The Intelligent Communications Terminal (lCT) state provides the operator with composing,
editing and formatting capabilities. These capabilities are gained by using the System
Commands Structure shown below.
(1) Command Levels
Upon entering ICT State, terminal becomes a word processor as well as a message
(2) As a word processor:
q Allows the operator to enter the text of a message into the terminal
q Allows the operator to add to, or subtract from (edit) the text without having to
prepare a tape or written copy.
A series of typed commands must be used in order for the terminal to carry out its
word processing functions.
(3) System Commands
The series of command levels used in the ICT state are the System Commands. System
Commands are used in:
Editing and sending single line messages without using message memory.
q Entering the PARAMETER and EDIT levels of subcommands for specifying system
parameters and for editing.
q Obtaining the status of messages in message memory and the terminal
(4) There are nine System Commands used to achieve these purposes. These commands