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Peripheral Connector Assembly With Device Sharing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035370D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Braidt, J Markle, R McElroy, R Segre, M [+details]

Abstract

As the use of intelligent computer workstations increases, it is becoming more common for a user to require more than one workstation in the work environment. Although the user has multiple workstations which may be running simultaneously, normally the user will interact with only one of the workstations at a time. In the past, it was required to have a set of input/output devices for each workstation, such as keyboards, printers, graphic tablets, and the like. The system to be described provides a method for selectively connecting any of a single set of input/output devices to any one of a number of workstations as required by the user.