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Job File Transfer and Remote Execution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103491D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, RL: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is the idea of controlling remote facsimile machines from a hub machine.

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Job File Transfer and Remote Execution

      Disclosed is the idea of controlling remote facsimile machines
from a hub machine.

      Many facsimile installations consist of a "hub" or central
machine and numerous remote machines which communicate primarily with
the hub machine.  The idea disclosed here is that of providing nearly
total control of the remote machines to the person operating the hub
machine. This feature promotes efficiency by reducing the need for
experienced operators at each remote location.

      This concept is accomplished by implementing a mode on the
facsimile machine which provides the ability to transfer "job files"
to other machines.  This job file consists of encoded information
which is treated by the remote machine as if it were entered from its
own control panel.  Thus, all the operator selections on the remote
machine may be made from the hub machine.  The job file is stored in
the receiving machine and executed when specified by the hub machine.

      Disclosed anonymously.