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Multifunction Device interface to Google Wave

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201000D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

Google® Wave is an online software service (tool) providing a means for personal communication and collaboration. This idea proposes a Multifunction Device (MFD) application that provides an interface to the Wave service. With this application, one can connect to a Wave document and scan images directly into it. One might also be able to add text to the document from the MFD User Interface (e.g. for image captions). The MFD application could scan and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) a text document and then automatically insert the resulting text into the Wave document. And finally, the MFD application could support printing the currently selected Wave document. This MFD application could be created using capabilities such as the Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) from Xerox®. Xerox EIP is a software platform upon which developers can use standard web-based tools to create server-based applications that can be configured for the MFP's touch-screen user interface.

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Multifunction Device interface to Google Wave

Google® Wave is an online software service (tool) providing a means for personal communication and collaboration. This idea proposes a Multifunction Device (MFD) application that provides an interface to the Wave service.  With this application, one can connect to a Wave document and scan images directly into it. One might also be able to add text to the document from the MFD User Interface (e.g. for image captions).  The MFD application could scan and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) a text document and then automatically insert the resulting text into the Wave document. And finally, the MFD application could support printing the currently selected Wave document.  This MFD application could be created using capabilities such as the Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) from Xerox®. Xerox EIP is a software platform upon which developers can use standard web-based tools to create server-based applications that can be configured for the MFP’s touch-screen user interface.

Google Wave is well documented (e.g. Wikipedia), so that information will not be duplicated here.  MFD’s are office devices that have multiple capabilities such as scanning and printing documents.  The Google Wave project provides a model for collaboration on a dynamic document that combines aspects of email, chat, wikis, and conventional documents. The system is extensible with public protocols. While it is possible to scan images and then load them to...