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Method for Facsimile Distribution on a Local Area Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122724D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fitzpatrick, GP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described for the routing of facsimile documents that are received by a Local Area Network server. The concept involves utilizing an automated service at the originating node. This service would specify the recipient's address within the SENDER TRANSMISSION IDENTIFIER (STI) field of a facsimile transmission. Typically, the STI field is utilized to specify the sender of a facsimile document. Upon the destination's receipt of the facsimile document an automated service would be invoked that retrieves the recipient's address from the STI field.

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Method for Facsimile Distribution on a Local Area Network

      A method is described for the routing of facsimile documents
that are received by a Local Area Network server. The concept
involves utilizing an automated service at the originating node. This
service would specify the recipient's address within the SENDER
TRANSMISSION IDENTIFIER (STI) field of a facsimile transmission.
Typically, the STI field is utilized to specify the sender of a
facsimile document. Upon the destination's receipt of the facsimile
document an automated service would be invoked that retrieves the
recipient's address from the STI field.

      The address which is placed in the STI field can be formatted
in the native addressing scheme of the destination node. A format
scheme can be used to represent a distribution list name within the
STI field. This method takes the novel approach of utilizing a Sender
Transmission Identifier field for the purpose of specifying a
recipient address. This requires that the methodology be observed by
the originating node and destination nodes.

      This method allows a client to be notified when a facsimile
document has arrived. This invention permits the client to directly
receive the facsimile documents though the client's normal electronic
distribution medium.

      Disclosed anonymously.