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Enhancement of Facsimile

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099299D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Asano, H: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a facsimile system wherein a personal (PC) is connected to the facsimile to perform facsimile functions, which are not performed by facsimile, under the control of the facsimile.

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Enhancement of Facsimile

       Disclosed is a facsimile system wherein a personal (PC) is
connected to the facsimile to perform facsimile functions, which are
not performed by facsimile, under the control of the facsimile.

      Referring to the  figure, the facsimile 1 includes:  an panel 2
which is provided with plural functional 3 for specifying the
facsimile functions; a function 4; a self-function table 5 which
stores a list of functions, such as polling, delayed dialing, etc.,
the facsimile 1; PC support function table 6 which stores list of
facsimile functions, such as confidential mailbox, broadcasting,
etc., performed by a personal computer MODEM 8; a printer/scanner
unit 9; a date flow controller PC interface (I/F) controller 11; and
a device 13.

      A remote facsimile 12 is connected to the facsimile 1 a public
switched telephone network (PSTN).

      In a receiving mode, a facsimile function specified by
operation at the remote facsimile 12 is supplied to the selector 4.
The function selector 4 compares the function with the lists of the
self-function table and the PC support function table 6.  If the
specified matches the polling in the table 5, for example, function
selector 4 supplies a first control signal to data flow controller
10, which switches the flow of data to the printer/scanner unit 9 in
response to the control signal.  Also, the function selector 4 the
specified function to the device controller 13. device controller 13
controls the printer/ scanner unit to perform the print operations.
If the specified matches the relay broadcasting of the PC s...