Data Front End
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A method and hardware implementation is described to allow switched digital communications systems to improve data throughput, increase processing speed, decrease bandwidth requirements, and free the host processor for other processing. Data front end processing provides communications processing to initiate connections between the user terminals and on-line data communication facility software. This facility is required during the call setup and call release phases of a data call. In the past, the host central processing unit was responsible for handling the processes associated with data front end processing, including the necessary scanning for data calls and the parsing of the input and the output of messages.