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.
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Bauer, Christian S.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Reese, William C., "Synchronized On-Line Microprocessor Control of Optical Disk Recorders and Players Using Realtime Interface Hardware/Software" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4979.
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