NAPLPS


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NAPLPS

[′nap‚lips]

NAPLPS

North American Presentation-Level-Protocol Syntax. Format for sending text and graphics over communication lines. Used by videotex systems.

NAPLPS

(North American Presentation-Level Protocol Syntax) An ANSI-standard protocol for videotex and teletext. It compresses data for transmission over narrow-bandwidth lines and requires decompression on the receiving end. PRODIGY uses this format for transmitting and displaying some of its graphics.
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Known as AT&T IVS-5, the software supports a variety of computer-based information services using either NAPLPS, Prestel or ASCII protocols.
Keyfax supports both NAPLPS and ASCII display protocols, making it accessible to virtually all home computers.
When personal computers with NAPLPS graphics capability become available, Bank of America will be able to upgrade its service to accommodate other videotex-style offerings.
For users satisfied with eight colors and not needing high-level graphics, Prestel offers an inexpensive and technically proven alternative between ASCII devices that have virtually no graphics capability and NAPLPS devices, which are much more expensive.