ERIC Number: ED255203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Videotex and the Personal Computer.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
Some of the major trends in the merging of videotex and personal computer technology are outlined in this promotional brochure, one of 10 in a series on videotex, a system which uses standard transmission links to transmit information in text and graphics to a television set or computer monitor. Topics addressed include the NAPLPS standard (North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax), known as Telidon in Canada; graphics capabilities; hardware components and computer software that can convert microcomputers into Telidon-NAPLPS terminals; and page creation applications. Specific software packages that give microcomputers Telidon-NAPLPS capacity are described, focusing on those of the following Canadian companies: Avcor, Cableshare, Formic, Microstar Software, Microtaure, Network Videotex Systems, Norpak, and Tayson. It is concluded that developments linking the personal computer with NAPLPS systems are proceeding at a dramatic pace. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada