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Facsimile Document Control and Manipulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048321D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brewer, JA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In a conventional facsimile system a document which is to be transmitted from point A to point B is usually scanned at the transmitting station and is then transmitted.

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Facsimile Document Control and Manipulation

In a conventional facsimile system a document which is to be transmitted from point A to point B is usually scanned at the transmitting station and is then transmitted.

In some facsimile systems the data is stored in a buffer or other storage means prior to transmission. The data is then processed, including compression, and is then transmitted to the receiving station.

This article discloses a set of high level language or command set primitives which reside with the buffer storage and control the buffer to perform a plurality of tasks which improve the overall performance of the facsimile system. When information is transmitted from point A to point B, the set of high level language commands can be transmitted with the data. On receiving the data and command set primitives, the receiving buffer and receiving facsimile system generate documents in accordance with the desire of the sender.

By way of example, the command set primitives would include the following:

1. Repeat group N times

2. End of Group

3. Continue With Next Document on Same Page

4. Delimiter

This procedure provides the sender with the ability to personalize such things as headings on documents (that is, a series of documents going to N different people could have N different headings).

A repeat group command allows a series of documents to be collated in a very simple and fairly cheap manner. Depending on the manner in which documents are entered into t...