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Job Repeat Function for Facsimile Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100537D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cecil, RH: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

An algorithm is described that provides an automatic scheduler for repetitive execution of facsimile jobs.

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Job Repeat Function for Facsimile Machines

       An algorithm is described that provides an automatic
scheduler for repetitive execution of facsimile jobs.

      Many high function facsimile machines allow the user to program
a sequence of steps into memory and then execute this "job" when a
special key or menu option is selected. Such a job may specify the
sending of a certain file at a specific time to a list of phone
numbers.  Each time the job is selected by the operator, the entire
sequence of operations is performed automatically.

      The improvement disclosed here is that of providing an
automatic scheduler for repetitive execution of facsimile job files.
The scheduler allows the operator to select a job file and schedule
it to automatically execute every "n" days at a specific time (until
the repeat function for that job is cancelled by the operator).

      Thus, data needed once a week at several remote locations could
be sent automatically without requiring the operator to set up the
job file for execution every week. The job scheduler can handle many
independent jobs and provide a report as to when they are scheduled
to be executed.