Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The data held in copy volume analyzers and other internal data storage systems for copier and printer machines is typically accessed by either displaying the data on the machine control console, or by printing the data out on a small printer. The data can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from allocation of machine costs to machine usage analysis and machine problem diagnostics. However, when a large quantity of data needs to be retrieved from a machine, current data retrieval techniques are relatively slow and do not enable the data to be easily utilized. For example, in some cases, over 18,000 bytes of data are stored internal to the machine. Reading this amount of data out via the machine display or by a small printer is impractical in most instances.