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SELF SCANNING TONER RIS Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024653D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


Document communication systems are envisioned which will achieve efficiency in their transmission links through packet switching and data compression techniques. Coupling of document scanners to such transmission links will require hardware (i.e. buffers, MODEMS) and software (i.e. for data compression). Complete stand alone systems will be of value for mailroom environments where numerous input documents can be queued up and from which output documents can be distributed. In some business environments, however, decentralization of document input ports for document communication systems may be of value by enhancing access to the system, shortening turnaround time and reducing the likelihood of security violations at the input end. These values are analogs of some of the advantages of decentralized copiers as opposed to Central Reproduction Systems. Stand alone Raster Input Scanners (RIS herein) represent one approach to provide remote input ports for document communications systems.