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Programmable Scan Control for Facsimile Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100522D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gerstle, PJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A feature is described which allows an operator to program a facsimile machine to use a particular scanning technique on each page of a multipage job.

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Programmable Scan Control for Facsimile Machines

       A feature is described which allows an operator to
program a facsimile machine to use a particular scanning technique on
each page of a multipage job.

      Most facsimile machines allow the operator to select from
several options to control the way in which a document is scanned.
These options typically include normal, fine, extra fine, half-tone,
dark, light, and contrast.  This pre-selection works well only when
every page of the document contains the same type and quality of
data.  If a document contains some pages with text, some with
pictures, and some with lighter or darker print, the current solution
is to feed in the document manually, adjusting the scan controls for
each group of similar pages.  This operation breaks the document into
multiple separate communications jobs and requires the presence of an
operator who is familiar with the document.

      The idea disclosed here is that of allowing the operator to
pre-program all of the scan options for each page or group of pages
in the document.  This allows the operator to leave a document
containing a variety of image types in the automatic document feeder
and have each page scanned in the optimal manner.