NAPLPS


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NAPLPS

[′nap‚lips]
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NAPLPS

North American Presentation-Level-Protocol Syntax. Format for sending text and graphics over communication lines. Used by videotex systems.
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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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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.
IBM's main videotex product is the Series 1 Videotex System (SVS/1), which supports both Prestel and NAPLPS display protocols (see "Understanding Videotex and Teletext Services" box).
Its main videotex product is the Series 1 Videotex System (SVS/1), which supports both Prestel and NAPLPS display protocols.
PC/Videotex supports NAPLPS graphics and allows videotex frames to be captured and stored in a library on a disk for replay later.
Interestingly, AT&T has dropped its own NAPLPS standard in favor of ASCII for the service.
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.
The actual name of the program is Personality+III and it is a telecommunications program that you can use to access a service with NAPLPS graphics.
You would access a service such as CompuServe in ASCIII mode, and then, when you are ready to view a NAPLPS graphics file, simply toggle to NAPLPS mode.
The other file, SHAREN.EXE, is a program that will permit you to create your own NAPLPS graphics files.
Macintosh NAPLPS software is not quite as far along.
While the NAPLPS protocol is not widely used at the present time, there are some systems that contain these graphics.