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Packing of Multiple Files Into a Single File to Be Transmitted Via Facsimile Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100517D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, RL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a means of enhancing the efficiency of facsimile transmissions with a simple packing scheme.

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Packing of Multiple Files Into a Single File to Be Transmitted Via Facsimile Devices

       Disclosed is a means of enhancing the efficiency of
facsimile transmissions with a simple packing scheme.

      When sending multiple non-image files or documents via
facsimile devices, the protocol requires that the line be turned
around between each file.  When this occurs, communications are
performed at very low speed compared to the data transmission speed.

      The idea disclosed here includes:
      1.   A method to enable the user to easily select the files for
the next transmission.  This could be a full screen list of files on
which the user may scroll and mark desired files.
      2.   Software which recognizes that the user has selected files
for packing and performs this operation during the transmission as
data is needed.

      The information necessary to unpack the files is included in
the single file so that disassembly can occur at the receiving end.
This has the effect of limiting the amount of low speed
communications and thus shortening the overall on-line time, thereby
saving money.