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Fax Completion Notifier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110447D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A service is described here that allows a facsimile originator to be notified once their document transmission has completed. This fax completion notifier (FCN) will display a message to the end user stating the fax has completed. This FCN will work by automatically dialing the fax telephone checking for an open line. Once the FCN has determined the fax line is no longer busy; it sends a message to the end user's PC, notifying the originator the fax job has completed. The FCN program is modifiable to the user which offers features such as variable speed dialing, message permutation and number register. Variable speed dialing (VSD) allows the end users to adjust the speed in which the FCN will re-dial the facsimile number. The VSD can be adjusted based on the size of the document being transmitted.

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Fax Completion Notifier

      A service is described here that allows a facsimile originator
to be notified once their document transmission has completed. This
fax completion notifier (FCN) will display a message to the end user
stating the fax has completed. This FCN will work by automatically
dialing the fax telephone checking for an open line.  Once the FCN
has determined the fax line is no longer busy; it sends a message to
the end user's PC, notifying the originator the fax job has
completed.  The FCN program is modifiable to the user which offers
features such as variable speed dialing, message permutation and
number register.  Variable speed dialing (VSD) allows the end users
to adjust the speed in which the FCN will re-dial the facsimile
number.  The VSD can be adjusted based on the size of the document
being transmitted.  The VSD will let the user enter the number of
pages one would like to transmit and based on that page number, the
FCN will not start dialing until it calculates that the document is
close to completion.  This is accomplished by having the VSD database
loaded with approximate document sizes and transmission times.  These
times would be submitted against an internal clock which will trigger
the VSD to start dialing.  The message permutation (MP) allows the
user to change the message to their specifications.  The MP is very
useful because if the end user is transmitting documents using two or
more facsimile machines, the MP allows the u...