need to be loaded onto a PS/2.  By
bundling these programs and having them reside within ILC allows for
the distribution of this package to any user with a PS/2 that
requests it.  The request is issued in the form of a command within
ILC.  This permits the ILC system to download the photo-image package
onto the user's "A" disk.  One of the files is a user guide to
further instruct the requester on how to load these programs into his
PS/2.  This is possible at any of the locations supported by ILC.
From that point on, upon loading photos into ILC, they are
immediately available to all locations on the ILC network.  Also, it
does not matter where they originate.

      In order for a solution of this type to be practical, it should
be easy to use and flexible, concerning equipment requirements.  By
having most of the software calls "under the cover" - issued by the
ILC program, the user is not required to perform any special steps.
The terminal requirements are driven by the state of the art in PS/2
display technology. Displays older than the VGA system (CGA, EGA ...)
simply do not have enough resolution to do a credible job in
displaying photographic images (typically, only 16 colors available)
- while the PS/2 level display systems (VGA, 8514 and XGA) are
capable o...