REMOTE INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION LOOP-BACK TOOL
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is a tool for use in testing the remote interactive communications (RIC) capability of an electrophotographic printing or copying machine. As is well-known, RIC capability allows the machine to communicate with a host computer for purposes of indicating errors, diagnostics, etc. However, the RIC hardware present in the machines may not have the capability to test or diagnose problems. This disclosure describes a tool that will enable technical service personnel to test and debug each component of the RIC hardware, and evaluate their functionality, without simply replacing components when an error has been indicated, as has been done in the past.