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Operator Panel With No Country Language Dependency

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034513D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Pierre, A Vachee, P [+details]

Abstract

The article describes an operator panel used by a communication controller which performs all control functions and does not depend on any country language. (Image Omitted) All operator panel functions are microcoded and might be easily modified by changing a Programmable Read-Only Memory (PROM) located on a processor card interfacing the communication controller service processor. The use of only hexadecimal characters provides the capability of no country language dependency. The operator panel uses: one 10-digit alphanumeric display, but only hexadecimal characters are used to meet the no country dependency requirement, ONE KEY PAD OF 7 KEYS, ONE UNIT EMERGENCY SWITCH, one overlay corresponding to national language requirements, and ONE POWER ON GREEN LAMP.