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Alternate attachment method of PS2 (or Serial Devices)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032068D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-22

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The basic idea is to allow the user to select one of three possible ways to attach their PS2 device. In the case of the SureOne, the typical devices connected are bar code scanners, magnetic stripe/smart card readers, and PS2 keyboards. The basic problem being solved here is a result of the original system design (also seen in standard PC type wedge designs) in which a microprocessor acting as a keyboard controller is the gate between all input devices. By allowing many different connection methods, the number and the reliability of devices that can be connected is greatly increased. The user can simply choose the connection method by which best works with their device.