Multiple Interactive Screen Management Facility for Large Capacity Displays
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A multiple interactive screen management facility allows a display station operator to locally manage the display resources available to a connected Host Processor. The facility has two major components: a Multiple Interactive Screen Facility and a Screen Management Facility. The Multiple Interactive Screen Facility enables an operator to define and display up to four Logical Terminal (LT) sessions on a single workstation in System Network Architecture (SNA) and non-SNA environments. Further, the operator can alter each LT definition to meet Main Frame Interactive (MFI) application requirements (e.g., programmed symbols, extended attribute buffer presentation space dimensions, number of partitions). The Screen Management Facility allows the operator to dynamically organize and orient the display area in several ways.