Electronic Document Distribution Utilizing Word Processing Equipment; SDLC Idle Detection
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
When conventional text processing equipment is linked together or linked into an electronic document distribution network, the hardware available in such word processor for participation in a communication network is of ten quite limited. For example, it may be the case that the hardware necessary to implement the SDLC (synchronous data link control) protocol necessary for a particular electronic document distribution network is quite limited. In the present expedient, this problem is solved to some extent by using hardware in the text processor which has a different optional function but is now not being used for that function.