Abstract

The goal of this research report is to describe clearly the development of an operational software program which utilizes a realtime interface hardware unit to synchronously control an optical disc player and optical disc recorder via an external microprocessor. The previous UCF Engineering College’s optical disc hardware configuration consisted of a Panasonic optical disc player and recorder, color monitor, video camera, and PRO-350 to control only one device (player or recorder) at a time as the microprocessor has only one serial input/output (I/O) port. The Digital Equipment Corporation’s realtime interface device provides two serial I/O ports and therefore allows the microprocessor to communicate with, and control, the optical disc player and recorder in a synchronous mode. This research project created new software to incorporate the realtime interface device. As a result, the University can now create/record optical discs from previously recorded discs, or from a video camera, using the PRO-350 microprocessor and user friendly software menus.

Graduation Date

1985

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Bauer, Christian S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

64 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020112

Included in

Engineering Commons

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