Software Capabilities of the Adage Graphics Terminals

  • A. van Dam
  • R. D. Bergeron


Most evaluations or descriptions of display systems concentrate heavily on the hardware characteristics, but offer little insight into the capabilities and facilities offered by the software. Since hardware/software operation is so interrelated, the true power of any system is highly dependent upon both.

In this paper we describe the facilities of the Adage Graphics Terminals with special emphasis on the software. There are several aspects of the Adage software facilities that represent an uncommon approach to the problem of displaying data. For instance, pictures with a hierarchical representation may be displayed directly.


Picture Element Main Processor Current Segment Subroutine Call Refresh Cycle 
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© Plenum Publishing Company Ltd. 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. van Dam
    • 1
  • R. D. Bergeron
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computer and Information SciencesBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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