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Received data transmission system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013191D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for received fax data transmission. This system sends only the fax cover sheet (the first page) of received fax data as a reception notification. The reception notification can also contain an outline. A system which sends a reception notification through network automatically when data is received is already present. The following forms of the reception notification exist: 1. A message that the data was received 2. A message that the received data is attached 3. A message that have a link to the stored data A disadvantage for 1 and 3 is that the contents of the received data is unknown and one for 2 is that the reception notification itself may be very large. Fax cover sheets contain important data concisely and the format is relatively standardized, therefore, the receivers can easily know the information of the received data. The reception notification is small and the network load and the receiver's data storage capacity can be reduced. In case of outlines, the receivers can know outlines and the reception notification is small, too.