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AUTOMATIC COPIER CONFIGURATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025152D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A means to automatically determine the configuration of a copier with a distributed intelligence microprocessor architecture, in particular copiers with variable configurations. Software must be known if a sorter or finisher, recir-culating or semi-automatic document handler is connected to the machine. One method is an input used to inform software if a remote processor is connected. Another method is a byte put into non-volatile memory which would be set by the Tech Rep at installation to indicated machine configuration. This could cause problems because error checking must be put in to safeguard that the Tech Rep dicl not make a mistake in entering the proper configuration.