Accession Number : AD0658470

Title :   A GRAPHIC TABLET DISPLAY CONSOLE FOR USE UNDER TIME-SHARING.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gallenson,L.

Report Date : 11 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The problems of using highly interactive graphic consoles with a time-shared processor are discussed in this paper. Some solutions to these problems are given and are illustrated in the graphic tablet display (GTD) console used with the SDC Time-Sharing System (TSS). Also described in this paper are the components of the GTD, its interface with the TSS, and its operation. The GTD console employs a rear-projection display on a RAND Tablet, improving the 'naturalness' of man-machine communication. The GTD/TSS interface takes advantage of an existing I/O preprocessor to provide the necessary response time for most of the console's highly interactive functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME SHARING, *INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TIME SHARING), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, CORE STORAGE, MAGNETIC CORES, GRAPHICS, FLOW CHARTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MEMORY DEVICES, COMPUTER LOGIC, CATHODE RAY TUBES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE