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Displaywriter Emulation of a Pc's Keyboard, Display and Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059887D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Clarke, KA Fountain, JW Pekowski, RP Roberts, MW Wang, R [+details]

Abstract

An emulation program allows the Displaywriter (DW) to be attached to a Personal Computer (PC) and to execute PC applications. This provides access to PC functions from the DW and a means of transferring files between the PC and the DW. The emulation program is provided with routines that run on a DW and a PC. The program connects the two machines and provides PC functions on the DW. The DW functions as the logical display, keyboard, and media of the PC. This means that the data normally displayed on the PC monochrome display is displayed on the Displaywriter's display. Similarly, keystrokes on the Displaywriter are transmitted to the PC and are processed as if the keys had actually been pressed on the PC's keyboard.