Accession Number:

ADA254920

Title:

Recommended Practices for Interactive Video Portability

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1989-Jul 1990,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

216.0

Abstract:

The recommended practices in this document provide platform independence for Level III interactive video systems. Platform independence permits applications to run without modification on any hardware platform based on a general class of host computers. These recommendations establish a uniform application interface and command set for achieving platform independence. They are intended for system-level, not device-level independence. The recommendations address MS-DOS and PC DOS systems based on Intel 80x86 processor architecture. Other operating systems and architectures will be addressed in the future. Adoption of the current recommendations will benefit the interactive video community by furnishing a common ground for manufacturers, system integrators, courseware developers, and end-users in a field of rapidly changing technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE