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COPIER/DUPLICATOR WITH AUTOMATIC OR SEMI-AUTOMATIC SERVICE CALLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025363D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system for reducing copier/duplicator downtime and insuring a prompt service request includes equipping the office copier/duplicator with an automatic calling device for informing the nearest service center of a malfunction. Alternatively, the copier/duplicator could have a "red button" which, when actuated by the user would automatically trigger a service request. The service center could confirm the request telephonically to insure against answering accidential and prank calls.