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Cooperative Work Support Device Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034239D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

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Fin, TH Hirose, N Ninohira, Y Takao, Y [+details]


This article describes a device called a redirector that supports cooperative work between workstations connected by a network. Since this redirector is invoked in each workstation and redirects input data independently from the application program on that workstation, it is possible to use existing applications to support cooperative work, i.e.: 1. The communication support is invoked in each workstation of the network. 2. The capability is provided for redirecting data from a workstation's physical input device to other workstations. 3. This allows existing application programs to be used for cooperative work between workstations. In this redirector, the features, e.g.