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At a glance

Terminal data stream compression at the VTAM level.

Repetitive character elimination

Transmission of only the changed data

Inbound mirroring

Threshold table

Selection list

Exclusion list

User exit handler and a TSO command driver

Outbound image saving

An image in outbound compression of each terminal buffer is maintained in memory.

Image saved in memory

The saved image is always an exact replica of what is displayed on the terminal at any given time. When an output data stream is sent to the terminal, AUTOMON/VTAM compares the outgoing image with the image of the buffer.

Elimination logic

When AUTOMON/VTAM detects the outgoing data stream is an entirely different screen display, repetitive character elimination is performed on the data stream and sent to the terminal, leaving the ERASE command undisturbed.

Remove ERASE command

When the outgoing data stream contains many of the title and text fields currently in the image of the terminal buffer, AUTOMON/VTAM removes the ERASE command, making it a data-only write.

Remove already present fields

AUTOMON/VTAM also removes all fields in the outgoing data stream that are already present on the terminal screen. Even the data fields are examined and removed if the same data is being sent again.

Inbound image saving

Reduce the total amount of data transmitted from the terminal.

Modified data tag

When data is entered into any field on the screen, logic contained in the terminal causes a flag to be turned on in the attribute byte of that field, indicating that the field was modified. This flag is called the modified-data-tag:use of, or MDT.

MDT application activation

The MDT can also be turned on by an application program when the data stream is transmitted to the terminal. If this is done, the field will be transmitted back from the terminal, whether the operator enters anything in that field or not.

Reduce transmitted data

AUTOMON/VTAM reduces the amount of data transmitted from the terminal by turning off all modified-data-tag:removal ofs as the data streams:inbound is going out to the terminal. Therefore, only data that is actually modified is transmitted back in.

Intelligent field insertion

When fields don't come back in, AUTOMON/VTAM inserts them into the data stream prior to sending it on to the application system. As a result, when the application program receives the input data, it looks exactly as it would normally appear.
System requirements

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