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Communications Terminals

Thompson, Richard A (1991) Communications Terminals. Technical Report. School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Abstract

A Communications Terminal is an instrument by which a user communicates, through a network, with another user or with some service. It is a recent concept; an evolution, generalization, and synergism of the telephone set, video display terminal, and the television receiver.Communications Terminals are differentiated by: the services provided to the user through the terminal, the physical equipment, the user interface, the network interface, and the distribution of intelligence. The purposes of this paper are to categorize and review the state of the art in communications Terminals and to predict future directions.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Thompson, Richard Arthompso@pitt.eduRTHOMPSO
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: March 1991
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Place of Publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Department: School of Library and Information Science
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
University of Pittsburgh Series: iSchool Research Report Series
Other ID: LIS036/IIS91004
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 18:56
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:03
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18241

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