Accession Number : ADD018398

Title :   System and Method for Monitoring and Controlling One or More Computer Sites.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Apr 94, patented 5 Nov 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Robusto, John D ; Boswell, William H ; Meckley, Mary E ; Niechwiadowicz, Deanna R ; Watt, David J

Report Date : 05 Nov 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An improved user computer interface visual display workstation (UCIVDWS) system and an improved method for carrying out the system that concerns a common password controlled UCIVDWS of the system for selectively controlling and monitoring one or more computer site arrangements; with each computer site being controllable in multi-mission fashion whether any computer site arrangement is arranged locally to or remote from the workstation arrangement; and even if any computer site arrangement has a different operating system from either any other system computer site arrangement or the system workstation itself. Moreover, the visual display at the workstation is generally made up of a multi-section, multi-formatted configuration such that certain sections of the workstation display have a plurality of user selectable function button. Other sections of the workstation display provide a variety of menus with or without submenus thereof in response to user selection of certain function button at various sections thereof. Because of the UCIVDWS being a common workstation for any computer site arrangement and by reason of a predetermined security access level for authorized password user, management concerns are significantly minimized since any authorized user can only use the common system workstation (within his/her access level) for the purpose of carrying out management demands relative to anyone's access level for the purpose of enhanced monitoring and control of any computer site arrangement throughout system use. The improved method by reason of unique selecting steps as effected by any acceptable system, because of an enhanced software architecture design for the system advantageously carries out system multi-mission monitoring and control in a manner not heretofore contemplated.

Descriptors :   *SITES, *WORK STATIONS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *PATENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MONITORING, SECURITY, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, USER NEEDS, ACCESS, SELECTION, MENU, MULTIMISSION, VISUAL AIDS

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE