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Received fax complete/incomplete colored separator sheet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200843D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-27
Document File: 3 page(s) / 98K

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Abstract

In busy fax environments, it is not immediately obvious to the operator with a stack of received fax jobs whether each fax job is complete or incomplete. This idea proposes a fax call incomplete or complete color separator sheet to be printed and inserted on top of the pages of a received fax call. Fax calls that are complete may print a green cover sheet whereas incomplete jobs could have a red cover sheet. The separator sheet will provide quick, visual confirmation as to the integrity of the fax call or alert the recipient to the fact that the call is incomplete. Using the proposed scenario a fax operator could easily peruse the job stack and determine which fax jobs fell into each category. The proposed feature could be enabled or disabled via the administrator menu. This idea alerts the receiver that all, some, or none of the pages have been received. This offers an advantage over audible alerts is not requiring the user to be close enough to hear the warning.

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Received fax complete/incomplete colored separator sheet

In busy fax environments, it is not immediately obvious to the operator with a stack of received fax jobs whether each fax job is complete or incomplete. This idea proposes a fax call incomplete or complete color separator sheet to be printed and inserted on top of the pages of a received fax call. Fax calls that are complete may print a green cover sheet whereas incomplete jobs could have a red cover sheet. The separator sheet will provide quick, visual confirmation as to the integrity of the fax call or alert the recipient to the fact that the call is incomplete. Using the proposed scenario a fax operator could easily peruse the job stack and determine which fax jobs fell into each category. The proposed feature could be enabled or disabled via the administrator menu. This idea alerts the receiver that all, some, or none of the pages have been received.  This offers an advantage over audible alerts is not requiring the user to be close enough to hear the warning.

This idea will enable a fax call complete/incomplete colored separator sheet to be printed and inserted on top of the pages of a received fax call. The separator sheet will easily confirm the integrity of the fax call or alert the recipient to the fact that the fax call is incomplete, even if the product is normally unattended, allowing corrective action to be taken.

The problem: In a busy fax receiving environment it is not immediately obvious to a fax operator, with a stack of received fax jobs, whether each fax call is complete or incomplete. If the received fax has a page counter in the transmit header from the sending fax it may be possible to determine this by thumbing through all the pages looking for missing page counts but that is quite inefficient and some basic faxes do not have this ability. The sending fax may enable a colored fax job confirmation report but this just alerts the sender to the fact that all, some or none of the pages have been received at the remote end. It does not indicate the presence of broken calls with multiple resends. I...